Reading: We will be starting a new piece of literature in class this week called Espiranza Rising. This unit will focus on the lessons we can learn about human rights through literature and life.
Math: We will focus on different strategies we can use to multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers and 3 digit by 2 digit numbers. These strategies include the array model, the area model (your student may have called it the Box Method in the past), Partial Products, and Standard Algorithm. Our standard we must master this year is to fluently multiply 3×2 digit numbers using the Standard Algorithm. TEST ON MATERIAL UP TO THIS POINT THURSDAY.
Writing: We will continue working on writing narratives, both real and imaginative. We will practice writing our narratives with different types of leads and trying to be more descriptive in our writing. For example, we will ban the word “said” from our narratives and discuss other ways to describe how the character spoke: yelled, whispered, joked, screamed, laughed, argued, interrupted, ordered, grunted, thanked, mumbled, pleaded, etc.
Social Studies: Students will be learning about the North and the South before the Civil War, the causes for the Civil War, famous Civil War battles, and important people of the Civil War.
Grammar: Students will be reviewing how to identify subjects and predicates in a sentence.
Spelling: The lesson for this week is long i spelled y, i-consonant-e, or i. Also, long 0 spelled 0-consonant-e, ow, or o. They will have three homework assignments (their choice from their board) due on Friday and a spelling test on Friday.