This quarter in English Language Arts we are working on writing summaries for informational passages. We are reading informational pieces about the causes of the Revolutionary War, summarizing each passage, and then using those summaries to build informational essays. After writing their 5 paragraph essays, students will turn those essays into informational books using different non-fiction text features.
Students are learning to expand their writing abilities by identifying and applying the use of compound and complex sentences into their writing. They are also working to apply very precise word choice to their writing.
Applying their word choice skills, students are working on free verse poetry using figurative language such as: imagery, personification, similes, and metaphors. These poems will be complied as a class to create a book that will be published through Student Treasures.
Along with informational reading, the students are continuing to read fiction texts of their choice. Please be sure your child is logging their reading time on Eaglenasium or at the bottom of each day in their agenda.
Please give your child the opportunity to practice their typing skills as often as possible. It is very possible that they may be typing on the Milestones Test, so practice is very important. The sites below are a great resource for practice.