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Monday June 10, 2013

Name: ______________________________________
Agenda
Language Warm-Up (10 minutes)
Passage Attack (50 minutes)
Response to Reading (40 minutes)
Information Resources Practice (10 minutes)

Daily Language Warm-Up


Proofreading

Read the following letter, then answer the questions.

1. How should you correct the error in number 1?


A. Change january 5 2001 to January 5 2001
B. Change january 5 2001 to january 5, 2001
C. Remove january 5 2001 to January 5, 2001
D. There is no error.
2. How would you correct the error in number 2?
A. Change Saterday to Saturday
B. Change Saterday to Saderday
C. Change Saterday to Satrday
D. There is no error.
3. How would you correct the error in number 3?
A. Change My dad and me to My Dad and me
B. Change My dad and me to My dad and myself
C. Change My dad and me to My dad and I

D. There is no error.
4. How would you correct the error in number 4?
A.
B.
C.
D.

Change church street to Church street


Change church street to church Street
Change church street to Church Street
There is no error.

5. How would you correct the error in number 5?


A.
B.
C.
D.

Change first, and then to first and then


Change first, and then to first, And then
Change first, and then to first, and Then
There is no error.

6. How would you correct the error in number 6?


A.
B.
C.
D.

Change i cant believe to i cant believe


Change i cant believe to I cant believe
Change i cant believe to I cant beleive
There is no error

7. How would you correct the error in number 7?


A.
B.
C.
D.

Change Sister lucy to sister lucy


Change Sister lucy to sister Lucy
Change Sister lucy to Sister Lucy
There is no error.

8. How would you correct the error in number 8?


E.
F.
G.
H.

Change Your friend, to your friend,


Change Your friend, to Your Friend,
Change Your friend, to your Friend,
There is no error.

PASSAGE ATTACK
Pearly Whites

Amanda had a dentist appointment. She was not happy. She did not make the
appointment, and she did not want to go. Her mother, however, insisted.

Its been six months, Mom said. You need to have a checkup.
Come on, Mom, Amanda pleaded. Cant I go next month? My
teeth are fine.
Mom had made up her mind. She had scheduled the
appointment for Friday. On Thursday, Amanda stood in front of the
bathroom mirror after brushing her teeth. She examined her teeth
closely. Moments later, Amandas older brother Paul saw her.
What are you doing? Paul asked.
Nothing, Paul, Amanda replied. Mind your business.
Paul smiled. He knew Amanda hated going to the dentist. He decided to have some
fun with his sister.
I cant believe Mom is making you go to the dentist, Paul began. You have not
been there in so long.
Its only been six months, Amanda said. Plus, I brush twice a day.
Six months is a long time, Paul continued. Think of how much can happen in six
months. You might need to have your teeth pulled. The dentist may have to use one of
his old, rusty drills on you. Im sorry, sis. You might be in trouble.
Amanda tried to ignore her brother. Unfortunately, while he talked, she thought she
saw something. She noticed what looked like a tiny brown spot on one of her teeth. She
hoped it was a shadow, but she was not sure. It could be a cavity.
Maybe Paul was right. Maybe the dentist would have to pull her teeth. Maybe he
would use one of his old, rusty drills. Amandas heart sank.
The next day, Amanda sat in the backseat of the car after school. Her appointment
with Dr. Boucher was at 4:00. The clock in the car read 3:45.
Amandas palms were sweaty. She could feel a lump in her throat. Her stomach did
somersaults as Mom drove. She considered asking Mom once more to cancel the
appointment but did not. Pauls warning from the day before rang in her ears.
Hey, Mom, Amanda said. How often does Dr. Boucher use his rusty drill?
What rusty drill? Mom asked with a laugh. Who put that idea in your head?
Amandas face became a bright red stoplight, and they drove on. They arrived at
Dr. Bouchers office right on time. Amanda was in the dentists chair at 4:01.
Dr. Boucher had gray hair and spoke softly. He asked Amanda about school and
quickly set to work on her teeth. For twenty minutes, Amanda waited for him to open a
drawer containing a pair of pliers and a rusty drill. She privately imagined how she would
look with false teeth like Grandpas.
Then, suddenly, Dr. Boucher was finished. He removed his rubber gloves and stood
up. Amanda wiped her mouth and counted her teeth with her tongue. They were all
there. Amanda breathed a sigh of relief. Dr. Boucher smiled broadly.
Great work, Amanda, said Dr. Boucher to the young girl in his chair. If only your
brother took such good care of his teeth.
1. Pearly Whites is a
A.
B.
C.
D.

