Today in class we went over our new vocabulary list for the week. Our root word this week is port which means to carry. We also discussed our vocabulary for our reading tomorrow. The students are not tested on this vocabulary, however I try to pre-teach it before we read so that they know what the words mean when we come across them. We also discussed organizational patterns, such as chronological order, compare and contrast, problem-solution, and cause and effect. The students will need to know these patterns for on their test next month. We will be doing lots of quick multiple choice practice every day identifying these different organizational patterns.
Read at least 20 minutes to prepare for the book talk next Monday, April 28.
Study for the vocabulary quiz on Friday.