Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What's Going On This Week?

This week in reading...

We are learning all about main idea

Essential Questions:

*When you read, what helps you know what the main idea is?

*How do headings, pictures, captions, and text help you figure out what the main idea is?

See if your child can answer these questions!

Here is a little main idea cheat sheet to help them! (We are using this in class, it is in their reader's notebooks.) Click on the title to download this page at home.

In writing...
We are working on writing many moments stories.  We are also learning from a new author, Donald Crews. We are learning to THINK like a writer and follow his lead.  This week we discovered how to add sound words to our writing, just like Donald Crews!
Next week we will choose a story to publish!