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Week of August 22-26

Monday:

PSL: Grab the Passwords and login sheet.  Find your SRI username and password and write them on the sheet.  Do the same for MOBYMAX(10 min.)

  1. SRI-Beginning of the Year Assessment (20-40 min.)
  2. SOAR (independent free choice reading) (5-20 min.)

REMINDERS:

  1. Bring headphones to class if possible
  2. Bring your library book every day to class
  3. Turn your password sheet back in to the teacher at the end of the day

Tuesday:

PSL: Find you login sheet, get your iPad, and sign into Moby Max

  1. Mobymax language/grammar placement testing (10-40 min.)
  2. SOAR (independent free choice reading) (5-20 min.)

REMINDERS:

  1. Bring headphones to class if possible
  2. Bring your library book every day to class
  3. Bring your art supplies TOMORROW

 

Wednesday:

PSL: SOAR (independent free choice reading) (10-15 min.)

  1. Mobymax Grammar work (20 min.)
  2. Writer’s notebooks (25-30 min.)  Today we will start by decorating and organizing our notebooks.

REMINDERS:

  1. Bring headphones to class if possible
  2. Bring your library book every day to class

 

 

Thursday: BRING YOUR LIBRARY BOOK!

PSL: SOAR (10 min)

  1. Library (20-40 min)
    SOAR with conferences in Library
  2. Finish Readers Workbook compilation: password sheet, journal sheet, frayer, Notice & Note bookmarks should be in the binder.
  3. If finished, look up these words: Contrast and Contradiction

REMINDERS:

  1. Bring headphones to class if possible
  2. Bring your library book every day to class

 

 

Friday

PSL: SOAR (independent free choice reading) (10-15 min.)

  1. Mobymax (10 min.)
  2. Look up Contrast and Contradiction-fill in Frayer
  3. Notice and Note #1 Brief introduction discussion and Frayer Model vocabulary.(20-40 min)
  4. Read Thank You Ma’m and watch clip. Discuss Contrasts and Contradictions

REMINDERS:

Have a good weekend!

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Lessons: March 14th-18th

New Semester starts! Remember to keep reading at home.  We have 3 book recommendations due in the 4th quarter.  We will continue reading Parrot in the Oven and analyze with our signpost journals.  We will also be working on Acuity B examples each day to assist students with testing strategies.

Monday: Students will be able to analyze how minor characters influence the major character.

  1. PSL: Acuity B Review/Testing Strategies
  2. “The Influence on Character” Reading Strategy.  Pick a character, list their name in the middle of the page, and write down at least 4 influences around the page.
  3. Read PITO with signpost and unknown words journal and 1 on 1 conferences
  4. Discuss Signposts

Tuesday: Students will be able to draw conclusions about a character from multiple traits.

  1. PSL: Acuity B Review/Testing Strategies
  2. “Complex Characters” Reading Strategy. Pick a character, list their name in the middle of the page, and write down at least 4 traits around the page.
  3. Read PITO with signpost and unknown words journal and 1 on 1 conferences
  4. Discuss Signposts

Wednesday: Students will be able to analyze the helpful and harmful traits of a character.

  1. PSL: Acuity B Review/Testing Strategies
  2. “More Than One Side” Reading Strategy. Take the character from yesterday, make a ‘T’ chart, and list their traits as either helpful or harmful.
  3. Read PITO with signpost and unknown words journal and 1 on 1 conferences
  4. Discuss Signposts

Thursday: Student will be able to summarize what they have read by creating a quiz.

  1. PSL: Acuity B Review/Testing Strategies
  2. Create Cahoot Review quiz over PITO
  3. Read PITO with signpost and unknown words journal and 1 on 1 conferences
  4. Discuss Signposts

Friday: Students will be able to demonstrate mastery of content standards.

  1. PSL: Acuity B Review/Testing Strategies
  2. Library
  3. PITO Quiz #2
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Weekly Lessons: March 7th to March 11th

Last week of quarter 3!  We have our 3rd book recommendation due this Thursday.  We will also take our 1st check-up quiz over Parrot in the Oven chapters 1 & 2 and turn in our 1st signpost journals connected with this book. We’ll continue our grammar lessons for PSL, continue to read PITO, and work on some reading strategies.  I have made a new section at the top of my blog titled: Reading Strategies-Look for this when completing our in-class reading assignments.  You will use your composition books to write your answers and will be able to use your notes on the test.

Great Job last week on ISTEP!

This is the book that we are studying this week.

This is the book that we are studying this week.

Monday:  Student will be able to draw conclusions about the story from a summary.

  1. PSL: Grammar-Punctuation and Capitalization (15 min.)
  2. Reading Strategy: “Let the Blurb Help You” all answers go into your composition book under the heading PITO Strategies (15 min.)
  3. Read Parrot in the Oven, we’ll have teacher led small groups for students who might need extra help with the grammar lessons or the reading strategy (15 min.)
  4. Discuss signposts (15 min.)

Tuesday: Student will be able to analyze the interaction of setting and character development.

  1. PSL: Grammar-Punctuation and Capitalization (15 min.)
  2. Reading Strategy: “Does the Story Have to Be Set There and Then?” all answers go into your composition book under the heading PITO Strategies (15 min.) Read this article about the setting of the Hernandez House-could this place be described in Fort Wayne as well as South-Central California?
  3. Table Top Twitter with questions from chapters 1 & 2.  This will provided a time of silent discussion for groups-8×45 sec.
  4. Discuss signposts (15 min.)

Wednesday: Student will be able to determine the importance of conflicts as they develop thought a story.

  1. PSL: Grammar-Punctuation and Capitalization (15 min.)
  2. Reading Strategy: “Two-Sided Problems” all answers go into your composition book under the heading PITO Strategies (15 min.) List (in your composition books) all the problems so far (chapters 1 & 2). Next, write about how Manny feels about these problems and how does he feel about his relationship with his father.
  3. Read Parrot in the Oven, we’ll have teacher led small groups for students who might need extra help with the grammar lessons or the reading strategy (15 min.)
  4. Discuss signposts (15 min.)

Thursday: Students will be able to compare and contrast two different characters in a story.

  1. PSL: Grammar-Punctuation and Capitalization (15 min.)
  2. Reading Strategy: “Character Comparisons” all answers go into your composition book under the heading PITO Strategies (15 min.)
  3. PITO Quiz #1
  4. Read Parrot in the Oven, we’ll have teacher led small groups for students who might need extra help with the grammar lessons or the reading strategy (15 min.)

Friday: Off, no school