DON'T FORGET….THIS WED. IS ANOTHER EARLY RELEASE DAY. DISMISSAL BEGINS AT 1:15
Also, the September reading goal deadline is fast approaching. Students should have all three of their Reading Counts quizzes taken by next Friday!
Reading Unit 2 Week 1
In Shiloh, Marty is taking care of a dog that has been abused. His father does not seem to care about the dog, and insists Marty give Shiloh back to his owner. Then one night, when his father does not see him, Marty watches his dad scratching Shiloh's back. I can see that the father loves Shiloh. Making assumptions based on an author's clues is making inferences.
This Week's Skills
Comprehension: make inferences
We have started a unit covering ancient civilizations. As a unit opener, we are working on a DBQ (document Based Query) We will be analyzing four documents about the Mayas and answering the essential question: What Was Their Most Remarkable Achievement? Upon completion of the document analysis, students will be writing an essay to support their answer to the essential question (probably nest Thursday and Friday).
We are moving on to Topic 4 which is Expressions and Equations (Exponents).
Today I sent home a book club flyer. If you are interested in ordering you can do so online or complete the order form in the flyer and send a check made payable to Scholastic. Orders are due by 9/29. If you order online the website gives the Lexile Level of the books. The website is: https://orders.scholastic.com/GNKWK