Students read, My Brother Martin and Langston Hughes: A Poet and a Dreamer.
Our target comprehension skill is “identifying author’s purpose.” Students learn to explain historical events while reading a biography and poetry.
Vocabulary: Prefixes: in-, im-, il-, ir-; students learn the meaning of these prefixes and use them to identify meanings of new words.
Students learn about idioms.
Students review dividing words into syllables using the rules of ‘open’ and ‘closed’ syllables.
Fluency: Good readers automatically group words into phrases as they read. These pauses help readers make sense of ideas in the text. We work to to this as we read this week. We pause at commas, and also at the end of sentences.
Essential Question: What might lead a person to try to change the world?