The Man Who Invented Basketball is a nonfiction story about James Neismith, the man who invented the game of basketball.
The comprehension focus will be on making generalizations. Generalizations are broad statements made about a topic/subject. They can be valid or faulty. Faulty generalizations are those broad statements that can be disproven.
irregular plurals- some nouns cannot be made plural by adding s or es. The word itself must change. Such as goose becomes geese.Vocabularyusing context- how the word is used in the sentence helps determine a meaning for the word.
PARTS OF SPEECH
articles- announce that a noun is coming ( The boy is sleeping)
nouns/pronouns- people, places, things, animals (teacher, bike, library, octopus)
verbs- action words/state of being (I am tired)
adjectives- describe a noun (The blue sky was streaked with puffy clouds)
prepositions- position of one noun compared to another (The box is under the table)
adverbs- describe a verb (The teacher spoke loudly so everyone could hear her)
conjunctions- connect words, phrases and clauses (His mom emptied the dishwasher and put everything away)
**We are going to be focusing on the structure of an opinion writing piece. We will break it down and practice each part step-by-step. We will use the knowledge gained to practice writing an opinion piece. Our final on-demand district writing assessment will involve stating an opinion, giving reasons, and backing up the reasons with evidence.
Chapter 6 LessonsNative AmericansEuropean ExplorersDeclaring IndependenceThe Revolutionary WarExpansion and GrowthThe Louisiana PurchaseLouis and Clark ExpeditionWestward ExpansionThe chapter 6 test is tentatively scheduled for April 1st.