Writing: This week, we are working on our Opinion pieces by responding to our reading. We have been reading and discussing the mentor text Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks. Students have been writing short responses to the characters, settings, and events within this story. Students will begin responding to a new story this week on their own by reading a given short story, and interpreting the meaning and understanding to provide a response with evidence.
Language Arts: This week, we are reviewing more of our standards from the beginning of the year. These concepts include prepositional phrases, complete sentences, and homophones. These are important standards regarding conventions within writing. We will continue to incorporate and encourage these skills in students' writing every day.
Standards for this Week:
ELACCRI1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
ELACC4RI2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
ELACC4RI3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
ELACC4RI8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
ELACC4W1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
ELACC4L1e: Form and use prepositional phrases.
ELACC4L1f: Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
ELACC4L1g: Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their, they’re).
Homework for this Week:
- Reading log and responses
General RELA Reminders:
Have a wonderful week!
-Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Densmore, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Spaeth