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LA Week of 3/8

This week students will be working on poetry, irregular verbs, and soft c and g words.
 
Our essential question: How can you use what you know to help others?
 
Monday- 3/8
I can Identify the text features of Poetry
I can Identify the meaning and use vocabulary words
  • Watch today's video, attached to today's lesson, and follow the directions.
  • Warm-up
  • Read Ginger’s Fingers,” “The Giant,” and “Captain’s Log” in your wonders book
  • Complete Vocabulary Pages 164 - 165 in your wonders book
  • Spend ten minutes on Vocabulary A-Z
  • Spend ten minutes on an ELA tab on Mobymax
 
Tuesday - 3/9
I can identify rhyme and repetition in a poem
I can use key details to help me understand the theme of a poem
I can summarize a poem
  • Watch today's video, attached to today's lesson, and follow the directions.
  • Warm-up
  • Complete pages 166-169 in your wonders book
  • Summarize Captain's Log
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
 
Wednesday - 3/10
I can identify how repetition helps me understand a poem
  • Watch today's video, attached to today's lesson, and follow the directions.
  • Warm-up
  • Read “The Winningest Woman of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race” and “The Brave Ones” on wonders online
    Complete page 173 and 174 in your wonders book
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
 
Thursday - 3/11
I can write a narrative poem
  • Watch today's video, attached to today's lesson, and follow the directions.
  • Warm-up
  • Write a narrative poem
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
Friday - 3/12
I can revise my narrative poem
  • Warm-up: Free read for 15 minutes
  • Revise and publish your narrative poem
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax

Language Arts Week of 3/1

This week students will be working on realistic fiction text, contractions, and plural words.
 
Our essential question: How can you use what you know to help others?
 
Monday- 3/1
 

I can make a realistic fiction map plan

  • warm-up
  • Reread "The Talented Clementine" on Wonders online
  • Complete Expert Model page 126 in your wonders book
  • Complete Choose your Topic page 127 in your wonders book
  • Complete the story map in your Writer's Notebook on wonders online (you can find this in your to-do list tab)
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
 
Tuesday - 3/2
I can write a realistic fiction story draft using my story map
  • Warm-up
  • Spend 30 minutes reading a book of your choice
  • Write the first part of your realistic fiction (introduction and problem)
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
 
Wednesday - 3/3
I can draft a realistic fiction story
I can identify characters' point of view
  • Warm-up
  • Read "Clementine and the Family" to page 303 on wonders online(we will continue reading this on Thursday)
  • Write the second part your first draft of your realistic fiction story (steps taken to solve the problem)
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
 
Thursday - 3/4
I can draft a realistic fiction story
I can identify and use figurative language
  • Warm-up
  • Complete Figurative Language page 123 in your wonders book
  • Complete your realistic fiction story draft (solution or ending)
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
Friday - 3/5
I can revise my realistic fiction story
  • Warm-up 
  • Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes
  • Revise your realistic fiction story
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax

Language Arts Week of 2/22

This week students will be working on realistic fiction text, linking verbs, and variant vowels /ü/, /u/ words.
 
Our essential question: How can you use what you know to help others?
 
Monday- 2/22
 

I can Identify the text features of Realistic fiction

I can Identify the meaning and use vocabulary words

  • Linking verb warm-up
  • Read "The Impossible Pet Show" in Wonders Book
  • Vocabulary work on page 108 and 109 of wonders book
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
 
Tuesday - 2/23
I can ask questions about my text to help me better understand it.
I can use text features to help me better understand my text.
I can use text evidence to support my thinking.
  • Linking Verb Warm-up
  • Comprehension strategy: Ask and answer questions page 110 in wonders book
  • Literature Elements: Dialogue and Illustrations page 111 in wonders book
  • Comprehension skill: Point of View pages 112 and 113 in wonders book
  • Respond to Reading Shared read page 114 in wonders book
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
 
Wednesday - 2/24
I can use correct punctuation and complete sentences

I can use my reading comprehension skills to help me understand the story and it’s characters. 

