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Friday, February 4, 2011

Non-Fiction Reading Assignment


Dear 6th Grade Students,

You have been assigned a Non-Fiction Reading Assignment. If you are in 6A, your assignment is due on Thursday, 2/10.  If you are in 6B, your assignment is due on Thursday, 2/17.  The details of the assignment, as we discussed in class, are below.

If you have any quesitons, let me know!

God bless,
Mrs. Murphy


Non-Fiction Reading Assignment
  • Read at least one nonfiction piece.  This could be a book, a magazine article, or information from an encyclopedia or the Internet.
  • Fill out the nonfiction assignment sheet after completing the reading.
  • Your nonfiction reading should be related to the theme of Hatchet.  Some suggestions are: wilderness survivial, physical characteristics of the Canadian wilderness; animals of the Canadian wilderness; small aircraft; this history of hand tools; survival programs
  • The completed assignment sheet is due on Thursday, 2/10 for 6A students and Thursday, 2/17 for 6B students.

10 comments:

  1. MRS. MURPHY, can we do our non-fiction article on something about water as in the ocean or a interesting sea creature in the ocean?? I have been looking in magazines, newspapers, and a little bit of online, but I only found one about sea creatures' in the ocean. Thank You and please reply as soon as you can.

    :)

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  2. I am having trouble finding a non-fiction article about the topics that you had suggested. I do not get the paper, so I have been looking online. So far, I haven't had any luck. Do you think it would be possible for you to put up some links? I would greatly appriciate if you would. Thank you again.
    -4A

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  3. Hi 4A!

    Sure...here are some links that might help you.

    Wilderness Survival:

    http://www.wildernesscollege.com/wilderness-survival-tips-2.html

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2275/how_to_survive_in_the_wild.html?cat=6

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8366/wilderness_survival_ten_critical_rules.html?cat=16

    Animals of the Canadian Wilderness:

    http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/animals/

    http://canadawilderness.com/canadian-big-game-animals

    Physical Characteristics:

    http://www.iexplore.com/world_travel/Canada/Climate

    Small Aircraft

    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/fs01grc.html

    http://www.globalaircraft.org/history_of_aviation.htm

    History of Hand Tools

    http://www3.hants.gov.uk/museum/community-history/social-history-collections/hand-tools-history.htm

    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/254115/hand-tool/39194/Early-history-of-hand-tools

    Survival Programs:

    http://www.trails.com/list_30442_wilderness-survival-programs.html

    Good luck!
    Mrs. Murphy

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  4. Thank you so much! I appriciate it!
    -4A

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  5. You are so welcome!

    I'm not sure who is asking about the ocean, but your article should be in someway related to Hatchet. If you want to research the lakes in Canada or the sealife indigenous to Canada that would be fine.

    Happy researching!
    Mrs. Murphy

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  6. if you already finished it just now on a sea creature in the southern part of florida, can you still keep your whole thing or do I have to re do everything again?

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  7. If you can relate what you read to Hatchet then what you read is fine. The last question on your assignment sheet asks you how your non-fiction reading material has helped you understand Hatchet more. You should be able to answer this question.

    Hope this helps!
    Mrs. Murphy

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  8. Thank You so much!!

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  9. I finished already, but is this assignment a homework or quiz grade? thank you!

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  10. Hi!

    This assignment will count as a quiz grade. :-)

    Mrs. Murphy

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