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.
- Words to Know: prefixes Help your child choose a vocabulary word around which he or she can build a story. Then he or she makes up sentences using the rest of the words.
- Spelling/Phonics: r-controlled vowels Have your child name the words that have the same vowel sound as the word you say aloud. Then help your child identify the letters that stand for the vowel sound in each word.
Your child will read two passages and then determine the author’s point of view. Have your child explain his or her answer.