Tuesday, October 13, 2015

For Literacy . . .

October 13

Of Mice and Men (Chapter 3 continued . . .)

Lennie covered his face with his huge paws and bleated with terror. What is this in reference to?

Slim straightened up and regarded Lennie with horror. What is this in reference to?

“If you don’t tell nobody what happened, we ain’t going to.” What is this in reference to?

Word Study:

Cower – “He slouched, cowering against the wall.”

Solemn – “That’s just what you done,” Candy nodded solemnly.

October 13

Nelson Literacy

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a group known as PETA, is another global citizen group that is fighting animal cruelty. They produced an informational video, trying to convince people to stop eating meat. Watch the video and then answer the questions below:


How are chickens raised on today’s modern farm? How is this bad for chickens?

How are cattle treated on modern farms?

Dairy cows have it worse. Explain.

How are pigs treated on modern farms?

“Every time we sit down to eat, we make a choice.” That is how the video ends. Do you think PETA’s message is effective? Explain.

Read the following article titled: Meat and the Environment:


Raising animals for food causes a lot of pollution. Explain.

Raising animals for food wastes a lot of land. Explain.

At the bottom of the article, PETA asks you to take a pledge to be a vegan for 30 days. Click on the link. In one paragraph, summarize the information on the pledge sheet.

Could you be a vegan for 30 days? Explain.


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