Week of August 28

Root Quiz on Thursday:  mater/matri, pater/patri/gen

Independent Reading Due Thursday:  UNCANNY CONNECTOR.  Students should be reading each night and recording minutes in their planners.

 

This week we will begin the class novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. We will begin with a webquest to activate prior knowledge; students will be researching the Sudan, refugees, and the water crisis.  Our focus is on Standard 8.2 – summary and central idea.

 

In writing, we will continue to review parts of speech, capitalization, commas, and apostrophes.  There will be a quiz on Thursday.  We will be reviewing the 3.8 paragraph format and practicing this strategy.