Week Number 28

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Week Number 27: March 27-31, 2017

(Use Worldbook for kids at Mel.org or myON for this assignment.)

Content Objective:
I can understand key details in a text by reading a book and answering questions about who the famous person was, what the famous person was remembered for and why the famous person is important in our history.

Language Objective:
I can write a paragraph about a famous person using the sentence stems: _________ was… He, or she, lived during… We remember him, or her, for… One important thing he, or she did is…


Next class we’ll work on poetry: Uncle Shelby.

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Week Number 26: March 20-24, 2017


I can write a satire.

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Week Number 25: March 13-17, 2017

I can write a noodlehead story.

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Week Number 24: Mar.6-10, 2017

I can demonstrate understanding and application of a narrative, and Google classroom, to write my own trickster narrative–or an opinion piece.
I can explain to Mr. Neff the elements of a trickster narrative and use a Google form to write a rough draft of such a narrative and use Google Classroom to write a full scale narrative, or opinion piece, appropriate for my grade level.

Click for the writing assignment.

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Week Number 23b: Feb. 27-Mar.3, 2017

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Week Number 23: Feb.27-March 3, 2017

Use Google Classroom to write a horror story–not too scary though.  Horror is also known as speculative fiction because ghosts, bigfoot, Loch Ness monsters, and other speculative stuff, can be in such stories.  

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Week Number 22b. Feb.13-18, 2017


Click here for the link to the form you need to fill in.

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Week Number 22- 2/5-9, 2017

Use this link to go to CLEVER. Read a fairy tale that’s at your level. Figure out the problem and solution.
Click here for Google Classroom Codes.

NWEA Scores for Haigh Elementary

I can evaluate a variety of information about an animal from different sources.
I can demonstrate evaluation of purpose by assessing my writing using the informational 6+1 rubric.
I can demonstrate application of building writing stamina by writing during class and keeping track of the number of minutes I was writing at the top of the doc.
6+1 Rubric

This lesson uses Culham’s strategies for writing to Prompts in the Trait-Based Technology
Content Objective – I can write a narrative about a topic I’ve researched. The writing can be imaginative, based on mentor texts shared over the course of the school year. (Prompts provide students with needed baseline information, information that allows them to apply all writing traits with both creativity and confidence.) Across a range of standards, I will use R.A.F.T.S. for role, audience, format, topic, & a strong verb that shares the purpose of the writing.

Language Objective – I will use a word-processing program to write an expository research paper, one involving a topic I have researched, defining words new to me as I do so. Here’s one example: I am a journalist (your role) responsible for gathering background information for an article for the readers (audience) of a magazine called Animals and their Health: Saving the animals. Create expository research notes (the format) that detail (your strong verb) why the animals are important in the world and what their contribution is to sustaining the environment.

Overall Language Objectives
I can listen for information in mentor texts/picture books to make inferences and discuss inferences by stating my opinion of specific parts of the book before the inference that address the inference. I can make connections. I can discuss literary elements because I am an author who understands different types of writing.

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Week Number 21- 1/29-2/2, 2017



Link to Mr.s Neff’s form
https://docs.google.com/a/dearbornschools.org/forms/d/1_713e7i_atjsU_aCbMoAE2u2_yNJij6qD3ngiNRbS_4/edit?usp=sharing
Click here for the Google Classroom Codes.

I can evaluate a variety of information about an animal from different sources.
I can demonstrate evaluation of purpose by assessing my writing using the informational 6+1 rubric.
I can demonstrate application of building writing stamina by writing during class and keeping track of the number of minutes I was writing at the top of the doc.
6+1 Rubric

This lesson uses Culham’s strategies for writing to Prompts in the Trait-Based Technology
Content Objective – I can write a narrative about a topic I’ve researched. The writing can be imaginative, based on mentor texts shared over the course of the school year. (Prompts provide students with needed baseline information, information that allows them to apply all writing traits with both creativity and confidence.) Across a range of standards, I will use R.A.F.T.S. for role, audience, format, topic, & a strong verb that shares the purpose of the writing.

Language Objective – I will use a word-processing program to write an expository research paper, one involving a topic I have researched, defining words new to me as I do so. Here’s one example: I am a journalist (your role) responsible for gathering background information for an article for the readers (audience) of a magazine called Animals and their Health: Saving the animals. Create expository research notes (the format) that detail (your strong verb) why the animals are important in the world and what their contribution is to sustaining the environment.

Overall Language Objectives
I can listen for information in mentor texts/picture books to make inferences and discuss inferences by stating my opinion of specific parts of the book before the inference that address the inference. I can make connections. I can discuss literary elements because I am an author who understands different types of writing.

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