Today we continued working from the "Buckle Down" AIMS reading booklets. We read a fable by Leo Tolstoy titled "The King and the Shirt", and then we answered questions about the main ideas, theme and details.
Perhaps the most important concept we learned today was the difference between Main Idea and Theme:
- Main Idea: a statement that is clearly about the events or facts in the passage. For example, "Kayla and Jess stuck together throughout their difficult seventh-grade year at Hillcrest Middle School."
- Theme: a statement that you can apply to people in situations in general. For example, "Good friends are there for you during good times and bad."
If you were absent, please review these notes and copy them into your writer's notebook.
Homework for tonight is to read 20 minutes.
ANNOUNCEMENT: D.E.A.R. PROJECTS DUE NEXT MONDAY, THE 20TH!