This week in Reader’s Workshop, we have been discussing “Close Reading.” We have been reading a Jackie Robinson poem. We read through the poem multiple times and students annotated the poem in collaborative groups. Students were also asked to answer text dependent questions using evidence from the text. Going deeper, we will be reading a story called “Teammates” and students will be synthesizing information from the story and poem. I have posted a picture of the poem below.
In Writer’s Workshop, students have chosen a piece of writing which they will take through the writing process. They have been doing an excellent job of using a rubric to review expectations, as well as working in collaborative groups to check each others pieces. Please ask you child about what piece they’ve chosen.