Thursday, October 8, 2015

Reader's Notebook work 
Happy Thursday!

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.


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