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My Favorite Math Sites:Fraction Games online (In Google Classroom):
Want to read a good book? https://www.storylineonline.net/
What do good readers do?
· Make predictions about what you are reading
· Reread when it doesn’t sound right
· Reread when you start to daydream
· Reread when you don’t understand
· Sound out words or chunks of words that you can identify
· Take your time and don’t rush
· Read just right books: If you are missing 5 or more words on a page, maybe the book is too hard.
· Don’t abandon books… try and finish the book
· Learn more information from books, especially nonfiction books
· Understand what you are reading andConcentrate on what you are reading
· Read around the word, look at pictures, use picture clues , and use context clues
· Look up words when you don’t know what that word means
· Reread... reread ....reread
· When you don’t know a word: ask a friend or adult, talk about it with your teacher or parent, sound it out
· Use your background knowledge: What do you know about the story or the topic in the story.
· Keep reading(even if you hit a speed bump)
· Ask questions
· Think ahead (predict) and summarize
Great Sites to visit:
( Patricia Pollacco) www.patriciapolacco.com
Great site for Handwriting practice:
What do Great Writer's Do?
· Indent new paragraphs
· Use punctuation and capital letters when needed
· Ask some questions in my writing
· Use some little sentences and some long sentences in our writing
· Try and use terrific, fantastic, excellent word choice in their writings! VIVID VOCABULARY
*Use a thesaurus to help you find GREAT words!
Instead of saying LOVE fifty times: say love, adore, admire, cherish, relish, fond of
· Use similes ( Her eyes sparkled like diamonds. She is as skinny as a rail. ) and metaphors
( His stomach is a bottomless pit. Or The mall was a beehive of activity.
· Look for fantastic adjectives… not just a boat, but a mammoth boat
· Have a beginning ( introduction) , middle, and end ( or conclusion)
· Start a sentence with a great HOOK: I want to try and get the reader’s attention.
· I must have a great conclusion.
*I may want to use some good transition words like: Finally, With this in mind, In closing
· Put our “fingerprint” on our writing using adjectives: Does this writing sound like you wrote it?
· Use compound sentences: I am his sister, and he is my brother.
*Reece wanted a good grade on the math test, so she studied last night.
· Always put a comma after writing no or yes. J (Yes, I want to come with you today.)
· Use a thesaurus or dictionary as an aide ( Try and spell words correctly.)
· Present a clear topic and stay on that topic : Don’t add irrelevant details or details that don’t belong!)
· Try to make our writing interesting : If you read it and it is boring, go back and make it better!
· Try to have 5-7 good sentences in our paragraphs
· Reread what we have written to see if it makes sense
· Put apostrophes and quotations marks where they are needed
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875669.html ( Thunderstorms)
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875830.html ( Hurricanes)
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/tornado1.html ( tornadoes)
http://skydiary.com/kids/tornadoes.html ( tornadoes)
Great Math sites:Fraction Games online (In Google Classroom):