Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Language Update

AA Dear Parents,

We have been doing 2 major things this week - and will continue for the next couple of weeks.

1. Frindle Novel Study

2. EQAO Prep

we have read and completed chapter 1 and 2 of Frindle. As a class we have read the chapters then students answer question independently. Every Thursday students participate in our guided reading activities where we search for more specific things for example (where in the story does it explain Nick's character). Students practice locating in the novel for specific items. This will help students support their answer by providing evidence - an essential skill for the grade three curriculum.

With regards to EQAO prep. As a class we are reviewing the writing process. In class, we looked at rubrics/scoring guide for the EQAO. Students were able to see what a level 1 answer looks like and what a level 2, 3, and 4 answer looks like.

To begin writing a 1 paragraph response you need;

A web - brainstorm ideas to help organize your writing
Topic/Introductory sentence - tell the reader what you are going to write about (to challenge your self make it interesting and engaging)
Supporting Sentences - include the reasons why the examples are important
Conclusion - write a closing sentence to end the writing