Students are in full swing with their persuasive writing pieces. This week we wrote our "Grabber" sentences. The writer's had a chance to share their grabbers within writer groups and to help each other write the best opener sentence for their piece. The students then moved on to writing their thesis statements supported by three reasons. We also started to use a Graphic organizer to begin to organize our thinking while writing the body of the essay.
We finished our read-a-loud, The Liberation of Gabriel King.
Please ask your child how this emotional story ended and give them a chance to share this great story with you. The students deep thinking and meaningful discussions throughout this story were just amazing! They discussed civil rights topics, oppression, friendship, and the love of family. The ending of this book leads us into our next study of "theme" in a piece of literature.
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As our week came to an end, Mr. Arsenault came into class to teach us how to set up a survey on our google accounts. The students will be writing and setting up a survey to send out to the Dolphins and the Geese. The results of these surveys will be used as a fact to be added to their persuasive essays.
Have a wonderful weekend!