I can't believe we are in the middle of the 2nd marking period!
It is now time to focus on informational writing. The students will be researching about a natural disaster. They will learn how to take notes to collect relevant data to support their topic. The subtopics will include definition, location, cause & effect, precautions and safety. The two domains that most students struggle with are relevant details (specific to topic) and organization of ideas. This will be a process that I will assist them through. We have been focused on these two domains in our previous narrative and opinion essays.
As we move forward in reading, our focus will be identifying structure of an informational text. This means : compare & contrast, sequencing, description, problem & solution, and cause & effect.
I do not wish to get on my soap box but... if students apply the close reading strategies that have been taught, they will be successful! Many are not using these strategies as they complete homework and independent in-class work (tests).
Please donate to our Addison Food Drive!! Our class has only donated 7 items plus mine. Just one item would be greatly appreciated.
Our Thanksgiving lunch is around the corner. We hope that you are able to attend !