Reading Fiction: Frankenstein's Creature
This week, our IEL students will be reading an adaptation of the fiction narrative Frankenstein's Creature. As we read the text, students will focus on the following skills:
Thursday, we will visit the Learning Commons. Bring any overdue books to turn in and check new ones.
Informational Text: How does the human body work?
IEL students will be reading and learning Informational Text. Students will be applying science related vocabulary to their reading and writing skills
This week we will be focusing on a series of learning activities to learn and apply vocabulary related to the human body systems.
Students will work in small groups to complete a series of projects, which includes illustrating, labeling and using sentence structures to explain the basic information about each system.
Wednesday, students will be in the computer lab to look up information and complete a graphic organizer about a body system of their choice. They will continue their research Thursday and complete information by Friday.
The Skeletal System
The Human Heart
The Human Brain
The brain is part of the nervous system in the human body. It has two hemispheres. The right hemisphere controls the actions of the left side of your body. The left hemisphere controls the actions of the right side of your body. The brain stem controls your breathing, your blinking and your heartbeats. You don't have to tell your body to so this things, your brain automatically does them.
Jack and the Beanstalk- Literary Analysis
This week, due to Conference Week, students will be released at 1:30. Classes are shorter than normal.
Our IEL students will continue working with Jack and the Beanstalk. We will focus on the following skills:
Wednesday and Thursday, students will be taking an assessment for the story. Wednesday will focus on vocabulary and Thursday will assess comprehension skills.
On Friday, students will watch the animated movie version of the story and compare/contrast with the text version discussed in class.
Introducing Elements of Fiction: Jack and the Beanstalk
This week students will be learning elements in fiction and identifying them in a reading selection. As we read and discuss Jack and the Beanstalk, students will learn how elements of fiction interact to develop the plot of this wonderful fictional story. Students will identify the setting, including place and time and will complete a plot map.
Students will also 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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