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1 Reflection Questions You will answer these questions BELOW the journal entry in todays Google Doc: 1. Write down 3 specific phrases that show exaggeration. Use quotation marks and line numbers! Example: And so it piled up to the ceilings (7) 1. Which word BEST describes the tone of the authors words? a. Angry b. Confused c. Humorous d. Hardworking 2. Briefly explain why you chose that word to describe the tone. 3. What do you think the author wants his child or adolescent readers to learn from this poem?

2 Connecting to the world around us… Yesterday, we read and discussed a very silly poem about a girl who did not want to take out the garbage. Today we are going to take a more serious look at what happens to people who are surrounded by trash. In a moment, you will be directed to carefully look at some pictures of places in the world that do not have the same regulations for getting rid of garbage that we do. My expectations for you are to be mature and quiet as you spend a few minutes looking at the pictures. If you go to our class website, click on the link that is included with todays date on the Language Arts 7 page.

3 Evaluating what you saw Brainstorm THREE appropriate adjectives that would describe what you saw, or how you felt when you looked at these nine pictures (you can be honest, but please also be respectful!). These should go in your Tri 2 Google Doc. Today is Tues, 12/2

4 Annotating an article A few weeks ago, when your teacher was not here, you were given an assignment to ANNOTATE an article. That meant that you marked it up to show your active reading. Some of you did this very well and it was easy to see your thought process while you were reading. Others of you? Well…it was easy to see that your thoughts were not related to the article. Take a minute to preview the symbols/ideas that you were given on the next slide.

5 Remember these? Y = Yes, I agree with this. This sounds about right. N = No, I dont agree with this. There is something wrong here. F = I see a FACT here. O= I see an OPINION here. ! = Wow! I find this really surprising. ?? = Huh? I am confused by this. = This is funny. * = I bet that this is an important piece to remember. W = This is weird, creepy, or unusual

6 This is leading you to this:

7 Check it out! Your teacher is going to MODEL how this might look with the first few paragraphs of todays article. Feel free to make the same markings on your paper…IF they make sense to you! Before we do that, however, WHY do teachers want you to make meaningful annotations?

8 Connection & Reflection Questions Directions: Answer each question. Each answer (except #2) should be in a complete sentence that restates the question. 1. What does the author MOST WANT you to know in this article? (Hint: main idea) 2. List 3 – 4 facts /statistics/phrases that got your attention for some reason. (A bulleted list is fine) 3. How is the TOPIC of this article similar or different than the poem that we read yesterday? 4. How is the TONE of this article similar or different than the poem we read yesterday? (Hint: You might need to look at your answer from yesterday!) 5. How is the PURPOSE of this article similar or different than the poem we read yesterday?

9 Think-Pair-Share What are areas in your life that you do a good job in watching the amount of garbage you create or resources you waste? What are areas in your life that you know you do NOT do a good job with these things. List 3 SPECFIFIC, PRACTICAL things you could do to lessen your garbage/wastefulness.


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