Spelling Lesson 4
Readers will continue to:
- Focus on responding to what they read by writing on a sticky note, marking where they have a reaction.
- Practice talking about what we have read.
- realize they get distracted and learn skills to refresh our memory. Readers will go back and scanning the last part they really were connected with the text. This way we can continue understanding and reacting to our text.
In our Writers Workshop, we will select one topic, narrow it down and begin working on our first writing project. We will share the idea of focusing on one event (a seed) of a large event (the watermelon) like going to the beach. The seed would be building the sandcastle; it is the small moment. We will focus on sharing Who, What, When, Where, Why it was important/ memorable. We will be using a plot line to help us organize our writing as well. This helps kids to sequence the event, as well making sure they give rich details. We will make sure to include all of the characteristics of a quality personal narrative:
- past tense
- about the author (uses I, me, we)
- is able to be put on a plot line
- has a lesson/theme
In social studies this week we will investigate:
- Freedom Week and the United States Constitution.