Here is our first batch of letters to our friend Jill Anderson, a Peace Corp volunteer in Peru. To learn more about Jill and her work in Peru, click here.
To help us format and design our friendly letters, we experimented with the interactive web tool Letter Generator.
A big thank you to Celia and Lizeth for working mightily today saving our letters as PDF documents and helping email them to Ms. Rankin so that we could upload and share them here in this post. Thanks, girls!
This week, we are reading My Name is Maria Isabel in our Houghton Mifflin reading anthology. Here are some resources to increase your comprehension and enjoyment of this selection.
Click on “Meet the Author” and “Meet the Illustrator“ to learn about the author and illustrator.
Click on Maria Isabel PowerPoint to get introduced to the story, the vocabulary, and the reading strategies.
Click on Word Search to download and complete a word search for My Name Is Maria Isabel.
Click on e-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.
Click on Comprehension Quiz to take a test on My Name Is Maria Isabel.
Click on Tell Me About My Name to discover the etymology and meaning of your first name.
We love books! We love reading! But, we don’t get enough time to sit around with friends and talk about the books we read and love, right? Well, book clubs aren’t just for Oprah anymore! We are thrilled to announce that book clubs are coming to Ms. Rankin’s reading class…starting this week!!
Here are just a few documents to help you get ready for our upcoming BOOK CLUBS!
Book Club Documents:
Book Club Projects:
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life
In the class: Today, we pause from our theme stories to focus on reading FUN and fluency with our FOCUS ON PLAYS. We will read an excerpt from the play Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, adapted by Bruce Mason. As we read, we will work on our superb phrasing, expression and intonation, bringing the words on the page to LIFE!
Before reading the excerpt from the play, let’s get introduced to the story by watching this video:
At home this weekend: You can take a web field trip to The Broadway Corner for Kids to read five reviews from successful Broadway plays and then test our understanding of these plays with games.
First, click on Curtain Call and read all five reports on these plays.
Second, click on Guess Quest to guess the character who is in the picture. Your reading from the Curtain Call will help you!
Third, click on Broadway Squares to test your knowledge of the plays that you read about from the Curtain Call in step one.
Last, write at least one comment about what you liked or learned from today’s web field trip to The Broadway Corner for Kids. Remember, our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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