Friday, September 2, 2016

Because of Winn Dixie

This week we started in our next literature circle book, Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo.  It is part of an author study we do in third grade and it is always one of the kids' favorite stories!  We had MAP testing, so we didn't get as far in the story this week, but we will be doing work in our Reader's Notebook with this unit in Reading.  Students will be working on 

  • character traits with evidence from the text to support
  • setting/plot and theme
  • character's actions and sequence of story events
  • compare and contrast (characters, events, settings)

Our literacy strategies include:
  •  Making Connections
  • Predicting
  • Visualizing
  • Asking Questions
  • Inferring
  • Determining Importance
Image result for because of winn dixie  Our literature circle group has started reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  They will be doing a menu of activities and working in small group on this book.

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