Just Like Josh Gibson
Today we'll begin the final unit of the Reading Street series. Unit 6: Traditions focuses on how traditions and celebrations are important to our lives, and all five stories of this final unit will emphasize those themes.
Batter up! This week's paired selections are both about baseball. Just Like Josh Gibson is the realistic fiction account of a young girl who tries to play ball as well as her hero, Josh Gibson. Our second selection is a timeline of baseball history called How Baseball Began.
Your child can practice this week's vocabulary list words by playing the series of Java Games linked below in the Quia Activities section. There are four games that range in difficulty, beginning with Flashcards, then Match Game, Concentration, and finally Word Search. The words and definitions are available online by clicking the link to the List of Terms found near the top of any of the Java Games pages. Once your child has mastered matching the list words and definitions, he should click the link for the Cloze Activity which tests list vocabulary in sentence context.
The Useful Links section contains Internet links to enrichment activities, information, fun, and games that correlate to this week's stories. I have provided them for you to use with your child(ren) at home. Our spelling list contains contractions formed from are ('re), not (n't), have ('ve) and had/would ('d), so you'll find links to spelling games that stress contractions. This week's grammar skill is using capital letters when writing dates, months, and holidays, so I've included links for that skill near the bottom of the list.