This week in 4th grade ELA, students will be working on a letter writing assignment, a Young Authors' Project, and some AIR test preparation.
First, we will close out the The Great Kapok Tree unit (which is found on pages 364-377 of their Reading Street textbooks) by writing a letter from the perspective of one of the characters from the story. We will write our rough drafts in class on Tuesday, and peer revise and begin our final drafts in class on Wednesday.
Young Authors' Projects
This week for the Young Authors' Projects, students will be walked through how to complete a plot diagram in class. Any portion of the Plot Diagram that is not completed in class will need to be completed by next Monday (2/12/18), and their papers will need to be signed. If you would like more information on this topic, you can use the following link to view a PowerPoint that will continue to be revised and updated with each new step of the writing process (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19BeG9ZYzN4IauSbOqfQc57N5jr8OOi6MAey8Ho-ZjRM/edit?usp=sharing). *Please note that this PowerPoint presentation will continue to be changed with each new step in the process of writing our story.
Lastly, every Friday students will continue to work through some AIR prep materials in Language Arts class. This week, we will be going over Lesson 3: the Elements of Fiction. Please look over these papers as they come in.
Miss BrandenburgHomework this week will be assigned as follows:
Tuesday: Rough draft due tomorrow (if not completed in class)
Wednesday: Finish final draft (if not completed in class)
Friday: Have your Plot Diagram for Young Authors' story (w/ signature) for Monday 2/12!