Online Assignments 3/23-3/29 2020

Online Assignments 3/23-3/29 2020
There are six short MStep reading comprehension assignments on iLearn that will open early Monday morning. You will not need a password to get into these exercises. If there is a written response required, please type in your answer, and even if it displays that the answer is incorrect, still move forward and submit. I will grade the written answers manually, the computer cannot grade those for me.

There is also a journal topic for you to respond to on iLearn this week. This is about your thoughts and feelings, and should be written in first person with lots of detail. Open the link to see specific instructions. Type out your response and submit. I will grade these manually as well.

Please take these assignments seriously, they will help keep you up-to-date and moving forward with your ELA progress.

Email me at with any questions or concerns.

Sunday 3-22-20

Sunday 3-22-20



I hope all of you are doing well. I know SO much has changed since we left school on 3/12/20. I also realize that you have been receiving mixed messages about online work. Although I am not putting these new assignments in the grade book- I have been asked to keep track of who is making an effort and trying, and those who are not. I will be required to share this data when we return to school.

Dearborn has worked very hard to make sure that all students have access to technology (chromebook pick-up sites) and online learning opportunities. Although we are not meeting on a daily basis AT LOWREY SCHOOL- your education is still EXTREMELY important. I am worried that many of you are looking at this time out of school as a “vacation”. Not doing ANY work over this time off is not academically wise. We need to keep our brains working and motivated and stimulated. Your education is VERY IMPORTANT- and I am worried about you sliding backwards and losing all of the progress and hard work you have put in this year towards becoming better readers and writers.

I realize this first week off was a HUGE transition week for everyone. Families everywhere are trying to make sure they stay healthy and are prepared and stocked up in case of a prolonged shut-down. I have been doing the same for my family. I respect that- and kept the work-load light last week.

Although the due date is not until tonight at 11pm- I am disappointed to see how VERY few of my students have even TRIED to do the online work. LESS THAN 20 STUDENTS in my classes have logged into iLearn and started the short assignment I posted last Monday. I am asking you to take these learning opportunities more seriously and spend time completing them. I care about your progress and learning. I hope you can find the INTRINSIC (you could put that as a GREEN word in your VV) motivation to keep learning in an online format.

I will continue to post weekly assignments that are feasible to finish in the time given. If you work 30-60 minutes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ELA assignments- you should be able to stay academically motivated and keep up on your learning. I will also continue to keep track of who is and who is not attempting these assignments.

If parents or students have any questions or concerns- please email me at and I will reply within 24 hours.

I miss seeing all of your wonderful faces every day. I hope you are healthy and well. Please take your education seriously- I care about you and don’t want you to fall behind.

Mrs. Wiedyke

3-16-20- New assignment due 3-22-20

3-16-20- New assignment due 3-22-20

Along with the IXL that is due on Wednesday of this week- your first online assignment is as follows:

Log onto my iLearn classroom. You DO NOT have to use iLearn, iLearn to log in- just log in normally with your student ID and password.

Scroll down to the LAST assignment- it says

M-Step Practice- Literary and Informational Text

There is NO password to access the assignment.

Read the passages and either answer the multiple choice questions or short answer response questions. If the answer requires a written response- remember to answer in complete sentences and use proper capitalization and punctuation. This is assignment is due by Sunday 3-22-20 at 11 p.m. If there is no attempt- your grade will reflect your effort.

Please be responsible and take accountability for your learning.

Tuesday 3-10-20

Tuesday 3-10-20

No Red Ink- NOUNS Practice is due tonight by midnight. Use your notes and the tutorials on the program to help you earn the TWO green badges.

IXL Context Clues 9 skills total- due Wednesday 3/18

80% or above expected for each skill

5th: EE1, EE2, EE3, EE4

6th: V1, V2, V3, V4, V5