Starting novel study: City of Ember (Class books are available, but students are welcome to bring their own copy of the book if they wish. Please avoid reading ahead.)
Language Consult Reference Materials, Idioms
Reading Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story, Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says, Drawing inferences
Writing Presentation of knowledge and ideas-report on topic, add visual displays
Homework: *Independent Reading- at least 120-150 minutes a week (Friday after school until Friday morning of the next week). Record reading in the Social Studies section of their planner. Please include title, time spent reading and pages read. Students should ask their parents to sign their planner on Thursday evening or Friday morning for teachers to review on Friday. Please include total minutes read by parent signature. Students are encouraged to work on their IRLA goal during this time. Students will earn 1 step for every 15 minutes read.
*Wordlywise Vocabulary work: Lesson 14 Introduced on 3/27 Please write out work on a separate piece of notebook paper and return unmarked handout. When writing sentences, start sentences differently to increase your sentence fluency. Keep finished work until due date on Tuesday, 4/3. Additional word lists and games can be found at http://www.wordlywise3000.com.
Lesson 14 quiz and work due on 4/3.
* No reading passage homework this week