  • End Punctuation and Complete Sentences Warm-up
  • Read "The Talented Clementine" P 278-287 on wonders online(we will continue reading this on Thursday)
    • Work on detail and point of view graphic organizer as we read
    • Make a prediction on what will happen in the last part of the story
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
 
Thursday - 2/25
I can summarize a story

I can analyze a story to understand it better

  • Reinforce Words Warm-up
  • Read "The Talented Clementine" P188 - 195 on wonders online
  • Answer our essential question: How can you use what you know to help others?
  • Summarize: "The Talented Clementine"
  • Analyze the text page 118 in wonders book
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax
Friday - 2/26
I can use an expert model text to help me plan my writing
  • Proofreading Warm-up 
  • Reread "The Talented Clementine" P178 - 195 on wonders online
  • Complete Expert Model page 126 in wonders book
  • Complete Choose Your Topic page 127 in wonders book
  • 10 minutes of Vocabulary A-Z
  • 10 minutes of MobyMax

Language Arts 2/15 - 2/19

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NO SCHOOL 2/15 and 2/16
 
This week's LA to-do's:
1. Daily Language Arts Warm-ups
2. Write your introduction, body, and conclusion of your expository writing (graded)
3. Practice your spelling words on Vocabulary A-Z (daily)
4. Spend 10 minutes each day in the ELA spaces on MobyMax (Daily)

Language Arts 2/8-2/12

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This week's LA to-do's:
1. Daily Language Arts Warm-ups
2. Read "Earth and Its Neighbors"
3. Complete pages 8-9, 10-14 (graded), 26 (graded), 27 - 28 in your Wonders book
4. Read "Earth"
5. Start your research for your expository writing
6. Practice your spelling words on Vocabulary A-Z (daily)
7. Spend 10 minutes each day in the ELA space on MobyMax (Daily)

Language Arts for 2/1 to 2/5

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This week's LA to-do's:
1. Daily Language Arts Warm-ups
2. Reread "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach"
3. Complete pages 50 - 52 (graded), 54-55, and 57-58  in your Wonders book
4. Read and reread "Get a Backbone" on Wonders online
5. Complete "2-5 Unit 3 Week 3-4 Test" (graded) 
5. 20 minutes of free reading (Friday)
6. Practice your spelling words on Vocabulary A-Z (daily)
7. Spend 10 minutes each day in the ELA space on MobyMax (Daily)

Language Arts- 1/25-1/29

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This week's LA to-do's:
1. Daily Language Arts Warm-ups
2. Read "Anansi Learns a Lesson" in your Wonders book
3. Complete pages 42-47, 48 (graded), and 53 (graded)  in your Wonders book
4. Read "Martha the Beautiful Cockroach" on Wonders online
5. Complete "1/28 - Problem, solution, and summary" in your class notebook (graded) 
6. Practice spelling words and take spelling test
7. Spend 10 minutes each day in the ELA space on MobyMax

Language Arts- 1/18-1/22 (Maslen)

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This week's LA to-do's:
1. Daily Language Arts Warm-ups
2. Revise, Peer Conference, Edit and Proof Read, and Publish your Feature Article writing
3. Complete page 89 in your Wonders book
4. Spend 10 minutes each day in the ELA space on MobyMax

Language Arts Distance Lessons for - 1/11-1/15 (Maslen)

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This week's LA to-do's:
1. Daily Language Arts Warm-ups
2. Read "Moving America Forward" in Wonders book
3. Complete pages 66-67, 69, 70-71, and 72 in your Wonders book
4. Complete "Inquiry Chart" in class notebook
5. Research, Plan, and Draft a topic for Feature Article writing
6. Spend 10 minutes each day in the ELA space on MobyMax

Language Arts 12/14 -12/18

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This week's LA to-do's:
1. Daily Language Arts Warm-ups
2.Unit 2 Test (2)
3. Unit 2 Test (3)
4. Read page 29 of "A Child's Calendar" and answer questions
5. Spend 10 minutes each day in the ELA space on MobyMax

Language Arts 12/7-12/11

Reminder: All make-up grades are due Wednesday, December, 9
 
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This week's LA to-do's:
1. Daily Language Arts Warm-ups
2. Revise, conference, edit, publish, present your Poem
3. Read "A Hunt to Help Frogs" on Wonders online
4. Unit 2 Assessment
5. Spend 10 minutes each day in the ELA space on MobyMax

Language Arts 11/30-12/04

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This week's LA to-do's:
1. Daily Language Arts Warm-ups
2. Read "Empanada Day"
3. Read "The Inventor Thinks Up Helicopters and Ornithopter"
4. Read "The Montgolfier Brothers' Hot Air Balloon"
5. Complete Wonders book pages 168-169,170,171, 174, 178,181
6. Complete 12/03 - Plan: Ideas" in your class notebook
7. Complete poem 1st Draft
8. Spend 10 minutes each day in the ELA space on Mobymax

Language Arts 11/16-11/20

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This week's LA to-do's:
1. Daily Language Arts Warm-ups
2. Read Sailing to America
3. Read The Castel on Hester Street
4. Complete Wonders book pages 144-145,147,149-150,152-153,154-155
5. Spend 10 minutes each day in the ELA space on Mobymax