Students will complete reading “Because of Winn-Dixie.” They will be assigned a major project on the novel and watch the movie.
Students will continue reading the novel and discuss themes such as friendship and prejudice. On Friday, students will have a comprehension quiz.
We are almost at the end of the quarter! All make-up work must be completed this week. In class, we will continue reading “Because of Winn-Dixie” and work on finding the main idea. We will also have a quiz on the parts of a letter.
We will be working on our character report card in class!
October 6 – 10
Students are working on Reading Comprehension Skills and Strategies using the format of Still Unsolved Mysteries. Skills emphasized are main idea, recalling of facts and annotation of those facts, vocabulary acquisition,making inferences,Author’s approach, summarizing and paraphrasing, and Critical Thinking skills.in addition, we are incorporating visual literacy via video footage of these actual events, which deepens the understanding of the topic.