I hope everyone had a great three day weekend.
We are continuing with critiquing and revising stories. Students will work with a new story this week. We will first mark up the text and discuss what's happening in the story. Then, we will discuss what the writer did well and what needs work. We will be working with this story for two weeks. Students will then get into groups to rework the story. They will decided what areas need work and work together to add craft elements to the story.
We have our released practice STAAR next week on Monday and Tuesday. We will discuss main idea and supporting details with a non fiction text. Students will work on a non fiction passage to review the reading strategies. Students are also wrapping up book clubs. We will move into short text in small groups next week. After the released test, I will analyze the data and work on specific reading objectives in small groups.
Students will have their second states test on Wednesday.
On Thursday, I will introduce their map project. I will go over the rubric with them and have them get started. The students always have fun with this project.