Cause and Effect - practiced in whole group and small group reading
The Big Race - read aloud as a class
English Language Arts
Personal Narrative - Writing a Lead
long i practice on Spelling City
Distributive property of multiplication - notes in notebook
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Determining what happened and how it happened is the essence behind cause and effect. The students analyzed the reading texts today to identify the cause and effect relationships presented by the author. As we continue learning about science, specifically the science of motion, students will look at how cause and effect play a major role in understanding these concepts. We will continue to look at the features of non-fiction and narrative non-fiction texts in order to gain a deeper depth of understanding from the texts we are reading.
Writing a Lead for Personal Narratives
Crash! Question? Snapshot. Action! These are one of the many ways we have practiced writing the lead to our personal narratives. The students were inspired by Patricia Polacco's book Thunder Cake because she used words to create a snapshot of her life on her grandmother's farm. As I read the story, the students were feverishly writing their leads as they now have a great understanding of how to start their personal narrative. I look forward to helping the students revise their stories as we add descriptive words and figurative language the rest of this week.
Distributive Property of Multiplication
Breaking apart numbers is one of the most efficient ways to solve multiplication problems. Students will use the method of breaking apart a number in order to use simpler multiplication problems and then add the products back together. In the problem below, the students were tasked with solving 6 x 13 = ? To solve the problem, we broke apart 13 into 5 + 8. The students then multiplied (6x5) + (6x8) and added the two products. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to identify how they would solve 4 x 19 using the distributive property. They should break up 19 into friendly numbers and then add the two partial products. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!