This week, we will read the expository text, "The Mystery of Mars" by Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy. With this story, we will talk about the information has been retrieved by Viking 1, Viking 2, and the Pathfinder landers. We will also talk about the similarities and differences between Earth and Mars. We will also practice summarizing information as we read big chunks of text. In grammar, we will focus on independent and dependent clauses and complex sentences. Our spelling pattern will focus on the prefix inter- and the suffixes -ly and -sion.
*Don't forget to have your child read for 20 minutes every school night. Logs will be sent home on Monday and should have a parent's signature for every night and then turned in on Friday.*
Monday - Spelling page from LA workbook
Tuesday - Write spelling words 3xs each in LA notebook
Wednesday - Spelling worksheet (usually a Word Search, ABC order, Missing Letter worksheet made by me)
Thursday - Vocabulary page from workbook and study for Spelling and Reading test
Friday - None