Language Arts

In reading, students have just finished book clubs. Through book clubs they learned ways to discuss texts, listen to others, and add onto ideas. They were able to focus on character development and learned to compare characters and themes across texts. Our focus next will be close reading strategies and note-taking to better understand a variety of genres.

In writing, students are learning about the Baby Lit. Essay. They are coming up with important ideas about the characters in the stories that they are reading, and the lessons the stories teach. Students are learning that they can write these ideas so that others are interested and persuaded. In this unit they are learning to take ideas they are having about stories, support these ideas with evidence from the text, and then write a quick draft of an essay.