New Novel Study -“Number the Stars” We will begin reading Lois Lowry’s (historical fiction) novel which is based upon events leading to World War 2 in Copenhagen. The story of Danish resistance is told through the eyes of a young girl as she tries to comprehend the complicated aspects of both war and friendship. Students will analyze characters, identify countries of northern Europe, research possible escape routes, while continuing to make inferences while utilizing context clues.
New Word List will go home on Monday, April 16.
Students are expected to know how to spell and define each word.
We will be wrapping up our lengthy unit on the Revolutionary War.
Tuesday, April 17
Language Arts/ Writing:
We will design international post-cards using our text as inspiration.
Students will compose thoughtful, historical and informative postcards, as if they were writing from one of the landmarks in Copenhagen.
Students will continue to identify prepositional phrases. They will also demonstrate proper usage of commas when composing and editing sentences.