Mrs. Duffy Language Arts Week of May 20th
What's Happening in Reading!
We have now moved into the genre of Comedy fiction and are concentrating on that genre during interactive read aloud. Guided reading groups are still reading their Gordon Korman adventure series and finishing murals. We are also continuing to following Elia's journey to the summit of Mt. Everest. It was really neat for our team to be able to SKYPE with him. His last post as of Friday, says his team is at Camp 2 waiting for the weather to clear and other teams to start making their way back down.
To find his website go to ePals on Mt. Everest: Journey to the Top of the World.
What's Happening in Writing!
Students have taken notes on 2 different books and have chosen themes for the books. This week they will be using their notes to draft their compare/contrast essay on those themes. When they are finished drafting and editing they will publish both compare/contrast essays
Reading: Read at least 15 minutes each night
Guided Reading Groups AM and PM
Students who have me for guided group will be reading books by the author, Gordon Korman. The books students will be reading are from the Everest and Dive Series. Each student chose the book they would like to read and new groups have begun. These books will go along with our study of adventure and a school visit from the author, Gordon Korman!
Everest Group: Group will finish the 2nd book of the series this week and move on to book 3 to complete the series. Complete character trait RAFT this week for favorite character.
Dive Group: Group will finish the 2nd book of the series this week and move on to book 3 to complete the series. Complete character trait RAFT this week for favorite character.
Swindle Group: Complete chapters 10-15 and finish notes for character trait evidence. Complete character trait RAFT response.
****All reading groups will be creating a mural for their guided book. Each student will choose a favorite character from the book they are reading and choose a character trait to describe them. They will also be summarizing a chapter from the book. Students will then work together to complete a mural to show the setting of their book.
Students will not be able to check out anymore library books this year.