LITERATURE: This week we read chapter 9 of The Breadwinner. In this chapter, one of the characters shares a bag of apricots with the main character, Parvana. In class, we also had an apricot so we could better connect with Parvana's experience … she hadn't had the sweet treat in years, so the smells, textures, and tastes were heightened for her.
GRAMMAR: Review and practice with adjectives, including a short quiz on those concepts. We also took notes and practiced with a variety of adverb concepts.
VOCABULARY: We introduced a new word list/root set. We are now working with words containing the roots soci (a group of people, companion, partner, friend) and mem (remembering).
WRITING: We started a new project - writing a process paragraph detailing how to prepare for a test. The two writing lab sessions this week focused on planning and drafting.