In Writing Workshop today we read Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type, by Doreen Cronin. This author uses interesting words and sounds to help the reader understand the story better. We talked about several words from the text. We learned what it means to strike. We also learned about the words impossible and impatient and talked about what "im" at the beginning of words means. We talked about the words furious and deamnd and thought of other words that mean about the same thing. Ask me to tell you how the story ends. Today in our writing, we tried to use interesting words that would help our readers understand our stories better. Word choice is important and it shows students are taking intellectual risks to write more difficult words.
We continued on our journey reading across America. Today we visited California. We read the book The Camping Trip that Changed America, by Barb Rosenstock. This book is about how Teddy Roosevelt was inspired to create the National Parks, National Forests, and wildlife sanctuaries. Here's a peek into this great book!