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April 28, 2006
Friday, May 5

Materials:
Literature – pg. 573-576
Compare/Contrast Nolan Ryan and Student


Warm Up:
List 3 accomplishments of Nolan Ryan.

Activity 1:
Discuss “Nolan Ryan” pg. 573-576 answering the following:
1. Why is Nolan Ryan considered to be a “Texas Treasure”?
2. How do you know the 1st sentence of the 1st paragraph is a fact?
3. Looking at the picture on page 572, what does Ryan’s facial expression tell you about the act of pitching?
4. How do the ballplayers feel about Ryan?
5. Why is Nolan Ryan careful about what he eats?
6. Ryan is carried off the field after throwing his record-breaking 7th no-hitter. What details in the photo pn pg. 574 tell you this is a historic moment?
7. What details or words reveal the author’s bias?
8. Describe Ryan’s personality.

Activity 2:
Complete Compare/Contrast Nolan Ryan and Student


Today is the last day to turn in late work or genre charts.

Night Write:
What are the special qualities that make Ryan different from other sports stars?

Reading:
Read for 30 minutes and record the following on their reading on your reading log:
Genre (fiction or nonfiction)
Date
Title
Reading level
Actual pages read (example 21-47)
Minutes read
One-sentence summary

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