Peek at the Week
Week of January 9th-13th
As the students are reading, they will be thinking of the author’s purpose of writing the book. They will use text evidence to support their ideas.
During the month of January, the students will be writing expository text. In their writer’s notebook, they will generate a list an “expert list.” An expert list is a list of topics that the students know a lot of information about so that they would be able to write an expository essay. As they begin to generate ideas, the writers will also practice writing with voice.
After learning about the ancient civilization of theIndusValleyin present dayIndiabefore break, the students will now be learning about the Zhou and Shang Dynasties in The Huang He Valley of present dayChina. To enhance their learning about the Chinese dynasties, the students will compare and contrast the first leader with the last king. This week, the students will also be given a map of Central andSouthwest Asia. The students will be assessed on this map at the end of January.
The students will begin to practice their acts in the play in the auditorium. Please save Thursday, February 2nd for the date of the performance to kick off Black History Month at Ray Elementary.