This week in Language Arts, our 5th graders added a new reading strategy to their “tool belt.” What’s the strategy you ask? …GENERALIZING!
To help students understand the steps to formulating generalizations, the students made generalizations using information from magazine articles.
The pictures below show students analyzing their magazine advertisement, which then helped them make generalizations on the product being advertised.
To conclude the lesson, students used the document camera to share-out their magazine advertisements and generalizations!
This past week, students’ Sophia V. and Natalie D. read aloud Leonardo the Terrible Monster to 5B! The girls did a fantastic job keeping the attention of their classmates during the read alloud.
This past week in Spelling, our 5th graders were introduced to the concept of inflections. They created Foldables to record the rules for adding inflections to root words.
To practice calculating work and power, students created their own problems, which were solved by their peers!
To keep you in the Grammar loop, the fifth grade is currently learning the simple tenses of verbs. These tenses include past, present, and future. I challenge you to point out the tenses your child uses next time you speak with them!
This month, our fifth graders read the historical fictional short story titled, “Sailing Home.”
Using “Sailing Home” as a mentor text, our students learned how to self-correct while reading. They also learned the skill of comparing and contrasting.
The pictures below depict the graphic organizers students filled out, comparing and contrasting two characters from novels they have read.