Notes from MissYoung & the Restless
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Learning this Week
We are beginning a new unit in reading! As part of this unit, we will be working with both fiction and nonfiction. Students will be learning how to make predictions; identify the characters (been working on), setting (been working on), problem, and solution; retell a story; compare and contrast similar stories; identify cause and effect; and distinguish between fact and opinion. We will be practicing these skills as a class, as well as one-on-one / in small
groups. Your child will also be answering comprehension questions in writing as part of this unit.
You can support your child in his/her learning at home by asking your child questions before, during, and after he/she reads a book. Here are some questions you can ask that go along with this unit:
- What do you think this book will be about? What makes you think that?
- What do you think will happen next in the story? Why?
- Did your prediction turn out to be true? Why or why not?
- Who are the characters in this story?
- What is the setting in this story?
- What is the problem in the story?
- How was the problem solved?
- How are these two stories the same? How are they different?
- What caused _____ in the story?
- Is this a fact or an opinion?
We will continue to work on the following Indiana place value standards:
2.NS.3: Plot and compare whole numbers up to 1,000 on a number line.
2.NS.4: Match the ordinal numbers first, second, third, etc., with an ordered set up
to 30 items.
2.NS.5: Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number
We continue to work on Personal Narratives. One way you can help at home is by talking about special memories he/she has. For example, a birthday party, a special holiday tradition, a sleepover, or another memorable event. This could be an event that is happy, exciting, sad, fun or just whatever was impressive. You can help your child make a list so they can remember once at school. :)