This week, we finished our analysis of the poem "The Caterpillar." We reviewed the importance of using the lines in the poem to support our reasoning. This is called close reading.
On Thursday, we explored adjectives and adverbs in the poem "The Caterpillar." Students learned that these types of words make writing more visible, interesting and colorful. As the students start to write their own poems, they will be using these types of words to paint pictures with words.
I sent the students' folder home to have them show you what we have been working on so far. I will start doing this after we finish assignments. Please remind your child to return the folder and work to school by next Tuesday.
Some books about adjectives that I recommend include:
Many Luscious Lollipops, Heller
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary, Cleary
Beast Feast, Florian
Some books about adverbs that I recommend include:
Dearly, Nearly, Sincerely, Cleary
Up, Up, and Away, Heller
If You Were an Adverb, Dahl