Focus on Plays

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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:

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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 rankinwriters@gmail.com. :)

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