Week of January 30, 2012
Last week we completed reading Moby Dick. This week we will read The Emperor and the Kite, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, Ira Sleeps Over, and The Underground Railroad.
The teacher will interact with students while reading of these stories to increase literacy skills by asking questions and checking for understanding. When appropriate, students will be asked to determine the plot, main characters, setting, rising actions, climax, resolution, and falling action.
Students will participate in Great Leaps reading program throughout the week.
Students will review sight words during the week. This could be from the first 100 sight words to the first 700 sight words lists depending on the reading ability level of the student.