November 17th

We learned about Story Devices today and created words to go up on our Word Wall with a partner/small group.  Verb Practice is up on our Google Classroom! Take some time to practice this weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Homework

  • Moby Max Language – Verb Lessons due December 1st (these are already assigned to you!):  
    1. Progressive Verbs
    2. Modal Helping Verbs
    3. Perfect Tenses
    4. Verb Tenses To Convey Sequence
    5. The Verb To Be To Convey States
    6. Irregular Verbs
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – be prepared for a written response TOMORROW about your book!
  • One-Pager #3 (once you finish your novel!)

November 16th

Today we practiced with identifying Mood and Tone with a partner. We then read and annotated on our article of the week for author’s claim and evidence.  We also learned about Action, Linking, and Helping Verbs.

Have a great evening!

Homework

  • Moby Max Language – Verb Lessons due December 1st (these are already assigned to you!):  
    1. Progressive Verbs
    2. Modal Helping Verbs
    3. Perfect Tenses
    4. Verb Tenses To Convey Sequence
    5. The Verb To Be To Convey States
    6. Irregular Verbs
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – be prepared for a written response TOMORROW about your book!
  • One-Pager #3 (once you finish your novel!)

November 14th

Today we took genre notes on the genres of fiction and reviewed non-fiction genres.  We also previewed our Article of the Week  by annotating text features and making a prediction at the bottom of the article.  We were also given One-Pager #3 directions so students can get a head start on these. All students are expected to read at least two chapter books per marking period (if not more!) and complete their assigned One-Pagers once finished.  These are due no later than January 26th, the sooner they turn it in the better!

Last day of conferences are Tuesday, November 14th from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Conferences are student-led so please bring your student with you so they can show off their hard work!

Have a great evening!

Homework

  • Moby Max Language – Verb Lessons due December 1st (these are already assigned to you!):  
    1. Progressive Verbs
    2. Modal Helping Verbs
    3. Perfect Tenses
    4. Verb Tenses To Convey Sequence
    5. The Verb To Be To Convey States
    6. Irregular Verbs
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – be prepared for a written response on Friday about your book!
  • One-Pager #3 (once you finish your novel!)

November 13th

Today we took genre notes on non-fiction subgenres.  We also reflected on our Marking Period 1 grades and completed a reflection sheet to share with our families at conferences.   Conferences are student-led so please bring your student with you so they can show off their hard work!

Conferences are Monday, November 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 14th from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Hope to see  you all there!

Have a great evening!

Homework

  • Moby Max Language – Verb Lessons due December 1st (these are already assigned to you!):  
    1. Progressive Verbs
    2. Modal Helping Verbs
    3. Perfect Tenses
    4. Verb Tenses To Convey Sequence
    5. The Verb To Be To Convey States
    6. Irregular Verbs
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!)

November 10th

Today we took the Unit 1 Comprehension test. iLearn scores are uploaded to Student Connect already, but it will take me a bit to grade the written responses. I will upload those as soon as I am done.   Retake dates will be after conferences.

Conferences are Monday, November 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 14th from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Hope to see  you all there!

Have a great weekend!

Homework

  • Moby Max Language – Verb Lessons due December 1st (these are already assigned to you!):  
    1. Progressive Verbs
    2. Modal Helping Verbs
    3. Perfect Tenses
    4. Verb Tenses To Convey Sequence
    5. The Verb To Be To Convey States
    6. Irregular Verbs
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!)

November 9th

Students were given a study guide in class today and an hour to work on it with a partner.  Study guide should be completed and brought to class tomorrow!

Unit 1 Test is Tomorrow!  This will be open book and cover concepts learned over the course of past 10 weeks as well as comprehension questions for the stories: “Eleven”, “The School Play”, and “Tuesdays of the Other June”.  Students will be allowed to use their Literature books to go back to the stories.

Homework

  • Moby Max Language – Verb Lessons due December 1st:  
    1. Progressive Verbs
    2. Modal Helping Verbs
    3. Perfect Tenses
    4. Verb Tenses To Convey Sequence
    5. The Verb To Be To Convey States
    6. Irregular Verbs
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!)

November 6th

Today we presented our Pyramid of Action Projects (Story Elements Poster) and went to the library.

Students do not have school tomorrow, don’t forget!  

Students were notified today about our new MobyMax expectations. Instead of tracking minutes (which many students have been having issues with over the past few weeks), I am now tracking lessons passed.  The lessons that need to be completed and passed are listed in the homework section below and must be finished by Friday, December 1st.

Unit 1 Test is Friday!  This will be open book and cover concepts learned over the course of past 10 weeks as well as comprehension questions for the stories: “Eleven”, “The School Play”, and “Tuesdays of the Other June”.  Students will be allowed to use their Literature books to go back to the stories. A study guide will be given to students on Wednesday.

Homework

  • 60 minutes Moby Max Language – Verb Lessons due December 1st:  
    1. Progressive Verbs
    2. Modal Helping Verbs
    3. Perfect Tenses
    4. Verb Tenses To Convey Sequence
    5. The Verb To Be To Convey States
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!)

November 3rd

We worked on our Story Elements Project for the entire class today! Students were given the entire 100 minute block to complete this project, anything not completed in class is homework over the weekend!  We begin presentations on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Homework

  • 60 minutes Moby Max Language
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!)

November 2nd

We reviewed Types of Conflict and read the rest of “Tuesdays of the Other June” with a partner and analyzed it for  Character vs. Character and Character vs. Self conflicts.  After a round of Daily 5, we were introduced to our Story Elements Project! Students will be given the entire 100 minute block tomorrow to complete this project, which will be due on Monday when we are presenting them!

ISN’s were also collected today for an organization/completion grade.

Have a good evening!

Crazy hair day tomorrow! Pay $1 to your advisory teacher to participate!  All proceeds will go to support our PTA Puerto Rico Battery Drive!

Homework

  • 60 minutes Moby Max Language – Due TOMORROW
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – Be prepared to write about this in Friday’s Bell work!
  • One-Pagers DUE NO LATER THAN TOMORROW!!! This is the end of Marking Period 1!
    • These are a summative grade! (80%) (20 points each/40 total)
    • Students were given the directions and rubrics for each of these weeks ago. I will not accept any One-Pagers for Marking Period 1 after Friday (end of school day)!!!

November 1st

Today we completed our Types of Conflict notes and practiced with examples. We also hovered our new story “Tuesday of the Other June” for new or interesting words and did a word study with them.  We ended class with starting our story. We will finish tomorrow in class.

Have a good evening!

Homework

  • 60 minutes Moby Max Language – Due Friday
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – Be prepared to write about this in Friday’s Bell work!
  • One-Pagers due no later than November 3rd!! (This Friday!)
    • These are a summative grade! (80%)
    • We were given the directions and rubrics for each of these weeks ago. I will not accept any One-Pagers for Marking Period 1 after Friday (end of school day) – this is the last day of the marking period