Pontoriero, Cristina


Contact Information:

732-699-1563 x 5403

Literacy: We have rolled out the red carpet for a new unit on nonfiction reading. This marking period, most of our reading time will  be spent reading a variety of self-chosen, high-interest non-fiction texts. The students will learn strategies to read nonfiction well such as making connections and previewing the text for text features. We have discussed the importance of continuing to read fiction on the side – please encourage this at home!

In writing, your child will transition from the world of fiction to the exhilarating and challenging world of opinion/persuasive essays! As an essayist, your child will continue to grow his or her writing toolbox with new skills and techniques. Students will learn strategies for introducing their topics, coming up with a clear thesis, providing reasons to support their thesis, and using evidence to support their reasons. 

Social Studies: We will switch gears from map skills to learning about New Jersey. Students will learn about the four natural regions, land formsand bodies of water found in these regions, natural resources, and the first settlers of N.J. 


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Important dates to remember:

1/15 = 1/2 Day
1/21 = No School
2/12 = 1/2 Day
2/18 = No School

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