Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fires in Fort McMurray, NYT inference exercise, tackling a fur trade article...

A couple of warmup activities:

Here is 7B's contribution to are skills of developing accountable talk in our History class:

video


Returning to an old item on Fort McMurray fire post:
http://rumblingsfrom52.blogspot.ca/2016/05/fort-mcmurray-brief-history-current.html

This is an inference exercise we will start today and conclude on Monday.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/whats-going-on-in-this-picture-may-4-2015/?_r=0

Yesterday, I posted a link to an article on the fur trade.  It is quite long and we will only look at half of it today.  The link to the article I posted yesterday:  http://web.a.ebscohost.com/pov/detail/detail?sid=3578a27f-cc61-4dce-8fbf-475db4129e8b%40sessionmgr4004&vid=0&hid=4101&bdata=Jmxhbmc9ZW4tY2Emc2l0ZT1wb3YtY2Fu

One of the reading strategies we used involved looking at the topic and concluding sentences for each of the paragraphs, to get a sense of what the paragraph was about.   Since we have engaged in a couple of 4 Corner exercises and completed the jot notes assignment, we have developed some prior knowledge about the fur trade in Canada.  Here is a sample of the text:




Eventually, we will begin to sort some of the ideas for this article, and then an article that is pro-fur, using a graphic organizer.