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Kindergarten

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 6/15/18

In reading students will:

  • Practice being digraph detectives when they read
  • Growing readers notice similarities and differences on two or more books by comparing them.

 

In writing students will:

  • Use digraphs to tap, spell and write words  
  • Will  write with their own true storytelling words by working with a partner and using their best storytelling voice.

 

In math students will:

  • Count up and down by tens to 100




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 6/1/18

In reading students will:

  • Practice being digraph detectives when they read
  • Practice being an avid reader by identifying with characters, imagining what it would be like to be them.

 

In writing students will:

  • Use digraphs to tap,spell and write   words  
  • Explore the narrative writing genre by discussing the attributes of a narrative.

 

In math students will:

  • Draw teen numbers from abstract to pictorial.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/25/18

In reading students will:

  • Listen  and learn to distinguish between long and short vowel sounds
  • Growing readers sequence the main events in a story by sequentially retelling the story to a partner. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Tap,spell and write cvc words 
  • Continue to think and write about opinions that they want to share

 

In math students will:

  • Model teen numbers with materials from abstract to concrete.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will:

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel-
             consonant short vowel 
             words
  • Practice retelling a story  by role playing 

 

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel-         consonant words 
  • Growing writers form opinions by stating how they feel about a particular topic.

 

In math students will:

  • Count objects the Say Ten way to 19; make a pile for each ten




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/4/18

In reading students will:

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel-consonant short vowel words
  • practice retelling a story  by role playing 

 

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel-consonant words 
  • Writers will distinguish between a fact and an opinion

 

In math students will:

  • Count and circle 10 objects within images of 10 to 20 objects




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel- consonant short vowel words
  • Listen to a read aloud and discuss the time changes of the setting.  

 

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel- consonant words 


 

In math students will:

  • Model decompositions of 9 and 10 using fingers, linking cubes, and number bonds.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/20/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel-consonant short vowel Words
  • Recognize similarities and differences between between two texts on the same topic by comparing informational texts on the same topic. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel-consonant words 


 

In math students will:

  • Represent subtraction story problems using objects, drawings, expressions, and equations.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/23/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel- consonant short vowel words
  • Growing readers verbalize their curiosity and wonderings by asking questions based off of photographs and text. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel-consonant words 
  • Write uppercase letters

In math students will:

  • Represent decomposition and composition addition stories to 8 with drawings and equations




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel-consonant short vowel words
  • Read their Just Right Book and share newly learned facts

 

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel-consonant words 
  • Write uppercase letters

 

In math students will:

  • Model decompositions of 6–8 using linking cube sticks to see patterns.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel-consonant short vowel words
  • Growing readers learn what a book is about by identifying and utilizing the table of contents and headings.

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel- consonant words 
  • Write uppercase letters

 

In math students will:

  • Represent composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using pictorial and numeric number bonds.





For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel-
             consonant short vowel 
             words

  • Recognize various text features in informational/NF texts  by focusing on the glossary and bold print to identify important vocabulary in the text. 

 

 

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel-consonant words 
  • Write uppercase letters

 

In math students will:

  • Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using actions, objects, and drawings. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/9/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel-
             consonant short vowel 
             Words
  • Growing readers recognize the features of nonfiction/informational texts 

 

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel-consonant words 
  • write uppercase letters

 

In math students will:

  • Observe quantities to compare two numerals.  

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel-consonant short vowel Words
  • Growing readers make connections to realistic fiction 

 

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel-consonant words
  • Growing writers identify the structure of a list by exploring different ways lists are written.

 

In math students will:

  • Relate more and less to length.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/26/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Blend and read consonant-vowel-consonant short vowel words
  • Growing readers retell a story by using a logical sequence

 

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing consonant-vowel-consonant words
  • Growing writers understand their surroundings better by labeling items around their classroom environment.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare using more than and the same as.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j,l,h,k,v,w,x,y,z, qu
  • Growing readers identify the problem in the story by thinking about what went wrong.

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing the letters t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j,l,h,k,v,w,x,y,z,qu
  • Growing writers understand pictures better by labeling illustrations in a text.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare using heavier than and lighter than with classroom objects.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/12/18

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j,l,h,k,v,w,x,y,z, qu
  • Growing readers discuss important story events by identifying the “what” in the story.

