Archive for October 2014

Reminders:

1. Please return your 5 week Progress Reports

2. Talk to  your friends and family about our fundraiser

3. Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop Test is Friday, Oct. 31st

4. Compass Learning Log-due on Friday (at least 5 hours)

5. Yearly Book Log-due on Friday (at least 7 books per quarter)

5th Grade

Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and

when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including

how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a

poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3.A

Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication

patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar

multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4.A

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

Monday-Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop; develop an opinion about the topic-What are your thoughts on students using technology? (Be prepared with information to support your opinion)

Tuesday-Read The Egypt Game chapters 1 and 2. Then, complete the comprehension questions chapter 1 and 2; Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop

Wednesday-Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop; The Egypt Game comprehension questions chapter 3 and 4

Thursday-complete and study for Unit 4 test; Compass Learning

Friday-No homework; Compass Learning–Have a super weekend!!

 

4th Grade

Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons

and information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.A

Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational

structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.B

Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.C

Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in

addition).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.D

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Monday-final draft is due (include cover page, final draft, rough drafts, peer editing checklists, self-evaluation for Rough Draft #2); Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop

Tuesday-Compass Learning-1 Hour

Wednesday-Jr. Scholastic and comprehension Questions for Freedom Passage

Thursday-complete and study for Unit 4 Vocabulary Test

Friday-Unit 4 Vocabulary Test and Freedom Passage selection test.

No homework; Compass Learning–Have a super weekend!!

 

5th Grade

Assessments

Unit 4 Vocabulary Oct. 31st (Friday)

Monday-Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop

Tuesday-Compass Learning 1 Hour

Wednesday-Unit 1-3 cumulative review and opinions found in Jr. Scholastic

Thursday– Unit 1-3 cumulative review and 1 Hour Compass Learning

Friday-No Homework; have a fun-filled weekend!

4th Grade

Assessments

Passage to Freedom assessment is on Thursday, Oct. 30th.

Unit 4 Vocabulary Workshop is on Friday, Oct. 31st.

Monday-Unit 1-3 cumulative review

Tuesday-complete rough draft #2 (Taking a Stand opinion essay). Use peer editing checklist to make revisions.

Wednesday and Thursday-Work on Final draft (Taking a Stand opinion essay). Use peer editing checklist and self-evaluation to make revisions. Your final draft is extended. It is due on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Friday-No Homework; have a fun-filled weekend!

 

Helpful Websites

http://homeworktips.about.com/od/essaywriting/a/opinion.htm

http://www.timeforkids.com/homework-helper/a-plus-papers/persuasive-essay

http://writefix.com/

5th Grade

Announcements:

1. Tuesday, Oct. 14th-Open Books Field Trip

2. Return 5 Week Progress Report with Parent’s Signature

3. Unit 3 Vocabulary Test is Friday, Oct. 17th

4. Final Draft opinion is due on Friday, Oct. 17th

5. Independent Reading Log is due on Friday, Oct. 17th

6. Picture Day Friday, Oct. 17th

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.B
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.C
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.D
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Tuesday: ELA-Complete rough draft #2 opinion essay Toward A Rainbow Nation. We will peer edit on Wednesday, so come prepared with improvements from draft #1. (refer to project handout, peer editing checklists, sample rough draft essays, etc.). Your final draft is due on Friday, October 17th.  Also, work on Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop (due on Friday, October 17th).

Wednesday: ELA-Work on final draft essay (refer to project handout, peer editing checklists, sample rough draft essays, etc.). Complete Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop (due on Friday, October 17th). SS-complete Great Pyramid questions and annotations.

Thursday: ELA-Complete final draft essay, Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop. Study for Unit 3 Vocabulary Quiz on Friday.

Friday: Vocabulary Quiz today and Final Draft essay is due. Please submit your paper in this order: include colored and illustrated cover page, rough drafts, peer editing checklists, and graphic organizer.

4th Grade

Announcements:

1. Unit 3 Vocabulary Test is on Friday, Oct. 17th

2. Please submit your signed 5 week progress reports to Ms. Lisenby

3. Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop test is on Friday, Oct. 17th

4. Harvesting Hope test is on Friday, October 17th

5. Picture Day is on Friday, October 17th

6. Independent Reading Log is due on Friday, October 17th

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.B
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.C
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instancein order toin addition).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.D
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Tuesday: Class canceled (5th grade trip)

Wednesday: ELA and SS-Complete Reading questions on page 113 (Theme Connections) and work on Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop.

