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Weekly Objectives & Skills 11/6-11/17

ELA Objectives Reading- Unit: Traditional Literature Skills:  Continue characterization & character traits in folktales and fairy tales Themes found within fairy tales and folktales Using text evidence to support our claims Comparing tales from different cultures Aesop's Fables This week we will continue with identifying characteristics and elements within traditional literature. Parent Resources:   Writing- Unit: Realistic… Continue reading Weekly Objectives & Skills 11/6-11/17

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“Where’s Your Proof?” Teaching Your Child to Use Text Evidence

Using Text Evidence Can be Tricky Finding and using textual evidence to support ideas is challenging for students; however, it is an essential skill for academic success. As a graduate student and teacher, I am constantly defending my ideas with evidence. It is a skill that will be carried throughout a lifetime, and is emphasized… Continue reading “Where’s Your Proof?” Teaching Your Child to Use Text Evidence

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October 23rd-27th Weekly Objectives

ELA Weekly Objectives Reading- Unit: Fiction- Fairy Tales & Folktales Skills:  Continue characterization & character traits in folktales and fairy tales Themes found within fairy tales and folktales Using text evidence to support our claims This week we will continue identifying character traits of characters using their actions, thoughts, and what they say. We will discuss… Continue reading October 23rd-27th Weekly Objectives

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Weekly Objectives & Updates

ELA Weekly Objectives Reading- Unit: Realistic Fiction Skills:  Continue characterization & character traits Problem and solution in realistic fiction Using text evidence to support our claims This week we will continue identifying character traits of characters using their actions, thoughts, and what they say. We will discuss how characters can be complex and have many… Continue reading Weekly Objectives & Updates

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October 2nd-6th Weekly Objectives

ELA Weekly Skills & Objectives Reading Unit: Realistic Fiction Focus Skills: Fluency & Character Traits This week we will be digging deeper into realistic fiction. Last week, we worked on identifying the setting, describing why it's realistic, and using text evidence to support all of our claims. This week, we will focus on characters. We… Continue reading October 2nd-6th Weekly Objectives

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9/25-9/29 Weekly Skills & Objectives

ELA Weekly Skills & Objectives Reading Unit: Realistic Fiction Focus Skills/Objectives:  Identifying character traits in realistic fiction texts Using text evidence to support writing Retelling fictional text in sequential order Reading to our K-2 reading buddies This week we will be analyzing the features of realistic fiction, specifically the traits of the characters. We will… Continue reading 9/25-9/29 Weekly Skills & Objectives

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Genius Hour: Parent Information

What is Genius Hour? Genius Hour Video Genius hour is a time that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. Where Did This Idea Come From? The search-engine giant, Google, allows it’s engineers… Continue reading Genius Hour: Parent Information

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9/18- 9/22 Weekly Skills & Objectives

ELA Weekly Skills & Objectives   Reading Unit: Launching Reading Workshop Focus Skills: Reading with fluency Using key details when retelling a story (Sequencing)   The features of realistic fiction Decoding words with blends This week will be starting our guided reading groups. Your child will have time during our reading period (10:00-11:00) to read… Continue reading 9/18- 9/22 Weekly Skills & Objectives

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RAZ Kids-Parent Information

What is RAZ-Kids? Exciting news! Your child has been added to my class roster on RAZ-Kids.  Raz-Kids is an award-winning online resource, with comprehensive leveled reading resources for students. Your child will be reading leveled texts while in class, but can also use this resource at home. How Do Students Log On? Your child can access their leveled… Continue reading RAZ Kids-Parent Information