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Anchor Texts: Young Thomas Edison and Moving Pictures

Target Vocabulary: 

  • invention
  • experiment
  • laboratory
  • genius
  • gadget
  • electric
  • signal
  • occasional


Target Skill: Main Idea and Details – In nonfiction writing such as a biography, the author includes serveral important ideas about the topic. Each important idea is a main idea. Supporting details are facts and examples that help explain the main idea. As the students read, they will determine the main idea and provide the details that support it. 

Target Strategy: Summarize– As the students read, they will summarize, or retell, the important events in Edison’s life. 


Cursive News

The students have received their D’Nealian Cursive Handwriting booklet and have begun learning to write their lowercase letters!