December 12-15

December 12-15

UPDATED INFO REGARDING EMBEDDED ASSESSMENT #1 FOR UNIT 2:

  • Please read the following if you are in my 1st, 2nd, or 4th periods:
    • Your embedded assessment #1 is due tomorrow.  If you did not get this accomplished in class the last 3 days, it is HOMEWORK due at the start of class tomorrow (Friday).
    • Remember, the flee map is your ROUGH DRAFT- not your final copy.  You must write your final copy on a sheet of notebook paper.
  • Please read the following if you are in my 3rd period:
    • Your embedded assessment #1 is due tomorrow.  If you did not get this accomplished in class the last 3 days, it is HOMEWORK due at the start of class tomorrow (Friday).
    • Your final draft is your completed flee map. FLEEMAPUnit2Assessment1
    • OPTIONAL- if you want to write your final draft on a sheet of notebook paper, you may.
  • If you need additional copies of the flee map, they are attached at the bottom of this post.

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I hope everyone had a fun-filled day in the snow!

Week at a Glance:

Monday: SNOW 🙂

Tuesday: All classes began writing their rough drafts for embedded assessment #1 unit 2.  See the image below for more information.  Students are to pick ONE of the FOUR options given (expect for 3rd period– you are doing the first bullet point).

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Here is the link for the flee map that will serve as your rough draft.  This rough draft flee map must be complete by THURSDAY.  FLEE MAP= Flee Map Graphic Organizer

Wednesday: Students will work on completing their rough draft flee maps in class.  The second half of class will be dedicated to a mini lesson about inserting quotations into writing the CORRECT WAY (we will use the nae nae song). Students will use the following worksheet: nae nae citations

Thursday: Students will participate in peer-editing and student-teacher conferences to get their final drafts FANCY. HW- Final draft of your embedded assessment #1 is due this FRIDAY.

Friday: Computer lab for winter SRI.

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December 4-8

December 4-8

Week at a Glance:

Monday-Thursday: Students are spending the majority of our time this week finishing Walk Two Moons in order to prepare for embedded assessment #1 of unit 2.  After finishing the novel, students are analyzing the main character, Sal, for external and internal changes she faces.  Students will use the following chart to dissect her actions:

internal and external changes chart— this chart is due by Thursday! If you need to borrow a book, please come talk to me!

Here is the writing prompt for embedded assessment #1 (we will likely not start this writing until next week, but if anyone was wondering…):

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November 27-December 1

November 27-December 1

Week at a Glance:

Monday: Students are still working diligently with our novel study, Walk Two Moons.  Today, classes reviewed the meaning of theme and figurative language as they completed an explanatory paragraph describing the theme of Walk Two Moons.

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1st and 3rd periods only– please finish your flee map if you did not finish it in class!

Flee Map Graphic Organizer

Tuesday: All classes will complete activity 2.9 in their SpringBoards.  In this activity, students are going back to clips from the movie Up and analyzing these clips for setting, plot, character, and theme.

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2nd and 4th periods- you will work on your lit circles for half the class period.

HW- NO HOMEWORK.

Wednesday/Thursday: All classes will complete activity 2.10 in their SpringBoards.

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HW- TBA…

Friday: library for check-out

 

November 13-17

November 13-17

Wee at a Glance:

Monday: Students are still reading and working with our class novel study for unit 2: Walk Two Moons. 

1st and 3rd periods- Students worked on making predictions/inferences based on clues in the story, we also completed comprehension questions over chapters 1-11.

AC CLASSES- remember to have your jobs ready for meeting #3 this Wednesday!

NO HOMEWORK.

Tuesday: Students will complete page 112 in their SpringBoard which introduces a new strategy: Questioning the Text.

questioning the text

AC CLASSES- Explanatory paragraph and work on jobs for meeting tomorrow.

NO HOMEWORK.

 

Wednesday: Students will complete activity 2.8 in the SpringBoard (main focus: diction in Walk Two Moons). HW- to be announced

AC CLASSES- Lit circle meeting #3 and prepare for lit circle meeting #4.

Thursday: Students will finish activity 2.8 (diction) and complete an explanatory writing response.

AC CLASSES- Work on jobs for lit circle meeting #4 and complete diction writing response.

NO HOMEWORK

Friday: Thanksgiving writing activities.

