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Happy Notable November!
It's hard to believe that November is already here! Pretty soon, we will be having our delectable Thanksgiving lunch, and everyone knows how scrumptious that tastes! (Thanks, Mrs. Helen and Cafe friends!)
We have been studying main idea, key details, and summarizing in informational texts. This is essential for students to understand how texts are organized and how best to analyze non-fiction passages. As fifth graders alot is expected of our learners, and they can definitely rise to the challenge!
Students have been applying their reading skills while learning about Native Americans, their migratory routes, and the 7 regions in which they lived. Students are finishing up their Native American brochure projects which is a culminating project in which they can demonstrate their knowledge. In additon, students are creating an artifact/ 'product' project at home to go along with their Native American brochure project at school. Students will present their research and artifacts in class. I can't wait to learn more about Native American tribes and their artifacts!
We are learning about historical, scientific, and technical texts, as well as the five text structures that authors use to communicate ideas in different ways. This aids readers' comprehension, which is our ultimate goal in reading.
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I wish you great love, friendship, and happiness during this time. :)
Current Novels We are Reading in Class!
Current Read-Aloud Book
Our class read the wonderful novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It is quite amazing! If you look under the 'Booklist' tab (on the left side of my teacher webpage), you will find some more information about it. Please ask you children questions about what is happening in our book. If you have any questions, as always, please let me know! :) Mrs. Lamperski