Week of 3/2

Reading & Writing:  In reading and writing, we have started a unit on fairy tales. Students began a creative writing assignment to get their juices flowing and provide motivation for the unit. We will discuss elements of a fairy tale this week, analyzing commonalities between stories.   Social Studies:  Students will continue to learn about…

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week of 1/27

Reading:  We are reviewing elements of plot. Currently, we are using Crash to determine exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. We will be discussing theme and conflict as well. Students should be reading independent selections at this time. Writing:  Students are working towards revising and editing their letters to their reps, with the…

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Week of 12/16

Reading: We will be entering learning about plot and theme using short stories before we read our next novel. Writing:  Students should be looking for their local representative to write to. We will write business letters regarding endangered animals of NY/Long Island. Also, as writing is a process that takes time to get to the…

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Week of 12/2

Reading: We have completed Home of the Brave and watched the true story of the Lost Boys that inspired this novel. We will be entering learning about plot and theme using short stories before we read our next novel. Writing:  Students are working towards completion of their persuasive monster writing.  We concentrated on skills and…

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