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing the letters t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j,l,h,k,v,w,x,y,z,qu
  • Growing writers understand what a list is by exploring reasons why lists are written

 

In math students will:

  • Compare objects using the same as.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/5/18

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j,l,h,k,v,w,x,y
  • Growing readers identify characters in the story or the “Who” in the story by examining the pictures and previewing the book.

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing the letters t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j,l,h,k,v,w,x,y
  • Growing writers understand what a list is by exploring reasons why lists are written

 

In math students will:

  • Compare the length of linking cube sticks to various objects




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j,l,h,k
  • Growing readers  will be able to figure out unfamiliar words  by using beginning sounds. 

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing the letters t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j,l,h,k
  • will expand their topic by selecting details they want to include in their pattern book 

 

In math students will:

  • Identify and compare objects that are shorter and longer.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j
  • Growing readers read unfamiliar words in pattern books by using picture clues to read the unfamiliar word.

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing the letters t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j
  • will expand their topic by selecting details they want to include in their pattern book

 

In math students will:

  • identify and classify shapes as triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, and circles.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s
  • recognize patterns by  exploring patterns  in the world around us.

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing the letters t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s
  • Recognize patterns in books
  • Generate ideas for pattern books.

 

In math students will:

  • draw sequences of quantities of 1 more, beginning with numbers other than 1.
  • order quantities from 10 to 1, and match numerals.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g.d,s
  • readers will separate texts into fiction and non-fiction.

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing the letters t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s
  • Writers continue drafting their stories

 

In math students will:

  • Arrange, analyze and draw one more up to ten.
  • Draw objects to show the numbers to ten.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g
  • readers recognize how to read a book by matching the pictures to the words.

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing the letters t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g
  • writers select a topic by brainstorming meaningful ideas.
  • writers tell their story by sketching out their ideas

 

In math students will:

  • Order numerals to 10
  • Write numerals to 10
  • Make drawings and decompositions to 10




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o
  • Three ways to read a book

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o 
  • Make a list of things we love to write about

 

In math students will:

  • Order numerals ro 8
  • Write numerals to 8
  • Make drawings and decompositions to 8




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u
  • Take a picture walk to tell a story

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing t,b,f,n,m,i,u 
  • Explore and discuss different types of writing

 

In math students will:

  • Order numerals ro 5
  • Write numerals to 5
  • Make drawings and decompositions to 5




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m, 
  • discuss how to care for books
  • practice choosing  a “just right” book for themselves

 

In writing students will:

  • practice writing t,b,f,n,m 
  • Create a list of topics to write about

 

In math students will:

  • counting to 5
  • make drawings to show 1-5 
  • draw and color to show hidden partners for  numbers 1-5




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 9/30/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Students will practice appropriate reading workshop routines
  • Students will practice using a whisper voice while reading
  • Read books independently to build stamina

In writing students will:

  • Share and discuss what they would like to write about
  • Students will write their name, sketch a picture and color it in.
  • Practice movements to strengthen grip to improve handwriting

In math students will:

  • Practice number formation
  • Sort by count in vertical columns and horizontal rows
  • Answer how many questions to 5 in linear configurations

 

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First Grade

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 6/15/18

In reading students will:

  • ask and answer questions while reading non fiction books
  • Recognize words with vowel team sounds

 

In writing students will:

  • prepare non fiction books for publishing

 

In math students will:

  • tell time to the half hour
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/25/18

In reading students will:

  • ask and answer questions while reading non fiction books
  • Identify closed syllables

 

In writing students will:

  • continue working on non fiction books

 

In math students will:

  • identify attributes of plane shapes
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will:

  • ask questions while reading non fiction books
  • Identify blends in words

 

In writing students will:

  • explore non fiction topics for writing

 

In math students will:

  • add a pair of two digit numbers
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will:

  • analyze a variety of poems
  • Identify blends in words

 

In writing students will:

  • explore various poetry forms
  • Share poems with peers

 

In math students will:

  • add two digit numbers
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/20/18

In reading students will:

 

  • read a variety of poems
  • Identify blends in words

 

