We have enjoyed many great books while focusing on generating questions while we read. Some of the books we enjoyed included: Baloney, What Can We Do?, and Pinduli. We learned that good readers ask questions before, during, and after reading.
We have been learning about how positive changes can be made by local governments. Town Hall meetings, bills, and laws were a few of the topics we took a closer look at. We also learned about how Rosa Parks helped to make a change to a law. Lastly, we learned about how the federal government is organized into three branches.
Lesson 4 has been all about solving reading and interpreting graphs. Bar graphs, picture graphs, and tally charts are what we focused on. Our class learned to look for key phrases like: How many more, How many fewer, and How many altogether. Then we used our strategies to create equations to find the answers.
Our class has been working hard on writing our personal narratives. The students have become familiar with the process, and now they have been creating their own narratives independently while I conference with them about how to make their writing longer and stronger.