Close Reading page 18-20 - students completed in class
English Language Arts
Personal Narrative - writing an engaging lead
Review list practice on Spelling City
Lesson 2.1: Multiplication Comparisons - page 67 due today
Students are becoming masters of taking notes and finding important details as we dive deeper into reading natural disaster expository texts. We had a whole class discussion today covering the importance of note taking while reading the text as this skill will be useful throughout the rest of each student's life. The students have practiced paraphrasing the text in their own words and identifying text evidence that is essential to understanding the main idea of the text. We have also discussed how to use the text features to search and find information. The students will have many more opportunities this year to read expository texts as well as write expository texts.
Understanding multiplicative comparison gives students the ability to make sense of a set of numbers that include "multiple copies." We have discussed how it is very common to hear someone comparing statistics/data points by saying one data point is ___times greater than the other. The last 2 days, students have looked at how they can understand these statements using multiplication equations. We have grown accustomed to looking at 28 = 7 x 4 as 28 is 7 times as many as 4. We will continue using this skill tomorrow as we try to solve for unknowns in multiplicative comparison problems.
Writing Leads for a Personal Narrative
Writing has turned into one of our favorite times of the day. The students were tasked with including engaging leads for their personal narratives. The 6 types of leads are: 1.) talking lead, 2.) sound effect lead, 3.) action lead, 4.) snapshot lead, 5.) question lead, and 6.) flashback lead. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to identify one way they practiced writing a lead. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning.