Plot Structure

We have been focusing on the structure of a story and how the chapters fit together to create that structure.  As we read George’s Secret Key to the Universe we are identifying  the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.

Text Structures

We are learning about the different types of text structures.  We are practicing identifying these structures through our reading.  We will also be practicing writing in each of the various structures.  

Relationships between characters, setting and events

We are focusing on exploring the relationships and interactions between characters, setting and events in a historical text.  We are reading Escape to Freedom.  Through this text we are learning about the Underground Railroad and the struggles of the slaves as they try to escape and flee North.  This story is told from the perspective of the narrator, Callie, Martha and William.

Author’s Perspective

Using our text Heart and Soul we have been learning about the author’s perspective.  We have identified the author’s perspective in the text and also through the use of visuals.  We have found text evidence to support our thoughts of the author’s perspective.

Mood and Tone

We have been focusing on the difference between mood and tone.  We have also been practicing identifying the mood and also the tone in a text.  

Words used to describe mood…

Words used to describe tone…

Social Studies Superstars

These three students are my Social Studies Superstars.  The learned about the 5 regions of the United States.  They had to locate the state on the map, name it and also the capital of that state.  These Social Studies Superstars studied very hard and were able to get a 100% on all 5 regions tests.  I am so impressed.  Way to go Matthew, Derek and Autumn!!

The next challenge (extra credit) for all students who wish to participate is to name  the capitals for each state.

Nerd Day

…and who said it’s not cool to be a nerd?  On Friday the students celebrated Nerd Day.  This was one of our class rewards earned for our Boosterthon pledges.