We have begun our unit study for comparing & contrasting themes from different cultures. This week we read two myths and revisited identifying themes through character traits. We have observed, discussed, labeled, and completed Venn diagrams comparing playgrounds, news schools, reactions to scary movies, and twins' interests. This will transition nicely to our Greek mythology unit after February break. As the Milestone is closing in , kind of, we are preparing our ideas in writing. Students will need to develop an ending to a text that is presented to them. How can this be done successfully? By reading and focusing on story elements given- setting, character traits, problem, solution, plot... This will be our goal for the next 2 weeks and most likely we'll revisit it before testing. Students have already chosen a "leveled " text of their interest. Monday we shall begin in small groups. Reminders:
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In only a day and a half of school, we had learned some elements of poetry. Introduction lesson of vocabulary for poetry,prose, and drama. We compared a poem and prose , "The Cow". Students have visited the poetry sites linked to my blog. Please have them visit the Shel Silverstein site at home because Cobb blocked it :( We will continue to infer texts as we read poems. Students will need to use text evidence to support their conclusions.