Reading/Writing Workshop

Narrative Text

Narrative text incorporates elements of a story line.  Some of these elements include character traits, setting, plot, and theme.  Your student will have the opportunity to read quality literature in the form of Newbery Award Winners as well as having access to the thousands of titles in our library.  We also have a wonderful classroom collection.

 Informational Text or Expository Text

The majority of our informational reading comes in the form of social studies text and science text.  We will be learning to read and interpret text structures, incorporating research, and learning quality note-taking skills all year long.  We pay attention to comprehension strategies in our informational reading as we do in our narrative reading.  These strategies include accessing background knowledge, asking questions, making predictions, determining importance, inferring, and synthesizing.

Related Links

» Read Write Think
Many resources for students, parents, and teachers.
» Rhyming words for poetry
This link is from the poetry4kids website and will allow you to type a word you're trying to rhyme in order to get some possible words. Exploring around the site will provide lots of poetry activities to enjoy.
» Cindy Coleman's Web Links
An amazing resource for a variety of reading, writing, grammar, resources and references materials.