This Week (Qtr 1)

This Week (Qtr 1)

This week we’re writing daily. We’ll be in Writer’s Workshop all week.

Monday : NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day

Tuesday:  Writer’s Workshop – Ideas & Organization

Wednesday: Writer’s Workshop -Voice & Word Choice

Thursday: Writer’s Workshop – Sentence Fluency & Conventions

Friday: Writer’s Workshop – Independent writing

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10/17 – 10/21

This week we’re reading and comparing short stories everyday. We are also preparing for our End of Unit Test for Unit 1. Study guides will be passed out on Tuesday.

The resources below will help with the selections.labamba

Audio and More

The Sand Castle and A Warming World (not the exact same article)

Aaron’s Gift  and La Bamba

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summarize-fiction-activity

Monday :Read The Sand Castle, by Alma Luz Villanueva and The Forecast: A Warmer World, a news article

Tuesday:  Read Aaron’s Gift, by Myron Levoy, and La Bamba, by Gary Soto  – Begin Study Guide

Wednesday: Unit 1 Review –  unit-1-fiction-study-guide-1

Thursday: Unit 1 Test   unit-1-fiction-study-guide-1

Friday: End of Unit Activity

Homework:Finish incomplete classwork and study guide

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10/10 – 10/14

This week we’re reading and comparing short stories everyday. Classwork will be heavy and students will finish incomplete work at home.

The resources below will help with the selections.all-summer

Audio and More

Eleven  and Same Song 

All Summer in a Day and The Fun They Had 

All Summer in a Day movie

The Scribe 

The Sand Castle and A Warming World (not the exact same article)

Monday : No School – Storm Damage

Tuesday:  Read Eleven,  by Sandra Cisneros and Same Song,  by Pat Mora

Wednesday: Read All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury and The Fun They Had, by Isaac Asimov

Thursday: Read The Sand Castle, by Alma Luz Villanueva and The Forecast: A Warmer World, a news article Read The Scribe, by Kristin Hunter

Friday: International Festival Field Trip!

Homework: Reading Log/ Finish incomplete classwork

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10/3 – 10/7

This week we’re reading The All-American Slurp, by Lensy Namioka. The resources below will help with this selection.

Book Launch   slurp

Selection PDF

Audio and More

Quizlet Comprehension Questions

Monday : Reading- Vocab Preview/Build Background ; Read- The All-American Slurp, by Lensy Namioka p.57 – 65 in student text.

Tuesday (Early Release Day):  Reading- Summarizing the story group activity

Wednesday: Reading- Selection Quiz (classwork);Finish Group Reading Response Activity Reading – Literary Devices;Reading- Analyze Literature: Foreshadowing group activity (if time) Writing– Vivid Verbs;

Thursday: Writing- Vivid Verbs Practice; Writing: Awesome Adjectives!

Friday: Selection Test (quiz); Writing Workshop

Homework: Article of the WeekDaily Reading Log / Journal Prompt /Practice vocab & comprehension using resources.

Obj: RL.6.1 RL.6.2 RL.6.9 L.6.1

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9/25 – 9/30

This week we’re reading The Circuit by Fransisco Jiménez . The resources below will help with this selection. workers

Book Trailer

Selection PDF     Vocabulary =>Surplus, Acquire, Drone, Instinctively, Savor

Audio and More

Plot Chart Quizlet

Quizlet 1

Monday : Writing– Practice Dead Words & Verbs; Reading– Assess Plot; Read- Harvesting Hope: The Story Of César Chávez – A biography by Kathleen Krull p.50- 54 in student text.

Tuesday: Writing– Assess Dead Words & Verbs; Vocabulary Preview; Read Selection; Complete ‘Make Connections’

Wednesday: Reading– Four Types of Conflict; Grammar– Four Types of Sentences;

Thursday: Types of Conflict Group Activity; ToC Practice

Friday: Reading– Selection Quiz; Grammar– Four Types of Sentences; Writing Workshop

Homework: Article of the WeekDaily Reading Log / Journal Prompt /Practice vocab & comprehension using Quizlet

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9/19 – 9/23

This week we’re reading The Goodness of Matt Kaizer . The resources below will help with this selection.

Selection 5__the_goodness_of_matt-kaizer-st-3-1

Audio and More

Quizlet                                                                   avi

Ms. Taylor Jones’s Prezi

Quizlet Vocabulary

Monday: Vocabulary Preview; Read Selection; Discuss Types of Characters

Tuesday: Reading Lesson – Elements of Plot; Selection Classwork

Wednesday: Reading Practice- Plot; Writing Lesson – Dead Verbs

Thursday: Writing Practice – Dead Verbs; Selection Quiz

Thursday: Field Trip to the Raleigh Rescue Mission

Friday: Reading/Writing Assessment – Plot & Dead Verbs; Writing Workshop

Friday: Selection Quiz – Finish Dead Words and Verbs Notes; Writing Workshop

Homework: Daily Reading Log / Journal Prompt / Practice vocab & comprehension using both Quizlets

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