Reading Comprehension: Transportation
This week, students will be reading series of non-fiction short stories about different modes of transportation to review reading comprehension skills. Students will practice using evidence from text to support their answers to information questions and meaning of vocabulary in context.
Wednesday, students will take a test, which will include the following skills learned throughout the Transportation Unit:
Last Titanic Survivors
This week, our students will continue reading about The Titanic. They will be studying a visual graphic design of the ship and learning to use tenses of verbs in sentences related to the topic.
We will also read the testimonial article of The Last Titanic Survivor. Students will create a timeline of the major events related to the Titanic. They will use the timeline of events to write an organized piece of writing using transition words.
Return to the Titanic
Monday- MLK Holiday/No School
We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!
This week, students in our class will be reading Return to the Titanic by Susan Goodman. As they read and research about this important event and its impact in history, students will practice some writing skills as well.
Students will prepare a mini-book with the vocabulary for the story. The will complete a flow map that will help them develop an organized writing piece about the story. Students will identify important information from the article and develop a topic sentence for a piece of writing. Students will need to provide a reason for their writing and write examples to support their claim.
Additionally, students will write a conclusion for their paragraph.
Vocabulary: vessel, passport, passenger, crew, supplies, glacier, collision, iceberg, life saver, rescue, telegraph, survivor
Ships, Boats and Vessels
We will begin our unit of Ships, Boats and Vessels. Students will continue to apply vocabulary that relates to transportation They will be reading informational articles to learn how Vikings built their different types of vessels. Students will practice identifying information from pictures and captions to answer question. They will be able to explain the reason their ships are so important in history.
Vocabulary: navigate, vessel, longship, fjord, knorr, hull, galley, mast, keel, prow, stern, steering oar, tiller, row, shield, sail
We hope everyone had a great Holiday break!
This will be a very exciting week, since we begin the second half of our school year.
We will begin our unit on Transportation. Students will be learning vocabulary that relates to transportation. They will be identifying different ways of transportation and reading informational articles to compare the speed and effectiveness of each vehicle.
Students will also review comparative and superlative adjectives as they read and write about transportation vehicles.
Vocabulary: transports, navigate, vehicle, car, automobile, passenger, taxi, train, airplane, ship, boat, truck, bus, helicopter, motorcycle, bicycle, subway, subway station, airport, shuttle, etc.
Friday January 10th- First Semester Report Cards will be available in ParentVue and StudentVue. Envelopes will be sent home with pertinent information. The envelope needs to be signed to indicate that you have seen your student’s report, and returned to your child’s homeroom teacher.