Dear Parents and Students,

On this page, you will find anything recent by week that my students are working on. I have divided it into Reading in one section and Language Arts in another section.


Week of April 25, 2011
Reading
Overview: Students may wish to reread the story of the week with you. Students should study vocabulary cards.
Story:
Lesson: Lesson 26: Next to Neptune
Skill:
Monday
  • Reading Log (in class)
  • Introduced Vocabulary
Tuesday
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Teach Skill
  • Build Background Knowledge for the story
Wednesday
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Review of all skills and strategies
Thursday
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Review of all skills and strategies
Friday
  • Reading Log Due! (Effort)
  • Weekly Literacy Contract Due!
  • Reading Test: Tested on Story of the Week, Skill, and Vocabulary tested this week

Language Arts
Focus for the Week: Persuasive Writing
Monday
  • Introduction to Persuasive Writing
  • PPT/Handout
Tuesday
  • Labeling the Persuasive Paper
Wednesday
  • Writing a Plan for a Persuasive Paper
  • H.W. Persuasive Writing Plan (50 points)
  • Given in Class
Thursday
  • Looking at Good and Bad Examples of Persuasive Writing
Friday
  • Spelling Test

Week of April 19, 2010

Reading

Overview: Students may wish to reread the story of the week with you. Students should study vocabulary cards.
Story: Secret of the Sphinx
Lesson: Lesson 24
Skill: Review of all skills and strategies in the theme (5 lessons)

Monday
  • NO SCHOOL
Tuesday
  • Reading Log (in class)
  • Given vocabulary words: Should be written on index cards.
Wednesday
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Thursday
  • Reread the story with a partner (If time allows)
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Friday
  • Reading Log Due! (Effort)
  • Weekly Literacy Contract Due!
  • Reading Test: Tested on Story of the Week and Vocabulary (Skills will not be tested due to theme review)

Language Arts
Focus for the Week: Propaganda Continued… J
Monday
  • No School
Tuesday
  • Given HW Sheet (50 points)
Wednesday
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Thursday
  • HW Due (50 Points) Be an Ad Detective
Friday
  • Spelling Test: Multiple Choice
  • Reading Test

Week of April 11, 2011

Reading

Overview: Students may wish to reread the story of the week with you. Students should study vocabulary cards.
Story:
Lesson: Lesson 23 Sons of the Dragon King
Skill: Literary Devices: Irony, Dialogue, Mood and Tone, and Symbols

Monday
  • Reading Log (in class)
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Tuesday
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Review of all skills and strategies
Wednesday
  • Read Aloud Lon Po Po (Another story with that author)
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Review of all skills and strategies
Thursday
  • Reading Log Due! (Effort)
  • Weekly Literacy Contract Due!
  • Reading Test: Tested on Story of the Week, Skill, and Vocabulary tested this week
Friday
  • No School
Reading: Names in Chinese-Go here during Computer to find your name/symbols in Chinese! http://www.chinesenames.org/
Language Arts

Focus for the Week: Propaganda Unit

Monday
  • H.W. Post on Propaganda (A Definition Kid friendly)
Tuesday
  • H.W. Propaganda Log
Wednesday
  • H.W. Propaganda Log
Thursday
  • Propaganda Log Due at the Beginning of class (100 points)
  • Spelling Test Lesson 23 Multiple Choice (100 points)
Friday
  • No School!



Week of April 4, 2011

Reading

Overview: Students may wish to reread the story of the week with you. Students should study vocabulary cards.
Story:
Lesson: Lesson 22
Skill: Compare and Contrast

Monday
  • Reading Log (in class)
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Tuesday
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Review of all skills and strategies
Wednesday
  • Reading Log Due! (Effort)
  • Weekly Literacy Contract Due!
  • Reading Test: Tested on Story of the Week, Skill, and Vocabulary tested this week
Thursday
  • Start New Lesson
  • Given vocabulary words: Should be written on index cards.
Friday
  • Introduce Skill, Build Background Knowledge

Language Arts

Focus for the Week: Finish Reading Number the Stars

Monday
  • Read Chapter 13-14
Tuesday
  • Read Chapter 15-16
Wednesday
  • Spelling and Reading Tests
Thursday
  • Read Chapters 17 and Afterward
Friday
  • Complete Book Review and Character Analysis (In Class Grade) 100 points
  • Comprehension Packet Due (300 Points)



Week of February 28, 2011

Reading

Overview: Students may wish to reread the story of the week with you. Students should study vocabulary cards.
Story: Reader’s Theatre
Lesson: Lesson 20
Skill: Review of all skills and strategies in the theme (5 lessons)

Monday
  • Reading Log (in class)
  • Given vocabulary words: Should be written on index cards.
Tuesday
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Review of all skills and strategies
Wednesday
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Thursday
  • Reading Benchmark
  • Due to this, students may want to reread this selection at home.
Friday
  • Reading Log Due! (Effort)
  • Weekly Literacy Contract Due!
  • Journal Check
  • Reading Test: Tested on Story of the Week and Vocabulary tested this week (Skills will not be tested due to theme review)

Language Arts

Focus for the Week: ARMT and SAT Review J

Monday
  • Given spelling words for the week
  • Making and Writing Words
  • H.W. Go to my wikispace and post a comment about something you have learned about Test taking tips or Open Ended Questions under the GET IT?? Tab Due Friday
Tuesday
  • ARMT and SAT Practice
Wednesday
  • ARMT and SAT Practice
Thursday
  • ARMT and SAT Practice
  • Students going to JSU on Friday will need to do tests today during Reading and Language Arts time.
Friday
  • Spelling Test: Multiple Choice
  • Reading Test
  • JSU Technology Fair
  • Will check for discussions/posts by this afternoon



