January 16

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The warm up today was page 2 in the context clues packet the students received on Friday.

Students viewed an interview with Malala while they were taking notes. Their purpose for viewing was why does Malala feel education is important. After viewing, the students completed a quick write, pulling their thoughts together. After the quick write, we viewed the interview again, or the students used the QR Code to go right to the transcripts and they found three quotes that supported Malala’s beliefs on education and interpreted their meaning.

Link to Jon Stewart’s Interview with Malala

QR Code to Jon Stewart’s Interview with Malala-2ajptgz

Ticket out the Door: Students should complete the ticket out the door using one of the quotes about education that is on the assignment sheet.

All work that was not completed in class, is due at the beginning of class on Wednesday.

January 11

Thursday, January 11, 2018

First, we are having a few issues in class with students not being prepared or having basic supplies like paper and pens/pencils. Also, after months of sending out information, some students do not have a copy of I Am Malala: Young Readers Edition. Students do not have to purchase the book; they can check one out from the local library. It is important that all students are prepared and have the needed supplies for class. We have already started this reading, so the students without the novels are struggling.

Today, the students are taking a pretest for the next unit in our STARs books. Afterwards, they will be using Chapters 1-5 in I Am Malala to find vocabulary context clues and make predictions for the novel.

January 11

Wednesday, January 10, 2017

Today, students will work on how to read a math word problem. we will go over strategies of how to annotate a prompt, how to break down a prompt, and how to know exactly what the prompt is asking for.  This will certainly help students with their math testing and word problems in the future.

The students practiced with four different prompts during class.

January 5

Friday, January 5, 2018

The students completed the centers for the background information. If they did not complete any of the centers, they should complete them this weekend. All centers are o

under the pages, large yellow section to the right , under”Malala Background Information”

Homework – Put all papers from the Malala background information in order to turn in on Monday morning.


January 4

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy 2018!

I am excited to get the new quarter started, and I hope the kids are too! Today and tomorrow, we are doing small group work on background information on I Am Malala: The Young Reader Edition. We will start reading the novel on Monday 1/8/18, so please make sure you have your copy!!!

Homework – If you did not complete your center today, the notes are under the “Malala Background Information” on the yellow sticky note (pages) on the main blog page. Also, bring in your novel!



December 15

Friday, December 15, 2017

Students took the Reading Inventory (RI) today. If they had time, they also finished their making predictions activity with the book covers.

Test on Monday: Students must have the three sets of notes: Cause and Effect, Compare Contrast, and Making Predictions. All notes and Power Points can be found on the top right side of our blog on the yellow note.

December 14

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Students will take a quiz on Making Predictions today. Afterwards, they will continue the making predictions activity from yesterday.

Homework: Get the novel I am Malala: Young Readers Edition

Download notes for Cause and Effect and complete. ( They are on the top right side of the blog)