In language arts we continue to build our stamina, work with words, and collaborate to learn while integrating technology. We have also discussed how to answer questions using the R.A.C.E.S. strategy. This means we must Restate, Aanswer, Cite, Explain, and Sum up our written responses. We have recently worked with nonfiction texts and text features. We worked on the strategies of inferring/predicting, visualizing and summarizing and the skills of vocabulary, author's word choice, sequence of events, and synonyms.
We are currently working on our research writing on a famous New Jerseyan. We have found our sources, taken notes, and are now drafting our papers. We are very excited to "become" the person we researched for our Living Museum.
We will soon begin reading the novel Shiloh.
We have just started reading Chapter 9 in social studies. We will be exploring famous New Jerseyans and the contributions they have made to our community.
We have recently completed our unit on motion and speed. The students worked very hard on this chapter and learned a great deal about this subject.
Each week in 4G, three students will be in charge of current events. They will need to find or print an article and read it. They will then need to summarize and reflect on this event. Don't forget to attach your article to your work. We look forward to hearing about the current events you will talk to us about!