The Stranger

During Reader’s Workshop, I read a story by Chris Van Allsburg called The Stranger. I have posted some sample questions that you can ask your child at home to review what we discussed during literacy. Who are the characters? What is the setting of the story? What is the problem that gets the story going? […]

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Zathura Discussion

Today we discussed fictional summaries during Reader’s Workshop using Zathura, a book written by Chris Van Allsburg. I have posted a photo below of helpful charts with visual clues that we use in the classroom. It would be a great idea to have a conversation at home with your child about the book. You can […]

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Conferences

Dear Parents and Guardians, I am looking forward to meeting with all of you this week to discuss your child’s progress so far this year. I just wanted to send a friendly reminder that it’s imperative that we stick to the 15 minute time limit for each conference. I have planned back-to-back conferences for all […]

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Genre Chart!

Click the photo below to enlarge the genre chart. It would be helpful when borrowing books from the library or buying books from your local store to always discuss the type of genre the text is. This will reinforce current areas of learning at school.

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