Reading Focus: Mythology - themes, comparing and contrasting, and explaining allusions to what certain lines from myths imply. For example: the midas touch (This week, I hope to get to these myths: King Midas, Arachne, Medusa, and Athena.)
Reading Homework: Reading logs are due each Monday (Tuesday if no school on Monday)
Writing Workshop: We will look over the graded first narratives and make changes in order to understand how to make our next narratives even better. We will spend time brainstorming realistic fiction story ideas and developing the characters in those stories before even beginning a draft.
Writing homework: Students are to write 10 minutes in their Writer's Notebooks on the topic of their choice. These are due each Wednesday.
Word Study: We will take a break from word lists for a few weeks. This week we will focus on ordering adjectives. Adjectives are ordered according to this list: Number Opinion Size Age Shape Color Origin Material Purpose. We will memorize this list in order and learn about examples for each category. Then we will practice ordering adjectives, and create our own sentences with at least three adjectives and a noun. We hope to have a small assessment over this on Wednesday, February 25th.
Vocab 8 - This is a weekly vocabulary challenge that we started last week. One side of paper contains 8 boxes to fill in for the teacher's challenge word. The other side looks the same, but students can choose their own word from their personal reading book, Science book, Math book, or wherever they like. These vocabulary challenges are to be completed mostly at home, and then returned on Mondays. Due to the snow days, we'll turn in last week's on Tuesday. Here is a copy of Vocab 8.
Parent/Teacher Conferences - February 26th
PARCC Language Arts (Performance Based Assessment)- February 23rd (75 min.), 24th (90 min.), 25th (60 min.)
PARCC Math (Performance Based Assessment)- March 2nd (80 min), March 3rd (70 min)
Social Studies State Test (Performance Based Assessment) - March 4th (75 min)
cogAT - Spring
March 14th - 22nd - Spring Break
PARCC Language Arts (End of Year Assessment)-April 21st (75 min)
PARCC Math - April 22nd (75min), April 23rd (75 min)
Social Studies State Test (End of the Year Assessment)- May 5th (75 min)
Related Arts Schedule:
Monday - PE Tuesday - Library Wednesday - Music Thursday - Art