In writing students will:

  • explore various poetry forms

 

In math students will:

  • add and subtract 10’s
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/13/18

In reading students will:

 

  • read a variety of poems
  • Add a suffix s to glued sounds

 

In writing students will:

  • write poetry

 

In math students will:

  • compare two quantities and Identify greater and less than
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/23/18

In reading students will:

 

  • ask and answer questions to increase comprehension in non fiction texts
  • Identify glued sounds: ink, ank, onk, unk

 

In writing students will:

  • use precise details in how to texts

 

In math students will:

  • interpret two digit numbers as tens and some ones
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • use non fiction text features to aide comprehension 
  • Identify glued sounds: ing, ang, ong, ung

 

In writing students will:

  • use transition words in how to text

 

In math students will:

  • collect, sort and organize data
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Identify different types of non  fiction
  • Identify glued sounds: ing, ang, ong, ung

 

In writing students will:

  • continue to explore how to text

 

In math students will:

  • use standard and non standard units of measurement 
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Identify non fiction text features
  • Identify and use suffix s

 

In writing students will:

  • begin to explore how to text

 

In math students will:

  • compare length directly and consider lining up endpoints
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Identify non fiction text features
  • Identify and use suffix s

 

In writing students will:

  • begin to explore how to text

 

In math students will:

  • compare length directly and consider lining up endpoints
  • Play fluency games

 

 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Identify character traits
  • Make real world connections to text

 

In writing students will:

  • continue writing our opinions and add reasons

 

In math students will:

  • use strategies- number path to 20
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

 

  • identify suffix s in single syllable words
  • Retell important events in a story

 

In writing students will:

  • continue writing our opinions and add reasons

 

In math students will:

  • use multiple strategies to solve problems
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/5/18

In reading students will:

 

  • identify glued sounds am, an
  • Retell important events in a story

 

In writing students will:

  • write opinions and add reasons

 

In math students will:

  • solve subtraction word problems 
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/22/17

In reading students will:

 

  • identify bonus letters
  • Retell important events in a story

 

In writing students will:

  • write opinions about various topics

 

In math students will:

  • solve problems with 7, 8 and 9
  • Play fluency games



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

 

  • identify glued sound “all”
  • Retell important events in a story

 

In writing students will:

  • explore the difference between fact and opinion

 

In math students will:

  • use the make 10 strategy when adding 
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

 

  • identify bonus letters
  • Retell important events in a story

 

In writing students will:

  • work with a partner to revise personal narrative
  • Use a checklist to edit

 

In math students will:

  • solve word problems with three addends
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

 

  • work with reading partners
  • Use strategies to solve unknown words

 

In writing students will:

  • focus on small moment stories
  • Add details to writing

 

In math students will:

  • solve math stories 
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Practice retelling a story using beginning, middle and end
  • Use strategies to solve unknown words

 

In writing students will:

  • continue writing with a beginning, middle and end
  • Add details to writing

 

In math students will:

  • relate addition to subtraction
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Practice retelling a story
  • Continue to build stamina

 

In writing students will:

  • continue writing with a beginning, middle and end

 

In math students will:

  • count on using a number path
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Practice accuracy strategies
  • Continue to build stamina

 

In writing students will:

  • plan writing with a beginning, middle and end

 

In math students will:

  • count on using a number path
  • Play fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Continue to develop strategies for reading with a partner
  • Continue to build stamina

 

In writing students will:

  • work on personal narrative

 

In math students will:

  • understand the meaning of the equal sign
  • Begin to learn fluency games

 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

 

  • learn how to choose a good fit book
  • Build stamina

 

In writing students will:

  • brainstorm topic to write a narrative

 

In math students will:

  • draw a picture to solve a word problem
  • Begin to learn fluency games




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 9/30/17

In reading students will:

 

  • learn how to choose a good fit book
  • Build stamina

 

In writing students will:

  • brainstorm topic to write a narrative

 

In math students will:

  • draw a picture to solve a word problem
  • Begin to learn fluency games

 

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Second Grade

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 6/15/18

In reading students will:

  • explore the point of view  of the characters in  a fairy tale

 

In writing students will:

  • draft their book reviews

 

In math students will:

