December 12-13


Today students are working on:

MN State Standard 

MN State Standard

Learning Targets:

  • I can explain how the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text influences how events are described.
  • I can compare and contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

One area that I have noticed where students are struggling this year is knowing when to use there, their, and they’re. Students completed an assignment on this topic last week and did very well. Today, students put what they know into practice by using the appropriate form of there/their/they’re in a free-write.

The free-write prompt was Do you want a rewind button or a pause button for your life? Why? Explain. You must use the word there, their, or they’re in two forms in your sentences.

I met with each student to discuss whether they had used the correct form of the word there/their/they’re in their writing. Many students needed to revisit their work to receive credit for the assignment. They did a great job when they needed to refocus on their work.

Students continued to watch Ruby Bridges, and are looking for similarities and differences between the movie and the memoir Through My Eyes. They are completing this assignment in their language arts notebook.

Students also had some time to work in the computer lab on their persuasive writing.


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