Born in China
Welcome back! We hope everyone had a great and re-energizing break.
During the next coupe of weeks our class will be taking an epic literature journey into the wilds of China. We will be following the stories of some animal families to review skills such as using context clues to find meaning of new words, finding supporting evidence from text and summarizing.
This week we will be reading a series of Disneynature short articles that feature The Snow Leopard, The Giant Panda and The Snub-nosed Monkey. Students will review and apply comprehension skills that will help them prepare for the upcoming Georgia Milestones End of Grade Assessment.
Students will focus on the following vocabulary: adaptation, crepuscular, nocturnal, threat, solitude, scarce, herd
April 19th - April 28th- Georgia Milestones End of Grade Assessment
April 26th- Progress Report sent home
Animal Kingdom: How do animals contribute to the environment?
This week our class is researching about different types of animals, their characteristics and habitats. Students will be learning common names of animals within the following groups:
Also this week: LITERACY NIGHT
Come and enjoy Literacy Night hosted by the ECMS Language Arts and Social Studies departments.
When: Thursday, March 30
Where: East Cobb Middle School
Some of the activities will include: karaoke, cake walk, scavenger hunt,computer lab activities, and more!
A representative from the Cobb County Public Library will be available to sign up students, staff, and parents for a library card if you don't already have one.
It's very easy to get a card to access the public library! Just bring one of the acceptable forms of identification with you to Literacy Night and complete a short form.
Click here for a list of acceptable forms of identification.
*Students must be accompanied by an adult to attend Literacy Night.
Learning About Endangered Species
links to After reading the article Tigers in Trouble, students in our class will be researching to develop a summary. Students will use a flow map to organize their ideas as they gather information about an endangered species of their choice. They will use this organizer to write a summary of their endangered animal incorporating new vocabulary words into their summary.
We will focus in the following vocabulary this week:
The following links to websites will provide additional information for this learning experience:
How can we affect our Environment?
This week our class will be focusing on informative/explanatory genre. Students will be reading nonfiction articles from Write Times for Kids, learning and applying vocabulary words that relate to the features of this particular genre.
Academic vocabulary to focus:
Additional Media Sources of information:
Lessons Learned from The Lorax
After reading the poem of The Lorax, our class will be focusing on lessons we learned from the poem and moving from this wonderful fictional story into non fiction information about the environment.
Students will working in small groups to share information and ideas and reading to learn about ways to protect our environment. They will be compiling a series of graphic organizers, where they document their learning, as part of a project that they will turn in for a grade.
The following online resources can help students learn more about environmental protection. Each title is a link that students can click on to learn more about the topic: