Monthly Archives: August 2014

End of August

Our second week of school was just as busy as our first. We continued to work on important grammar skills, some of which caused confusion last week. These skills included subjects/predicates, prepositions, adjectives, and compound sentences. Several students also practiced … Continue reading

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Helpful Guidelines for Book Commercials

What is a book commercial? The purpose of a book commercial is to entice others to read the book you are sharing.  Think of it as a movie trailer for the book. You will create a 1-2 minute talk about a … Continue reading

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First Week Has Flown By

  This has been a great first week of school.  The students have all been behaving wonderfully and are eager to learn.  We have jumped right into our curriculum and have already reviewed several skills.  We start each class with … Continue reading

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Book Commercials

When I ask my students how they find out about books they would like to read, they tell me that the main way they discover new books is from other readers’ recommendations. A book commercial – a short testimonial sharing a … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

I am looking forward to a wonderful new school year!  Continue to read, read, read!  Please write down a list of all the books you have read this summer.  Which one was your favorite?  Why?  What is your favorite book of … Continue reading

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