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Have you ever wondered why some people work harder than others? Well, after you finish this project, I want to know if you think hard work helps people.

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2 Have you ever wondered why some people work harder than others? Well, after you finish this project, I want to know if you think hard work helps people get what they want.

3 With a partner, examine different types of vegetables in class. Then click on the picture to the left to record your observations. Discuss the important role of a gardener. With a partner, create a poster that explains the jobs the gardener has.

4 IMPORTANT VOCABULARY WORDS tortoisehare These are two words that you will find in your reading. You need to know what a hare and tortoise is to understand the story.

5 1.Read pages 1 – 3. Click the pencil to answer questions about the story so far.

6 2. Read pages 4 – 7. Click on the pencil to answer questions about what you read.

7 3. Read pages Click on the pencil to answer questions about what you read.

8 4. Read pages 13 - end. Click on the pencil to answer questions about what you read.

9 Now that you have read the book, Tops and Bottoms, reflect on the character, Hare. How would you describe Hare? Make sure you find evidence in the text to support your thinking. Click the bunny to the right to write down your ideas about Hare. You will use this during the group discussion.

10 Now that you thought about Hare, we are going to have a class debate (discussion). As a class, you are going to put HARE on trial to decide his role in the book.

11 Please select one of the books listed: 1. The Three Little Pigs (click book above – it’s online!) 2. The Little Engine That Could 3. Salt In His Shoes 4. The Ant and The Grasshopper (click book above – it’s online!) Assignment is continued on next slide.

12 1.Read the story you selected. While reading, think about the character that works the hardest and why How does the protagonist’s actions reflect the importance of hard work? How did the hard work help the protagonist succeed in the story? 3.Design a poster (character web) explaining the character in the story who worked the hardest. On the back of the poster make text-to-text connections, comparing Tops and Bottoms to the book you selected. Make sure you compare and contrast the characters whose hard work helped them in the end.

13 My character web has the correct character drawn neatly. My character web has at least 5 describing bubbles. I colored my character web neatly. I wrote my text-to-text connections neatly. I used a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence. I used a period at the end of each sentence. I made at least 3 connections between Tops and Bottoms and the book I read with my partner.

14 Character Web Text-to-Text Connections 1 point2 points3 points The character web has a drawing of a character in the book, with 1 or 2 describing bubbles. The bubbles may not have specific evidence from the text. The character web has a drawing of the protagonist, with at least 3 to 5 describing bubbles. At lease 3 of them have specific evidence from the text. The character web has a drawing of the protagonist, with at least 6 describing bubbles. At least 5 of them have specific evidence from the text. There is at least 1 text-to-text connection, but the written response might by incomplete. There is no real attempt to use evidence from the texts to support the student’s thinking. The work may be difficult to read. The text-to-text connections are accurate and neatly written in complete sentences, although there may be some mistakes present. At least 2 connections are stated, with evidence from both texts to support the student’s thinking. The text-to-text connections are accurate and neatly written in complete sentences. There are at least 3 different connections stated and evidence from both texts are present to support the student’s thinking. Click here to see this larger!

15 Materials Websites listed Reflection Samples of Student Work


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