This week in ELA we have been focused on raising the level of our written responses to text. We looked at samples of fifth graders' writing to see what they did well, what they could improve, and what ideas we could incorporate into our own readers' notebooks. Our students have been working hard in readers' workshop on making inferences in their books and finding strong evidence to support their ideas. At home you can ask them what they thoughts they're having about what their reading and them push them to say WHY they think that... I know you'll agree that they're really doing some great thinking!