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: Plot Arc/Structure, Examining multiple texts and comparing/contrasting them
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.
Saturday, January 31st - Pow Wow
Monday, February 16th - No School - President's Day
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 - Mid March
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 this week:
Monday - Snow Day Tuesday - PE Wednesday - Library Thursday -Music Friday - Art