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    What we are working on in Trimester 3, Spring 2022
    • word study activities- such as spelling with shaving cream & magnetic letters, Vocabulary Spinner, Vocabulary Kaboom, & Vocabulary Heads-Up
    • student choice with word study activities
    • introduce meanings of synonyms, antonyms, homophones
    • discussing ways we can be kind to others to support RFIS Paws of Positivity
    • using energizers/brain breaks
    • providing examples of complete sentences
    • discussing nonfiction text features
    • reading nonfiction
    • analyzing what's important in nonfiction texts
    • summarizing nonfiction texts
    • comparing & contrasting nonfiction texts
    • utilizing graphic organizers to practice note-taking while reading nonfiction texts
    • illustrating vocabulary to show comprehension
     
    What we practiced in Trimester 2, January-March 2022:
    • classroom routines
    • using energizers/brain breaks
    • quick writes
    • discuss the meanings of suffixes & prefixes, and add them to our Word Wall
    • reading fictional texts to identify the theme
    • writing about the theme
    • answering comprehension questions
    • analyzing vowel sounds to improve fluency
    • word study activities with vowel sounds- such as Picture It, spelling with shaving cream, pipe cleaners, & scrabble letters
    • identifying author's craft in nonfiction texts, especially figurative language
    • discussing the importance of author's craft
    • understanding vocabulary before reading
    • practicing what was learned in the writing unit