This week the students practiced summarizing and using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words. Specifically, we practiced using the following clues:
-clues from pictures.
-clues from words around the word.
-clues from how the word is used.
I recommend any book by William Steig to practice using context clues. His books are vocabulary rich and offer many opportunities to use the clues listed above.
I came across a site that has short stories related to the theme of bravery. Some stories have audio versions.
Lessons are also explicitly written for each story. The link is http://freestoriesforkids.com/tales-for-kids/values-and-virtues/stories-about-bravery.
Next week is the last week of classes for this first session. The students will complete a writing activity and have an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of concepts explored during this unit. The next unit will start after the Easter break. Look for more details soon!