2T Edison School *April 4th, 2016* Mrs. Tallman
This week, we will ponder the question, “What can you learn from signs in your community?” In the humorous fiction story The Signmaker’s Assistant, a town’s residents learn that they can’t always believe what they read. We will also read the play The Trouble with Signs.
Target Vocabulary: assistant, agreed, polite, failed, tearing, wisdom, trouble, cleared
Phonics Skills: Words with r-controlled vowels ar (car)
Spelling words: carpet, yard, arm, car, star, party, hard, part, spark, start, jar, apartment, sound, talk, please **chart
Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms
Comprehension Skill: Text and graphic features- tell how words work with art
Comprehension Strategy: Question – asking questions about what you are reading
Writing: Non Fiction Report
Students will learn to write a Nonfiction Report. They will learn to use a Research Notebook to organize their ideas. They will use resources to write notes on details about their topics. The students will observe how to take the interesting facts they find in books, articles and internet resources and put them into their own words. Once they have collected multiple facts for each section of their report; features, habitat, diet and life cycle, they will begin drafting an informational paragraph for each section of their report.
Rocks and Minerals
This week, students will observe and describe the properties of 12 rocks. Students will sort the rocks according to similarities and differences they observe. Then the students will be challenged to describe and discuss the properties they used to sort the rocks. After sharing, the class will sort the rocks according to properties suggested by fellow classmates.
Review and Wrap Up
Chapter 9 Introduction: Volume
Measure in liters. solve real-world problmes with volume.
Chapter 9 Lesson 1
Explore and compare volume.
Volume is the amount of water in a container.
You Can Compare Volume
Order different amounts of water
Chapter 9 Lesson 2
Use liters to estimate, measure and compare volume.
Compare the amount of liquid a container can hold to a liter.
Use a measuring cup to measure volume.