We started our week in Writer's Workshop with a focus on persuasive/editorial writing. We looked at samples of a persuasive writing and focused on the structure as well as how important the thesis statement is in this piece of writing. As a whole class, we brainstormed changes or concerns we have about our school community and the town of Yarmouth. Students spent a few days discussing their thesis ideas and working on a planning organizer to help them plan their writing, paragraph by paragraph.
Next week we will look at how to add a counterclaim to their writing as well as facts to support their claim.
In Reader's Workshop, we continued our study of the theme in a piece of literature. We discussed how we focus on the growth of a character through a story and the lesson they learned. We also talked about the "me" message or the lesson that the author gave us, what stuck with you at the end of the story? Students continued their study of character development in a story with a focus on character traits. We shared our learning with these character traits in a letter format in our Reader Notebooks.
HAVE A WONDERFUL LONG WEEKEND!