We are continuing to work on opinion writing. Students are separating introductions and conclusions away from body paragraphs and using direct quotes from texts to support their opinions.
We will be taking the STAR test next week to measure our reading progress so far this year.
We have been learning about Indigenous cultures of North America though a fictional story. Our next texts will continue this learning. We will read nonfiction texts about four different indigenous cultures in North America.
We have begun learning and using Greek and Latin root words to help students with both spelling and vocabulary acquisition.
We continue to practice and learn proper conventions and grammar. We are focusing on punctuating dialogue correctly, as our next writing standard will be narrative writing.
We have begun discussing figurative language and using words as an artform. We will continue this investigation as we start our 6 week poetry unit at the end of January!