Today we are beginning our second unit of Math. The concepts covered in this unit will be place value of larger numbers, addition, and subtraction of multi-digit numbers, as well as creating and interpreting graphs and data. The unit will last approximately three weeks with the final assessment tentatively planned for the week of October 7-11th.
Please find attached the family letter with information about the unit vocabulary and answers for homework. Also attached is the unit’s Profile of Progress with related IXL modules.
IPP Unit 2-2neu6o6
Unit 1: The Arc of the Story; Writing Realistic Fiction
1 – Creating and Developing Stories and Characters that feel real.
- Imagining stories from small moments
- Developing believable characters
- giving characters struggles and motivations
- Plotting with a story arc
2 – Drafting and revising with an eye toward believability
- Show, don’t tell
- feeling and drafting the heart of your story
- orienting readers with setting
- writing powerful endings
3 – Preparing for publication with an audience in mind.
The kids love writing their stories and can’t wait to show you their final piece!
- Reading as you are in the book.
- Figuring out confusing parts in a book.
- Stop and jot important parts that need more discussion.
- Read at a proper speed – parts that need to be read slowly should not be rushed, envision the story as it’s told.
- Find the flow of the book – where are the problems, where are the solutions.
- Make a movie of the book in your mind.
- Use patterns in the character’s actions to form ideas (what patters are you noticing about them?)
- How do the character’s new actions fit or change these patterns you’ve noticed?
- Stop and think – why might a character act like this?
- Pay attention to a character’s desires and how they are achieved. (What do they want? What obstacles must they overcome? What motivations do they have?)
- Stop and think – what does the author repeat about a character? Why does he/she repeat these things?
- Do everything you’ve learned about how to read intensely.
- Read, while thinking about many aspects of the book.
- Ask early on in the book “what is this story about?”.
- Be alert for any parts of the book that seem very important.
- Connect different parts of the book and try to think across the entire book.
- Connect all of the ideas that you’ve had about the book.