Monday, January 16, 2017

Week 18- 1/16/17

Monday
Learning Target
I can identify the main idea and supporting details in an informational text.

Success Criteria
I will:
1. Complete writer's journal entry
2. Review Friday's quiz
3. Complete leveled reader activity + post-reading assignment

Formative Assessments
-Leveled reader post-reading assignment

Tuesday
Learning Target
I can identify the main idea and supporting details in an informational text.

Success Criteria
I will:
1. Complete bell-ringer: informational article
2. Participate in a slides presentation on this week's grammar targets, and complete a formative assessment following
3. Finish leveled reader assignment
4. Article assignment

Formative Assessments
-Leveled reader assignment

Wednesday
Learning Target
I can identify the main idea and supporting details in an informational text.

Success Criteria
I will:
1. Complete bell-ringer: informational article
2. Participate in a slides presentation on this week's grammar targets, and complete a formative assessment following
3. Wonderopolis Tuesday!

Formative Assessments
-Informational article Q's
-F.A. on grammar targets

Thursday
Learning Target
I can identify the main idea and supporting details in an informational text.

Success Criteria
I will:
1.Complete bell-ringer activity: informational article
2. Review this week's grammar targets + complete F.A. review
3. Read "Saving the Rainforests" and complete post-reading assignment

Formative Assessments
-STR post-reading assignment

Friday
Learning Target
I can identify the main idea and supporting details in an informational text.

Success Criteria
I will:
1. Complete writer's journal entry
2. Read 2 informational articles on NewsELA.org, and complete post-reading assignment

Friday, January 6, 2017

Week 17- 1/9/16

MONDAY
Learning Target
I can identify the central idea and supporting details of an informational text.
I can describe and identify the 4 different sentence types.

Success Criteria
I will:
-Read "Where Ideas Come From" and answer post-reading Q's
-Participate in a Google Slides presentation on 4 Sentence Types
-Complete a formative assessment on the 4 sentence types
-Work on a Sentence Type Scavenger Hunt on "Old Yeller" in small groups

Formative Assessments
-Sentence Types exercise

TUESDAY
Learning Target
I can identify the central idea and supporting details of an informational text.
I can describe and identify the 4 different sentence types.

Success Criteria
I will:
1. Complete a main idea m-step practice exercise- "Fishy Weather Conditions"
2. Participate in a Google Slides presentation on 4 Sentence types
3. Create a 'Sentence Types' Poster (1 image, 1 definition, 3 examples per type)

Formative Assessments
-Main idea m-step practice exercise
-Sentence types poster

WEDNESDAY
Learning Target
I can describe the difference between the words: to, too, and two.
I can identify the central idea and supporting details in an informational text.

Success Criteria
I will:
1. Complete a main idea m-step practice exercise- "Paper and the Environment"
2. Participate in a Google Slides presentation on to/too/two and complete a F.A.
3. Read an informational text on NewsELA.com and identify the main idea + supporting details

Formative Assessments
-"Paper and the Environment"
-To/too/two exercise
-NewsELA.com exercise

THURSDAY
Learning Target
I can identify the central idea and supporting details in an informational text.
I can review the 4 sentence types and to/two/too.

Success Criteria
I will:
1. Complete a main idea m-step practice exercise- "The Sea Turtles Built-in Compass"
2. Participate in a review of the 4 sentence types and to/too/two
3. Work in literature circles to complete leveled readers + post-reading exercise

Formative Assessments
-M-step practice exercise
-Sentence type and to/two/too review
-Leveled readers post-reading exercise

FRIDAY
QUIZ: Identifying Main Idea + Supporting Details & Sentence Types

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Week 16- 1/3/17

Monday
**No School**

Tuesday
Learning Target
-I can review class rules and expectations.
-I can identify the main idea + supporting details in an informational text.
Success Criteria
-Writer's journal entry
-Classroom rules/expectations PPT
-Informational Reading PPT
-Informational Reading exercise
Formative Assessments
-Informational Reading exercise

Wednesday
Learning Target
-I can review the answers and identify my mistakes on the TCCD novel test.
-I can identify the main idea + supporting details in an informational text.
Success Criteria
-Review the TCCD novel test
-Review Informational Text PPT
-Go over main idea + supporting detail exercise from yesterday
-"What is a Planet?" (Read and complete post-reading exercise)
Formative Assessments
-"What is a Planet?" post-reading exercise

Thursday
Learning Target
I can identify the main idea + supporting details in an informational text.
Success Criteria
-Bell-ringer: Reading passage & questions (main idea/supporting detail practice)
-Go over "What is a Planet?" exercise
-Reading Informational Texts PPT
-Leveled Readers: summary, main idea + supporting details exercise
Formative Assessments
-Leveled Readers: summary, main idea + supporting details exercise

Friday
Learning Target
I can identify the main idea + supporting details in an informational text.
Success Criteria
-Bell-ringer: Reading passage & questions (main idea/supporting detail practice)
-Reading Informational Texts PPT
-Leveled Readers: summary, main idea + supporting details exercise
Formative Assessments
-Leveled Readers: summary, main idea + supporting details exercise

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Week 15- 12/12/16

Monday
**SNOW DAY**

Tuesday
-Finish reading Chapter 22
-Review for quiz #4
-Take TCCD Quiz #4

Wednesday
-Class Spelling Bee
-Review for TCCD Novel Test

Thursday
-Review for TCCD Novel Test

Friday
-TCCD Novel Test
-Christmas card making!

