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Week of April 8th-April 12th

Reminders:

1). Spring Picture Day-Tuesday, April 8th

2). All grades will begin a book report project when we return from Easter break; please have your novels completed by then!

 

Grade 5-This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from the biography: “Satchel Paige” from their Reading Street reader. They will be developing predictions using the words in their writing.  Next, the students will be reading the story, answering various higher order thinking questions, and also comparing and contrasting the major leagues and the Negro leagues. As a post-reading activity, the students will be creating a book- front and back cover- based on the events in Satchel Paige’s life; they will develop a creative title, illustration, and a detailed description about the book.  They will be including vocabulary words in their writing as well. The students will be using a detailed rubric to guide them with their project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 8th- 1). Make sure your prediction from class based on the biography “Satchel Paige” is completed; highlight or underline the words 2). Write a sentence with each of the vocabulary words; be detailed!

Tuesday, April 9th- 1). Finish questions from the handout based on pages 95-101-“Satchel Paige”; be detailed when completing the compare and contrast Venn diagram on the major leagues and the Negro League. Don’t forget to be detailed when you put that information into paragraph form-two paragraphs!

Wednesday, April 10th- 1). Finish the questions from the handout based on pages 102-106-“Satchel Paige”-due Friday! 2). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR. 

Thursday, April 11th- 1). Make sure your rough draft of your “Satchel Paige” book is completed; bring in your iPad, laptop, or electronic device to type your work for your book. You will be starting your final draft tomorrow! 2). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

*There will be no exam based on this story; the students will be working on a collaborative project instead.*

 

Grade 6-This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from the realistic fiction story: “Mother Fletcher’s Gift” from their Reading Street reader. They will be developing predictions using the words in their writing.  Next, the students will be reading the story and answering various higher order thinking questions. As a post-reading activity, the students will be creating a book- front and back cover- based on the events from the story; they will develop a creative title, illustration, and a detailed description about the “book”.  They will be including vocabulary words in their writing as well. The students will be using a detailed rubric while completing this project.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 8th- 1). Make sure your prediction from class based on “Mother Fletcher’s Gift” is completed; highlight or underline the words; write a sentence with each of the words as well.

Tuesday, April 9th- 1). Answer the questions on the handout based on pages 48-53 -“Mother Fletcher’s Gift”.

Wednesday, April 10th- 1). Answer the questions on the handout based on pages 54-61 -“Mother Fletcher’s Gift”-due Friday!  2). Make sure your reading log is completed from SSR.

Thursday, April 11th- 1). Make sure your rough draft of your “Mother Fletcher’s Gift” book is completed; bring in your iPad, laptop, or electronic device to type your work for your book. You will be starting your final draft tomorrow! 

*There will be no exam based on this story; the students will be working on a collaborative project instead.*

 

Grade 7-This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary from the science fiction story: “All Summer in A Day” by Ray Bradbury from their Literature reader.  The students will be writing sentences for each word and sharing their sentences with the class; they will be reading the story and answering various comprehension questions. As a post-reading activity, the students will be developing a magazine. The main message of this magazine must be anti-bullying since the main character, Margot, had first hand experience being bullied. The students will creatively incorporate various aspects of the story into their magazine as well; a detailed rubric will be given to follow. 

Religion- The students are continuing to work with their 4th grade buddies on their Lent, Triduum, and Easter children’s book-the students have been taking turns writing and illustrating for their book. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 8th- 1). Make sure your sentences are completed from class. 2). Write a prediction of the story based on the title and pictures (pages 589-595); use at least three vocabulary words in your writing. 

Tuesday, April 9th- 1). Finish the comprehension questions from the handout based on “All Summer in a Day”; make sure your answers are detailed!

Wednesday, April 10th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

Thursday, April 11th- 1). Make sure your rough draft of your “All Summer in a Day” magazine project is completed; tomorrow you will begin your final copy. 

*There will be no exam based on this story; the students will be working on a collaborative project instead.*

 

Grade 8-This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary from the play: “The Diary of Anne Frank”; they will be writing sentences with the words and sharing them with the class. The students will be reading the play in class and summarizing and answering various higher order thinking questions based on the play.  As a post-reading activity, the students will be putting together time capsules based on all events in Anne Frank’s life; they will use the play and research to come up with six items that they feel Anne Frank would place in a time capsule if she could.  The students will be using a detailed rubric to guide them for this project. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, April 8th- 1). Make sure your sentences are completed from class-vocabulary words from “The Diary of Anne Frank”. 

Tuesday, April 9th- 1).Answer questions from pages 107-113 from the handout: “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Be detailed with your responses. 

Wednesday, April 10th- 1).Answer questions from pages 114-122 from the handout: “The Diary of Anne Frank”-due Friday!  Be detailed with your responses. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Thursday, April 11th-  1). Make sure your rough draft of your “Anne Frank Time Capsule” project is completed; tomorrow you will begin your final copy. 

*There will be no exam based on this play; the students will be working on a collaborative project instead.*