In November, the students began using a new web based program called NoRedInk as part of our warm up activiites in class. This site allows the students to pick topics that they like, for example their favorite TV shows and music. It then creates sentences based on their interests which they then use to improve their written language skills. Right now we are working on parts of speech. The students enjoy using it and it is a great tool to kick off our class. Students are also working on identifying 3 different types of sentences and what the components are for each sentence. We are looking at simple, compound and complex sentences. We have completed lessons on simple and compound sentences and should be finishing the unit before the holiday break.
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The 8 Blue TEam
Ms. Amaral - Social Studies