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How to Access Front Row at Home   

Front Row is an online program we use to practice reading, vocabulary, and word skills. Students can practice this as much as they would like at home! The link to Front Row is:

https://student.frontrowed.com

Class Codes:

Morton-rzeqyd

Henley-67umjg

Mathis-zvezwz

Drake-5p8mxf

Pompora-f8hw3s


How to Access Story Works at Home  

1. Go to storyworks.scholastic.com

2. Click sign in and then click student

3. The password is morton4th

**This gives you access to all passages that we read in our Story Works magazines. We will be using this magazine a lot throughout the year and I'll always let you know when we use it on the newsletter. 


This Week In Reading   Updated at 10/20/2017 12:46:00 PM

October 23-27, 2017

This week, we will begin studying nonfiction texts. These texts are meant to be read for information and facts. We will begin identifying the different text structures (or ways they are put together when they are written). The five different types of text structures are description, compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, and sequence. We will be breaking down texts and identifying key words to determine their structure. 

Reading skill focus: Nonfiction text structures

Vocabulary skill focus: Breaking words down into syllables-Each syllable has a vowel sound. This helps students decode larger words when they read.

Vocabulary Test on Friday: Decoding words by breaking them down into the correct syllables

Homework: Wolfhounds (Day 2)/The Dove and the Ant WS