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Week of 4/15/19

Small Group Reading Success:

Homework due Thursday! 🙂

  • Monday: Read ch 9 of LWW & rotations
  • Tuesday: rotations
  • Wednesday: Read ch 10 of LWW, review for quiz on Friday & rotations
  • Thursday: rotations
  • Friday: quiz over chapters 6-10

Small Group ELA:

  • Monday, Wednesday – Thursday: Review test-taking vocabulary
  • Tuesday:  Book Buddies, continue Rain Reign
  • Friday:  Quiz over test-taking vocabulary
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Welcome Back from Spring Break! Week of 4/8/19

Small Group ELA:

  • Monday, Thursday & Friday:  Context Clues
  • Tuesday:  Rock the Test, Escape room activity
  • Wednesday: Book Buddies day

Small Group Reading Success:

  • Monday – Tuesday:  read chapters 6-7 in LWW, Quickwrites/tri-fold & rotations
  • Wednesday-Thursday: read chapters 8-9 in LWW, Quickwrites/tri-fold & rotations
  • Friday: catch up day
  • homework – due Thursday, 4/18/19

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Spring Break Reading Challenge

We are encouraging students to read at least 20 minutes each day during Spring Break and plan to recognize those who log minutes in Biblionasium. Details are shared via the Durham Media Center blog linked below.


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Week of 3/25/19

Small Group ELA

This Week:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: Completing the Embedded Assessment, writing an Argumentative Letter.
    • Monday & Wednesday: Students will finish typing their draft & begin working through the revision stations.
    • Thursday: Students will make their final revisions and submit the final letter.
  • Tuesday: Book Buddies, reading Rain, Reign.

Small Group Reading Success

This week:

  • Monday & Tuesday: Read chs 4 & 5 of LWW
    • Small group: begin characterization activities / crossword puzzle for quiz review
    • Computer rotations – working on Read 180 / System 44 software
  • Wednesday:  Quiz over Chapters 1-5 of LWW
  • Thursday: HOMEWORK DUE!
    • Continue rotations
    • complete quick writes over chapters 4 & 5
    • continue characterization activities
  • Friday: Catch Up day
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Week of 3/18/19

Welcome to the Final 9 weeks of this school year!  

Small Group ELA 

  • Monday:  Argumentative Letter research
  • Tuesday:  Book Club
  • Wednesday:  Argumentative Letter – drafting
  • Thursday:  Argumentative Letter – type
  • Friday:  Argumentative Letter – type

Small Group Reading Success

  • This week are continuing our novel study of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe.
  • Homework, due next Thursday!
    • How to get students to their assignments

      1. Have students go to

      2. Students enter class code XYP2NQ

      3. Tell your students that their default password is 1234


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Week of 3/11/19

Small Group Reading Success (3rd block)

This week we begin our novel study of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  

We will continue with our rotations, as well.

Remember: homework is due Thursday!


Small Group ELA (5th block)

Monday:  Continue learning about Pathos & Logos

  • Finish 3.11, “The First Americans”
  • 3.12, Citing Evidence: using appositives in writing
  • 3.13, Appealing to Pathos: read aloud of “I Wanna Iguana”
  • Journal entry – persuasive writing practice
  • Exit ticket:  pathos/logos definition and examples, appositives

Tuesday:  Book Club – continuing our novel study of Rain Reign.

Wednesday:  Early Release, Finish 3.11C (Language Checkpoint)

  • Review pathos/logos & appositives for CTLS quiz on Thursday

Thursday:  Activity 3.12 – Citing Evidence, Using Appositives

  • CTLS quiz over 3.11-3.13
  • No Red Ink – Argumentative journal practice


  • Review CTLS quiz results
  • Choose topic for argumentative letter
  • Journal entry


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Small Group Reading Success – Homework

Readworks homework assigned today will be due next Thursday.

Please note:  this is a grade level passage, as I’d like to see how students are performing on their grade level Lexile.


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Week of 3/4/19

Small Group ELA

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:  Book Club
  • Wednesday:  Activity 3.10
  • Thursday: Activity 3.11
  • Friday:  Activity 3.11 continued

Small Group Reading Success

  • Monday:  finish RSkills for Workshop 9
  • Tuesday:  Introduce novel study
  • Wednesday-Friday:  Pre-reading activities for The Outsiders
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The Book Fair Comes to Durham, 3/4/19!

Hi friends!

The Book Fair is coming to Durham next week.  We will visit the Book Fair as a class in Small Group ELA on Monday during class.  If you’d like to bring money to buy anything, please do so.  Students will receive information tomorrow in homeroom.


Mrs. Hall

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Welcome Back! Week of 2/25/19

Small Group Reading Success

Monday-Friday:  Research paper writing

Readworks Homework Due Thursday 2/28/19


Small Group ELA

  • Monday:  drafting EA 2, explanatory essay
  • Tuesday:  Book Club day
  • Wednesday:  EA2, final due at the end of class
  • Thursday:  Mini-Touchstone & No Red Ink Practice
  • Friday: Intro to Unit 3
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