This week in reading students will be reviewing how to write a summary for nonfiction text. Students will learn that a summary is brief, but includes the main idea and some important details to support the main idea. We will also be reviewing text structure and how to take notes within a particular text structure.
In addition, students will start researching a new Extreme Weather topic. Students have been assigned the opposite extreme weather from their previous topic and will be taught how to take notes and present on topics that are being compared and contrasted. Research and a presentation will continue after the Thanksgiving break.
Here are the assignments:
- Hurricanes will research Tornadoes; Tornadoes will research Hurricanes
- Earthquakes will research Tsunamis; Tsunamis will research Earthquakes
- Floods will research Drought; Drought will research Floods
This week in writing students will continue to work on finalizing their personal opinion essays. During this week, students will revise their evidence, organize the order of how they want the reasons to appear in their essay, and finish off the essay with introduction and concluding paragraphs. We are looking for these to be finished up by this Friday.