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2 What is a “Red-Letter Day”? Describe your best birthday celebration. Describe celebrating a family member’s graduation. Describe celebrating a day you won a special award (Good Citizen, Spelling Bee, Geo Bee, etc.)

3 CSSD 1.“As if it isn’t bad enough for you to see me losing things out of the shop, you have to bring untrustworthy people upstairs!” 2.Lenny came slinking down the passage, like one of those scared animals in a circus. 3.“Mum found it. In all the commotion after you went out, she knocked the box off the chair, and when she picked the bits up, there was the Postal Order.”

4 Questioning While reading the story, make notes of important events. Mark these with Post-It Notes. As you read, you should also pay attention to the questions you have about the story. Mark these parts of the story with a Post-It Note labeled with a question mark.

5 “Lenny’s Red-Letter Day” By Bernard Ashley Read along silently while listening to the story read aloud.

6 CSSD 1.“As if it isn’t bad enough for you to see me losing things out of the shop, you have to bring untrustworthy people upstairs!” 2.Lenny came slinking down the passage, like one of those scared animals in a circus. 3.“Mum found it. In all the commotion after you went out, she knocked the box off the chair, and when she picked the bits up, there was the Postal Order.”

7 Figurative Language 1.Why did the author use these words “..but things inside me were turning over like clothes in a washing machine.” p. 46 a.To remind the reader Lenny had dirty clothes b.To express to the reader Nalini’s need to do the laundry c.To express to the reader Prakash’s growing anxiety

8 Figurative Language Identify the type of figurative language used in this line: My washing machine inside nearly went into a fast spin when I heard that. a.Metaphor b.Simile c.Personification d.Idiom

9 Recording Evidence On your chart, record page numbers that show evidence of Prakash showing concern for others Prakash showing concern for himself

10 Parking Lot Showing Concern for Others Showing Concern for Himself

11 “Lenny’s Red-Letter Day”

12 Which is the most important event in “Lenny’s Red-Letter Day”? Prakash invites Lenny to his house. The Postal Order goes missing. The Postal Order is found, and Prakash feels badly because Lenny’s mom beat him. Lenny’s mom is abusing him.

13 4321 Ideas = Main idea is presented with several relevant supporting details which all relate to the prompt. Organization = Clearly stated topic sentence; effective transition words; sentence variety; provides closure. Grammar & Conventions = All sentences are grammatically correct, properly punctuated, and capitalization is correct. Legibility = Neatly printed letters within the margin. Ideas = Main idea is presented with at least one supporting detail relating to the prompt. Organization = Topic sentence; some transition words; at least two types of sentences; provides closure. Grammar & Conventions = Mostly grammatically correct, properly punctuated, and capitalization is correct. Legibility = Most words are neatly written within the margin. Ideas = Main idea is not presented or not clearly supported with details which relate to the prompt. Organization = Missing either topic sentence, transition words; lacks sentence variety; does not provides closure. Grammar & Conventions = Grammar, punctuation, and capitalization errors. Legibility = Writing is not easy to read. Ideas = Prompt not addressed Organization = Too short which indicates omission of many requirements Grammar & Conventions = Grammar, punctuation, and capitalization errors interfere with meaning. Legibility = The paper is illegible

14 Categorizing Questions Look at the questions given to your group. Create categorizes for the questions. Determine which questions can be answered with facts from the text and which questions require inferences. Do you have questions that go beyond the story?


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