Plans for the week of September 1st.

AC class will be working on monitoring and clarifying their reading. Students will read chapters 5 and 6 from UNDER THE ROYAL PALM and summarize them. We will further our understanding of the RACE skill as well. Students will continue to read on their own and to prepare for the next book report which will be due on September 13th.

Resource class will read up through chapter 6 in UNDER THE ROYAL PALM and will continue their note taking. On Wednesday we will work in our project teams to  create a brochure explaining the podcast that is planned. On Friday, we should be ready to begin production!

CoGat and ITBS testing will begin on September 17th.

For the week of August 27th

This week we move on to predictions and foreshadowing. There will be a bell ringer quiz on Friday as well this week. We are reading “Under the Royal Palm” while practicing reading strategies. The end of the quarter we will be completing a small in-class project on this book.

If your student has not turned in a book report project, they need to get one in by August 30th.

My resource class is currently working with Ms. Hanson for our podcast project. We are in the pre-production stages of planning and hope that by the end of September we will be ready to actually get some material out there.

Lesson plans for the week of August 20th!

This week we will be continuing developing skills with summarizing and making connections. We are utilizing the Someone, Wanted, But, So strategy for summarizing. To assist students with making connections to the text we use the text-to-text, text-to-self and the text-to-world strategy.


As a class we will be reading Under the Royal Palms as an anchor text.

The Resource class will be further exploring podcast production on Friday.


Have a great week!

For the week of August 13-17.

Students will be taking the Reading Inventory on Monday to determine their reading level. The week will be focusing on visualizing and the elements of Informational text.

Students in reading resource will be in the media center on Friday to learn more about how we will be producing our podcast.

There will be a short quiz on Friday covering the bell ringers.

For the week of August 6 – 10th.

We’ve gotten off to a great start. We have completed the Math Curse Project and grades will be posted in the next couple of days.

This week AC Reading will be working on BEFORE, DURING and AFTER strategies and applying those in their reading.

We will be reading articles related to the Middle East to ready students for an essay in their writing class.


Reading Resource will begin planning for their podcast.




100-500 pages = 1 book

500-1000 pages = 2 books

1000-140d0 pages = 3 books

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

I look forward to a productive and successful year with your student!


Ms. Dycus