This week in Fifth Grade we will begin our Book Study of Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. This week’s Book Study is done in class as a read-aloud in order to hone our critical listening skills. Each chapter is accompanied by an in-class discussion and a project.
At the end of each section, we focus on a study skill or research skill. Recently, we practiced writing summaries by utilizing an activity called “Ten Important Words”. In this activity, students work independently or with a partner to pull only ten “important words” out of a section or a chapter.
Once the students chose their ten words, they wrote them on sticky-notes and created a graph on the board. They analyzed the results in order to choose the ULTIMATE ten words, and then organized their thoughts in order to create a general topic sentence.
Using these materials, each student will write an individual summary on the designated chapters in our novel.
FIFTH GRADE NEWS & NOTES
March 2: Early Dismissal 2p.m.
March 21-April 1: Spring Break
April 4: School Resumes