The Week of December 3rd-December 7th

On Monday we will be taking the test on Text Structure. Students need to make sure they study for this weekend.

On Tuesday we will begin working on Inference, which is an idea or conclusion that is drawn from evidence and reasoning .  A inference is an educated guess..My class will gain other knowledge by inference- the process of inferring things based on what is already known.  Making an inference is the result of a process. Students must read a text, note specific details, and put those details together. Helping your child understand when information is implied, or not directly stated will improve his/her skill in drawing conclusions and making inferences. Making inferences is a comprehension strategy used by proficient readers to “read between the lines.” Make connections and draw conclusions about the text. We will also begin working on paired texts which is pairing passages and the sets of texts.

The week of November 26th -November 30th

This week our class will continue to work on Text Structure which refers to how the information within a written text is organized.  This strategy helps students to understand that a text might present a main idea and details; a cause and then its effects; and/or different views on a topic.  Teaching students to recognize common text structures can help students monitor  their comprehension. This will be our last week working on Text Structure Learning Stations. Students will take an assessment on Friday.

 

The week of November 12th -November 16th

This week our class will continue to work on Text Structures along with Learning Stations.  This strategy will continue to help students understand that a text might present a main idea and details; a cause and then its effects; and/or different views of a topic. I will continue to teach students to recognize common text structures and this will continue to help students to monitor their comprehension.

I will continue to use this strategy with the whole class, small groups, and individually. Students will continue to learn to identify and analyze text structures which helps students navigate the various structures presented within nonfiction and fiction text.

The week of November 5th-November 9th

Students will continue to study text structure which refers to how the information within a text is organized. This strategy helps students understand that a text might present a main idea and details; cause and its effects; and/or different views of a topic. Teaching students to recognize common text structures can help students monitor their comprehension.

I will continue to use this strategy with the whole class, small groups, or individually. Students will continue to learn to identify and analyze text structures which helps students navigate the various structures presented within nonfiction and fiction text.

In our class we will continue to focus on description, sequence, problem and solution, cause and effect, and compare and contrast.

The Week of October 29th -November 2nd

This week our class will be working on Text Structure. Text Structure refers to how the information within a written text is organized. This strategy helps students understand that a text might present a main idea and details; cause and then it’s effects; and /or different views of a topic. Teaching students to recognize common text structures can help students monitor their comprehension.

Strategies will be used with the whole class, small groups, or individually. Students will learn to identify and analyze text structures which help students navigate the various structures presented within nonfiction and fiction text.

The Week of October 22nd -October 26th

This week our class reviewed Context Clues.  This is a very useful strategy at times, however, several obstacles often get in the way.  First of all words appear in a context that is rich enough to provide the clues needed to determine their meanings. When this is the case, students need to recognize that fact and know other strategies to help get meaning from their reading. Secondly, many students don’t truly understand what they are supposed to do when they are told to use the context clues. This is a skill that requires explicit instruction over time.  I will model several uses of context clues through think alouds. Then provide students opportunities to practice the skill before asking them to use context clues independently.

The Week of October 15th -October 19th

This week we are having our conference week. Our goal is to give you the information that you need , in a format that fits your schedule. In appreciation of your time, we have developed three options for Conference Week. These options are described below and include face-to-face conference, phone conference, or you may determine that a conference is not necessary at this time.

Our class will be working on Context Clues this week which will help our students learn about the different types of information that context can supply, and try to have them examine and collect different types of context clues that authors can supply.

Our students will also be taking the PSAT this week.

READING

The primary aim of our READING course is  to prepare students to meet challenging literacy requirements in the 21st century.

In addition, another key goal is to support as well as encourage students to become proficient readers so that they are better able to comprehend a variety of literary and informational text. The objective is to analyze, synthesize, and apply what they read through writing and speaking in a clearly developed manner.

The curriculum is based on the Georgia Standards of Excellence. An ongoing development and reinforcement of comprehension strategies promotes independent reading and learning.

We believe by raising students’ awareness of reading as a skill that requires engagement along with explicitly teaching reading and writing strategies will enable students to develop the ability and the confidence to handle communication situations they may encounter beyond the classroom.

Click the following link to download the Reading Syllabus, 2018-2019:

Kaur 2018 Reading Syllabus-2152bj3

Week of August 1st-August 5th

WELCOME

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to my blog!  Please bookmark this page so you can easily reference information on this class.  You will find updates on my classwork and homework assignments here.  This blog will serve as an excellent communication tool for this school year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Ms. Gonzales at tammy.gonzales@cobbk12.org  The main theme of this unit will be Survival.  Students will learn how to survive the diverse environments they are faced with each day.  Lessons will include reading strategies, and the difference between narrative and argumentative writing.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.