Thursday: ELA- Independent Reading Log, Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop and study for Unit 3 Test,  first rough draft opinion essay (see handout)

Friday: ELA-Reading Log is due today.  Unit 3 Vocabulary Test is today. Harvesting Hope test is today.

Reminders:

1. Picture Day is Oct. 17th

2. Open Books Field trip money is due (Oct. 15th-4th grade and Oct. 8th-5th grade)

3. Five Week Progress Reports are going home this week

4th Grade

With writing, students will develop opinion and narrative pieces (W.4.1, W.4.3) showing command of the conventions of standard English (L.4.1, L.4.2). Students will conduct and complete a research project using technology, notes taken, and create a list of sources (W.4.7, W.4.8). With support, students will use technology to produce and publish writing and show keyboarding skills to type up to one page in a single setting (W.4.6). Students will paraphrase information presented in diverse media formats (SL.4.2)

Assessments:

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 (Social Studies test on Gandhi and Rosa Parks)

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 (My Brother Martin)

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 (Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop)

Homework:

Monday-Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop pages 34-37

Tuesday-Complete graphic organizer finding supports for opinion essay (What is your opinion about Rosa Parks, Gandhi, or Dr. King taking a stand? Did they take a stand for personal reasons/gains or were they taking a stand to help others?) and research Dr. King Jr. newspaper/magazine article (print or take notes on one article about Dr. King)

Wednesday-Study for Social Studies test on Gandhi and Rosa Parks (see handout for test review). Complete questions for My Brother Martin and taking a stand flyer.

Thursday-Compass Learning (1 hour) and study for My Brother Martin selection test.

Friday-No homework

5th Grade

Students need to summarize texts presented in diverse media and formats (SL.5.2) and use graphics and visual displays in presentations (SL.5.5). Students will report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace (SL.5.4).

Assessments

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 (Toward a Rainbow Nation)

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 (Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop)

Homework:

Monday-Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop pages 34-37

Tuesday-Jr. Scholastic page 8 and 9  (Oct. 6th) and cultural project questions

Wednesday-Compass Learning 1 hour (Lang. Arts or LA extension)

Thursday-first rough draft of opinion essay (see handout)

Friday-No homework

Opinion Writing Handout

5th Grade Opinion Writing (distributed 10/09/14)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.A Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.B Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.C Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.D Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Topic: In the story, Toward a Rainbow Nation, the author (Pillay) stated: “Because we are mixed, we’re more powerful.” Read the quote and form an opinion about the quote. Do you agree or disagree? Your supports should include textual evidence from the story, research, as well as your own personal experiences.

Rubric: You will be assessed on the following: *you responded skillfully to the prompt, * you demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, capitalization, spelling, and usage when writing, *you state an opinion/argument/claim that demonstrates an insightful understanding of topic/text, *you organize ideas and information into purposeful, coherent paragraphs that include an elaborated introduction with clear thesis, structured body, and insightful conclusion, *you support your opinion skillfully with substantial and relevant evidence,* you provides insightful explanation/analysis of how evidence supports opinion, *you use purposeful and varied sentence structures, *you demonstrate creativity and flexibility when using conventions (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling) to enhance meaning, *you use precise and sophisticated academic and domain-specific vocabulary appropriate for the audience and purpose, *you use a variety of linking words, phrases, and clauses skillfully to connect reasons to opinion/argument/ claim

Timeline: In class instruction (powerpoint presentations, modeling, sample opinion essays, conventions mini-lessons, mini-lesson on using transition words)

Rough Draft #1-due on Friday, October 10, 2014 (100 Points)

Peer Editing-in class on Friday, October 10, 2014 (100 Points)

Rough Draft #2-due on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (100 Points)

Peer Editing-in class on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (100 Points)

Final Draft-due Friday, October 17, 2014 (please include colored and illustrated cover page, rough drafts, peer editing checklists, and graphic organizer.) (200 Points)