This week...

November 26-30

In reading, students will read the nonfiction article "The Evil Swirling Darkness," which recounts a family's experience with the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri. We will study grade-level vocabulary, answer close-reading questions, compare & contrast different points of view, find text evidence, identify text structure, and summarize the text. In writing, students will read two articles and compose an essay that explains the history of two popular foods in America. In spelling, we will review long u patterns.

In social studies, we will begin discussing the American Revolution. Students will learn about the Stamp Act, Sugar Act, "No Taxation Without Representation", the Boston Tea Party, and other factors that led to the war.

Reading Logs and fluency reads are due on Friday.

Remember to read 20 minutes each day!