Poem.
Novel.
Autobiography.
Short story.

2. In the sentence, Amandas palms were sweaty, Amanda is

A.
B.
C.
D.

nervous
happy
angry
confused

3. The sentence, Amandas face became a bright red stoplight, and they
drove on is an example of
A.
B.
C.
D.

an abbreviation.
a metaphor.
an opinion.
a main idea.

4. Why does Dr. Boucher smile broadly at the end of the passage?
A.
B.
C.
D.

He is finished working for the week.


Amanda is going to play a joke on Paul.
He knows that he has to use his rusty drill.
Amanda does not have any cavities.

5. Why did Amandas face become a bright red spotlight?


A.
B.
C.
D.

Her mom made her realize there was no rusty drill.


She got burnt by the sun.
She was really excited to go to the dentist.
She traffic light was reflecting off her face.

Guided Practice
Based on the events of Pearly Whites, describe Paul and some of his character traits.
Use evidence from the story to support your answer.

Independent Practice
How do you know that Amanda has taken good care of her teeth? Use evidence from the
story to support your answer.

Using Information Resources Practice

Research Topic: Louisiana Culture


Suppose you want to learn more about festivals in Louisiana for a report you are
writing. Three different sources of information about Louisianas festivals are contained
in Part Two. The information resources and the page numbers where you can find
them are listed below.
1. From the Book Louisiana
a. Table of Contents (page 2)
b. Glossary (page 2)

2. From the Magazine American Culture


Mardi Gras (page 3)
3. From the Encyclopedia of Louisiana Heritage
Louisianas Festivals Chart (page 4)
Note: Model bibliographic entries for different types of documents are found on page 5.
Directions: Skim pages 2 through 4 to become familiar with the information contained
in these sources. Remember that these are reference sources, so you should not read
every word in every source. Once you have skimmed through these sources, answer
the questions on pages 6 and 7. Use the information sources to help you answer the
questions. As you work through the questions, go back and read the parts that will give
you the information you need.

1. Excerpt from the book Louisiana


a. Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Founding of Louisiana ....

1-12

Chapter 1: The People of Louisiana


Cajuns and Creoles ...
African Americans
European Americans..
Hispanic Americans
Asian Americans.

13-16
17-22
23-24
25
26-27

Chapter 2: The Culture of Louisiana


Music
Languages ..
Food.
Sports..

28-40
40-42
42-53
53-55

Chapter 3: Festivals of Louisiana


Mardi Gras .
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival .
Strawberry Festival
Other Festivals..
Index...

55-70
70-72
73
74-85
86

1. Excerpt from the book Louisiana


b. Glossary
Words to Know
beignets little square donuts covered in powdered sugar
Cajun a person who traveled from Canada to settle in Louisiana
Creole a person of mixed heritage in Louisiana; also a type of cooking
Gris-Gris a good luck charm
gumbo thick, spicy soup prepared with ingredients such as rice, chicken, and
sausage.
Second line a celebratory dance and parade accompanied by music
2. From the Magazine American Culture
Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras
By Bela Fleck

What is Mardi Gras?


Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday". The name comes
from the ancient custom of parading a fat ox through Paris on this
day. The ox was to remind the people that they were not allowed
to eat meat during Lent. Lent runs from Ash Wednesday thru
Easter Sunday. Mardi Gras moves. It can be anywhere between
February 3rd and March 9th. The date depends on when Easter
falls. French people who came to the United States brought the

custom of Mardi Gras with them.


The most famous festival in the US (and perhaps the world) is at New Orleans in
Louisiana. But Mardi Gras parades happen throughout the world. Biloxi in Mississipi, Rio de
Janeiro in Brazil, Nice in France, Binche in Belgiun and Viareggio in Italy are just a few
examples.
King Cake
The King Cake originated as a tribute to the three kings from the bible. Inside every
cake is a tiny baby (generally plastic now, but sometimes this baby might be made of gold).
The tradition of having King Cake Parties has changed through time, and the person who
receives the slice of cake with the baby is asked to continue the festivities by bringing the
next King Cake.
Mardi Gras celebrations
Originally, King Cakes were a simple ring of dough with a
in New Orleans are
small amount of decoration. Today's King Cakes are much more
famous for their parades.
festive. After the rich dough is braided and baked, the "baby" is
inserted. The top of the ring or oval cake is then covered with delicious sugar toppings in the
traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold.

