This Week in Literacy
Week of February 4, 2013
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The second Word Study group will be studying words that come from the French language and are regularly used in our English language. Understanding the patterns of these words will help us in reading and writing. Many of these words end with oir and que. Some of the words the students will explore this week: reservoir, grotesque, critique.
On Wednesday night, students will be bringing home a Making Connections worksheet to complete. The goal is for the students to think about their words and find ways that will help them remember the spelling patterns/rules that we are working on. We have been working on this in class all year and are transitioning into having the students work on this independently. We will discuss what they have discovered during class on Thursday.
On Thursday night, students will be bringing home an analogy worksheet. We will review how analogies work in class: for example, cat is to kitten as dog is to puppy. The goal is to find the relationships between the words in order to find the missing word. Analogies are a great way to challenge your brain! If you would like a more thorough description of what analogies are, please click here.