A Birthday Basket for Tía
We'll talk about different family traditons and ways we celebrate them as we read Pat Mora's A Birthday Basket for Tía this week. The paired Reading Online article, Family Traditions: Birthdays, will give my students directions for searching the Internet to find more information about birthday celebrations.
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 words contain the syllables
-tion and -ture, and we'll be working with using commas in addresses, dates, and in the greeting and closing of a letter in English.