Text Structure- introduction of chronological text structure and compare/contrast text structure
SN worksheet: What Watch
Reading Log- the students are expected to have an entry for school and home for every day this week
English Language Arts
Persuasive essay hook- students were introduced to ways in which we can hook our audience when writing a persuasive essay
unit 22 worksheet- students are to do this assignment if they did not finish in school
pattern block fractions- we will finish this activity tomorrow
The French Quarter in New Orlean, LA- students read page 69 and will have time tomorrow to record an entry on their Weebly website
Understanding why an author structured the text in the manner that is presented to the reader is an important skill for each student to have. This understanding allows students to recall and retell information as well as understand the important parts of the text. This week the students are learning how authors structure informational texts based on the purpose of their writing. We have learned that authors choose to format the text in chronological order if the order of events is important to understand the piece of writing. The students have also learned authors will use the text structure compare and contrast if they want the reader to understand the similarities and differences between two or more subjects.
Musical Memphis and The French Quarter in New Orleans, LA
Our adventures in the Southeastern states of the United States have brought us toe Memphis and New Orleans this week. The students have learned how African slaves played a pivotal role in the creating of blues and jazz music. We also learned how the French Acadians settled in the swamps of Louisiana and shared their Cajun music.
Fraction Kits and Pattern Block Fractions
The time the students have spent gaining a deep understanding of division and multiplication has truly paid off as we start our fraction unit. The students have been identifying patterns between fractions as we compare the fractions using models, number lines, and fractions written in standard form. The students have looked at how we can separate wholes into different pieces based on the need of a group in the Sharing Cookies activity. We the looked at how we can represent a fraction using fraction strips and number lines in the Fraction Kit activity. Finally, we will finish with looking at how we can represent different fractions based on the size of the given whole using pattern blocks. The students will create a poster demonstrating their understanding on Friday. You are more than welcome to take a gallery walk of the posters after they are put up next week. I am very impressed with all of the math concepts we are connecting at the beginning of this fraction unit!
Creating a Persuasive Essay Hook
We analyzed 3 different ways in which authors write hooks for a persuasive essay. Authors chose to pose a question, paint a picture through words, or make a bold statement in order to hook the audiences attention. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to identify what method they prefer and why. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!