Archive for October 2013

5th Grade ELA

Skills: determining two or main ideas from a text and supporting it with key details, summarizing text

SWBAT: distinguish between key details and explanatory details, identify multiple events, key ideas, specific details in a variety of informational and technical texts

Standards: R.I.5.3 (explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific or technical text based on specific information in the text.

5th Grade SS

Main ideas/skills:  using research skills to investigate and understand how early humans react to their environment and each other

SWBAT: use evidence to create an informational piece of  writing

Standards: RI.5.2-RI.5.3

MONDAY

ELA-unit 4 vocabulary

SS-Jr. Scholastic

SS-Native American project

TUESDAY

ELA-complete Reader’s Notebook responses

SS-Jr. Scholastic is due on Weds.

WEDNESDAY

ELA-ELA-complete Reader’s Notebook responses and Unit 4 vocabulary

THURSDAY

SS-Native American project

Have a great weekend!!!

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4th Grade SS

Main ideas/skills: research, investigate, analyze and understand how the geography and events far away led to the founding of IL and its relationship to both the frontiersmen of KY and the entrepreneurs of the NE and its growth into one of the most important states in U.S.

SWBAT: understand IL became one of the most important states in the U.S.

Standard: RI.5.2 and RI.53

4th Grade ELA

MONDAY

Skills:identify different points of view and determine the clues that help decide on which point of view it is.

SWBAT: Determine the different points of view when reading.

Standards: RL.4.6 (compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including difference between first and third person narrations)

ELA: complete Reader’s Notebook response

SS-complete Jr. Scholastic-due on Weds., October 30th

TUESDAY

SS-complete Jr. Scholastic-due on Weds., October 30th

WEDNESDAY

ELA-Firsthand vs Secondhand Accounts

SS-see Illinois Economic growth activity/handout-complete phase I (due on Tuesday, Nov. 4th).

THURSDAY

SS-Point of View assignment-rough draft is due on Tuesday, Nov. 5th.

-Have a great weekend!!!

5th Grade

ELA: RI.5.2 (determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text) and R.I.5.3 (explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific or technical text based on specific information in the text.

SS: R.I.5.1 (integrates ELA standards) Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text

Notes:

*We only have four cell phones and our goal is to submit 15 by November 1st for NO HOMEWORK for the week.

*No school on Friday, Nov. 1st (Teacher Institute Day)

*Hot Food Day is Nov. 15 (Friday) Subway

 

Assessments

*Vocabulary test is on Friday, Oct. 25th

ELA R.I. 5.3 assessment is on Friday, Oct. 25th.

SS-This Day in History on Thursday is quiz with enrichment and Main Idea Box and Bullet graphic organizer. Also, project is due on November 7, 2013 (see handout, will be distributed on Tuesday, Oct. 22).

MondayELA–Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop and complete Thomas Edison questions in packet page 2 (packet is due on Friday and Unit 3 is due Friday. The assessment is on Friday)  SS-complete three research questions for Native American Tribes

Tuesday-SS-Complete Jr. Scholastic-due on Weds. Oct. 30th

ELA-Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop and complete Thomas Edison  activities questions in packet page 2 (packet is due on Friday and Unit 3 is due Friday. The assessment is on Friday)

Wednesday-Monday-ELA–Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop and complete Thomas Edison questions in packet page 2 (packet is due on Friday and Unit 3 is due Friday. The assessment is on Friday)  SS-complete three research questions for Native American Tribes

Thursday-Monday-ELA–Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop and complete Thomas Edison questions in packet page 2 (packet is due on Friday and Unit 3 is due Friday. The assessment is on Friday)  SS-Jr. Scholastic

Friday-continue working on SS Research Project and Jr. Scholastic News

Have a great weekend!!!

4th Grade

ELA RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.

SS. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1 (integrate ELA standards) Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Monday-Read Jr. Scholastic page 2 and 4-6.

Tuesday-ELA-Word Study Practice and Point of View Activity; SS-text to self, media, world enrichment

Wednesday-SS. Jr. Scholastic (Puzzle and Quiz Wizard)

Thursday-SS-Jr. Scholastic (due on Oct. 30th) and ELA-comparing firsthand and secondhand information.

Friday-No homework; have a great weekend!!!

5th Grade

Reminders:

*Hot Food Day is on Friday.

