Unit 1 - Taking a Stand
This week, (9/14-15) since we only have 2 days, we will continue working on our writing assignment.
Next week (9/18) however we will get back to our normal routine with a biography written about Martin Luther king Jr; My Brother Martin. The story follows his early life and and experiences, and how it lead shaping his character. Included in this story is King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which we will discuss in more detail and find the figurative language throughout.
Comprehension Skill- Author's point of view, drawing conclusions
Comprehension Strategy- asking questions, making connections
Spelling test- 9/21
Reading test- 9/22
except Challenge Words
It's Book Report Time!! :)
Our first book report of the year will be a biography book report. Students need to find, and get approved, a biography book by next Friday (September 8th). Instructions and due dates are attached. Students will also be getting a hard copy on Tuesday.
I have found that the best biography books for their age group are DK Biography. They have a wide assortment of people to chose from at fairly cheap prices online....amazon prime ;)
They are certainly allowed to find other biography books, as long as it is on their reading level.
Please feel free to email me to get an approval anytime!