week of 1-21-14

posted Jan 21, 2014, 9:10 AM by Shalaine Root   [ updated Jan 21, 2014, 9:10 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
We started reading our Avi books on Friday.  I have chosen the local author Avi for our author study due to his amazing word choice and description.  We have been working on specific and precise nouns and I think reading his books will help bring these points home as well as the use of description.

We are also working on elaborating our writing and stretching that into our trimester two papers.  We will peer edit our papers on Thursday before we turn in our rough drafts.

We will also be doing some grammar this week.

Students should also be writing in their Writer's Notebooks for at least 20 minutes three times a week.  This is a place to record thoughts, ideas, plans, stories, wonderings, ponderings, inspirations, etc. They should have 61 entries by this Sunday.  I will be collecting them 4 or 5 at a time each day so I can slowly work my way through them for our next check.  Students should have at least 58 entries for this check.