During the months of September and October, children will be writing personal narratives.
A personal narrative is a piece of writing that recreates an experience based on your own experiences and can communicate a main idea or lesson learned.
We will be exposing children to real published writing so they have a model for writing their own personal narratives. In addition, we will be teaching with mentor texts to help children actually see the skills being emphasized and how real writers have incorporated them. Here is a snapshot of what this might look like:
The teacher will read the mentor text (or a portion of the mentor text) and the class will spend time focusing on & learning a specific skill.
Children are then expected to incorporate the skill into their own writing at some point.
Conferencing with students will be an opportunity for the teacher to talk one-on-one with a student about the lesson and how they should be using the skill that was taught.
In addition, we will be reading various articles in SCOPE magazine.
Scope combines thrilling, complex texts with rigorous support materials to build skills in every strand of the standards.
The wide range of genres includes informational and narrative nonfiction, short fiction, infographics, debates, speeches, and dramas based on myths, classic literature, and history.
Scope offers paired texts whichexplore one topic or theme through two or more genres, requiring students to synthesize, analyze, and make meaningful cross-genre connections.
Scope Online features in-depth support with dazzling videos, audio articles, activity sheets, and quizzes modeled on key assessments. Many activities are available at two or more levels to help differentiate instruction. If you would like to access SCOPE at home, here is the information to log on: go to scopescholastic.com and click on student sign in password: fayetteroom131
Keep an eye out for BOOK CLUBS which will begin mid-October.