Literacy: Several groups need one more week to finish up their guided reading novels. They'll study character motivation, vocabulary connotations, and themes. The other groups will begin a mini non-fiction unit of study. In this unit, students will study the author's craft and structure. They'll review text features, non-fiction text structures, and arguments the authors make within the text. Likewise, during the writing block, we'll begin drafting non-fiction, historical pieces based on topics we've studied in social studies. Your child may need to do a little research at home to fill in any holes as they get going with their writing. Please ask your children what topic they'll be writing about this week!
Math: Students will learn to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators this week. They'll also work in teams to solve a tricky math problem. Check in with your child to make sure he/she is understanding the Home Links content. The content on the Home Links directly connects to the content on the quizzes and the final assessment.
Science: We'll begin the week reviewing the effects of physical and chemical weathering. Then, students will work on an activity focused on erosion and weathering and watch a brief movie. On Friday, students will take the first science assessment.
Reading Response #7 is due on Thursday. Please make sure you read over your child's response before it is submitted, as they cannot be made up or redone.
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