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This Week: Working in Space

posted Mar 9, 2020, 7:34 AM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Mar 9, 2020, 7:34 AM ]
This week we are reading Working in Space, a nonfiction book about some of the many jobs astronauts do in space. This reading selection is interesting for the kids and a great way to get back into the mode of reading and analyzing nonfiction after so long reading and focusing on stories. Our focus while reading will be on the text and graphics features of the selection, namely headings and captions. It's a review, but very important review.

Throughout the week we will be practicing our spelling words on the /ow/ sound. We will also practice vocabulary and grammar (possessive nouns). Please refer to the weekly handout sheet below for the spelling and vocabulary words. I have also posted a slideshow of that teaches the vocabulary words. Don't forget to practice and review throughout the week. 

For writing we will begin our focus on persuasive writing. We began practicing this writing model last week. This weeks the kids will begin planning their own persuasive paper on what they think is the most important recent invention. We will continue work on these papers next week.