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October 21st through 25th
Topic: Performance Arts and Storytelling
Stories: Kamishibai Man
Genres: Realistic Fiction
Target Skills: Cause and Effect; Analyzing Illustrations
Essential Questions: How do traditions play an important role in our culture? What makes folktales unique from other forms of storytelling? How can folktales provide us with more information about a culture? What makes Mexican culture unique and interesting? What conclusions are you able to draw about the characters while reading this week's story?
Each week, students rotate through Daily-5-inspired centers to strengthen their individual skills with overall literacy, independent reading, oral reading, fluency, phonics, spelling, writing, technology, and discussion. Students also complete story checkpoints regularly to gauge their progress with weekly vocabulary words and skills alongside comprehension of the selected genre and story. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you!
Love and blessings, Mrs. Johni Lecoffre
"Kamishibai Man" Vocabulary Mirror Words for Journeys Reading Lesson 9:
Familiar means well-known and seen often.
Blurry means unclear or smeared.
Vacant means empty or available.
Jerky means moving in quick, sharp ways.
Applause means clapping and cheering.
Blasted means made a sudden, loud noise.
Rude means impolite.
Rickety means shaky or unstable.
(Feel free to ask your child to "Mirror Words" for you at home each week as we learn and review new grade level vocabulary!)
Reading Series: Journeys
2019-2020 Class Mission Statement:
(We perform it as a song each day!)
Altruismo, Amistad, Rêveur, Isibindi;
We are helpful, we are kind, magical, and funky!
Full of friendship, lots of laughs, loving one another;
We are brave, we work hard, we care about each other!
"Fly the moon and reach for the stars!"
-Freddie Mercury, Queen's Princes of the Universe
WE ARE... #dreamers #friends #courageous #selfless
"We dream, we give; We're brave, we're friends; We make up one big family, so strong; What's right, what's true; For me, for you; For everyone a place where you belong."
All my best,