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    What we practiced in Trimester 2, 2020-2021:
    • quick writes
    • reading picture books to identify theme
    • writing about theme
    • identifying author's craft in picture books
    • discussing the importance of author's craft
    • understanding vocabulary before reading
    • practicing what was learned in the writing unit
    • synonyms, antonyms, homophones
    • reading Reader's Theater plays to improve fluency

     

     
     
    What we practiced in Trimester 1, 2020-2021:
    • reading fiction
    • comparing & contrasting fictional texts
    • word study activities
    • identifying themes in fictional texts
    • answering questions in writing
    • writing ways we can be kind to others
    • identifying academic vocabulary
    • illustrating vocabulary to show comprehension
    • understanding story elements
    • classroom routines
    • using energizers/brain breaks