This week, our focus has been fact and opinion.
Obviously, we started with a chart ;)
Students had to pick something from the text, decide if is was fact or opinion and tell why (of course!)
I loved their reactions to see what they had gotten! I didn't tell them ahead of time what I had written, and they couldn't see what they were picking. Made for some interesting reactions/faces :)
Students then had to 'research' their topic-using books from our library-and write down 5 facts and 5 opinions about their topic on a piece of paper (the facts and opinions needed to be all mixed together).
For the next day, they had to read a story out of our book, and pull out sentences and determine fact and opinion.
Students did pretty well with this unit! I love that we are at the point with this program (this is our 3rd year), that when I go over certain skills it doesn't take nearly as long as it did in previous years (one of the only good things about the program...)
Next up, classifying and categorizing!
Smiles and Sunshine,