During the past two weeks we have been doing a LOT of work with elements of fiction texts . . . setting, characters, and plot . . . WHEW! We've had several good discussion surrounding how these elements affect the text we are reading.
Students got real crafty and created flip books for our hallway bulletin board. You'll want to check it out at open house next week.
This year Norfolk Public Schools has a new reading curriculum titled Wonders. Your child will learn how to become a confident and fluent reader in the 21st Century. Already the children are telling me there is a great deal of interest at home. A big thanks for your enthusiasm and support of your child's reading. Students received a username and password today. This new program has a digital component that allows learning to continue at home with meaningful practice. Perhaps this weekend you would like to check it out with your child. This video provides a short overview of the school to home connection.