Welcome to Division 24
Here is a run down of the topics and material that we are currently covering in class.
English Language Arts (ELA)
Reading Strategies: Questioning and Making Connections
- Access and integrate information and ideas from a variety of sources and from prior knowledge to build understanding
- Use a variety of comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing to deepen understanding of text
- using contextual clues; using phonics and word structure; visualizing; questioning; predicting; previewing text; summarizing; making inferences
Questioning is a reading strategy that is taught to students to help them engage with the text. It helps the reader to clarify what he or she is reading and to better understand the text. Asking good questions is a way for students to monitor their own comprehension while reading.
Making connections is a critical reading comprehension strategy that helps students make meaning of what they are reading. When students make connections to the texts that they are reading, it helps them to make sense of what they read, retain the information better, and engage more with the text itself.
Students can make connections between:
- the text and themselves
- the text and another text
- the text and the world around them
These strategies can be practiced at home during daily reading. Having conversations about questions and connections you have to the text will help develop rich discussions and help to reenforce the strategy.
TumbleBooks is a collection of online reading material. It is worth checking out if you are looking for new and interesting things to read.
TumbleBooks login info:
Username: sd33 Password: reads
- Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
- Paragraph structure - the use of a topic sentence and supporting detail
- Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving
Ordering and comparing fractions
- comparing and ordering of fractions with common denominators
- estimating fractions with benchmarks (e.g., zero, half, whole)
- using concrete and visual models
- equal partitioning
Check out some of the fun math games here found on this site:
- Greg Tang Math Games:
Term 3 Outcomes
Big Idea: Energy can be transformed
Sample questions to support inquiry with students:
What is energy input and energy output?
What is energy conservation?
What is the relationship between energy input, output, and conservation?
Term 3 Outcomes
Big Idea: British Columbia followed a unique path in becoming a part of Canada