Presentation on theme: "What is a “Red-Letter Day”?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What is a “Red-Letter Day”? Describe your best birthday celebration.Describe celebrating a family member’s graduation.Describe celebrating a dayyou won a specialaward (Good Citizen,Spelling Bee,Geo Bee, etc.)
2 CSSD“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!”Lenny came slinking down the passage, like one of those scared animals in a circus.“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.”
3 QuestioningWhile 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.
4 “Lenny’s Red-Letter Day” By Bernard Ashley Read along silently while listening to the story read aloud.
5 CSSD“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!”Lenny came slinking down the passage, like one of those scared animals in a circus.“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.”
6 Figurative Language Why did the author use these words “..but things inside me were turning over like clothes in a washing machine.” p. 46To remind the reader Lenny had dirty clothesTo express to the reader Nalini’s need to do the laundryTo express to the reader Prakash’s growing anxiety
7 Figurative LanguageIdentify the type of figurative language used in this line:My washing machine inside nearly went into a fast spin when I heard that.MetaphorSimilePersonificationIdiom
8 Prakash showing concern for others Prakash showing concern for himself Recording EvidenceOn your chart, record page numbers that show evidence ofPrakash showing concern for othersPrakash showing concern for himself
9 Parking LotShowing Concern for OthersShowing Concern for Himself
11 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.
12 4 3 2 1 Ideas = Prompt not addressed 1 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 addressedOrganization = Too short which indicates omission of many requirementsGrammar & Conventions = Grammar, punctuation, and capitalization errors interfere with meaning.Legibility = The paper is illegible
13 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?