In more recent years, some bakeries have been creative with


stuffing and topping their cakes with different flavors of cream cheese
and fruit fillings. In Louisiana especially, Mardi Gras season and King
Cakes go hand in hand with literally hundreds of thousands of King
Cakes eaten at parties and classrooms every year.

American Culture

64

January 2012

3. From the Encyclopedia of Louisiana Heritage


Louisianas Festivals Chart
Louisiana plays host to over 200 festivals each year. Below are a few of the most
common festivals in Louisiana.
Festival
Mardi Gras

City
New Orleans

Month
The day before
Ash
Wednesday
Usually
February/Marc

What It Celebrates
A day to have fun before
lent begins.
Focuses heavily on
parades and music.

Festival
International
de Louisiane

h
April

Lafayette

Celebrates the French


cultural heritage of South
Louisiana
Focuses mainly on food
and art.

Mudbug
Madness

Essence
Music Festival

Shreveport

May

Celebrates the crawfish.


Loads of Cajun music
and cooking.

New Orleans

July

Celebrates contemporary
African American music
and culture.
Takes place at the
Superdome in early July.

Model Bibliographic Entries


The following sample bibliographic entries are adapted from the MLA (Modern
Language Association) Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. They show some
acceptable ways to write bibliographic entries.
A Book by a Single Author
Popper, John. Louisiana Heritage. New Orleans: Blues Publications, 2009.
(Author)

(Title of work)

(City)

(Publisher)

(Year)

A Book by More Than One Author


Berlin, Liz and Jim Gaffigan. History of Louisiana. Baton Rouge: Campus Press, 2008.
(Authors)

(Title of work)

(City)

(Publisher)

(Year)

An Encyclopedia Entry
Jazz Fest. The 50 States Encyclopedia. 1995.
(Title of Article)

(Name of encyclopedia)

(Year)

A Magazine Article
Dylan, Bob. The Best of the Fest. Offbeat Magazine June 2007: 11-16.
(Author)

(Title of article)

(Name of magazine)

(Date of
issue)

(Page
numbers)

A Book Issued by an Organization Identifying No Author


Threadhead Records. The Music of NOLA. New Orleans: WWOZ Books, 2008.
(Name of organization)

(Title of work)

(City)

(Publisher)

(Year)

Directions: Answer Questions 1 through 8 using the resources given.


1

According to the table of contents,


on what pages can you find
information languages spoken in
Louisiana?
A 28-40
B 13-16
C 86

According to the glossary from


Louisiana, a person who traveled
from Canada to settle in Louisiana is
called a
A
B
C

Cajun
Creole
Beignet

D 40-42

Which resource would you use to


find facts about Essence Music
Festival?

A The chart from Encyclopedia of


Louisiana Heritage
B The glossary from Louisiana
C The table of contents from History
of Jazz
D Mardi Gras from American
Culture

What festival takes place in


Shreveport in May?
A
B
C
D

Mardi Gras
Mudbug Madness
Essence Music Festival
Festival International de Louisiane

Use the model bibliographic entries


and the magazine article, Mardi
Gras, to answer the question.

Fleck, Bela. Mardi Gras. American Culture


.
: 64.

What information belongs in the

According to the table of contents


from Louisiana, what chapter would
I most likely read information about
the Saints and Hornets?
A
B
C
D

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Glossary

If you want to get a good idea about


the meaning of certain words, you
should look in
A
B
C
D

Gris-Gris

the bibliography
the table of contents.
the glossary
the index.

Look at the outline based on


information from the article Mardi
Gras

I. What is Mardi Gras


A. French for Fat Tuesday
B. _______________________
C. Most famous festival in United
States is in New Orleans

circle?
A New Orleans
B January 2012
C King Cake
D American Culture

II King Cake
A. Every cake has a tiny baby
B. ______________________
C. The top of the ring is covered with
colored sugar and icing.
D. Some bakeries fill the cake with
cream cheese or fruit filling.

What information belongs in the


blank at II. B. ?
A The person who gets the baby is
asked to bring the next King Cake.
B The name comes from parading a
fat ox.
C. Mardi Gras parades happen
throughout the world.
D. Lent runs from Ash Wednesday thru
Easter Sunday.

9. What are two festivals that take place in Louisiana, and what do they celebrate?

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