Take a Look at This!
A Closer look at what is going on in Room 124
Below are some current activities in which children are taking part. I am so proud of them! I am so lucky to spend each day with such great students!
Is my title catchy?
Do I give my reader a question to which he or she can respond?
Can my voice be heard throughout the piece?
Throughout this month, students will be expected to regularly write posts during their literacy time. In a two week period, children will select a topic, write or revise a piece of writing, and then comment on classmates' blogs. Below is a sample of a student post with comments. Please click on the above link to see our class blog page.
Please understand that these groups are student centered. In order for effective conversations to take place, it is ESSENTIAL that students come to the table with their reading journals. Most of the time, their entries will be done at home. Please look at these entries to see my comments and your child's work. These entries are a fantastic way to see your child's growth over time. The information that they draw from the text will help them be better prepared when they discuss the reading with peers. Also, understand that novel assignments are in addition to your child's 25 minutes of reading each night.
We have been working on summarizing for the past two weeks. This skill has proven to be challenging when reading non fictional text. Please take a look at the organizer below. As your child finishes their nightly reading have them summarize a chapter for you.
What does the notebook look like?
Flip through the tabs to see the common core standards your child is learning. Each standard is written on the top of the page.
What are the expectations of entries?
This is a sample of a novel assignment. Under words to know, your child writes interesting words or ones that need to be clarified. A page number must be written down. Five facts are in the next section and then questions or I wonders they have about the text go in the third section.
Flip through the tabs to see the common core standards your child is learning. Each standard is written on the top of the page like in this picture. RL 4.4 stands for reading fluency and the 4.4 is the number of the standard.