Content: Our fantasy fiction unit continues past the think phase where students will draft their short stories step-by-step using all the qualities of good narrative writing that they practiced on their personal narrative. Elaboration should include using dialogue, internal thought, setting and action to balance the internal and external parts of the story. A focus on how to punctuate dialogue and how to anchor it with setting or action will further develop student writing. Over break, don’t be surprised if your student continues to work on their draft which we will revise, edit and publish upon our return from break.
Grammar: Our last study in our sentence unit covers "non-sentences." That is, run-on sentences and fragments.
Spelling: Students will finish their spelling study they began last week with a test on Thursday either covering Greek and Latin Number Prefixes (mono, uni, bi, tri) or words with the GH and PH sounds that make an /f/ like alphabet, or are silent, such as dauGHter.