Reading: This week in reading, students will be learning about theme in poetry. This ties in with our lessons from last week on theme of a fiction story. The theme is the message, lesson, or moral that the author wants the reader to take away from the story. Students will be reading several different poems to identify common themes found in poetry.
Writing: Students are continuing to write their personal narratives. This week, we are focusing on making goals using our pre-assessment narrative writing pieces. Students will identify strengths and weaknesses, and then set a goal based on overall, leads, transitions, endings, organization, and elaboration within their writing. We will also be decorating our writing folders towards the end of this week with pictures that students have brought in from home.
Language Arts: This week, we will be discussing homophones. Homophones are when words sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. These are often confused in our writing, so it is important to really work on this standard. We will also review on coordinating conjunctions. We will be integrating these grammar concepts throughout our writing in order to practice using them correctly.
Standards for this Week:
RL2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
L1g: Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).
Homework for this Week:
Monday-Thursday: Reading Log ONLY
General RELA Reminders:
Quiz on Theme on Wednesday, September 8th
Have a great week!
Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Densmore, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Spaeth