Dear Family Member:
This week we will be focusing on the benefits and drawbacks—the positive and negative aspects—of new technology. We will be exploring our ideas about technology and how we can support our opinions with facts and observations.
Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.
Your child will read two passages and then determine the author’s point of view. Have your child explain his or her answer.
Genre: Informational Text: Persuasive Article, CCSS RI.6.8, RI.4.7
Introduce the Concept: Build Background, CCSS RI.5.1b, RI.5.1c
Listening: Interactive Read Aloud, CCSS SL.5.2
Strategy: Reread, CCSS RI.5.6, RI.5.8
Skill: Author’s Point of View, CCSS RI.5.8, RI.6.6
Phonics: r-Controlled Vowels, CCSS L.5.3a, RF.5.4b
Fluency: Phrasing, CCSS L.5.3a, RF.5.4b
Writing Traits: Organization, CCSS W.5.3c, W.5.10
Grammar: Run-On Sentences, CCSS L.4.1f, L.5.3e
Spelling: r-Controlled Vowels, CCSS L.5.3a, RF.5.4b
Vocabulary Strategy: Greek and Latin Prefixes, CCSS L.5.4b