with Mrs. Drayton
Dutch Fork Elementary The Academy of Environmental Sciences, Title I
VIP Folder & Reminders
- weekly work
- Gifted Education Program Brochure
- Book Fair Flyer
- Affixes Quiz 3 & Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow 10/6
- Camp Gravatt Field Trip Money due tomorrow 10/6
- Literacy Night, Thursday 10/12 @ 6 pm
- Camp Gravatt Field Trip Friday 10/20
- Tag of Honor Friday 11/3 @ 10:05-10:55
Book Fair Next Week
Thursday: 7:30-7:30 (Literacy Night)
- identifying the purpose of book club
- establishing norms (how we will behave and expectations for book club)
- discussing language (how to agree and disagree respectfully)
- explaining the importance of text evidence and how to use it in a conversation
This week our focus was to focus on how to have productive and engaging conversations. Most of these conversations were centered around our class read aloud, Home of the Brave.
We have had conversations around the following reading skills we are growing in to:
- I can understand and explain characters by focusing on traits, how they change over time, how they handle difficult situations, how they are on the inside versus the outside, and other details we have read.
- I can use story elements like plot, repeating ideas, setting, and character development to understand the story better.
- I can identify a theme and explain how the theme unfolds throughout the story.
Ask your reader about the responses that have gone into his or her reading notebook. Ask your reader which response they are most proud of and why? This may be a great time to do a before and after. What does the first response look like compared to the response they are most proud of? Let's be certain to celebrate progress!
- How do we hook our reader to want to read more?
- How does dialogue help us understand our character better?
- What strategies can we use to paint a picture for our reader?
- Why do we use transitional phrases and how do they impact our writing?
- Why are revisions necessary to a growing piece of writing?
- Why is self-assessment and reflection helpful for our growth as writers?
U.S. History Unit of Study
Our next unit of study is Westward Expansion. Stay tuned for guiding questions and experiences to help us understand this time period and its impact on America.