We will continue to work on our Vocabulary workbook, focusing on roots so that students can identify new words and make educated guesses about their definitions based on the roots contained therein. Students will be challenged to use the new vocabulary terms, especially in their narrative writing that we will be doing this term. Sometimes called "creative writing" (shouldn't all writing be creative?!), narrative, imaginative, and poetic writing will be our focus this winter term. We will continue to refine each student's writing ability for correctness, and will add description and use of metaphor and dialogue to develop characterization, plot, and emotional effect. AND we should have a great deal of fun while we work hard!