Students have been reviewing and learning about Literary Elements (or Story Elements). They are applying these terms to their summer reading books. They are also finding images to go along with the elements and writing simple, compound, and complex sentences as narration for their pictures. These will eventually be put on Photostory 3, resulting on an audio-video presentation.
We are also creating our own textbooks in our journals. Students are creating a Table of Contents, and there is a section for reading response. These journals should stick like glue to my students. They will need them every day.
We are also learning two vocabulary words a day: irenic, skosh, holus-bolus, adust, bibelot, ripsnorter, marmoreal,daedal. Ah...we are getting so smart!