TCCD Novel Test Review
Vocabulary Lists 1-4
1.       Transpire (verb): to happen; to become known.
2.       Ambition (noun): a desire to achieve a certain goal.
3.       Embrace (verb): to welcome; to do readily or gladly.
4.       Voyage (noun): a journey.
5.       Oblige (verb): do as (someone) asks or desires in order to help or please them; be indebted or grateful.
6.       Necessary (adjective): something required or needed.
7.       Somber (adjective): dark and gloomy.
8.       Haste (noun): quickly, eagerly.
9.       Chaos (noun): complete confusion.
10.    Menacing (adjective): appearing dangerous or threatening.
11.    Despair (noun): to lose or give up all hope. To feel hopeless.
12.    Circumstance (noun): a condition or situation.
13.    Reassure (verb): to make someone feel less afraid or upset.
14.    Abrupt (adjective): sudden and unexpected.
15.    Loathsome (adjective): something that causes feelings of hatred or disgust.
16.    Solemn (adjective): very serious.
17.    Curiosity (noun): wanting to learn more about something or someone.
18.    Inferior (adjective): less important OR poor quality.
19.    Mortify (verb): to feel embarrassed.
20.    Delicate (adjective): easily broken or damaged.
21.    Sincerity (noun): honesty; being genuine.
22.    Objection (noun): a reason for disagreeing or opposing something.
23.    Admiration (noun): a feeling of great respect.
24.    Audacity (noun): confidence or boldness that is often seen as shocking or rude.
25.    Frantic (adjective): showing fear and great worry; wild or hurried activity.
26.    Maneuver (noun): a skillful action or movement.
27.    Void (adjective): not containing anything.
28.    Recoil (verb): to quickly move away from something; to react to something with shock or fear.
29.    Obscene (adjective): very offensive in a shocking way.
30.    Sacred (adjective): worthy of religious worship.
31.    Gradually (adverb): Happening slowly.
32.    Scrutinize (verb): To examine closely.
33.    Bitter (adjective): Having a sharp taste or smell; feeling angry or resentful.
34.    Deliberate (verb): Done intentionally; to think about something long and carefully.
35.    Logic (noun):Reasoning; the way you think about something
36.    Vague (adjective): Something that is unclear or uncertain.
37.    Quarrel (noun): An angry argument or disagreement.
38.    Vivid (adjective): Producing strong, clear images in the mind.
39.    Weary (adjective): Being hesitant; or feeling tired.
40.    Awkward (adjective): Not smooth or graceful; uncomfortable.

Key Terms
Antonym: a word that has an opposite meaning to another word.
Synonym: a word that has a similar meaning to another word.
Denotation: the dictionary definition of a word.
Connotation: the feeling a word can give; a meaning implied by the word that is different from its dictionary definition.
Characterization: How an author describes a character.
·         Indirect Characterization: when the author describes what a character is like through their thoughts, actions, and interactions with others.
·         Direct Characterization: when the author tells you what the character is like.

Dynamic Character: a character in a story that changes as a result of the situations they experience.
Static Character: a character in a story that remains the same throughout the entire story.
Simile: comparison using ‘like’ or ‘as’.
Metaphor: comparison that does not use ‘like’ or ‘as’.
Foreshadowing: when an author hints at a future event.
Flashback: when an author refers back to something that already happened.
Personification: giving human traits to non-human things.
Symbolism: something that represents something else.
Irony: a sarcastic expression- when one thing is said; but something else is meant.
Imagery: the use of detail and description that lets people visualize what is happening. 


The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Key Concepts
Is Charlotte a static or dynamic character? Explain your answer.




What is the setting of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle?




What examples of foreshadowing from the story hint that Charlotte shouldn’t get on the Seahawk?





Describe one instance of flashback in the story.




What is the conflict in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle?






What is the climax of the story?






What is the story’s theme?

Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 14- 12/5/16

Monday
-Characterization bell-ringer
-Review key terms/vocab
-TCCD: Discuss ch.18, read ch.19

Tuesday
-Dynamic/static character writer's journal entry
-Review key terms/vocab
-TCCD: Discuss ch.19, read ch.20

Wednesday
-Vocabulary chart practice
-TCCD: Read ch.21, complete post-reading Q's

Thursday
-Bell-ringer: direct/indirect characterization, static/dynamic characterization
-Review vocabulary/key terms
-TCCD: Read ch.22

Friday
-Review for TCCD Quiz #4
-Take TCCD Quiz #4
-Practice for class spelling bee
-Distribute novel test study guide

Important Dates
-12/9: TCCD Quiz #4
-12/12: Class Spelling Bee
-12/15: TCCD Novel Test



List #4

1.       Gradually (adverb): Happening slowly.
Example: The girl gradually waded through the icy water.

2.       Scrutinize (verb): To examine closely.
Example: The doctor scrutinized the broken bone.

3.       Bitter (adjective): Having a sharp taste or smell; feeling angry or resentful.
Example: The lemon left a bitter taste in my mouth.
Example: The boy was bitter about being picked last.

4.       Deliberate (verb): Done intentionally; to think about something long and carefully.
Example: “She deliberately tripped me!”
Example: I gazed at the chocolate chip cookie and the oatmeal raisin cookie, and deliberated over my choice.

5.       Logic (noun):Reasoning; the way you think about something
Example: I don’t understand the logic behind your decision to not do your homework.

6.       Vague (adjective): Something that is unclear or uncertain.
Example: The directions were vague and I didn’t understand them.

7.       Quarrel (noun): An angry argument or disagreement.
Example: There was a quarrel in the hallway this morning.

8.       Vivid (adjective): Producing strong, clear images in the mind.
Example: The girl’s description of the red barn was vivid; I could imagine exactly what it looked like.

9.       Weary (adjective): Feeling tired.
Example: I felt weary after running the mile in gym today.

10.   Awkward (adjective): Not smooth or graceful; uncomfortable.
Example: The man jumped awkwardly in the air to get the rebound.




Key Terms
Characterization: How an author describes a character.
·         Indirect Characterization: when the author describes what a character is like through their thoughts, actions, and interactions with others.
·         Direct Characterization: when the author tells you what the character is like.

Dynamic Character: a character in a story that changes as a result of the situations they experience.
Static Character: a character in a story that remains the same throughout the entire story.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Week 13- 11/28/16

Monday
-Writer's journals
-Review vocab/key terms
-TCCD: Chapter 14


Tuesday
-Bell-Ringer: connotation/denotation practice
-Review vocab/key terms
-TCCD: Chapter 15


Wednesday
-Bell-Ringer: synonym/antonym practice
-TCCD: Chapter 16


Thursday
-Bell-Ringer: review key terms
-Connotation/denotation activity
-Synonym/antonym activity


Friday
QUIZ: Chapters 11-16, List #3 vocabulary & key terms



List #3

1.       Sincerity (noun): honesty; being genuine.
Example: The girl spoke with sincerity in her voice, so we believed her.

2.       Objection (noun): a reason for disagreeing or opposing something.
Example: The man had no objection to the plan.

3.       Admiration (noun): a feeling of great respect.
Example: I had great admiration for the child’s courage.

4.       Audacity (noun): confidence or boldness that is often seen as shocking or rude.
Example: He had the audacity to suggest that it was all my fault.

5.       Frantic (adjective): showing fear and great worry; wild or hurried activity.
Example: The woman made frantic preparations for the holiday party.

6.       Maneuver (noun): a skillful action or movement.
Example: With a quick maneuver, she avoided the accident.

7.       Void (adjective): not containing anything.
Example: The room was void of furniture.

8.       Recoil (verb): to quickly move away from something; to react to something with shock or fear.
Example: I recoiled in horror at the sight of his wounded arm.

9.       Obscene (adjective): very offensive in a shocking way.
Example: The boy spent an obscene amount of money on his new shoes.

10.   Sacred (adjective): worthy of religious worship.
Example: The burial site is sacred ground.



Key Terms
Denotation: the dictionary definition of a word.
Connotation: the feeling a word can give; a meaning implied by the word that is different from its dictionary definition.
Antonym: a word that has a meaning opposite of another word.
Example: Happy – Sad
Synonym: a word that has a similar meaning to another word.
Example: Happy – Joyful



Monday, November 7, 2016

Week 10- 11/7/16

Monday
-Writer's journals: Ch.1-4 summary using vocabulary/key terms
-Review vocabulary/key terms, and major events in TCCD thus far
-TCCD: Read ch.5

Tuesday
-Study time before quiz
-TCCD QUIZ #1
-TCCD: Read ch.6

Wednesday
-Review TCCD List #2
-Key terms ppt
-TCCD: Discuss ch.6, read ch.7

Thursday
-Personification practice
-Key terms ppt
-TCCD: Discuss ch.7, read ch.8

Friday
-Symbolism practice
-Vocabulary review/ key terms ppt
-TCCD: Discuss ch.8, read ch.9