Introducing Elements of Fiction: Jack and the Beanstalk
This week students are going to learn about the elements in fiction. They will be reading an discussing Jack and the Beanstalk to learn how elements of fiction interact to develop the plot of this wonderful fictional story. As they read the story, students will identify the setting, including place and time. Students will complete a plot map and learn to cite evidence from the text to support claims from the story.
They will work in small groups to identify character traits and find information to support the description of the characters in the text.
Additionally, students will use a double bubble map to compare and contrast the main character with themselves. On Friday, students will take a vocabulary quiz where they will apply the lesson vocabulary.
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Conventions of Standard English: Pronouns, Prepositions, Using Have, Has, and Had
Students continue practicing with the use of pronouns and prepositions in their speaking, listening, reading and writing.
They will also learn the relation between pronouns and the use of 'have, has and had.'
Some points to remember when using 'have, has and had:
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Monday September 24th thru Friday September 28th
Concepts of English: Using Adjectives, Pronouns and Prepositions
This week our students will be practicing answers to comprehension questions about short story, The Family Reunion. Students will also learn to use pronouns and prepositions, as they write a summary for the short story.
Resources to study/ review:
Subject Pronouns-Pronouns that are the subject of the sentence are called subject pronouns. These are:
I - I love learning English!
You - You are my best student.
She - She has a nice voice.
He - He forgot his textbook.
It - It was on the table.
We - We have to leave soon.
They - They all cleaned up together.
Object pronouns-Object pronouns are used when the person or thing is the object of the sentence:
Me - Can they hear me?
You - I will wait for you.
Her - What's wrong with her?
Him - Mary said she wants to marry him.
It - Who broke it?
Us - She will email us tomorrow.
You - Is anyone sitting next to you?
Them - I will take them.
Prepositions - also known as prepositions of time, place and location (in, on, at)
Describing Physical and Emotional States
We hope everyone enjoyed Monday off!
This week our class will be studying physical attributes and emotional states of people. Using a character of their choice, students are going to develop a piece of writing to describe this person according to physical attributes and emotions. They will write at least 3 sentences about the person of their choice.
Students will also be reading The Family Reunion, a short story by Paz Gonzalez. They will apply the vocabulary they have learned from family relationships and will also share activities that families from different cultures share when they get together. Students will take a comprehension quiz on Friday.