Mrs. Polen's Smart Cookies

Writer's Workshop - April

Our focus this quarter is to write a piece to MASTERY for narrative, opinion, and informative.   I am re-teaching closings.   They also need to use correct conventions, spell untaught words phonetically, use correct sentence structure, and use conventional spelling for common spelling patterns.

Students will be examining their pieces for all key details to build their piece and note what they are missing.   They are expected to be able to write like it's a test for their final performance.   All the pieces need to be there to get the mastery level.

Our main focus this quarter will be on expository.  The children will finish a plant unit and mid-month we start Animal Research.   There is a standard for typing in a computer program.  We'll use word to make it simple.  They have typing experience in technology but any extra experience you can give them would be beneficial.