Reading News: We are in full swing with reading groups (one on one, guided, or strategy groups) and Daily 5 rotations. Our focus skills this month will include identifying story elements (setting, main characters, problem/solution, etc...); identifying basic similarities and differences between two text; knowing and using various text features; determining the meaning of words in a text; asking and answering questions about the text to better understand what we are reading; retell stories, including key details; identify reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Language Arts: We are working on writing sentences correctly; making sure that we include all the components of a sentence. We can identify telling and asking sentences as well as writing them. We are working on the short vowel sounds and blends.