Theme 3: What is Light?
Big Idea: Inferring means you use what you know to help you understand what you are reading. This process involves taking the information from the text and combining it with what you already know to form a new idea.
Review: Ask Questions
Big Idea- In order to ask a quality question, you first have to know the main idea of a passage or section. The main idea is what the paragraph/section is mostly about. Your question should be related to the main idea.
Target Skill: Rhythm and Rhyme
Big Idea: Rhyming words have the same vowel and consonant ending
Example: see-bee, eat-feet, Sam-ham
Grammar: Compound Sentences
Big Idea: two complete sentences that are joined by a conjunction. Example: She went to the movie, and she did her homework. (common conjunctions: and, but, or)
Big Idea: these types of sentences are statements. Example: She likes going to school everyday.
Big Idea: these types of sentences are questions. Example: What are you doing today after school?
Word Study Week 1: Long Vowel Sound
Big Idea: A word has a long vowel sound if you hear a,e,i,o, or u. Examples: Bake and light
Word Study Week 2: ch, sh, th, and wh words (consonant digraph)
Big Idea: This writing genre is a made up story; however, it could actually happen in real life. These stories have: characters, plots (beginnings, middles, and ends), settings (where the story takes place), and often times a theme (central message).
Big Idea: All paragraphs have a main idea, and the details in the paragraph all support that idea.
Theme 3 Test: Tuesday, October 3rd
Theme 3 Writing pieces: Realistic Fiction and Science Fiction (Students will choose one to publish and turn in on October 3rd)