Talking Tuesdays

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A very special “thank you” to our principal, Mr. Clemens, for inspiring this new homework activity. You made us consider something new, and we appreciate it!

For homework each Tuesday, you need to read a book, magazine, or newspaper article. After reading, talk at home with your parents about what you read. Here are some questions that you may consider:

  • What happened in the book, magazine, or newspaper article that you read?
  • How did this book, magazine, or newspaper article make you feel? Why?
  • What connections (i.e., text-to-text, text-to-self, or text-to-world) connections can you make to what you read? Discuss these connections and how they help you better understand the text.
  • What do you think is the author’s main idea? What information tells you this?
  • Think of the point of view of the different characters or people in your book, magazine, or newspaper article. How do these points of view vary? How are they the same?

Be prepared to share your thoughts on this reading material in class tomorrow with your peers.

Please note that you do not need to do any writing at home for this activity, but if you wish, you can bring in some notes of ideas to assist you with the in-class follow-up activity.


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