As informational text readers this week, students will analyze the author’s ideas and discuss their own opinion against the author of the book. Towards the end of the week, readers will learn to lift the level of their conversations with their reading partner. They will learn the qualities of a great conversation, which include: the conversation stays on interesting topics, the listener asks questions, and new ideas come up in the conversation.
As writers this week, students will continue drafting within nonfiction. As they read more and more Nonfiction texts, they are becoming experts in how to write within the genre. Students will begin to make connections across chapters, balance facts and ideas, research facts for accuracy and revise as they go.
This week mathematicians will show what they know on a mid-module assessment allowing us to individualize their instruction & continue the learning journey. As the week continues we will focus on rounding to the nearest ten and hundred. We will begin with hands-on experiences and then more to using a number line to support their understand of rounding.
Students will focus on different climates of the world. They will research and learn what the major climates of the world are and how we adapt to live in each climate. There has been a change to our central idea, “We adapt to the climate we live in.”