Grade One Explores Nonfiction

Grade One Explores NonfictionDuring trimester three the grade one students studied plants and animals and the genre of nonfiction. After learning the conventions of nonfiction and how to extract information from a text, each student chose a plant or animal to research. The students located resources about their plant or animal, including books and websites. They used these resources to find facts related to habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and life cycle.

Using the facts gathered during research, the students created their own nonfiction book. To provide the students with an authentic audience, we invited the grade six students to come and listen to our nonfiction books. With their audience in mind, the students wrote a draft, revised for details, edited for capitals and punctuation, and published their book.

On Monday, June 6th, the grade six students came to Mountainside to learn about the animals and plants the grade one students researched. Everyone was very excited to teach the grade six students what they had learned about their plant or animal.

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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