We ended our week with our 8th-grade Buddies. We got together to continue our community work. This month we designed Christmas cards for childhood cancer patients.
In Reader's Workshop, we focused our learning on practicing our inferencing skills. We watched a Pixar silent short film as well as looked at a few Norman Rockwell paintings to practice gathering information visually and applying our schema to infer information about the pieces. We then used our new learning and applied inferencing to our independent reading.
We are nearing the end of our read aloud and preparing for a visit from the author next week. Lauren Wolk will be here November 16 to share the day with our students.
In Writer's Workshop, we continued our work on our narrative writing pieces. We focused our mini-lessons on "Great Leads." The kids learned about the six strongest leads for starting a personal writing. They had a chance to write three or four leads for their story. They were also able to share these leads with partners to help them decide which lead was best to use in their writing.
Enjoy your long weekend!