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This Week's Story
This Week's Story
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction- Gives information about real people and evens in the form of a story.
Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion- A statement of fact tells something that can be proven true or false. A statement of opinion tells someone's ideas or feelings.
Comprehension Strategy: Questioning- Active readers use questions to help them understand what they read. While you read, ask literal questions to make sure you understand. You can also ask yourself questions using what you already know or have read to interpret, connect to, or evaluate what you are reading.
If you would like to continue working with your student on this weeks comprehension skill at home, you can go to www.readworks.org for sample passages and questions. In addition, feel free to contact me and I can send home sample passages and questions as well.
Vowel Sounds in moon and foot
Reminder: We take a practice test every Monday over these words. We then take tests on Wednesday and Friday to allow students time to practice the skill and correct spelling of each word.
A great way for students to practice their spelling words would be to take practice tests or play games on Spelling City. I have already uploaded this week's Spelling list for students to practice.
1. crown- a metal head covering worn by someone with power.
2. liberty- freedom.
3. models- small copies of something.
4. symbol- an object, diagram, animal, or icon that stands for or represents something else.
5. tablet- a small, flat surface with something written on it.
6. torch- a long stick with material at one end that burns.
7. unforgettable- so good that you cannot forget it.
8. unveiled- removed a veil from; revealed.
While your child is reading, please make sure they are reading "good-fit" or "just-right" books for them. If you would like to check if a book is fit for your student, you can go to www.lexile.com and locate the Lexile for a certain book. You are also able to search for books based off of your students reading level and interests. If you would like to know your students Lexile level, please contact me and I will get that information to you.