Week of 09/21/15 - 09/25/15

posted Sep 21, 2015, 3:53 PM by Angela Furnari

This week, we will:

 

Monday, 9/21/15

Art Day

·         I will explain that students will be reviewing Word Lists 1-4 this week.  They are to complete a crossword puzzle by Friday with many review words.

·         Students will take notes about the literary device of theme.  We will discuss common stories and movies and what that theme might be.  They will learn the SLIME method of how to determine the theme.

·         We will review the answers to the BOTR Comprehension Check Ch. 1-4 from Friday. We will discuss important events as needed from Ch. 4, and I will read Ch. 5 aloud.  We will pause to clear up misunderstandings as needed. 

Work Stations

·         Students will read Ch. 6 of BOTR on their own.

·         Work on Travel Brochure for New Zealand (AM) or Indonesia (PM) (due Tuesday, 9/29).

HW: Finish WW Review Puzzle, #1-11.  Read for 30 minutes.

 

Tuesday, 9/22/15

Library – Furnari

Early Dismissal: 12:30 p.m.

·         Watch Brain Pop on Test Taking Strategies.

·         Take Test Strategies notes—how to attack multiple choice questions and the text(s) that go with them.

·         We will watch the video of “Thank You, M’am” to allow students with an audio-visual modality to increase their comprehension of the written text.  We will discuss the theme as presented in this story.

·         We will discuss important events of Ch. 6, and I will read Ch. 7 aloud, pausing to discuss as we read.

Work Stations

  • Students will read BOTR Chapter 8 independently.
  • Work on Comprehension Check for “Thank You, M’Am”.
  • Work on Travel Brochure for New Zealand (AM) or Indonesia (PM) (due Tuesday, 9/29).
  • Students may independently read a “good fit” book of their own choosing.

HW: Finish WW Review Puzzle, #12-30.  Read for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, 9/23/15

No School—Fall Holiday

Thursday, 9/24/15

Library – Weiman

·         Students will work on their Weather and Climate of Oceania project, researching as needed.

·         We will read BOTR Chapter 9, and we will pause to discuss as needed. 

Work Stations

  • Students will read BOTR Chapter 10 independently.
  • Students will work on passages and questions from the 2013 STAAR Release, 5th Grade.

 

HW: Read for 30 minutes. Finish WW Review Puzzle, #31-44.

 

Friday, 9/25/15

·         Review answers to the Wordly Wise review puzzle and have students turn it in.

·         Students will observe short videos and determine the theme at their tables.  They will have to present evidence that point towards the theme being correct.

·         We will correct “Thank You, M’Am” Comprehension Check, pausing to clarify misunderstandings as needed.

·         We will read BOTR Chapter 11, and we will pause to discuss as needed. 

 

Work Stations

·         Students will read BOTR Chapter 12 independently.

  • Students will finish the STAAR Release as needed from yesterday (they must be finished by the end of class).
  • Work on Travel Brochure for New Zealand (AM) or Indonesia (PM) (due Tuesday, 9/29).
  • Students may independently read a “good fit” book of their own choosing.

HW:  Read & Rest.

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