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Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:
This week, students will complete their tasks in the Daily Five. Students will use their IR books to guide them through Daily Five weekly.
**Please make sure your child is reading nightly for 30 minutes minimum from one book and bringing that book to and from school as if it were a textbook. This is an important component of Daily Five and a homework component, along with the Reading Log, comprise 30% of your child’s overall reading grade.
I will work with Guided Reading groups this week. The purpose of Guided reading is to provide support in reading texts that are more complex, work on vocabulary development, and increase comprehension. This week students will focus on the reading skill, “Quick Questioning” to investigate inferences we make when we read and comprehend the story.
This week, students will submit published expository essays. Students will be given the opportunity to showcase their writing in an Author’s Chair, Next, we will begin working on our next writing form, Persuasive writing, This week, we will analyze the types of persuasion present in advertising. Students will pair up with each other to create an advertisement and commercial for a new product they want us to buy. In addition, students will finish responding to a story in Scholastic Scope about the Lusitania. Students will compose an essay response to the question, “What was it like to be a passenger on the Lusitania?”, citing information from the article to support their thinking.
In Math, students will continue Unit 5: Fractions. Students will practice finding equivalent fractions, creating number stories for fraction multiplication, and dividing fractions. Then, students will take a Checking Progress Quiz over material on Friday. Lessons 5.11-5.14
Social Studies- Students will continue Chapter 6 this week. This week, students will create political cartoons to persuade colonists to boycott British goods. Students will learn about the Boston Tea Party and the first battles of the revolution in Lesson 3. We will read the text, define the vocabulary, and take notes over the lesson.
Science- This week, students will determine the classes of real-life levers and diagram their findings. Then, we will explore pulley systems and determine the advantage of using a pulley system.
Homework Chart for the week:
|Math||Home Link 5.11||Home Link 5.12 and Math Journal page 187||Home Link 5.13 and Math Journal page 190||Home Link 5.14|
|Social Studies/ Science||Levers worksheet||“More Leverage” worksheet is due tomorrow||Complete Social Studies political cartoon|
|Reading||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Complete Reading Log||Read for a minimum of 30 minutes over the weekend.
Reading Log is due TODAY.