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Happenings in Mrs. Paluch's Class!
January 11, 2016
ELA- (English/Language Arts)
Unit 2 Module A
We are reading the chapter book, The Year of Miss Agnes.
Reading Essential Question: How do readers use evidence from texts to understand what they read?
Writing Essential Question: How do writers include character dialogue and actions to affect the events in a story?
Focus This Week:
- Learn how a character's actions contribute to the sequence of events.
- Analyze character relationships and how characters are affected by culture and traditions.
- Understand that a central message is conveyed through key details.
- Explain how illustrations convey mood.
Foundational Skills: Consonant Blends- cl, st, mp and nd. Ex., clap, best, jump and bend
- Discuss ways to introduce a narrator and characters.
- Kids will make a character sketch of a character in their narrative.
- Organize an event sequence for our narrative.
- Write events using temporal words and phrases.
- Write dialogue to develop experiences and to show character responses.
- Form Superlative Adverbs- used to compare 3 or more people, places or things. Ex., Bobby talks the loudest at the game.
- Adverbs Function in a Sentence- they often show location or time. Ex., The cat walked downstairs.
Looking out West
- We will discuss the Proclamation of 1763. We will gain background knowledge of this time period which will get us ready to learn about Daniel Boone.
- The British tried to limit settlement in the western land beyond the Appalachian mountains. Daniel Boone led a group of settlers across the Appalachians to open western land for further settlement.
- Jan. 11-12- Order Papa Johns Pizza! Prairie Point gets 20% of sales
- Jan. 14- 2nd Quarter Grades Available online after 4:00
- Jan. 18- No School Martin Luther King Day
- Jan. 19- STAR Test- Reading
- Jan. 21- STAR Test- Math
- Jan. 22- Donuts with Dad 7:30-8:15. RSVP by Jan. 19