We're off to a great start in Literacy this year! It has been such a pleasure working with your students and getting to know them better. They all bring such important experiences and knowledge with them that continue to form our classroom community into something wonderful.
Our first unit of the year is a short story unit where we read, analyze and write about various short stories and their elements. So far, we have reviewed many literary terms, discussed and explored a traditional plot map and learned about inferences and evidence. Ask your child about the animated short film, "Zero" and how this film followed the traditional plot map formula. Yesterday, we read a short story by Ray Bradbury called "All Summer in a Day" and today we will make inferences about that story and support those inferences with textual evidence.