In the final weeks of school, we will be studying the fiction genre. Starting May 5th, we will be starting a social action unit in reading workshop. We will be studying different cultures and deepen our understanding of the people and world around us. We will develop close reading habits, continue to grow our comprehension strategies and research countries and cultures from the around world.
By the 3rd week of May, we will be completing our final round of reading testing. Please look for your students istation report and DRA report which will show their reading growth.
We are currently writing fairy tale adaptations! Student chose their favorite fairy tale and decided to write their own version of the classic story. For the last week, we learned how writers plan their ideas and how to incorporate story elements like the: setting, problem, solution, central message, etc.
Next week, we will begin drafting our stories. In this unit we want students to develop their own creative spins, include descriptive imagery and to follow a common pattern of events!
Our last unit will focus heavily on multiplication and division. Students are working on memorizing multiplication facts and using efficient strategies to solve story problems.
Students are also learning about how to use partial product, arrays, and doubling to solve more challenging multiplication problems.
We are learning about how to write complete sentences with a subject and predicate. In addition, students recently took an assessment testing their knowledge of sound and spelling patterns. This will help us to pull word study groups and to explore different words together.
This week we are learning about subject and verb agreement.
Reading Log ( 100 minutes per week)
DreamBox ( 60 minutes per week)
To access DreamBox go to: https://play.dreambox.com/login/w9rf/soargvr1
Writing Homework- Students should write a story, article, poem or other entries in their writing notebooks. Students should write one entry per week.