September 25th- September 29th 

This Week’s Objectives

Grammar- Continue reviewing Parts of Speech

Reading- Identifying the Exposition and use of Dialogue in the Text

Writing- Personal Narrative Writing

This week we are continuing to work on our Personal Narratives. Personal Narratives will be turned in the day before Fall Break and be completed IN CLASS.

What is due this week?

Students should be reading 20 minutes each night, taking a whooosreading quiz (www.whooosreading.org) when they finish a book, and updating their reading logs.

Students will be working on their personal narrative writing, but it is NOT due this week.

NO WORD STUDY QUIZ this week.


September 18th- September 22nd

Objectives:

Grammar- Adverbs and Parts of Speech Review

  • I can identify parts of speech in sentences and use a variety of parts of speech

Reading-Review ETGW for Test

  • I can read a novel and answer comprehension questions and make connections.

Writing- 6+1 Writing Traits (modeling the writing process)

  • I can use the writing process and 6+1 Writing Traits to develop a great piece of writing. (Personal Narrative Introduction)

WHAT IS DUE THIS WEEK?

  • Station work is to be finished by Friday.
  • ETGW Test is Friday, September 22nd
  • Word Study- NO QUIZ THIS WEEK (only an activity grade during stations)
  • Study Parts of Speech Notes (Review Quiz NEXT Monday)

This Week-

Monday: 6+1 Writing Traits/Writing Process & Adverb Notes (STATIONS)

Tuesday: 6+1 Writing Traits & Parts of Speech Review (STATIONS)

Wednesday: 6+1 Writing Traits & Parts of Speech Review (STATIONS)

Thursday: 6+1 Writing Traits & Parts of Speech Review(STATIONS)

Friday: ETGW Test, Turn in Station Work, Parts Of Speech Review Quiz(MONDAY)

 


September 11th-September 15th 

WHAT IS DUE THIS WEEK?

Station work is to be finished by Friday.

  • Verb Quick Check on Plickers is MONDAY (6 ques.)
  • Reader’s Response Questions Due Friday(14 short questions)
  • Adjectives Plicker Quick Check Friday
  • This week we are finishing ETGW in stations and class!

***Parts of Speech Quick checks are our way of reviewing materials from previous grades as we review them with our students before we move on to new more challenging material for Grammar.***

OBJECTIVES-

Grammar: Adjectives

  • I can identify and use adjectives in a sentence.

Reading: Finish ETGW/Readers Responses/ Study for Quiz

  • I can read a novel and answer comprehensive questions over the reading.

Writing: 6 + 1 Writing Traits

  • I can use the 6+1 writing traits to develop an idea to write about.

 

Word Study Week B (No Assessment) – Differentiated to meet individual student needs.

Week Overview:

Monday: Verb Plicker Quick Check(6 questions),  Introduce 6+1 writing traits- IDEAS, Adjective Notes, and STATIONS

Tuesday: 6+1 writing traits- Organization, Word Study, and STATIONS

Wednesday: 6+1 writing traits- Word Choice, Word Study, and STATIONS

Thursday: 6+1 writing traits- Voice, Word Study, and STATIONS

Friday: Adjective Review Quick Check, 6+1 writing traits- Conventions/Sentence Fluency, Word Sort Game, and Flashlight Friday

 

Stations Overview: (Station Menu Given to Students to check off after station is complete)

Name:_______________________      #_____                Rairdon      Dubovich      Shingler

9/11-9/15 Station Menu

Teacher Station
You will be building a writing tool and looking at examples of 6+1 writing traits. For a Grade?      YES or NO
Mrs. M’s Station or Fluency Station
You will be building a writing tool and working on Sonday with Mrs. M or working on Fluency activities. 
For a Grade?      YES or NO
Reading Comprehension Station

You only have 14 short questions over the last ETGW chapters to complete.

(Chapters 9-12)

For a Grade?      YES or NO

Writing Skills Station
Writing Resources Pages will be CUT & GLUED into your LA notebook.
For a Grade?      YES or NO
Read to Self Station
Survival Kit Activity complete together as a group. For a Grade?      YES or NO
Application Station
Complete the Mystery Adjective Activity and place the worksheet into your station file.
For a Grade?      YES or NO
Listening to Reading Station

You only have 14 short questions over the last ETGW chapters to complete.

