In this unit, we are instructing students on the use of words that make you feel or call on the five senses. Read-Write-Think has developed family activities where you can engage with your child to develop their understanding of the five senses in the world around them. A fun way to explore the senses in reading is through poetry. Here is a link to creating sensory poems at home that elicit the senses.
We are also learning the difference between fiction and informational texts. Read books at home with your child that are on the same topic, but are fiction and non-fiction. Ask questions to help your child think about fact or fiction.
In this unit, we are learning how food is different around the world. We are also trying to understand the difference between food we make at home and food that is processed and packaged. As you cook dinner at home, discuss the different foods you are having. Talk about where they came from (their source) and how they were made. If they are connected to other parts of the world, discuss any cultural significance that the foods may have. Also talk about where the foods are able to grow and why.