Thursday morning, October 30, the grade two students started looking through their mammal book to find the answers to their questions. When they found the answer, they took quick notes. For instance, when talking about their mammal's habitat they would write the following:
They were not allowed to make full sentences; writing full sentences will be the next step, inshaAllah. The purpose of having the students take quick notes first is to have them jot down important words that relate to the mammal's habitat from the text, take these words and make complete sentences with them. It is important to instill in the students the importance of putting information in their words to prevent plagiarism. In addition, this step demonstrates if the child understands what he or she is reading.
Next week, we will continue with the seeking of answers and the taking of notes, inshaAllah.
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