Week of February 21, 2010



Reading


Overview: Students may wish to reread the story of the week with you. Students should study vocabulary cards.
Story: Reader’s Theatre
Lesson: Lesson 19
Skill: Making Judgments



Monday
  • Reading Log (in class)
  • Given vocabulary words: Should be written on index cards.
Tuesday
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Review of all skills and strategies
Wednesday
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Thursday
  • Reread the story with a partner (If time allows)
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Friday
  • Reading Log Due! (Effort)
  • Weekly Literacy Contract Due!
  • Journal Check
  • Reading Test: Tested on Story of the Week and Vocabulary (Skills will not be tested due to theme review)

Language Arts

Focus for the Week: Test Preparation! J

Monday
  • Test Preparation
Tuesday
  • Test Preparation
Wednesday
  • Root word examples
  • Test Preparation
Thursday
  • Root Word Quiz (last 2 weeks: 50 points)
  • Test Preparation
Friday
  • Spelling Test: Multiple Choice
  • Reading Test



Week of January 31, 2010



Reading


Overview: Students may wish to reread the story of the week with you. Students should study vocabulary cards.
Story: Reader’s Theatre
Lesson: Lesson 16
Skill: Point of View





Monday
  • Reading Log (in class)
  • Given vocabulary words: Should be written on index cards.
Tuesday
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Review of all skills and strategies
Wednesday
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Thursday
  • Reread the story with a partner (If time allows)
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Friday
  • Reading Log Due! (Effort)
  • Weekly Literacy Contract Due!
  • Journal Check
  • Reading Test: Tested on Story of the Week and Vocabulary (Skills will not be tested due to theme review)


Language Arts

Focus for the Week: Strong Verbs Make Our Writing Better! J



Monday
  • Given spelling words for the week
  • Making and Writing Words
Tuesday
  • Root word defined
  • Strong verbs cont…
Wednesday
  • Strong Verbs cont…
Thursday
  • Take up Strong Verb Cluster and Paragraph as an Assessment (100 points)
Friday
  • Spelling Test: Multiple Choice
  • Reading Test




Week of January 24, 2010



Reading


Overview: Students may wish to reread the story of the week with you. Students should study vocabulary cards.
Story: Reader’s Theatre
Lesson: Lesson 15
Skill: Review of all skills and strategies in the theme (5 lessons)



Monday
  • Reading Log (in class)
  • Given vocabulary words: Should be written on index cards.
Tuesday
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Review of all skills and strategies
Wednesday
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Thursday
  • Reread the story with a partner (If time allows)
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Friday
  • Reading Log Due! (Effort)
  • Weekly Literacy Contract Due!
  • Journal Check
  • Reading Test: Tested on Story of the Week and Vocabulary (Skills will not be tested due to theme review)

Language Arts

Focus for the Week: Strong Verbs Make Our Writing Better! J

Monday
  • Given spelling words for the week
  • Making and Writing Words
  • H.W. Finish the Graveyard Sheet of dead verbs (100points)
Tuesday
  • Root word defined
  • Strong verbs cont…
  • H.W. Worksheet Active versus Passive voice (25 points)
Wednesday
  • Root word examples
  • Strong verb paragraph cont…
Thursday
  • Root Word Quiz (last 2 weeks: 50 points)
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Friday
  • Spelling Test: Multiple Choice
  • Reading Test



Week of January 18, 2010



Reading



Overview:. Students may wish to reread the story of the week with you. Students should study vocabulary cards.

Story: Reader’s Theatre

Lesson: Lesson 14 Brian’s Winter

Skill: Theme

Strategy: Answer Questions





Monday
  • Reading Log (in class)
  • Given vocabulary words: Should be written on index cards.
  • Out of School for MLK so things listed were done last Thursday in class!
Tuesday
  • Reviewed vocabulary
  • Skill Introduction
  • Strategy introduction
Wednesday
  • Read the story aloud in class
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Thursday
  • Reread the story with a partner (If time allows)
  • Reviewed vocabulary, skill, and strategy
Friday
  • Reading Log Due! (Effort)
  • Weekly Literacy Contract Due!
  • Reading Test: Tested on Story of the Week, Skill, and Vocabulary


Language Arts

Focus for the Week: Strong Verbs Make Our Writing Better! J





Monday
  • Given spelling words for the week (Last Week)
  • NO School MLK Day
Tuesday
  • Making and Writing Words
  • Strong verbs cont…
Wednesday
  • Root word defined
  • Strong verb paragraph cont…
Thursday
  • Root Word examples
  • Strong verb paragraph will be written and turned in as an assessment. (100 points)
Friday
  • Root Quiz (25 points)
  • Spelling Test: Multiple Choice
  • Reading Test


Week of December 10, 2010


Reading

Overview:
Story: Lesson: NO Lesson this week
Skill: Review of previous strategies and skills
Strategy: Review of previous strategies and skills

Monday
  • NO SCHOOL
Tuesday
  • NO SCHOOL
Wednesday
  • Talk about blogging, read aloud, and fluency poem for the week
Thursday
  • Read aloud, fluency poem, rotations, and review of skills
Friday
  • Whole Group: Vocabulary Focus
  • Do Rotations

Language Arts

Focus for the Week: Expository Writing
Monday
  • No SCHOOL
Tuesday
  • NO SCHOOL
Wednesday
  • Notebook check for dividers of language, language arts, and writing tabs
  • Intro to Weak verbs
Thursday
  • Continuation of weak verbs
  • Given H.W. page 15 : Weak Verb sheet (50 points)
Friday
  • Check H.W (50 points)
  • Continuation of weak verbs