*We are still collecting cell phones (goal is to collect 15)

Tuesday:

ELA: Independent Reading Response Sheet is due on Weds.

SS. Jr. Scholastic-due Weds.  Pages 4-7 (what other world leader do you think should be included in this section? Write a one page profile of the person telling their accomplishments or failures while in office.)

Wednesday

ELA:  Complete text to self, world and media from article “Hard at Work” and start Unit 3

SS: Determine which Native American tribe you would like to research. Write a short paragraph detailing why you selected that particular tribe.

Thursday

ELA:  Unit 3 Vocabulary and Independent Reading Response (first three boxes in 5.2)

SS: Text to self, world and media Connections-This Day in History (History Channel–The Long March and Guggenheim Museum Opens)

Friday-No homework! Have an awesome weekend!!!

4th Grade

Tuesday

SS: Write one page about what life in ancient Egypt would have been like during Akhenaton’s rule. (Jr. Scholastic page 10-12). Jr. Scholastic is due on Thursday, Oct. 17.

ELA: write about a shocking or embarrassing time from two different points of view. The first sample is written in first person point of view. The second sample is written in third person point of view. Include pronouns in both samples

Wednesday

ELA: Point of View Practice

SS: Illinois activities *poem and word unscramble

Thursday

ELA: no homework

SS: Most Wanted Poster ( Create a sketch of yourself for a Most Wanted Poster. Your Most Wanted poster should include something you are notorious for. For example, Most WANTED for (leaving cookie crumbs on the kitchen table…always drinking all the milk…forgetting to take out the trash…huge emphasis on NEAT writing…always singing in class…keeping the neatest desk and locker)

Possible ideas to include:

reward offered, summary of reason you are most wanted and wanted dead or alive

Friday: No homework! Have a great weekend!!!

5th grade

ELA

Skills: using quotes from a text when explaining what a text says, drawing and supporting inferences from a text and knowing the difference between appropriate and inappropriate textual support

SWBAT:  make inferences and draw conclusions about what they are readingquote accurately from the text and use examples, details, and quotes to support inferences/understand and effectively complete the writing process for narrative essays

Standards: RI.5.1

SS

Main ideas/skills:  determining main ideas, understanding how our knowledge of the past helps us understand our world, activating prior knowledge

SWBAT: determine the main ideas of historical events, participate in group discussions

Standards: RI.5.2W.6.1

MondayELA: Unit 2 Vocabulary Workshop (test is on Friday, Oct. 11 and unit is due on Oct. 11th) and  complete final draft of narrative (Time you were a Good Samaritan) Please submit title page,  final draft, two rough drafts, two peer editing checklists-in that order; SSJr. Scholastic News-back page (political cartoons and vocabulary builder)

TuesdayELA: Complete Independent Reading Response Chart and Informational Text activities Gibbons and Vote Quote)  SS-Complete Enrichment Text to world, self, and media (This Day in History-The Great Chicago Fire)

Wednesday-ELA-Informational text on Classified Ads and Reading Informational Texts. Unit 2 Vocabulary Workshop is due Friday; SS-Read an article from Jr. Scholastic and complete two responses from Informational text worksheet.

ThursdayELA-study for Unit 2 Vocabulary test, SS-Scholastic News (due on Tuesday, Oct. 15)

Friday-no homework! Have a wonderful weekend

4th Grade

ELA

Skills:identify different genres, identify elements of text structures, understand and explain the differences between prose, poetry and drama.

SWBAT: Describe and identify the text structure of different genres and make predictions about text based on text structures

Standards: RL.4.5

SS

Main ideas/skills:  determining main ideas, understanding how our knowledge of the past helps us understand our world, activating prior knowledge

SWBAT: determine the main ideas of historical events, participate in group discussions

Standards: RI.5.2W.6.1

MondayELA-Compare/Contrast rough draft essay  (comparing/contrasting prose to drama). Use Venn Diagram to include the following in the your essay: introduction, similarities, differences, and conclusion.

TuesdaySS-Complete Enrichment Text to world, self, and media (This Day in History-The Chicago Fire) ELA-complete rough draft #2 on compare and contrast essay of prose and drama (due Thursday).

WednesdayS.S. Jr. Scholastic (pages 2, 3, 4) and draft #2 compare/contrast essay

Thursday-ELA-Final draft is due on Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday-Have a great weekend!!!