 

 

November 6-10

November 6-10

Week at a Glance:

Monday: Students are continuing their novel study of the book Walk Two Moons by analyzing the two main characters, writing an explanatory paragraph comparing/contrasting the characters, and exploring the plot and subplot of the novel while making prediction and inferences.

2nd/4th periods- AWESOME JOB during your first lilt circle meeting last Friday. Each group came prepared and ready for an in-depth discussion about the novel. Today, you will prepare for your next meeting (Friday) by reading and working on your next job.

NO HOMEWORK.

Tuesday: No school!

Wednesday: Students will complete activity 2.6 in the SpringBoard which focuses on the setting in Walk Two Moons. HW- Finish page 110.

2nd/4th- Work on jobs for lit circle meeting #2 (Friday!), continue reading Walk Two Moons.

Thursday: Students will go over activity 2.6 (which should have been completed for HW) while having an in-depth discussion about the novel thus far.  NO HOMEWORK.

2nd/4th- Students will complete finishing touches on job for lit circle meeting #2. Whatever is not finished in class will be homework!

Friday- Students will be given a short quiz on the characters of Walk Two Moons.

2nd/4th- Lit circle meeting #2!

Please consider donating pencils! You will be rewarded!

 

October 30-November 3

October 30-November 3

Week at a Glance:

All students are starting the unit 2 novel study, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. While we do have a class set of novels, please feel free to purchase your own!

Monday:

1st/3rd-Students practiced completing double-entry journals with an article from the Scholastic Scope magazine.

2nd/4th- Double entry journal (9 entries)

NO HOMEWORK

Tuesday: All students will continue reading Walk Two Moons.

2nd/4th- Overview of Lit Circles (just general info… not starting until Wednesday!)

NO HOMEWORK

Wednesday: 1st and 3rd periods will complete a character analysis chart (pg. 103-104 in SpringBoard) for the character of Walk Two Moons.

2nd/4th Periods- begin lit circles, assign week 1 jobs, Q&A.

HOMEWORK- Finish charts on pages 103-104 in SpringBoard! (1st and 3rd ONLY)

Thursday: Students will listen to chapters 7-9 in class and prepare to complete an explanatory paragraph (see the bottom of page 104 for prompt).

2nd/4th- Lit circles

NO HOMEWORK

Friday: Continue working on explanatory paragraph (this is similar to a GA Milestones prompt).

2nd/4th- Lit circles

NO HOMEWORK

October 23-27

October 23-27

Week at a Glance:

Monday: Students began previewing unit 2 in the SpringBoard workbook.  Students complete the QHT vocabulary chart which helped them identify which vocabulary words in the unit they are familiar/unfamiliar with.

  • Classwork- QHT chart with definitions, unpacking embedded assessment #1 (page 96 and 132).
  • Homework- Finish QHT chart and define the words you placed in the H and T column only.

QHT Chart 

Unit 2 vocab words

Tuesday: Students will look at what internal and external forces on a character means by analyzing clips from the movie Up and completing the chart on page 97 of the SpringBoard. 3rd period only– we will complete the unpacking embedded assessment #1 activity since we did not get to it in class.

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  • Classwork- Up graphic organizer on page 97. (1st, 2nd and 4th periods only)
  • Homework- Finish Up  graphic organizer on page 97. (1st, 2nd, and 4th periods only)

Wednesday: Students will discuss their findings from the chart on page 97.  Additionally, they will complete the 2 mini activities on page 98 (Explanatory Writing and Writing to Sources: Explanatory Text).

2nd and 4th periods- your Monster dinner menu is due TODAY. See last week’s post for the directions.

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  • Classwork- Complete the 2 mini activities on page 98.
  • Homework- Finish the 2 mini activities on page 98.

 

Thursday: Students will work together to make predictions about the upcoming novel study, Walk Two Moons by completing a scavenger hunt using the novel.

  • Classwork- scavenger hunt
  • Homework- None.

Friday: Library for check out!

Library MobyMax directions:

1- Click this link. MobyMax  

2- If it asks for a school code it is… ga1645

3- Sign in as a student.  Your username is your lunch # and your password is your lunch #.

4- Click the icon that looks like books stacked against one another.

5- Start from the beginning and complete each of these categories:

  • Reading Level Assessment
  • Reading Stories
  • Reading Skills Literature
  • Reading Skills Informational
  • Language
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling List
  • Writing Workshop
  • Writing Assignments
  • Foundational Reading
  • Short Answers