This week, readers will be continuing with reading fairy tales, focusing on the traits of characters. They will learn that characters have internal traits and external features/characteristics. Readers will learn to use these traits by applying them to the heroes and villains in their own fairy tales. If you are supporting your child with this work at home, then this anchor chart contains the type of vocabulary that we will be using:
This week, writers will plan and draft their own adapted fairy tales. Students will revise as they draft. We will focus on the usage of dialogue, descriptive language (verbs and adjectives), and language structures in compound and complex sentences.
In this next topic with fractions, students practice comparing unit fractions with fraction strips, specifying the whole and labeling fractions in relation to the number of equal parts in that whole.
Unit of Inquiry
This week, scientists will transition from thinking about how life cycles are diverse to learning that living things share traits with their parents. We will launch a mini inquiry into traits shared with our parents as we continue to learn about how organisms adopt to their environment.