(Chapters 9-12)
For a Grade?      YES or NO

Word Study Station

  1. Gather your word study papers from the CORRECT COLOR file. What color are you?____________
  2. Sort your Flashcards
  3. Write your word sort into your LA notebook.
  4. Practice
If you finish a station early…

  1. Complete Reader’s Response
  2. Read ETGW
  3. Word Study Games
  4. Jenga Reading Questions over ETGW
  5. Boggle Challenge Write down words.

****Station Work is due Friday/Check the chosen work for a grade and staple this paper to your work and turn into your CLASS TRAY****

Student Signature:

I, _________________,  read the station menu, completed my best work at each station this week, and understand what is due for a grade this week.

 


**VERB QUICK CHECK MOVED FROM FRIDAY SEPT. 8th  TO MONDAY SEPT. 11th **

September 5th – September 8th 

Objectives:

Grammar-Verbs

  • I can identify and use verbs in sentences.

Reading- Context Clues

  • I can use context clues from the text to infer the definition of an unknown vocabulary word.

Writing- First Word Study Assessment

  • I can sort new words based on their characteristic categories

THE WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday: Introduce Verbs, Word Study List

Wednesday: Practice Verbs

Thursday: Context Clues

Friday: Stations at beginning, Word Study Quiz, Flashlight Friday

WORD STUDY 

Word Study List Two (Week A)

Confusing Words:

Your- Possessive Pronoun that shows ownership

Ex: Your dog is running all around the yard.

You’re- Pronoun Contraction that stands for “you are”.

Ex: You’re going to the movies after school.

Word Study List: Categories- Past & Present

sleep slept keep slide shine
freeze sweep bleed throw know
threw drew knew bled swept
froze draw shone say slid
said drove kept drive

 

9/5-9/8 Station Menu

Teacher Station

Bring a pencil and keep your work from this station in your station file.

For a Grade?      YES or No

Mrs. M’s Station or Fluency Station
Always store your work in your station file. For a Grade?      YES or No
Reading Comprehension Station
Turn in your Context Clue Task Card Answer Sheet into your station file.
For a Grade?      YES or No
Writing Skills Station
Complete Reader’s Response in READING NOTEBOOK and Chapters 5-8
For a Grade?      YES or No
Read to Self Station
Complete Reader’s Response in READING NOTEBOOK and Chapters 5-8
For a Grade?      YES or No
Application Station

 

Verb Race Game as a group

For a Grade?      YES or No

Listening to Reading Station

Complete Reader’s Response in READING NOTEBOOK and Chapters 5-8
For a Grade?      YES or No

Word Study Station
Write your word sort into your Language Arts Notebook and Store your flashcards in your LA folder envelope.
For a Grade?      YES or No
If you finish a station early…

  1. Complete Reader’s Response
  2. Word Study Games
  3. Jenga Reading Questions
  4. Boggle Challeng


****Station Work is due Friday/Check the chosen work for a grade and staple this paper to your work and turn into your CLASS TRAY****

Student Signature:

I, _________________,  read the station menu, completed my best work at each station this week, and understand what is due for a grade this week.


The 2017-2018 5th Grade Reading Challenge

The 5th grade has decided to begin a 5th grade reading challenge. This challenge will be completed by Triads in hopes of earning the 5th grade Book Bonanza trophy. The triad with the most books read will win the trophy and a party! We will be keeping track of the amount of books each student reads during the trimester and calculating our triad reading. Any books over 300+ pages will count for two books. The 5th grade reading challenge begins September 5th.

In the Classroom:

Students will be working to set new goals in the amount of books they will read this school year. Students will be required to read 3 books each trimester and receive a grade for this completion After reading a book students will complete a WhooosReading Quiz to show they have read the entire book.

What is WhooosReading?

