This week we thought about synonyms and the different "shades" that words can have and why it is important to use these words in our writing. Also, below is a picture of the hunk & chunks we learned this year during our phonics dance.
Adjectives makes our writing more interesting by adding details and allowing readers to create clear mental image. This week we practiced by revisiting sentences we wrote a few few weeks when learning about nouns and verbs. We went back and included 1-2 adjectives to describe the noun.
In April, we learned the difference between a noun (person, place, thing) and a verb (action word). This week we began exploring another kind of word - an adjective. An adjective is a describing word. After reading book about adjectives, we had a little "popcorn party" and after eating popcorn used adjectives to describe it.
A noun is a person, place or thing. It can be common or proper. Today we learned that a proper noun is the NAME of a person, place or thing and begins with a capital letter. Students worked in small groups to think of a proper noun that would go with each common noun, focusing on using capital letters for proper nouns.
This week we collaborated in small groups to practice using try0it pages to spell tricky words. We focused on writing all of the different ways to show a sound. Once we had a list of words that "sounded right" then we searched for the word that "looked right" to us.
This week, partners worked together to make word observations. We focused on the vowels in the words: long, short, silent, r-controlled, or vowel teams. Then groups shared their thinking with each other.
This week, Mrs. Kent, our literacy coach came and visited our room. We began making word observations...noticing things such as vowels, blends, digraphs, vowel teams, syllables, etc. within a word.
This week we explored onset and rime by creating words with the same rime and adding them to our anchor chart.