Topics of Study

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March

Reading
We are reading the novel, "The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963" and continue to apply all our reading strategies as we move along in the story. Students are also working on timed reading selections to prepare for PARCC testing.

Writing
Students are working hard to write strong literary analysis essays, narratives, and research simulation tasks. We have been discussing formulas and writing styles, in addition to the use of quotations and citing evidence.

Math
We are currently in Unit 6 of the Everyday Math program where we are studying exponential notation, the power of ten, line plots, multiplying decimals, and converting measurements in the metric system.

Science/Social Studies
We have just started our Social Studies project on the Westward Expansion. Students will research a sub topic of the Westward Expansion, like the Gold Rush or Lewis and Clark and create a book of their compiled research.