Thursday, February 23, 2012

Comprehension: Using graphic aids

We have been learning that we can use graphic aids such as diagrams to help us understand nonfiction texts.  This diagram is of a leaf-cutter bee's cell. We have also been learning about bees this week. 

This picture shows the leaves that a leaf-cutter bee has visited.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mrs. Kornegay Reads Harry Potter

We have been enjoying Mrs. Kornegay's read aloud of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author's Purpose

Today, we discussed author's purpose in writing. We know different kinds of writing. We know fiction, nonfiction, realstic fiction, fantasy, biography, autobiography, poetry, folktales, and plays. There are many different reasons why authors write what they do. For example, an author would write fiction and fantasy to entertain their audience. If an author wanted to tell us facts and information about a topic, they would write nonfiction. If an author wanted to express their feelings in writing that sounds like a song, they would write poetry. If an author wanted you to learn about a person's life, they would write a biography. If the author writes a books about his or her own life, we call that autobiography.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Grammar: Present-Tense Action Verbs

I see Ryan. 
He stands on his tiptoes.
Ryan reaches up to the jar.
Mom and I both watch him.

S, x, ch, sh, tch  “es”
If the naming part tells about “I” “You” or is plural you do not add “es” or “s”.

You      push         the wagon. (push, pushes)
One wheel    falls      off.  (fall ,falls)
Dad   fixes   the wheel.  (fix, fixes)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Online Judy-Clock

You can visit this website to practice telling time using an interactive Judy-Clock.  Click Here!

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