Week of 08/29/16 - 09/02/16

posted Aug 26, 2016, 11:03 AM by Angela Furnari

This week, we will:

 

Monday, 08/29/16

Library Day - Furnari

·         I will pass out Spelling Activities for the students.  I will explain how the differentiated spelling groups “work”, when the activities are due, and when the test will be. 

·         We will begin the 2nd story in our Short Story Unit, “What Jo Did,” with a PowerPoint presentation introducing the story, background, and literary elements, as well as giving students the opportunity to respond to a journal prompt related to the story.  Additionally, we will conduct our first reading of the story with a focus on plot and conflict.

·         Students will answer comprehension questions based on the story, and will present to the class round-robin style.

·         Students will take an assessment to measure their knowledge of U.S. History as of now.  This will be used to gather data.

HW: No Homework.  Spirit night at Escalante’s.

 

Tuesday, 08/30/16

Library Day - Weiman

·         I will pass out a reading log and explain how students will fill it out.

·         We will introduce the Plot Diagram and related literary terms by watching and discussing a short video that traces the plot of Disney’s Aladdin, a story with which most students are already very familiar.  We will then take notes on the Plot Diagram.

·         Students will work in pairs to complete a Plot Diagram Graphic Organizer for the story “What Jo Did,” with students rereading the story as needed.

·         I will begin presenting about the different regions of the United States, important landforms, and how to read a map.  We will continue to stop after each region, and add to our large US Regional Maps.

HW: Read 30 minutes.  Work on Spelling Activities.  Spelling Test #1 on Friday.

 

Wednesday, 08/31/16

·         We will share and review our “What Jo Did” Plot Diagrams from the previous day, making sure that all students understand the elements of plot, and discussing how a well-rounded plot helps to enhance the effectiveness of a short story.  Students will complete a “What Jo Did” Comprehension Check and respond to a journal prompt to assess their understanding of the story.

·         I will continue presenting about the different regions of the United States, important landforms, and how to read a map.  We will continue to stop after each region, and will finish our large US Regional Maps.

HW: Read 30 minutes.

Spelling Activities due Friday.  Spelling Test #1 on Friday.

 

Thursday, 09/01/16

·         I will finish presenting about the different regions of the United States, important landforms, and how to read a map.  We will continue to stop after each region, and will finish our large US Regional Maps.

·         Students will work on map skills reading comprehension activity as it related to regions of the United States.

·         Students will read about their Passport Global country from Oceania.  Students will create a Venn Diagram, comparing/contrasting America with their Passport Global country.

HW: Read 30 minutes.

Spelling Activities due Friday.  Spelling Test #1 TOMORROW.

 

Friday, 09/02/16

·         Students will turn in their Spelling Activities, and take Spelling Test #1.

·         Students will create a Travel Postcard for an assigned Region of the US, incorporating visuals, as well as facts from our notes and other research sources.

·         Students will read about their Passport Global country from Oceania.  Students will create a Venn Diagram, comparing/contrasting America with their Passport Global country. 

·         Students will have the opportunity to finish/improve work as needed, or to independently read a “good fit” book of their own choosing.

HW:  Read & Rest.

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