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Week of September 19th
3rd & 4th Grade Focus on Genre
In small groups, students used a tasting booklet to record observations of book samples at a genre table. Students recorded data in the areas of character, setting, and short plot lines. Students observed the front and back covers of the books.
This week, we will be sharing data with one another, and will be working towards developing our own genre definitions. After that, we will compare our definitions with other written definitions.
The I Survived... series is a popular historical fiction series! What makes this series part of the genre?
Students look at popular sci-fi books by Dan Gutman, Wendy Mass, and Sylvia Waugh.
Fantasy is definitely a favorite genre! Have you read Poppy, by Avi?
5th Grade - Trash & Treasure
Students are especially passionate about Columbus' interactions with the Native Americans. We used that as our focus question: "How did Columbus interact with the Native Americans?" and we have started to take relevant and focused notes on this question.
Next week, we will have a new focus question, and will use highlighters to visually see how the "treasure" found in a source changes based on the questions we are asking.