Weekly overview/homework 4/29-5/3


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Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work in all five stations of The Daily Five:  Read To Self, Listen To Reading, Word Work, Guided Reading, Reader’s Response.  Please allow students to bring headphones or earbuds to school so they may listen on Epic Books.  Students will be required to write weekly Reader’s Response letters about their IR books as assessments.  In addition, students will take a reading quiz after they complete their IR book.

Guided Reading is now BOOK CLUB: This week, we will begin an author study of Jerry Spinelli.  Guided Teading groups will each be reading a different novel by the author.  Students will be required to read this book for the next few weeks, and it should take priority over their IR book at home.  

Math-    This week students will take the Unit 7 test.  Then, students will begin their last unit in Everyday Math which deals with applying their skills they have learned throughout the year in a variety of ways.  Lessons 8-1, 8-2, and 8-3 will be covered this week.

Here is a link to our curriculum website for math:


Here is a link to Khan Mappers to practice NWEA Map skills:


Writer’s Workshop-This week in writing, we will begin a unit on persuasive writing.  Students will invent a new product and write a persuasive advertisement to persuade others to purchase it.

This week we will focus primarily on the invention of the product in class, as well as watch and analyze different types of commercials to determine persuasive techniques.

Q3 Focus:  grammar and Mechanics-     In Q4, students will work on Grammar and Mechanics as weekly practice homework.  This week, students will practice proper usage of their, there, and they’re

Homework Chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 8 test Home Link 8-1 Home Link    8-2 Home Link  8-3  Progress Check
Writing     Grammar Practice lesson   Grammar Practice due
Reading Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30-45 minutes Record on Reading Log Reading Log is due Monday. Read over the weekend!

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