Verb Tenses

Hi Everyone,

As we continue to work on our realistic fiction writing pieces, I am finding that students are confusing their verb tenses. They are not consistent with their tenses throughout the story. We will be working on this in class to help us. Please see some activities below that we will be working on. Also, be sure to talk to them about this at home.

Thanks!

-Ms. Gray

 

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Social Studies Project

Hi Everyone,

We have been working on the Northeast and Southeast Regions in social studies. Instead of giving the students a quiz, they will be able to show me what they know through a project. The students will have to compare and contrast the two regions, focusing on housing, food, geography, and climate. Instead of assigning them the project, they get to choose what type of project they would like to do. All projects will be completed in class.

The projects they can choose from are as follows:

  1. Poster: Decorate your poster in any way you would like. You must include a paragraph on geography, food, homes, and interesting facts for each region. Spelling and punctuation counts. Once the writing is done, you may add pictures, drawings, etc.

2.) Green Screen Video: Write a paragraph on geography, food, homes, and interesting facts for each region. Come up with background images for your video. Speak loud and clear!!!! Spelling and punctuation counts!

3.) Google Slide: Create a slideshow similar to a powerpoint but BETTER! Write a paragraph on geography, food, homes, and interesting facts for each region and add into the slides. Then search for pictures to go with each. Spelling and punctuation counts!!!

4.) Seesaw video & Kahoot: Write a paragraph on geography, food, homes, and interesting facts for each region. Read your paragraphs into the seesaw video. Then create 10 questions on Kahoot for the class so we can play. The kahoot must have pictures. ย Spelling and punctuation counts!

Thanks,

Ms. Gray

Class Read Alouds

Along with our chapter book read aloud, we read lots of picture books. The picture books help us with our lessons. Please see the slide below to check out all of the picture books we have read so far. Be sure to click the “picture book” tab above to keep up with the books we have read.

Thanks!

 

Realistic Fiction Stories/Summarizing

Hi Everyone,

We have come to the end of our realistic fiction unit. Students have started working on writing a realistic fiction story of their own. They are in the beginning stages of it but are doing a great job.

At the same time, we are also learning to summarize a FICTIONAL story. Summarizing fiction and non fiction look very different. While it is important to know how to summarize both, we are working on summarizing fiction right now. Please see the chart below that we are using in class to help us with our writing.

Thanks.

Ms. Gray

 

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