Similar to learning the basics 1-10 Multiplication table, understanding how to write a paragraph is an important thing. I remember last June, during a planning session, Mr. Fuller (Grade 4/5) suggested I try teaching my Sentence unit in conjunction with the skill of paragraphing.
First, we began working on a KWL (what we know, what we want to learn, and what we learned) chart on the topics of sentence writing and paragraphs. We will add to this as we move forward:
I often used YouTube videos, in conjunction with handouts, in-class lessons, and practice time. The following videos will assist us when looking at the type of sentences we will work with.
A shot of the sentences, awaiting my feedback after the trip to the Island School.
This is a topic or post we will have to return to. Learning how to write a variety of sentences and a solid paragraph does not happen in one day. It is my hope that we will carry these skills into the other subject areas.
|This is on the front board. Most students will write down what they need to do in the agenda.|
|An image of the Homework/Assignment chart from several years ago. A simple smile acknowledges the completion of an assignment and a red X indicates that you have something to complete.|
I may not bring my computer to the Island School and will not blog until the weekend. At that point, I will post some images from our trip. See you soon! Thanks for helping your son or daughter prepare for this trip.