  • measure an object twice using different length units and compare


Other notes or information:





For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/25/18

In reading students will:

  • detect the use of alliteration by noticing when many words in a poem use the same starting letter in adjacent or closely connected words

 

In writing students will:

  • students will practice writing poems using alliteration

 

In math students will:

  • collect and record measurement data in a table, answer questions, and draw conclusions based on measurement data  


Other notes or information:





For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/18/18

In reading students will:

  • pay attention to repeated words or lines in a poem

 

In writing students will:

  • students will practice writing poems using repeated lines

 

In math students will:

  • measure various objects using inch rulers and yardsticks


Other notes or information:





For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will:

  • evaluate similes by identifying a comparison between two objects using “like” or “as”

 

In writing students will:

  • students will write similes using like or as in their poetry

 

In math students will:

  • use different strategies to make one dollar or change from one dollar     udents will write similes using like or as in their poetry


Other notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will:

  • growing readers notice colorful language by visualizing in their mind the images that they see as they read poetry.

 

In writing students will:

  • use descriptive language to describe a topic

 

In math students will:

  • draw a bar graph to represent a given data set


Other notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/20/18

In reading students will:

 

  • become familiar with how to read poetry in ways that capture the mood, feelings, and ideas of a topic

 

In writing students will:

  • use a variety of words to describe a familiar object

 

In math students will:

  • Use rectangular arrays to investigate odd and even numbers  


Other notes or information:

Join us on April 20, 2018 at 9:30 to celebrate Earth Day.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/13/18

In reading students will:

 

  • identify the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text

 

In writing students will:

  • write lab reports using the scientific method

 

In math students will:

  • use math drawings to partition a rectangle with square tiles, and relate to repeated addition


Other notes or information:

Save the Date:  Our annual 2nd grade Earth Day Celebration is Friday, April 20th.  


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/23/18

In reading students will:

 

  • build on their schema by utilizing the text features in their books

 

In writing students will:

  • continue to think as a scientists as we begin to explore the steps of a lab report

 

In math students will:

  • use square tiles to compose a rectangle, and relate to the array model


Other notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • identify the main idea/topic of each section of nonfiction books

 

In writing students will:

  • learn to think like a scientist as we begin to explore the steps of a lab report about erosion

 

In math students will:

  • decompose arrays into rows and columns, and relate to repeated addition


Other notes or information:
Parent teacher conferences in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday, March 14th and in the afternoon on Friday, March 23th. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will:

 

  • notice that nonfiction books are broken into parts by looking at each section as a seed idea

 

In writing students will:

  • become familiar with the steps of the scientific method

 

In math students will:

  • use math drawings to represent equal groups


Other notes or information:
Please remember to pack lunch on the day of our class trip LICM on March 6th.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • begin to examine the nonfiction text features of a biography

 

In writing students will:

  • become immersed in nonfiction literature 

 

In math students will:

  • choose and explain solution strategies with a written addition or subtraction method


Other notes or information:
Please remember to pack lunch on the day of our class trip LICM on March 6th.


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • notice if a character acts in an unexpected way

 

In writing students will:

  • begin writing first draft of their  realistic fiction piece. 

 

In math students will:

  • apply and explain alternate methods for subtracting from multiples of 100 and from numbers with zero in the tens

 

 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • notice how a character’s feelings change throughout the story 

 

In writing students will:

  • create a believable solution for their realistic fiction piece.

 

In math students will:

  • relate manipulative representations to the addition algorithm.

 

Other Notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

 

  • notice what the character looks like on the outside by identifying external traits.

 

In writing students will:

  • create a character for their realistic fiction piece.

 

In math students will:

  • solve two step word problems within 100.

 

Other Notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/5/18

In reading students will:

 

  • read and notice attributes of  realistic fiction

 

In writing students will:

  • be immersed in a variety of realistic fiction stories

 

In math students will:

  • relate manipulative  representations to a written method

 

Other Notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

 

  • begin to identify main idea and supporting details

 

In writing students will:

  • create a glossary for expert book including important words

 

In math students will:

  • solve one and two step word problems within 100 using strategies based on place value

 

Other Notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

 

  • continue to locate information in a nonfiction book using text features

 

In writing students will:

  • continue to draft ideas for an expert book

 

In math students will:

  • represent subtraction with and without the decomposition of 1 ten as 10 ones with manipulatives

 

Other Notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

 

  • recognize the difference between reading nonfiction text and fiction, by identifying their attributes.

