We have started our next chapter book with another author study, Kate DiCamillo and the story, Because of Winn -Dixie. We continue to work in our Reader's Notebooks and learn to use Literacy Strategies (MAKING CONNECTIONS, PREDICT, ASK QUESTIONS, INFER). We also continue to identify literary elements (such as character, setting, plot, and theme). We also continue to practice the skills of compare/contrast, summarize and sequencing. The students are writing paragraph summaries for each chapter of the book. We are enjoying this heart warming story!
We are also meeting with students individually to set GOALS and look over MAP scores. Students are now expected to record their reading log for all library books they check out and read at home or at school. They are also taking tests with Scholastic Reading Counts independently. This sheer volume of reading on level books will help move them forward!