What's up in our classroom
Week of January 25th
Reading and Writing
Writing--We have been looking at arguments in persuasive writing. Students practiced making main arguments and adding supporting arguments to make their case stronger. The main learning target is to understand that writing to persuade is a skill and that students should be able to write persuasively on any topic, whether they agree with the opinion or not. We'll begin a persuasive letter writing campaign later in the week.
Vocabulary--This week our study is mis meaning bad or badly,wrong. We discussed in class why miserable really doesn't belong on this list. Its Latin root is miser meaning wretched. We also noted the often mispronounced mischeivous. Here is a link to the vocabulary slide show.