 

In writing students will:

  • continue to identify vowel and consonant suffixes and break apart words into syllables.

 

In math students will:

  • model and use language to tell about 1 more and 1 less, 10 more and 10 less, and 100 more and 100 less.

 

Other Notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

 

  • monitor their understanding by retelling the beginning, middle and end sequentially across five fingers.

 

In writing students will:

  • identify vowel and consonant suffixes

 

In math students will:

  • read and write numbers within 1,000 after modeling with place value disks

 

Other Notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

 

  • be able to retell a story

 

In writing students will:

  • begin to make revisions to their personal narrative

 

In math students will:

  • count from $10 to $,1000 on the place value chart and the empty number line

 

Other Notes or information:




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Identify the problem and solution in a fiction story

 

In writing students will:

  • Add details using the five senses to their personal narratives

 

In math students will:

  • Write,read, and relate base ten numbers in all forms

 

Other Notes or information:

  • Picture Day October 19th




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

 

  • enhance their comprehension by creating mental pictures in their heads

 

In writing students will:

  • learn how to plan their personal narratives

 

In math students will:

  • write, read, and relate base ten numbers in various different forms.

 

Other Notes or information:

  • PJ Night is October 4, 2017 at 6pm




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 9/30/17

In reading students will:

 

  • review the routines of Reading Workshop

 

In writing students will:

  • be able to explain why writers write

 

In math students will:

  • measure various objects using cm rulers and meter sticks.


  

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Third Grade

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 6/15/18

In reading students will:

  • Become mystery solvers/active readers by reading mystery books.

In writing students will:

  • Understand opinions can be written in different formats by presenting an opinion in the form of a review and letters.

In math students will:

  • Composing and decomposing polygons tangrams.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/25/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers will ask and answer text dependent questions by identifying specific information from the texts and illustrations.

In writing students will:

  • Record their observations during their science experiments, while reflecting upon their hypothesis to create a conclusion.

In math students will:

  • Interpret measurement data from various line plots.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will:

  • Write the main idea by extrapolating key details from a text and an illustration.

In writing students will:

  • Understand that there are many purposes for writing by discussing the genre of opinion writing.

In math students will:

  • Generate simple equivalent fractions by using visual fraction models and the number line.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will:

  • Write the main idea by extrapolating key details from a text and an illustration.

In writing students will:

  • Closely read an unfamiliar text and show their comprehension of that text by independently writing an extended response to explain why details in the text were important.

In math students will:

  • Place fractions on a number line with endpoints 0 and 1.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/20/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Analyze vivid words and phrases in texts and will participate in discussions about why authors choose specific words.

In writing students will:

  • Write based on a picture-prompt using vivid words and phrases.

In math students will:

  • Identify and represent shaded and non-shaded parts of one whole as fractions.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Reinforce what they are learning in nonfiction texts by summarizing the most important information. 

In writing students will:

  • Include illustrations and captions in their writing to help their audience understand their message/ main idea clearly.

In math students will:

  • Form rectangles by tiling with unit squares to make arrays.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Annotate chunks within passages to identify the main idea in nonfiction 

In writing students will:

  • Draft the conclusion for their informative pieces by considering purposeful and effective endings.

In math students will:

  • Continue to explore area of plane figures, using centimeter tiles




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Identify the main idea in nonfiction texts by using text features, specifically titles and headings

In writing students will:

  • Draft the introduction for their informative pieces by considering purposeful and effective leads.

In math students will:

  • Students will understand area as an attribute of plane figures.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Learn new vocabulary words by reading them in context.

In writing students will:

  • Begin drafting the body paragraph(s) of their expository writing pieces using the facts they’ve gathered about their chosen topics.

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply by multiples of ten using the place value chart.

 

 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Determine how a text is organized by identifying various text structures.

 

In writing students will:

  • Commit to a final decision about their writing topic and select heading to categorize their research information.

