This video shows how Stained Glass is made. In class today we will write a descriptive piece describing the process.
How to make stained glass.
Today we watched a video that shows the view through the eyes of an immigrant family. Would you like to see it again?
Can you compare and contrast what we have read about Maya's family in "My Favorite Chaperone" with the family in this video?
Here is the journal entry for today!
How does Maya interact with her family and friends?
How do these interactions help you understand the challenges of being an immigrant?
Does the text cause you to infer?
Give examples by citing text information.
In the story Maya is an immigrant from Kazakhstan. Here is a tourism blog that might contain some interesting things.
Just for fun! The people of Kazakhstan in Happy !
Here is the background article we used in class today to create some background knowledge.
What makes Kazakhstan similar to the United States? What makes it different? What interesting facts can you gather about why and when people may have left Kazakhstan and come to the United States?
Here you can read about Kazakh cuisine:
Here are some traditional Kazakh musical instruments. Can you research any of them and share this information with us in class?
Today in class we reviewed Story Elements and Plot Diagram in preparation for our first short story!
Did you already know this information? It should be a review. Can you name some common themes in young adult literature? Can you share with me some examples of where you have seen these themes in your favorite books and short stories?
In case you missed it or want to see it again here are the videos we viewed in class.
o In class today we looked at the 5 influences on regional cooking in the United States, click here to view the article we used. Can you find other articles about how cultures influence food, clothing, music etc. Post them in the comments section, be sure to sign your comments so that I can give you credit for your hard work and dedication. :)
What is culture? Click here!