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Language Arts Newsletter

This newsletter will help keep you up to date with what is happening in our Language Arts class, and the skills we will be working on this next week in Reading.

This Week's Story

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This Week's Story

This week, we will be reading The Story of the Statue of Liberty by: Betsy and Giulio Maestro. While reading, we will be discussing and working on the following skills and strategies.


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.

Spelling Skill

Vowel Sounds in moon and foot


1. few

2. school

3. true

4. goose

5. fruit

6. cookie

7. cushion

8. noodle

9. bookmark

10. balloon

11. suit

12. chew

13. glue

14. Tuesday

15. bushel


Challenge Words

16. bamboo

17. mildew

18. soothe

19. barefoot

20. renewal


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.

http://www.spellingcity.com/MrsBrown201/

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Skill: Prefix un-


Vocabulary Words:

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.

Homework

Please make sure that your child is reading 20 minutes every night, or working to complete a square on the Reading Bingo board. A new Reading Bingo board will be sent home Monday. Students should also be working on their Spelling words and Vocabulary words.


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.

Upcoming Events

Reading Acuity

Thursday, April 16th, 9pm

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Reading NWEA

Thursday, April 23rd, 9pm

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New Palestine, IN