Then in reading, we'll begin working through my Nonfiction Reading Unit, which is jam packed full of Common Core informational reading lessons. This week, we'll talk about elements of nonfiction text, compare fiction and nonfiction, and begin looking at nonfiction text features. Just so you know, this isn't our fist encounter with nonfiction reading. I try to incorporate it as much as possible in multiple subject areas.
In math we're starting fractions. Last year I felt like my fractions unit was my weakest area, so I worked like crazy to create an all-inclusive and easy to follow unit that thoroughly taught the Common Core Standards. I am sure that it is going to make my life so much easier to have it all in one place, rather than scrambling around trying to fill in wholes and find new ways to teach difficult skills. I have to say that out of all my math units, this is probably my favorite!
I was able to get my opinion writing unit finished with one whole day to spare! Long story short, I got my days confused, and I was one day ahead of myself. I thought that it was Saturday, when it was really Friday. I was frantic about not having the unit ready, and I worked and worked all day to have it ready. It wasn't until after I finished that my husband told me that I had plenty of time! Regardless of when it was ready, I'm happy to have it completed and ready to go!
This is another six week unit that begins with an overview of all of the lessons. I know I like to see everything at a single glance. You can see that it starts off slowly with advertisements and book reviews, but it does move to writing letters, and persuasive essays.