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Week of 10/8/18

Small Group ELA

This week:


  • Introduction to Embedded Assessment 2
  • Theme video and activity (complete for homework, if not completed in class on Monday


  • Book Club day

Wednesday – Friday

  • Read a short story and mark the text, identify elements of plot and theme
  • Re-read and answer discussion questions
  • take a quiz over the story

Reading Success

This week we will be wrapping up Workshop 7.

All missing assignments are due by Tuesday, 10/9 to receive partial credit.




Week of 10/1/18

Welcome Back!

Coming up this week:

Small Group ELA

  • Monday & Wednesday:  Touchstones
  • Tuesday:  Book Club
  • Thursday – Friday:  Digital Age Classroom – narrative elements review

Reading Success

  • Monday:  review target vocabulary, dictionary usage and idioms
    • Absent Monday? Complete the Word Challenge activity for homework today.
  • Tuesday:  rotations
    • Homework assigned today – due Thursday (Cause & Effect sheet)
  • Wednesday: Begin argumentative writing
  • Thursday: rotations
  • Friday: continue argumentative writing, and catch up day

Conference Week Info

I’ve set up a event for conference week.  Please check your email for the details.

If you didn’t receive an email, you can click on the link below to sign up!


Week of 9/10/18

Reading Success

  • Homework # 2 is due this Thursday!
  • IOWA/CogAt testing begins Wednesday
  • Please sign up to receive the Remind texts/notifications for our class

Small Group ELA

*Reminder* The last day to make quiz corrections is Tuesday morning during Homeroom.  

  • This week students will be following the writing process to complete the first Embedded Assessment for Unit 1.

Tuesday 9/4 – Friday 9/7

Small Group ELA

Coming up this week in ELA:

  • Tuesday:  Students took a quiz over Activities 1.4 & 1.5
  • Wednesday:  Students will begin reading “The Jacket” by Gary Soto and answer comprehension questions.
  • Thursday:  Book Club Day!  Continuing “Rain Reign”.
  • Friday:  Writing Process activity

Remember!  If you have any questions about what we are covering in class, or would like to review the stories we’ve read, please log onto Springboard.  Your entire textbook is available for you through this website.


Reading Success

The next homework assignment is due Next Thursday – 9/13/18.

Please go ahead an log into Read Works and complete it!  🙂

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