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Ms. Amuso

Week of November 26th-November 30th

Reminders:

1). All students should continue reading their own novels on their own time; written reading logs will be assigned more sporadically since all classes have begun class novels. 

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from Chapters 1-6 from the novel-Holes by Louis Sachar. They will be creating illustrations and writing sentences for each word; they will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game to review the words.  Next, the students will be using most of their vocabulary words to write a prediction about the novel; they will be observing the cover of the book and the description on the back to help them with their prediction. The students will be introduced to the main character-Stanley Yelnats and his beginning experiences at Camp Green Lake. They will be focusing on Chapters 1-6 for the week and answering various comprehension questions based on the events in the novel. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 26th- 1). Make sure your illustrations and sentences are completed from class today; we will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 27th- 1). Observe the cover of Holes, and read the back cover; write a prediction of the book using at least three vocabulary words; highlight or underline the words in your prediction. 

Wednesday, November 28th- 1). Be sure Chapters 1-3 are completed; answer the following in your ELA section:

1). Based on what you have read in Chapters 1-3, describe Camp Green Lake.  Give details.

2). Give two adjectives to describe Stanley Yelnats.  Cite two details from the reading to support your answer.

3). How would you describe Stanley’s relationship with his parents? Give details. 

Thursday, November 29th-1). Be sure Chapters 4-5 are completed; create chapter titles for each chapter-be creative; then, summarize the chapters; remember DO NOT write your opinion, and only include significant details. 

Upcoming Exam: 

Tuesday, December 4th- Holes-Chapters 1-6 (Be able to spell the vocabulary words and know their parts of speech/definitions); there will also be inferential and critical thinking questions on the exam; you may use your novel for these questions. 

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from Chapters 1-3 from the novel-Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. They will be creating illustrations and writing sentences for each word; they will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game to review the words.  Next, the students will be using most of their vocabulary words to write a prediction about the novel; they will be observing the cover of the book and the description on the back to help them with their prediction. The students will be introduced to the main character-Colton Burpo in the Prologue and how his father, Todd, experiences hardships in his life. They will be focusing on Chapters 1-3 for the week and answering various comprehension questions based on the events in the novel. For Chapter 3, the students will be writing a descriptive paragraph from the perspective of Colton based on his experience with Rosie the Spider.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 26th- 1). Make sure your illustrations and sentences are completed from class today; we will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 27th- 1). Observe the cover of Heaven is for Real, and read the back cover; write a prediction of the book using at least three vocabulary words; highlight or underline the words in your prediction. 

Wednesday, November 28th- 1). Be sure the “Prologue” and Chapter 1: “The Crawl-A-See-Um” are completed; answer the following:

1). Based on the “Prologue”, how would you describe Colton Burpo? Give two details to support your answer.

2). Based on Chapter 1, would you have reacted as Colton did or as Cassie did when it came to holding Rosie the Spider? Explain. 

3). Give a new title for Chapter 1; provide two details from the chapter to support your answer.

Thursday, November 29th-1). Be sure Chapter 2: “Pastor Job” is completed; summarize the chapter; remember DO NOT write your opinion, and only include significant details. 

Upcoming Exam: 

Tuesday, December 4th- Heaven is For Real-Chapters 1-3 (Be able to spell the vocabulary words and know their parts of speech/definitions); there will also be inferential and critical thinking questions on the exam; you may use your novel for these. 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from Chapters 1-6 from the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. They will be reading Chapters 1-4 as a class and independently. They will be focusing on one of the the main characters, Ponyboy Curtis, and some hardships he faces as a young man.  On Friday, the students will be working with a partner/group to create illustrations and their own definitions for the vocabulary words from Chapters 5 and 6. 

Religion- The students will be practicing for the Christmas Show during religion class; however, they will be receiving work focusing on Advent and Christmas in the upcoming weeks. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule: 

Monday, November 26th- 1). Make sure your sentences are completed from class today; be sure Chapter 1 is completed; answer the comprehension questions from the handout. 

Tuesday, November 27th- 1). Make sure your sentences are completed from class today; be sure Chapter 2 is completed; answer the comprehension questions from the handout. Write a one paragraph prediction for Chapter 3.

Wednesday, November 28th- 1). Be sure your illustrations and explanations are completed from class today based on Chapter 3; finish reading Chapter 3; answer the comprehension questions. 

Thursday, November 29th-1). Give Chapter 4 a title; in one paragraph explain your title; give details from Chapter 4 to support your title. 2). Riddles were already completed in class, so be sure your comprehension questions are completed. 

Upcoming Exam: 

Thursday, December 6th- The Outsiders Chapters 1-6 (Be able to spell the vocabulary words and know their parts of speech/definitions); there will also be inferential and critical thinking questions on the exam; you may use your novel for these. 

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will be identifying vocabulary words from Chapters 1-6 from the novel-We Beat the Street by Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Remeck Hunt with Sharon M. Draper. They will be creating illustrations and writing sentences for each word; they will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game to review the words. The students will be observing a video trailer of the book and reading the Introduction as a class. In groups, they will be discussing and listing challenges young adults face in inner cities and things young adults can do to stay on a positive path in life.  They will specifically be focusing on the three doctors, as they were young men, and discussing what they did to stay on the right track.  The students will also be introduced this week, to two of the main characters-Sampson Davis and Rameck Hunt and read about specific moments from their childhood that helped shaped them into the men they are today. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 26th- 1). Be sure your illustrations and sentences using the vocabulary words from Chapters 1-6: We Beat the Street are completed; we will be playing Pictionary and the Sentence Game tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 27th- 1). Observe the cover of We Beat the Street, and read the back cover; write a prediction of the book using at least three vocabulary words; highlight or underline the words in your prediction.

Wednesday, November 28th- 1). Based on We Beat the Street, complete the essay that was introduced in class today; use your knowledge of the video we had seen in class, the “Introduction”, and the chart created to help you develop your essay.  This will be graded. 

Thursday, November 29th-1). Summarize Chapter 1: “You Don’t Have to Cut My Foot Off, Do You?”; create three comprehension questions; remember the questions must make others think! Do not come up with literal questions-inferential and critical thinking only!

Upcoming Exam: 

Friday, December 7th- We Beat the StreetChapters 1-6 (Be able to spell the vocabulary words and know their parts of speech/definitions.); there will also be inferential and critical thinking questions on the exam; you may use your novel for these.