Mrs. McGarry's Classroom News

ELA/ SOCIAL STUDIES

News

Dates coming up:

MCAS Dates-

Science May 9-10th

Math May 16-17th

French and Indian War test May 11th

May 28th No School- Memorial Day

Field Trip- TBA


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ELA Topics

Reading

We have finished all of our MCAS work and have moved on to an Historical Fiction unit. We are reading Fighting Ground by Avi, which takes place during the American Revolution. Within Avi, we will be looking at character change throughout the novel and tracking theme. We have recently begun Book Clubs, where students are reading a particular book in groups. During the week, they read their assigned pages and work on finding evidence to develop a "Big Idea" (inference). The members of the Book Club meet on Friday to discuss what they noticed within their book.


Writing

Within writing, we are continuing our study of the American Revolution by developing a research paper around that topic using IPads and internet sources. Once they build their knowledge and facts, they will develop that information into an essay with chapters with varying focuses. This project will take us through the end of the year.


Grammar

We are working on taking simple sentences and creating complex sentences by using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases. Daily, students have a sentence or two fix-it called a "Caught-Ya" where they have to find all of my mistakes in conventions.

Social Studies Topics

A study guide went home that covers the French and Indian War. Test will be May 11th.


Within Social Studies, we are into Chapter 5 and studying the American Revolution.

Within the extra content blocks, we continue to work on summarizing a nonfiction text and writing a reflection about that text.

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