Over the next 4 weeks each student in Division One will be exploring literature that connects directly to the theme Rights of the Child. Through reading, blogging, responding, and at the very core, conversing with your peers, each of you will gain a deeper understanding of what a 'right' is and you will be able to recognize within literature, as well as in our world today, children whose rights and needs are not being met and what if any, action can be taken to make changes.
Our Learning Intentions for the UnIt: Oral I can interact with others, to improve and deepen my understanding of what I read. I can respond to others, explain my ideas and opinions, and provide evidence for my thinking. I can use class generated criteria to reflect on my ability to speak and listen and set goals to improve my skills. Reading I can use strategies such as making connections and asking questions to extend my thinking while I read. I can extend my thinking after I read by reflecting, responding, summarizing and choosing personally meaningful passages. Writing I can use voice and increased sentence fluency/variety to create interest in my writing. I can use class generated criteria to improve my work. I can use strategies during and after writing to revise and edit my work.