This Week in Room 120

Week of November 18, 2013

Announcements:

  • It's finally a "normal" week! Back to our regular routine for the entire week...I am very excited about this!!



Reader's Workshop

In Reader's Workshop this week, we will be starting a study of the genre of Fantasy.

  • Elements of Fantasy
  • Internal vs External Conflict
  • Imagined Settings
  • Anthropomorphism/Personification - giving inanimate objects or animals human-like qualities
  • Judge the "believability" of a fictional text


Writer's Workshop

In Writer's Workshop we will start planning a fantasy story. We will be focusing on creating a main character, the main events, the setting, the point of view, and a satisfying beginning and ending.



Word Study

in Word Study we will be studying words that contain Greek or Latin roots.

We will be focusing on the following roots:


  • biblio = book
  • tel = far away
  • micro = small
  • zoo = animal

Some words that we will be studying: bibliography, paleozoologist, antimicrobial, teleportation.



Math

This week will be continuing our study of Geometry. We will be reviewing various geometric shapes, such as triangles, rectangles, quadrilaterals, etc. We will then begin to categorize these shapes.