April 9

Journey of Learning (April 9-13)


This week, readers will develop their understanding of text structures. So far, they have learned about ‘boxes and bullets’ and ‘comparing and contrasting’. They will now learn about the ’cause and effect’ and ‘problem and solution’ text structures. The attached PDF gives an overview of these different text structures. If you wish to support with this work at home, you could ask your child what structures their home reading books use. 




This week, students will study how to make a disaster plan that would be enacted due to a natural disaster. After learning the key elements of a disaster plan (meeting locations both inside and outside the community, lists of necessary resources, etc.), students will make their own disaster plan. They will get to choose whether the plan will be for use at school or at home and they will also choose the type of disaster that it should be used for (perhaps one plan could be used for different types of disasters?) If you wish to support this work at home, the following video will give you more information about what should be included on the disaster plan: Prepare a Family Emergency Plan | Disasters 


Students are now choosing their last natural disaster to research. This will be done independently. Once they have created a non-fiction writing piece, they will turn these into podcasts.

These are the headings we agreed would fit with their research…

And these are the standards…

2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
W.3.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.3.2a. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
W.3.2b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
W.3.2c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
W.3.2d. Provide a concluding statement or section.

Posted April 9, 2018 by sbann1 in category Uncategorized

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