In reading, we have been reading LOTS of nonfiction! We spent some time walking around the room and chatting about what we have been learning in our nonfiction books. This sparked interest in new topics, and some of the students even traded books!
We have been focused on nonfiction in writing, too. Since nonfiction topics often involve long, difficult words, we learned how to break a long word into syllables, and then spell it one syllable at a time. Every syllable should have a vowel. Even if we don't get the exact grown-up spelling of a word, we are getting pretty close!
|attempting the spelling of "defeated"|
|this writer attempted the spelling of "Scotland"|