(FEB. 12 – FEB. 16)

ELA

We will continue to do work that will prepare the students for the milestones. This week the focus is on understanding the concept of Point-of-view. Specifically, first person, second person, and third person (limited and omniscient).

Reading

This week students are completing all of their discussion/comprehension questions from HEAT.

Students also should be studying literary vocabulary terms that they wrote in their reading composition books.

****Next week is Winter Break. There will be no school February 19th -23rd.

(FEB. 05 – FEB. 09)

ELA

We will continue to do work that will prepare the students for the milestones. This week the focus is on understanding the concept of Author’s Purpose.

Reading

This week we will FINISH reading the novel, Heat in class.

Students also should be studying literary vocabulary terms that they wrote in their reading composition books.

TEST Friday!

Students will also continue practicing ways to analyze passages and how to answer Constructed Response questions.

Students are responsible for turning in their reading log on Friday.

**** Curriculum Night will be February 6, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:00pm

(JAN. 29 – FEB. 02)

ELA

We will read several texts and do work that will prepare the students for the milestones. This week the focus is on understanding the concept of Allegory.

Our Daily Oral Language study will also continue.

Reading

This week we will continue to read the novel, Heat in class.

Students also should be studying literary vocabulary terms that they wrote in their reading composition books.

Students will also continue practicing ways to analyze passages and how to answer Constructed Response questions.

Students are responsible for turning in their reading log on Friday.

(JAN. 22 – JAN. 26)

ELA

We will read several texts and do work that will prepare the students for the milestones. This week the focus is on understanding how to identify and utilize Text Structures.

Our Daily Oral Language study will also continue.

Reading

This week we will continue to read the novel, Heat in class. Students will also be practicing Extended Constructed Response. Students are responsible for turning in their reading log on Friday.

(JAN. 15 – JAN. 19)

January 15th is MLK Day! **** No School. Make it a day of service!

 

Due to unexpected snow days, school was closed Jan 17-19.

Don’t worry we will catch all the kiddos up on what they missed!

(JAN. 08 – JAN. 12)

Welcome Back!

ELA

Students are learning about Text Structures: Sequence, Cause and Effect, and Compare and Contrast.

 

Reading

Students are continuing to read Heat. 

 

(DEC. 18 – DEC. 20)

ELA

Students MUST complete and turn in their Embedded Assessment #2: Argumentative Essay.

 

Reading

Students are continuing to read Heat. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Break will be from December 21 – Jan. 4 for students.

(DEC. 11 – DEC. 15)

ELA

Students are working on Embedded Assessment #2  which is an argumentative essay.

Students will also take their Unit Post-Test on active and passive voice and verbals such as, gerunds, infinitives, and participles.

Review Verbals: Gerunds, Infinitives, and Participles

Reading

Students are continuing to read the novel, Heat 

Students will also take their Unit Assessment on Theme and Main Idea.

(DEC. 04 – DEC. 08)

ELA

This week we are preparing for Embedded Assessment #2 and taking a second look at the vocabulary for the unit. Embedded Assessment #2 will be an argumentative essay.

We will read several texts and do work that will prepare the students for the task. This week the focus is on understanding the Concept of Argumentation, Persuasive Appeals, Logical Reasoning, and Debatable Claims. Our Daily Oral Language study will also continue, as well as Subject-Verb Agreement practice.

Reading

This week we will continue to read the novel, Heat in class. Students will also be learning a Text Structure. Students are responsible for turning in their reading log on Friday.

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