 

In math students will:

  • Interpret the unknown in multiplication and division to model and solve problems. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/26/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Continue using text features to guide our thinking while reading

 

In writing students will:

  • Narrow the focus of our writing by considering their main idea and purpose 

 

In math students will:

  • Use the distributive property as a strategy to multiply and divide 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Identify nonfiction text features within a variety of texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Generate a list of topics that they are interested in.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve multiplication and division using units up to 8.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/5/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Identify nonfiction text features Within a variety of texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Publish their personal narratives.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve multiplication and division using units of 6 and 7.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Define motivation as the reason a character does something and will be able to identify a character’s motivation in a text.

 

In writing students will:

  • Use mentor texts to add descriptive details to their writing.

 

In math students will:

  • Estimate sums and differences to assess the reasonableness of their answers.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Be formally assessed on their ability to  identify character traits.

 

In writing students will:

  • Implement various writing strategies to enhance their personal narrative writing drafts.

 

In math students will:

  • Add measurements using the standard algorithm to compose larger units twice.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Analyze characters by utilizing evidence to think about how the character acts or behaves in different situations.

 

In writing students will:

  • Recognize and better understand the features of a personal narrative by studying the writing of authors.

 

In math students will:

  • Develop estimation strategies by reasoning about the weight in kilograms of a series of familiar objects to establish mental benchmark measures.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Identify and analyze story elements and use them as starting points for conversations about books.

 

In writing students will:

  • Continue to revise and finalize their writing pieces in preparation for publishing.

 

In math students will:

  • Build and decompose a kilogram to reason the size and weight of 1 kilogram, 100 grams, 10 grams, and 1 gram.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Use prompts to foster meaningful discussions about their books.

 

In writing students will:

  • Elaborate in their personal narratives by adding details and craft, such as dialogue and internal thinking.

 

In math students will:

  • Explore time as a continuous unit of measurement.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers give themselves a comprehension check by reading a chapter or chunk of the text and asking questions.

 

In writing students will:

  • After generating multiple strong story ideas, growing writers test an idea for their small moment narrative by completing a beginning, middle, and end graphic organizer.

 

In math students will:

  • Review Module 1 topics and take an assessment to check their level of understanding.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Throughout the week, teachers will be administering the benchmark reading assessment to determine students’ independent and instructional levels

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers chose their topic (seed idea) for their small moment narrative by completing a beginning, middle, and end graphic organizer.

 

In math students will:

  • Use the distributive property as a strategy to find related multiplication.





For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 9/30/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers utilize strategies for selecting ‘just-right’ books by reviewing the five-finger rule and learning the “I-PICK Just-Right Books” rule

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers communicate ideas clearly to an audience by re-reading, revising, and editing for clarity to make sure their words match their ideas

 

In math students will:

  • Students will interpret the unknown in division by using the array model

 

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Fourth Grade

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 6/15/18

In reading students will:

  • recognize social issues by revisiting books that they have read.

In writing students will:

  • have conversations with other readers by identifying issues they’ve read about in books and then they will write about those social issues.

In math students will:

  • add decimals with tenths and hundredths.

 

Reminder: Trip to United Skates of America on Monday 6/11.



For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 6/15/18

In reading students will:

  • consider how historical events affect the plot by interpreting all the events that lead up to the climax of the story.

In writing students will:

  • revisit mentor texts to help support their writing process by mimicking the author’s craft.

In math students will:

  • compare and order decimals 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/25/18

In reading students will:

  • notice and trace conflicts characters face by creating an ongoing flow chart of the plot.

In writing students will:

  • help readers visualize the images they wish to convey by utilizing descriptive language.

In math students will:

  • use metric measurement for exploration of tenths.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will:

  • identify how the character’s behavior is influenced by looking at the historical time period.

In writing students will:

  • write about characters’ conflicts and taking a stance (agreeing or disagreeing) with the way the character resolved that conflict.

In math students will:

  • solve word problems involving fractions




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will:

  • notice and take notes on story elements, with a focus on the setting by envisioning what life was like during that time period.

In writing students will:

  • be exposed to literary essays and learn how to structure their response. 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract fractions by decomposition




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/20/18

In reading students will:

 

  • understand a question by identifying its purpose..

