Read Aloud: We are reading The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. As always with the read aloud, we talk and write about characters and their character traits, setting, theme, story structure, point of view, etc....
Reading Focus: Poetry (Similes, Metaphors, Personification), Informational Text including Text Structures, Comparing texts on similar topics. We'll also break apart the PARCC Practice Test and do some close reading and careful identification of what each question is asking us to do.
Reading Homework: Reading logs are due each Monday. We will have a hot chocolate party this week to celebrate our holiday break reading.
Writing Workshop: We are beginning to writing narratives and learn about the techniques that help us write wonderful narratives. Narratives are our writing focus until mid-March.
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: Unit 9 on unusual vowel spelling patterns within base words. Click here for a copy of the list. Our test over these 8 spellings will be on January 16th.
Monday, January 19th - No School - MLK Day
Wednesday, January 21st - MAP Reading Test (computer based, same as Fall) *subject to change with snow days
Friday, January 23rd - MAP Math Test (computer based, same as Fall) *subject to change with snow days
Saturday, January 31st - Pow Wow
Monday, February 16th - No School - President's Day
Mon. - Wed., February 23rd - 25th -Language Arts PARCC Performance Based Assessment (60-75 minutes per day)
Thursday, February 26th - Last day of 2nd Trimester for Elementary
Friday, February 27th - No School - Teacher Work Day
Monday, March 2nd-3rd - Math PARCC Performance Based Assessment (75 minutes per day)
Wednesday, March 4th - Social Studies State Assessment (75 minutes)
Tuesday, March 10th - cogAT Test (Cognitive Abilities Test) *date change
March 14th - 22nd - Spring Break
Related Arts this week:
Tuesday - PE Wednesday - Library Thursday -Music Friday - Art