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: Author's Purpose and Point of View
Reading Homework: Reading logs are due each Monday.
Writing Workshop: We are beginning to write 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 10 on prefixes extra/extro, super, semi, pre, mis, and anti. Click here for a copy of the list. Our test over these 6 prefixes will be on January 30th.
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
PARCC Language Arts (Performance Based Assessment)- Last week in February
PARCC Math (Performance Based Assessment)- First week in March
Social Studies State Test (Performance Based Assessment) - First week in March
cogAT - Mid March
PARCC Language Arts - late April
PARCC Math - late April
Social Studies State Test - First week of May
March 14th - 22nd - Spring Break
*We were asked to give parents these windows of testing at this time rather than specific dates due to snow days or other unforeseen circumstances .
Related Arts this week:
Tuesday - PE Wednesday - Library Thursday -Music Friday - Art