• Week of May 13th

    OPEN HOUSE is Thursday! 6:30 to 8:00

    MVMS Book Fair and Art Fair

    This week at home..

    1) Read your new book each night and bring to class

    2) Bring a parent to Open House on Thursday and participate in the extra credit scavenger hunt.














    Nonfiction Signposts
    CC: What is the difference/comparison?  Why does it matter? In other words, what does the author want you to know?
    WG: What does this word mean? Why is it important in order to fully understand the topic? What does the author want you to know?
    QW: Who said these words? Use your own words to explain what these quoted words are saying. What do these quoted words tell us about the topic? What does the author want you to know?
    NS: Why do these numbers matter? In other words, what are these numbers and stats saying about the topic?
    AEL: What word is being used by the author? What is the author emphasizing with this word? What does the author want you to think?
    C - claim
       although, despite, in spite of, regardless, even thought, while
    L - lead in
       first, to begin, in the beginning, next, then, since, meanwhile, eventually, first, second, at this point, furthermore, while, so, but, and
    E - evidence
       for instance, for example, in addition, specifically, additionally, such as, to clarify, to emphasize, even if
    A - analysis (examination and interpretation of the evidence)
       truly, certainly, clearly, in fact, although, regardless, despite, to explain, to clarify, regardless
    R - reasoning (return to train of thought, bring reader back on track, final comment on claim and the topic)
       ultimately, obviously, in conclusion, to summarize, as one can see, without a doubt, definitely, overall