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Ms. Amuso – Week of 11/28/16

Grade 5– This week, the students will continue working on their reading comprehension skills.  They will be using details to support inferences in literary texts.  They will focus on the theme: “Round Table Legends” and use details and examples from a text when explaining what the text says.  They will also use details and examples from a text along with personal knowledge when explaining inferences drawn from the text. Next, the students will focus on the theme: “Nature” and use context clues to determine the meaning of figurative language phrases and recognize the use and meaning of metaphors and similes in a text.  They will be taking a reading comprehension exam on Friday, December 2nd.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 28th– 1). Reading Log 2). “Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts” book pages 96-97: “Galahad and the Grail Quest”; be sure to complete the “Close Reading” on page 96; do not forget to include TWO details in the written response question.

Tuesday, November 29th– 1). Complete a reading log. Please remember that you must identify two-three words for each reading log that you complete.

Wednesday, November 30th– 1). Complete a reading log. 2).  “Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts” book pages 162-163: “Wildlife Worries”; complete the “Close Reading” on page 162.

Thursday, December 1st– 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Reading Comprehension exam tomorrow; remember my hints and tips with taking this type of exam.

 

Grade 6– This week, the students will continue working on their reading comprehension skills.  They will be focusing on the theme: “A Time to Change” and determine the theme and central idea of a literary text.  They will also make inferences and identify relevant details within texts. Next, the students will focus on the theme: “Ancient Civilizations” and analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter or section fits into the overall structure of a text (e.g., description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect or problem and solution) and contributes to the development of the text’s central idea. They will be taking a reading comprehension exam on Friday, December 2nd.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 28th– 1). Reading Log 2). “Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts” book pages 72-73: “Rushmore”; be sure to complete the “Close Reading” on page 72.

Tuesday, November 29th– 1). Complete a reading log. Please remember that you must identify two-three words for each reading log that you complete.

Wednesday, November 30th– 1). Complete a reading log. 2).  “Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts” book pages 106-107: “Secrets in the Stones”; complete the “Close Reading” on page 106. Please remember to cite at LEAST two details from the text to support your answer.

Thursday, December 1st– 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Reading Comprehension exam tomorrow; remember my hints and tips with taking this type of exam.

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will continue working on their reading comprehension skills.  The students will be focusing on the theme: “The Element of Surprise” and using textual evidence, along with background knowledge, to make reasonable inferences about the characters, setting, and plot of a literary text.  They will also be citing two or more pieces of textual evidence to support inferences drawn from the text.  Next, the students will be focusing on the theme: “Setting a New Course”; they will recognize broad messages in works of literature as themes; they will also identify how characters’ thoughts, feelings, and actions point to a story’s theme; lastly, they will be analyzing how the changes and growth experienced by a character develop the theme.  The students will be taking a reading comprehension exam on Friday, December 2nd.

Religion-The students will be practicing for the Christmas Show during Religion classes; however, we will continue focusing on Chapter 3; the students will be reading and outlining-“God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-The Blessed Trinity”, “The mystery of the Blessed Trinity is central to our faith”, and “The Trinity and the Sign of the Cross”.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 28th– 1). Reading Log 2). “Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts” book pages 48-49: “from The Ransom of Red Chief”; be sure to complete the “Close Reading” on page 48.

Tuesday, November 29th– 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Religion- read pages 34-35; highlight and outline; create and answer three short answer questions based on these pages.

Wednesday, November 30th– 1). Complete a reading log. 2).  “Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts” book pages 64-65: “The Substitute”; complete the “Close Reading” on page 64.

Thursday, December 1st– 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Reading Comprehension exam tomorrow; remember my hints and tips with taking this type of exam.

Grade 8– This week, the students will continue working on their reading comprehension skills.  The students will  be focusing on the theme: “Teamwork” and recognizing broader messages in works of literature as themes; they will identify how characters’ thoughts, feelings, and actions point to a story’s theme and understand how a character’s development can reveal a story’s theme.  Next, the students will be focusing on the theme: “The Civil Rights Movement” and analyzing the structure of individual paragraphs in an informational text; they will also determine the function of particular sentences within a paragraph in developing a key concept about a topic in informational text. The students will be taking a reading comprehension exam on Friday, December 2nd.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 28th– 1). “Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts” book pages 69-73-review the meaning of “theme” on page 69-circle details in the caption and review the chart; read: “Holden and Pops” on page 70, an complete the chart; finish reading the story on page 71-complete the “Close Reading”, Multiple Choice question, and the “Show Your Thinking”; read “One Word of Advice” on page  72; complete the “Close Reading” and answer the questions on page 73. 2). No written reading log is required tonight.

Tuesday, November 29th– 1). Complete a reading log.

Wednesday, November 30th– 1). Complete a reading log. 2).  “Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts” book pages 114-115: “from Brown v. Board of Education”; complete the “Close Reading” on page 114.

Thursday, December 1st– 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Reading Comprehension exam tomorrow; remember my hints and tips with taking this type of exam.