Whooosreading is a replacement of Accelerated Reader that allows students to present their knowledge over a book in their own words through a 3 question quiz of deeper level questions. We will have our own competition within our triad to see who can earn the most points in Whooosreading. We will be developing the prizes for high number of book readers, high coin earners, and best book reviewer in each class each trimester. Students will be in charge of picking the prizes. We will be giving students their login information so that they can access their WhooosReading account on their own.

How it Works:

  • Quizzes are comprised of open-ended questions only. As students type their answers, they will receive in-the-moment feedback on how they can improve their answers.
  • After students complete the quiz, they will receive wisdom coins, which they can use to purchase accessories in the Owl Shop for their Owl Avatar.
  • Standards-aligned Journal Activities provide additional practice, and opportunities to earn more coins before and after students take a quiz.
  • All of the student’s work and progress towards goals is housed in the teacher account where teachers can also access insights and next steps for individual student and group strengths and weaknesses.

Want to check it out for yourself? Check it out at www.whooosreading.org

When will students have time to complete reading quizzes?

  • Students can take quizzes during SRT time, during specific station time, and at home.

 


 

Week 3 Lesson Plans

OBJECTIVES:

Grammar- Pronouns

I can identify and use pronouns in sentences.

Reading-Readers Response/Predictions

I can read a novel and respond to comprehension questions.

Writing-ACES

I can answer questions completely by restating the question in my answer, citing evidence, explaining, and summarizing.

Whole Class Lesson:

Monday-

 

  • Pronoun Pre-check
  • Distribute Escaping The Giant Wave books
  • Read Chapter 1 together
  • Talk about Reader’s Response we will be doing this week

 

Tuesday-

 

  • Pronoun Notes

 

Wednesday-

 

  • Pronoun Activity

 

Thursday-

 

  • Practice ACES in partners

 

Friday-

 

  • Answer a question using ACES assessment
  • Pronoun Quick Check
  • Reading of ETGW(as a class)
  • Flashlight Friday

HW this Week:

Normally I put read  20 min a night under assignments on the board. Instead read ETGW for 20 minutes and continue to work on your Readers Response.

Word Study:

This is our last week working on the example word study list. Students will be exploring our word study games as well as the format of a word study assessment.  Next week we will start the first official week A (5th grade material) of Word Study.

 


AUGUST 21st- AUGUST 25th

This Week’s Objectives:

Grammar- Nouns

  • I can identify and use nouns in everyday writing.

Writing- How to Answer a Question Using our ACEs Strategy. (Answer Cite evidence Explain Summarize)

  • I can answer a question using the ACEs strategy.

Reading- Connections/Predictions to the Text

  • I can draw conclusions to the text I am reading. (Text to Text, Text to Self, Text to World, etc.)

Stations This Week:

Below is an example of your student’s station menu.  Each station has a detailed laminated instruction sheet provided for students to follow along with. The station menu allows for students to keep track of their work.

Each Thursday our class will sit down and circle which 1-2 assignments will be turned in for a grade that week and sign their station menu to verify that they have given their best effort and are aware of what is to be turned in that week.

Station Menu: August 21st- 25th

Teacher Station

Complete the station with Miss Rairdon or Mrs. Massingale

Fluency Station
Turn your fluency worksheet into your station file.

 

Reading Comprehension Station

 

Add at least one connection slip to each connection chain.

 

 

Writing Skills Station

Turn your task card worksheet into your station file.

Read to Self Station

I am on page _____ of the book _________________

by _________________

 

Application Station

Turn your Noun Newspaper Scavenger Hunt into your station file.

Listening to Reading Station

I am on page _____ of the book _________________

by _________________

Word Study Station

Write your word sort into your Language Arts Notebook and store your flashcards in your LA folder envelope.

 

If you finish a station early…

Please clean up your station and grab a good book to read until the next station or until the end of stations.

 

****Station Work is due Friday/Check the chosen work for a grade and staple this paper to your work and turn in****

Student Signature:

I, _________________,  read the station menu and completed my best work at each station this week.

 

 


Welcome to our Language Arts page!

Here you can find what we are up to in the classroom and in our stations. Homework will be updated on the homework tab! It’s going to be a great year!