Friday, January 22, 2016

HAPPY FRIDAY!  

Most of our work in Reader's Workshop focused on inferencing skills and supporting our thinking with evidence from the books we are reading. We practiced these techniques with our read aloud, The Liberation of Gabriel King. As we are reading, students are writing down any thoughts and wonderings they may have in their Reader's Notebooks. To practice their inferencing skills, students are writing about their thinking with evidence while reading their own chapter books.

 We continued planning our persuasive essays in Writer's Workshop this week. Our focus was on combining a "Grabber" sentence with our thesis statement to form our topic sentence. We then took our planners and began working on a graphic organizer to plan each paragraph for the essay. As the week came to an end, we finished most of our paragraph planning except for the conclusion. Next week we will begin drafting on our computers.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

 REMINDERS:
* Tuesday, Jan. 26- Math team & 
    Speech & Debate team
* Wednesday, Jan. 27- Speech & Debate Meet
* Thursday, Jan. 28- Writing Club

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