In writing students will:

  • Writers will score and revise short responses by using their short response rubric.

In math students will:

  • Compare fractions greater than 1 by creating common numerators or denominators.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/23/18

In reading students will:

 

  • understand a question by identifying its purpose.

In writing students will:

  • Writers will score and revise short responses by using their short response rubric.

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • use annotations to support their thinking while reading both fiction and non fiction texts.

In writing students will:

  • Writers will respond to a text by answering a question and supporting it with text details.

In math students will:

  • Compare fractions on a number line




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Understand a question by identifying its purpose.

In writing students will:

  • Writers will respond to a text by answering a question and supporting it with text details.

In math students will:

  • Use the area model and multiplication  to show the equivalence of two fractions




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Self monitor comprehension by annotating a text when close reading.

In writing students will:

  • Writers will gain an understanding of the expectations of a short response by analyzing the short response with a rubric.

In math students will:

  • Decompose fractions using area models to show equivalence.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Self monitor comprehension by annotating a text when close reading.

In writing students will:

  • Writers will gain an understanding of the expectations of a short response by analyzing the short response with a rubric.

 

In math students will:

  • Assess in End of Module 4

 

 

 


For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • prepping for our Social Studies Fair and placing finishing touches on becoming experts on the American Revolution! 


In writing students will:

  • Writers will compose an argumentative essay about specific American Revolution war heroes.

 

In math students will:

  • problem solve with the addition of angle measures




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/26/18

In reading students will:

 

  • work within their groups on their Social Studies Fair projects!  Students will use learned nonfiction reading skills and strategies to put together fantastic presentations!


In writing students will:

  • Writers will compose an argumentative essay about the colonists and the Patriots.

 

In math students will:

  • measure angles with a protractor




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/19/18

In reading students will:

 

  • work within their groups on their Social Studies Fair projects!  Students will use learned nonfiction reading skills and strategies to put together fantastic presentations!


In writing students will:

  • Writers will compose an argumentative essay about the colonists and the Patriots.

 

In math students will:

  • Identify lines, line segments, rays,  angles, and parallel lines.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/5/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Nonfiction readers will identify the chronology text structure by recognizing events or steps in a procedure in a nonfiction text.


In writing students will:

  • Writers will compose an argumentative essay about the colonists and the Patriots.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve one step  division problems with up to a three digit dividend.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/22/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Nonfiction readers will identify the compare and contrast text structure by identifying similarities and differences between concepts and ideas in a text.


In writing students will:

  • Writers continue to develop their body paragraphs by supporting each reason with relevant details from their research.

 

In math students will:

  • Divide with thousands, hundreds, tens and ones




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Nonfiction readers analyze the information in a text by paying close attention to what structure is used and how it connects to the main idea.


In writing students will:

  • Writers develop their body paragraphs by supporting each reason with relevant details from their research.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve division problems with and without remainders




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Summarize a text by identifying the main idea and relevant supporting details using boxes and bullets.


In writing students will:

  • State their claim about a new topic and provide supporting evidence.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve division problems with and without remainders




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/17/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers identify internal conflict by noticing when a character asks tough questions.


In writing students will:

  • Write about character traits by using text evidence from The Tiger Rising.

 

In math students will:

  • Use multiplication, addition, or subtraction to solve multi-step word problems.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Persuade another person to take their position (viewpoint, perspective) about a character by debating and supporting their position with evidence.


In writing students will:

  • Publish their personal narratives and share their stories with the class

 

In math students will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of area and perimeter formulas by solving multi-step real world problems.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/27/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers develop a theory about their characters by rereading and collecting evidence to support their ideas


In writing students will:

  • Stretch a part of their story that is the most meaningful to them by elaborating on the details of that moment.

 

In math students will:

  • Use addition and subtraction to solve multi-step word problems involving length, mass, and capacity
  • Module 2 Assessment




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers often monitor for meaning by making connections across the text.  These include connections to themselves, to other texts, and to the world.  The teacher will read aloud a mentor text and stop to think aloud about the connections they are making using the following sentence frames


In writing students will:

  • Students will bring their characters to life by including dialogue in their story.

