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We are about to begin learning and applying the comprehension strategy of determining importance during reading workshop. The students will be reading a variety of passages and texts and determining the difference between interesting and important information. As always, I will begin by modeling, and then the kids will eventually apply the strategy on their own. When applying their strategies independently, they will be  doing so using fiction and nonfiction texts that are appropriate for their reading level.

Writing With the start of the New Year, we will begin a new genre in writing. The kids will learn how to craft an informational piece. The purpose of the informational piece is to teach others about their selected topic which will focus on topics such as American history or engaging topics of choice. The reading comprehension strategy of determining importance will be applied as the kids research their topic and read carefully to determine which information is most essenti…

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