Last Update- 4-16-18
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Reading News- Reading a Script for a Play!
Hi! This week we are continuing with another lesson in our Storytown reading program. Last week we read a nonfiction story called The Life of George Washington Carver. This week we are reading a realistic fiction play called- What’s My Job? This fictional play is about a game show and it involves the students in reading scripts to practice expression.
We will also be reviewing important spelling, comprehension and phonics concepts this week as we review unit 4 from our Storytown reading program. It should be a fun week as we read our play and review important reading, spelling, phonics and writing concepts. Also, make sure you look at your child’s spelling and reading tests/practice packets from last Friday as these are coming home today with this newsletter.
Math News-Place Value to 1,000!
This week we are continuing our district adopted Envision math program. This week we are beginning topic ten which focuses on strategies to help students understand the values of numbers from 100-1,000 as we complete lessons 10.1-10.3. All of these place value lessons we are doing focus on building, reading and writing numbers to 1,000. Also, a parent note for topic 10 is coming home with your child’s work samples from last week. This note explains what we will be focusing on while we learn about place value over the next two weeks.
On Monday, your child took a pretest on spelling words that we practiced while completing theme 4 in our Storytown program. This test is came home copied onto the homework practice/recording page. Thanks for your spelling support!
Group Words- know wrong tough phone breath health soil joy deer rear
Challenge Words-treasure loyal knuckle photograph pioneer
Writing News-Opinion Writing-Article Review and Final Writing Sample!
Last week we continued our opinion writing unit by creating an opinion writing sample focused on an article that we read. We read the Scholastic News article called What Happened to Amelia Earhart? In this biographical article, students learned about a famous woman pilot named Amelia Earhart. Students wrote 2-3 reasons why they liked the article and gave examples with a complete introduction and conclusion.
We will be finishing our opinion writing unit this week by creating a final writing sample that will be scored and results will be sent home soon after along with all of our completed writing samples that were created during our opinion writing unit. Stay tuned for more information in next week’s newsletter. Keep reminding your child to practice their opinion writing skills at home. Thanks for your writing support!
Thanks and have a great week!