Reading Unit 1: Interpretation Book Clubs
We began this unit by discussing the importance of setting reading goals this year to become stronger readers. We are working on plans to achieve these goals.
In addition, we talked about that we will not just be READING books, but we will be WORKING on our books. This means using the strategies we work on during mini-lessons while reading, and always thinking deeply about our books.
Soon we will be meeting in books clubs and focusing on theme.
Writing Unit 1: Narrative writing
We are beginning this unit by working on strategies for generating ideas. We will be writing wonderful personal narratives in the next few weeks!
Intro: Name the texts
" In Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate...
and in The Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes there is a common theme
There are similarities and differences OR you can discuss important symbols or events in the texts
1st body paragraph: Use the first text to discuss either similarities in theme or other aspects
2nd body paragraph: Use the other text ....
Conclusion: Discuss both texts and wrap it up
Restate intro and tell what you learned