We will continue studying the sentence and its parts. This week students will do the following:
- Identify and use verb phrases in writing
- Identify compund subjects and compound verbs in writing
Students should have brought home a grammar textbook to be used as an additional study resource. It is also recommended that students keep all of their grammar handouts to be used as a study tool when preparing for tests.
We will continue our unit on personal narrative writing. This week students will continue to use a strategy to focus on a place that is significant to them. They will create lists, based on this concept, that includes as many details as possible (in their writer's notebook). Students will receive a lot of writing time this week to write their stories.
Also this week, students will determine strategies to identify large, drawn-out stories versus small, focused stories.