This week we started our Drama unit. Students learned about the different elements of drama including stage directions, script, cast of characters, scene, dialogue, setting, etc.
This week we started our poetry PBL. We are learning how to analyze poetry and identity figurative language.
We learned about the different text structures and features. We learned about how to use clues in the text to define a difficult word. We also learned about which expository introduction would work best for our writing.
This week we learned about persuasive techniques and how to identify them in texts and videos. Students also learned the difference between formal and informal language.
This week we started our PBL about colonization. We learned about author's purpose and viewpoint. We learned persuasive techniques and how to identify persuasive characteristics in writing.
This week in reading we learned how to write a summary using the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then strategy. We also learned about inferencing and how to use thinking stems when discussing our inferences.
In reading we are starting our Fiction Unit. This unit covers many important reading skills including plot, foreshadowing, theme, inference, character traits, and context clues. This week readers will begin the unit with understanding plot structures, including how incidents gives rise to or foreshadows. We will also talk about how writers use suspense to hook their readers in and help to move the story along. Next week we will learn about summary and theme.
Below are some anchor charts used in our lessons.