Make many words using a root word, continue the muskrat story, and write an informational text about an animal.
I can break down unknown words into units of meaning (affix, root) to determine definitions.
I can retell stories (including fables, folktales and myths) in my own words. I can define the central message, lesson and/or moral of a story. I can explain the central message, lesson, and/or moral using key details from the story.
I can recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources about a topic. I can take notes about a topic. I can sort the information from my notes into categories.
I can develop a topic with facts, definitions and details. I can group facts and related information together about a topic.
I can identify the writing style/genre (opinion, informative, or narrative) that best fits my task and purpose. I can use organizers to develop my writing idea. I can create a piece of writing that shows my understanding of a specific writing style.