Today we worked on our close reading skills. We had to answer questions using direct evidence from the text. We already know a lot about owls, so it was challenging to separate our prior knowledge from our brand new knowledge. We did a great job reading closely, pulling out the important details, and drawing conclusions based on evidence from the text.
Here's why we decided direct evidence is important:
Scenario Number One: Miss Kylie's snack is missing. She's very hungry and she blames you. You have to give up your snack. Is that fair?
Scenario Number Two: Miss Kylie's snack is missing and the wrapper is in your pocket. She's very hungry and she blames you. You have to give up your snack? Is that fair?
The Evidence: Snack is a big deal around here, so if you have to give up your snack, you're going to want to make sure there's concrete evidence linking you to the missing snack :)