Friday, November 17, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Reading Tip: Inferences

Parents, kids today spend a significant time in front of a screen. Here is a great way to support reading while watching with your child!
"Making inferences is especially hard when reading fiction because authors don’t always write how a character feels. They simply write what’s happening. Readers need to think like the character and understand the plot to guess what the character thinks and feels.
To make an inference, a student must make a logical connection between two or more ideas in a text. She needs to “read between the lines.” And research shows if a student can make inferences with pictures, comics or videos, she can make them with words.
So here’s a tip. Use an animated video to help your child develop these skills."

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Writer's Workshop

Room 4 is filled with real writers. A writer writes to tell a story, share an opinion, or give information. We write daily in Writer's Workshop. This is a time set aside to;
  1. Think of an idea
  2. Plan it across your pages- "touch it, tell it, sketch it"
  3. Write it
  4. Revise it



Meow! Meow!

Room 4 artists made some little black cats. 
They wrote a poem to go with it! Look at those green eyes!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Book Box Reading!

Room 4 has started our "Book Boxes"! Every child has a reading mat, box, 5 books, and high frequency word cards to practice. What a great day in room 4!