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Week of 11/12/18

Small Group ELA

  • Monday – Friday:  Article of the Day writing practice at the start of each class – students are reading an informational article and practicing writing short responses to the article.
  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday:  Embedded Assessment 2 – Short Story
    • Monday:  type rough draft and complete a plot diagram
    • Tuesday: make revisions, review checklist of required elements
    • Thursday:  make final revisions and submit the final story for EA 2
  • Wednesday we will go to the Media Center for a lesson with Mrs. Baker.

Double-Entry Journals

  • Friday:  Paragraph writing practice.

Extra Credit Opportunity:

Please see the Word Wall for our weekly word activities to earn extra points towards your lowest grade.

 

Reading Success – Block 3

  • This week we begin Reading # 3
  • Readworks.org homework is due Thursday, 11/15/18

 

 

 

Week of 11/5/18

Reading Success

New Homework Assigned – Due Thursday, 11/15/18

How to get students to their assignments

1. Have students go to www.readworks.org/student

2. Students enter class code XYP2NQ

3. Tell your students that their default password is 123

Small Group ELA

  • This week you will begin writing the 2nd Embedded Assessment for Unit 1.

Remediation activities were assigned Friday – please remember they are due Wednesday the 7th.

Readworks Homework – Reading Success, Block 3

For those who did not complete their homework, the directions to access it is below:

Reading Success – Readworks Homework was due 10/31/18

How to get students to their assignments

1. Have students go to www.readworks.org/student

2. Students enter class code XYP2NQ

3. Tell your students that their default password is 1234

Note: Students can change their passwords when they log in, and you can change student passwords on this page.

Week of 10/29/18

Small Group ELA

This week in class we are:

Monday:  Reading “The Fun They Had”, identifying elements of plot and answering text-dependent questions.

Tuesday:  Book Club!

Wednesday:  Taking a quiz over “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” and “The Fun They Had”  (It’s a good idea to re-read these two stories online to prepare!  I’ve also create a Quizlet for you to review the plot structure terms we’ve been learning.

https://quizlet.com/_5irzou

Thursday &  Friday:  Plot elements with Pixar Shorts!

*Please check Synergy for missing assignments*

 

Reading Success

Whole Group: Pages 206-207:  “Starting Over”

Small Group:  Pages 100-101: “Legal Grafiti”

ReadWorks Homework, Due Wednesday!!

 

 

Week of 10/22/18

Small Group ELA

  • Reading a short story, “The Treasure of Lemon Brown”.
  • identifying plot elements
  • creating a plot diagram

Reading Success

This week we are beginning Workshop 8 – Turning Points

Workshop focus skills: comparing & contrasting / Analyze, Synthesize & Evaluate texts

  • Monday:  “A” Day – Whole Group & 1 rotation
    • Whole Group lesson / introducing the workshop and reviewing vocabulary 
    • Small Group lesson / discussing vocabulary, create flash cards & complete a crossword puzzle
  • Tuesday:  “B” Day – 2 rotations
  • Wednesday: “A” Day – Whole Group & 1 rotation
    • Whole Group lesson / Reading 1, “Starting Over” pg 206-207
    • Small Group lesson / SMART Lesson – pg, 98-99, Using Approximation
  • Thursday:  “B” Day – 2 rotations
  • Friday: “C” Day – catch up

Reading Success – Readworks Homework assigned today is due 10/31/18

How to get students to their assignments

1. Have students go to www.readworks.org/student

2. Students enter class code XYP2NQ

3. Tell your students that their default password is 1234

Note: Students can change their passwords when they log in, and you can change student passwords on this page.