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Meeting dates: Tuesdays 10:00-10:40 beginning 1/10/12

Learning Focus:

Word Study
- blending, segmenting, word origin and using context to determine meaning
- determining importance and supporting details

March 20, 2012
Dear Families,
Due to our incredibly crazy CCAP schedule these past two weeks, we have been really hit and miss with our reading. SORRY! Fortunately we are sharing, if not exactly together, a lovely book that is stimulating your child's imagination and word power. We will hold our final BFG reading session on Friday in the morning. We'll go over their amazing words, read the last chapter together and share a fun project.Thank you for your support through out this whole novel study! Although our time together is very limited, it is still incredibly valuable to share in your child's academia.

March 13, 2012 - Please read the chapters: THE PLAN and CAPTURE...and note at last three stupendous words. We will devour the final chapter together next week!

January 17, 2012 - family letter
January 24, 2012 - family letter
January 31, 2012 - family letter
February 7, 2012
February 16, 2012

February 21, 2011

Dear Families,
Wow! We decided that Sophie is very TENACIOUS. She just doesn’t want to give up and we predict that she is going to stick with it until she convinces the BFG to make a difference in the world. We also decided that in our own unique ways, we are tenacious as well! Thank you so much for reading with your child over the long weekend! Today we enjoyed just being together and talking about our fun adventures using all of the amazing vocabulary that we’ve discovered thus far!
This week the summary format looks just a little different. I wanted them to be familiar with the summary sheet that the 2nd graders use to start off. We will end the BFG sessions with a complete summary paragraph. I would like to propose current event summaries for an extended project at that point. Mixing the Dream and Journey to London. Lauren has a little bit of the previous chapter to finish up. I’m sorry that we had the mix up on Valentine’s Day…there was just so much excitement in the air.
I have included 3 new notecards for BFG-worthy words to share with the group.
Have a wonderful week!
Ms. Falcone


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About the Author ~ Bio
Roald Dahl was one of the greatest story-tellers of all time. He was born in Llanduff, South Wales, of Norwegian parents, in 1916, and educated in English boarding-schools. Then, in search of adventure, the young Dahl took a job with Shell Oil in Africa. When World War II broke out he joined the RAF as a fighter pilot, receiving terrible injuries and almost dying in a plane crash in 1942.
It was following this “monumental bash on the head” and a meeting with C. S. Forester (author of the famous Captain Horatio Hornblower stories) that Roald Dahl's writing career began, with articles for magazines such as The New Yorker. He wrote successful novellas and short stories for adults, such as Tales of the Unexpected, before concentrating on his marvelous children's stories. The first of these, James and the Giant Peach, in 1960, was followed by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and an unbroken string of hugely successful, best-selling titles.
Roald Dahl worked from a tiny hut in the pale orchard of the Georgian house in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire which he shared with his wife, Liccy. He was always brimming with new ideas and his many books continue to bring enormous enjoyment to millions of children and their parents throughout the world.
Roal Dahl Official Web Site - FUN!

Lexile® measure: 720L
DRA: 50
Guided Reading: U (To be read with support)
  • Comedy and Humor
  • Fantasy
  • Courage and Honor
  • Friends and Friendship

BFG Reader's Theater Script
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