Happy Monday

Learning target:  Today I am learning to identify key ideas (problem/solution, compare/contrast, order of events) because I want to share what I have read. 

We will complete our second workshop this week.  Students will begin the rSkills test for the  on the software today. This tests the focus skills we have learned with our workshops.  Friday students will take the workshop comprehension test and turn in their 3rd Quick Write.

Happy Monday

Learning target:  Today I am learning to identify key ideas because I want to share what I have read (problem/solution, compare/contrast, order of events).

Students are beginning their last workshop text.  By now most of the students are able to apply the reading focus skill to new texts.  They will be assessed on their specific skill using the software this week.

Monday

Learning Target: Today I am learning to identify key ideas because I want to share what I have read.  (compare/contrast, problem/solution, order of events)

Workshops:

6th grade- When disaster strikes.

7th grade- Under pressure.

8th grade Turning points

This week we will continue to read and identify key ideas from our text.  Students will complete a skill assessment later in the week.

 

Donations

The Autism class is building supplies to practice daily living skills.  They are accepting donations of  clothes, sheets, towels (bath, hand, and washcloths), shoes with laces, jackets (zippers, buttons, and snaps), plastic or metal dishes/flatware, and anything else you may have that will help our students learn how to care for themselves and their home environment.

Monday

Learning target:  I am learning comprehension skills that help me to recall what I have read. (sequence of events, problem solution, compare/contrast) 

This week students will complete a Quick Write and writing assessment.  Students will be working on comprehension skills to help them read for details and recall information they have read.

Wednesday

Learning target:  Today I am learning how to activate prior knowledge because I want to understand what I am reading.

This week students are previewing the new vocabulary for this workshop.  They are also activating prior knowledge of the new topic and making connections to the texts.  This will help them comprehend what we are about to  read.  They completed a reading comprehension assessment yesterday and grades have been posted for the software reading zone.

Monday

Learning Target: Today I am learning how to activate prior knowledge because I want to understand our new topic.

Students were placed in new flexible grouping.  We are beginning our new workshops this week.  Students will complete a quick comprehension assessment on Friday.

Monday

Welcome back!

We are nearing the end of both the first nine weeks and our first workshop.

Learning target:  Today I am learning how to identify and organize information to determine the main idea and/or cause and effect.

Students were assessed on using the main idea and supporting details to complete a detailed summary for their most recent workshop article.  This week we will wrap up the workshop and students will take the workshop Summative assessment.

Wednesday

We are now through with ITBS/COGAT testing.

Workshop Learning Target: Today I am learning how to organize information because I want to understand what I am reading. (cause/effect, main idea, supporting details)

This week students are identifying the main idea and supporting details from a text in order to write a summary.  They are using a summary frame to guide them through the writing process.  Students are being assessed on this writing piece.

Friday we will be going to the Media Center for check out.

Thursday

Workshop learning target: Today I am learning how to organize information because I want to understand what I am reading. (main idea, supporting details, cause and effect)

I am currently posting students’ first quick write and recent assessment.  Students have the opportunity to make corrections on the assessment packet and re-submit to improve their grade.

I will send the results for the most recent RI home next week.

 

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