|Reader's Notebook work|
The short week just flew by! Our focus this week in our reading was the continuation of figurative Language. We discussed the difference between a simile and a metaphor and why a writer would use these techniques. We looked for examples of this in our read-a-loud, Alabama Moon. After much discussion, the students gave it a try in their reader's notebooks. After reading in their own books, they had a chance to write a simile about their main character. This was a great way for the students to see if they are really understanding and coming to know their main characters. Next week, we will work with Idioms.
|Our "Inquiry Pumpkin" donated by Sabina Coroi|
Our focus in writing this week was on writing effective paragraphs. The students took an old piece of writing and began to apply the paragraph techniques to re-write their work in a more effective paragraph while using transition words to help the flow. In a few weeks, we will take our paragraph practice and our figurative language practice and put them to the test when we begin our Narrative writing pieces.
Have a wonderful long weekend!
* No school Mon. Oct. 12
* The first collection of the magazine/cookie orders is Oct. 14.
The next collections will be Oct. 21 and Oct. 28.
* Tues. 5/6 Math team 2:30-4:00
* Wed. 5th gr. Intramurals 2:30-4:00
* Speech & Debate team next week is cancelled.