Figurative Language

We have been studying all types of figurative language.  We have learned about similes, metaphors, personification, hyperboles and more.  We have learned how to identify the different types of figurative language and also to determine the meaning.  We also learned how to recognize an idiom and determine the meaning.

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Boosterthon Fun!!!

We had a great time at our Boosterthon Fun Run!  It was fun for all.  Our class did a fantastic job with getting pledges.  All total we pledged 25 dollars a lap.  I am so proud of all of the students who worked so hard at getting pledges.  If you made a pledge a letter came home with your pledge amount and an envelope.  Please be sure and return your pledge amount as soon as possible.  Once our pledge amounts are returned we have some great class prizes that we have earned. 

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Boosterthon is here!

Boosterthon is here!  We had a lot of fun at the Pep Rally to kick off Boosterthon.  The students are excited each day to attend the team huddles and learn the lesson for the day.  They are looking forward to the Fun Run on Thursday, October 12th.  Our class is doing a great job earning those pledges.

Our class name is Smith’s Royal Knights

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Theme

We have been working on identifying the theme of a story.  We are looking for the message the author is trying to teach the reader.  We have learned that the theme is bigger than the main idea.

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Point of View

We have been working on identifying the different types of Point of View:  first person, second person and third person.  We have also learned there are three different types of third person point of view:  objective, limited and omniscient.  We have also been working on applying our learning of point of view when using various passages and also our text Night of the Spadefoot Toads.  

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Quoting Accurately from the Text

We have been focusing on answering text dependent questions and citing text evidence.  We are using the RACE strategy when answering these types of questions.  

Students need to be sure and use an evidence starter when citing text evidence.

 

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Welcome Back to School…First Day of 5th grade

Today was our first day of school and our first day of 5th grade.  We spent our time learning about each other, our classroom and our procedures.  I am  looking forward to a fantastic year.

 

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