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Survival Facts  

Rainforest Facts



Now you are going to have a try. You are going to do some research of your own to build background knowledge about your survival situations.  Author's often spend a lot of time researching background information before writing about a particular topic.


Students can brainstorm 3 survival situations he could face in the new setting.  Have students annotate the article for inspiration or have them track their inspiration in a graphic organizer.


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Book Fair Carnival


Carnival Book Fair

 Come one come ALL

 Monday Sept. 25th parents/grandparents lunch

Sept. 25th Family/friends night 4:00 - 6:30


Our 9 weeks unit - How does survival influence decision making?




We will begin working on Narrative writing this week. The students

will use the writing prompt (see attached).


The focus standards:

Citing Textual Evidence

Determining Theme and Central Idea

How the plot unfolds in a story

Character Analysis


Point of View

Narrative Writing 

Figurative Language



Comparative and superlative adjectives

Dialogue punctuation


P.T.O. membership is $5. 

The homeroom with the most members will win a pizza party!




Wishlist items for our classroom

* Clorox wipes

* Kleenex

* paper towels

 Please understand these items are optional!





Homeroom parents

Our class will be creating a basket for the silent action on September 25th at the B.B.Q. The theme is "Rainy Day." We need to build the perfect rainy day survival kit. You can send money or items. Suggestions are a blanket, pizza gift certificate, movie gift card, board game, candy, and popcorn. 




Students will receive a new article each week for bellwork. 

Mon-Read the Article


Tues- Annotate Article


Wed - Discuss with Partner


Thurs- Questions


Fri- Writing