Week of 09/14/15 - 09/18/15

posted Sep 13, 2015, 5:47 PM by Angela Furnari

This week, we will:

 

Monday, 9/14/15

·         I will introduce Unit 4 with a PowerPoint and discussion, and we will complete Exercise 4A.

·         We will correct “All Summer in a Day” Comprehension Check, pausing to clarify misunderstandings as needed.

·         We will take notes on end punctuation marks: periods, question marks, and exclamation marks, pausing to discuss and provide practical examples.

Work Stations

·         Students will work on End Punctuation Exercises (due Fri. 9/18).

·         Students will work on “All Summer” Choice Project (due Thurs. 9/17).

·         Students may work ahead on Wordly Wise Ex. 4E (due Fri. 9/18).

·         Students may independently read a “good fit” book of their own choosing.

HW: Finish WW 4A.  Read for 30 minutes.

 

Tuesday, 9/15/15

Library – Furnari

·         We will correct 4A, and begin Exercise 4B.

·         We will begin an integrated Social Studies and ELA unit about Elisa Carbone’s historical fiction novel Blood on the River – Jamestown 1607 by watching a BOTR video trailer and reading Chapter1 aloud together.

Work Stations

·         Students will read BOTR Chapter 2 independently.

·         Students will work on “All Summer” Choice Project (due Thurs. 9/17).

·         Students may work ahead on Wordly Wise Ex. 4E (due Fri. 9/18).

·         Students may independently read a “good fit” book of their own choosing.

HW: Finish WW 4B.  Read for 30 minutes.

 

Wednesday, 9/16/15

Computer Lab Day

·         We will correct 4B, and begin Exercise 4D.

·         We will begin “Thank You M’am,” the 4th story in our short story unit, 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 story elements we have learned so far.

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

·         We will read BOTR Chapter 3, ½ aloud together, and ½ independently.

Work Stations

·         Students will read BOTR Chapter 3, second ½ independently.

·         Students will complete a short reading comprehension activity introducing them to the U.S. Constitution.

·         Students will work on “All Summer” Choice Project (due Thurs. 9/17).

·         Students may work ahead on Wordly Wise Ex. 4E (due Fri. 9/18).

·         Students may independently read a “good fit” book of their own choosing.

HW: Finish WW 4D.  Read for 30 minutes.

 

Thursday, 9/17/15

Library – Weiman

Constitution Day – guest readers from the Houston Bar Association.

·         We will correct 4D, and begin Exercise 4E.

·         We will take notes on theme and discuss, making sure that all students understand the concept, and discussing how important theme is to stories.  Students will work with a partner to complete a “Thank You M’am” Story Map, focusing on story elements and theme.

·         We will read BOTR Chapter 4, ½ aloud together, and ½ independently.

Work Stations

·         Students will read BOTR Chapter 4, second ½ independently.

·         Students will turn in “All Summer” Choice Projects.

·         Students may work ahead on Wordly Wise Ex. 4E (due Fri. 9/18).

·         Students may independently read a “good fit” book of their own choosing.

HW: Finish WW 4E.  Study WW Words for QUIZ tomorrow.  Read for 30 minutes.

 

Friday, 9/18/15

·         We will correct Exercise 4E. We will collect all Wordly Wise 4 exercises from the week.

·         We will share “All Summer” Choice Projects with the class.

·         We will correct and collect End Punctuation Exercises, pausing to clarify student misunderstandings as needed.

Work Stations

·         Students will complete a BOTR Ch. 1-4 Comprehension Check.

·         Students will take the Wordly Wise Unit 4 Quiz.

·         Students will read BOTR Ch. 5 independently.

·         Early finishers will complete a BOTR Vocabulary Activity.

·         Students may independently read a “good fit” book of their own choosing.

HW:  Read & Rest.

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Angela Furnari,
Sep 13, 2015, 5:47 PM
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