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Ms. Amuso

Week of January 2, 2017- January 6, 2017

Reminders:

1). Happy and Healthy New Year to all of our AMCA families! School will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

2). Box Top Day- Tuesday, January 3rd.

3). We have a 12:00 p.m. Dismissal on Friday, January 6th-Faculty Meeting will be taking place this day.

4). Museum of Moving Images Trip will be taking place on Thursday, January 12th.

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from the biography: “Leonardo’s Horse” which can be found in their Reading Street textbook. This biography is based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci.  The students will be reading the story as a class; they will be summarizing what they read independently, and taking a quiz on the story as well.  The students will be able to use their reader for the quiz, so that they may be able to go back into the story and support their answers with details from the text.  This will measure their reading comprehension skills.

*The class will be reading the novel Holes by Louis Sachar as a class starting next week; I have books for all the students already, so they do not need to be purchased.*

Monday, January 2nd– 1). School is closed; no homework today!

Tuesday, January 3rd- 1). Be sure symbols and sentences are completed today. 2). Using ALL vocabulary words, write a prediction about “Leonardo’s Horse”. 3). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, January 4th– 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Summarize what was read in class today (pages 292-300); remember to only incorporate the most important parts of what was read!

Thursday, January 5th– 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Summarize what was read in class today (pages 301-309); remember to only incorporate the most important parts of what was read. 3). Quiz tomorrow on the story; you will be able to use your reader to answer the questions; this will test your reading comprehension skills.

Grade 6-* The class will begin reading Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo next week; please have the book for next week (week of January 9th); the book can be purchased on Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble (store or website).  Thank you!

This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from the historical fiction story: “Old Yeller” which can be found in their Reading Street textbook. The students will be reading the story as a class; they will be summarizing what they read independently, and taking a quiz on the story as well.  The students will be able to use their reader for the quiz, so that they may be able to go back into the story and support their answers with details from the text.  This will measure their reading comprehension skills.

Monday, January 2nd– 1). School is closed; no homework today!

Tuesday, January 3rd– 1). Be sure symbols and sentences are completed today. 2). Using ALL vocabulary words, write a prediction about “Old Yeller”. 3). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required.

Wednesday, January 4th– 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Summarize what was read in class today (pages 22-29); remember to only incorporate the most important parts of what was read!

Thursday, January 5th– 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Summarize what was read in class today (pages 30-35); remember to only incorporate the most important parts of what was read. 3). Quiz tomorrow on the story; you will be able to use your reader to answer the questions; this will test your reading comprehension skills.

Grade 7– This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary from the teleplay “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” from their Literature textbooks; they will be taking on various roles in the play as we read; the students will be answering comprehension questions based on what they read, and they will be writing a sequel to the play using some of their vocabulary words; lastly, the students will be taking a quiz on this teleplay; they will be able to use their reader to cite textual evidence in their answers.  This will measure their reading comprehension skills.

*The class will be reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton starting next week; I have books for the students, so they do not need to be purchased.*

Religion– This week, the students will be introduced to Chapter 4: “God, Our Loving Father”.  They will be discussing how we know God loves us.  They will also be reading and outlining about how God loves all He has created and about how He invites us into a loving relationship with him; we will also be defining and discussing the meaning of the covenant. Lastly, the students will be discussing how God is merciful and gives us laws out of love.

Monday, January 2nd– 1). School is closed; no homework today!

Tuesday, January 3rd– 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Write sentences for numbers 1-10 on the vocabulary sheet; be sure you are using the word correctly-pay close attention to the part of speech; your sentences should be detailed as well.                3). Summarize what we read in class today.

Wednesday, January 4th– 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Write sentences for numbers 11-20 on the vocabulary sheet; be sure you are using the word correctly-pay close attention to the part of speech; your sentences should be detailed as well. 3). Summarize what we read in class today.

Thursday, January 5th– 1). Write a sequel to “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”- include at least five vocabulary words; you can write a story or play! 2). Quiz tomorrow on the play!

Grade 8– This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary from the narrative essay: “Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad” from their Literature textbooks; they will be reading this narrative essay as a class and answering comprehension questions based on what they read; with a partner they will work on “Language Study” and “Literary Analysis” questions; lastly, the students will be taking a quiz on this narrative essay; they will be able to use their reader to cite textual evidence in their answers.  This will measure their reading comprehension skills.

*The students will be reading the classic play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry starting next week; I have books for the students; they do not have to be purchased.*

Monday, January 2nd– 1). School is closed; no homework today!

Tuesday, January 3rd- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Answer the questions on pages 210-215; reread parts to help you answer them; be sure they are detailed!

Wednesday, January 4th– 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 2). Answer the questions on pages 216-219; reread parts to help you answer them; be sure they are detailed!

Thursday, January 5th- 1). Complete a reading log. 2). Make sure the questions on pages 220-221 are completed. 3). Quiz tomorrow on the narrative essay; you will be able to use your reader to answer the questions; this will measure your reading comprehension skills.