During the month of February students will be learning strategies for reading historical fiction texts. As teachers read the mentor text, "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry, a novel set in Copenhagen, Denmark during World War II, students will learn to follow patterns in character, setting, and objects in order to determine symbolism and deeper meaning to texts during a particular time period. Students will have the opportunity to select a book of their choice from a particular historical time period that is of interest to them and will apply the learned strategies to their own reading during this unit.
Students will be finalizing their Informational Books about the American Revolution.
For this next session of word work, which we call "Week 10", students will be focusing on the following:
Roots and Affixes
- (Root)meter; (Prefix)under-; (suffix)-or
- Simile and Metaphor; Figurative Language
- Students will complete two word sorts in their differentiated workbooks.