Reading & Writing Fables

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Our next writing focus is going to be learning to write FABLES.  Fables are a great way to begin to explore the genre of Narrative.  This week we will start to explore the features and structures of FABLES by reading them in class.  As we read we are identifying 5 main elements: exposition (setting & characters), rising action, conflict, falling action and the moral (lesson).  You may like to read some fables at home together (these can be added to your nightly Reading Journal).  You can find some at this website: Fables for children

After reading you could complete an organiser: CommonCoreFablesGraphicOrganiser

Are you practicing multiplication at home?

We have discovered that there are many ways to show a multiplication fact: equal groups of, repeated addition, an array, and a number sentence (which has a turn around fact).

Here are some examples so mums & dads know what the different ways look like…

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Remember the first number in the fact represents how many groups (or how many times we have to add, or how many rows there will be) and the second number is what we are counting by (or adding repeatedly or will be in each group or in each row). Good luck!