 

In math students will:

  • Express metric length,mass, and capacity measurements in terms of a smaller unit
  • Solve addition and subtraction word problems involving metric length, mass, and capacity 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers often monitor for meaning by making connections across the text.  These include connections to themselves, to other texts, and to the world.  The teacher will read aloud a mentor text and stop to think aloud about the connections they are making using the following sentence frames.


In writing students will:

  • Students will bring their characters to life by including dialogue in their story.

 

In math students will:

  • create and solve multi-step word problems. In addition, students will model tape diagrams that coincide with the problem to arrive at a solution. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers monitor for meaning by making connections across the text as they are reading.



In writing students will:

  • Students will select a draft that has the most promise to develop into a story later on by rereading all of their drafts.

 

In math students will:

  • Use place value to add and subtract multi-digit numbers 

 

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Fifth Grade

For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 6/15/18

In reading students will:

  • Fantasy readers figure out where their story happens by investigating clues about the time period and important magical elements. 
  • Fantasy readers learn more about the main characters by recognizing when the main character is told important information or has dramatic new experiences.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers will understand the differences between a personal narrative and a memoir by discussing definitions and examining mentor texts.
  • Writers will interpret their own ideas by analyzing their life stories and asking themselves “What are the big ideas?”  
  • Writers will craft their stories by shifting between abstract ideas and concrete specifics, between themes and stories between big meanings and small moments.

 

In math students will:

  • Plot points, use them to draw lines in the plane, and describe patterns within the coordinate pairs. 
  • Generate a number pattern from a given rule, and plot the points.
  • Compare the lines and patterns generated by addition rules and multiplication rules. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/25/18

In reading students will:

  • Fantasy readers figure out where their story happens by investigating clues about the time period and important magical elements. 
  • Fantasy readers learn more about the main characters by recognizing when the main character is told important information or has dramatic new experiences.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers will understand the differences between a personal narrative and a memoir by discussing definitions and examining mentor texts.
  • Writers will interpret their own ideas by analyzing their life stories and asking themselves “What are the big ideas?”  

 

In math students will:

  • Plot points, use them to draw lines in the plane, and describe patterns within the coordinate pairs. 
  • Generate a number pattern from a given rule, and plot the points.
  • Compare the lines and patterns generated by addition rules and multiplication rules. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 5/11/18

In reading students will:

  • Researchers add credibility to their  argumentative writing by adding direct quotes from text that supports their position
  • Growing researchers determine which points best support their claim by gathering information from multiple sources

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing researchers present information that supports their position by writing convincing arguments with a thoughtful analysis of the information 
  • Growing researchers write well constructed paragraphs by focusing on presenting a main idea supported by evidence and interpretive thinking

 

In math students will:

  • Construct a coordinate grid on a line
  • Name points using coordinate pairs, and use the pairs to plot points
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.   




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/27/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers will recognize that notes can be recorded using a number of strategies (ex: bullets, boxes and bullets, t-chart, Venn diagram, etc.). Researchers decide what work best for them, their writing style, and intended purpose.
  • Growing researchers discriminate  between relevant and less relevant information. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing researchers discriminate  between relevant and less relevant information by taking notes to help keep notes short and to the point.
  • When taking notes, growing researchers paraphrase information by restating it in words that make sense to them.
  • Growing researchers add credibility to their writing argument by using direct quotes from reliable research or authorities on the topic.

 

In math students will:

  • Applying and extending previous understanding of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
  • Geometric measurement:  understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and addition.
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties. 




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 4/20/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers verbally rehearse their arguments by participating in the debate process. 
  • Growing reader recognize that arguments can be supported by using information from a variety of sources (i.e. books and articles are not the only place to look for “evidence.”).

In writing students will:

  • Writers will find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.
  • Writers will collect evidence to support their claim.
  • Growing writers discriminate  between relevant and less relevant information by taking notes.

 

In math students will:

  • Find the area of rectangles with whole by whole side lengths
  • Find the area of rectangles  with mixed by mixed and fraction by fraction side lengths
  • Solve real world problems involving area of figures with fractional side lengths.  




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/23/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers understand that main ideas can be complex  by developing a toolkit of  strategies to support them in determining those main ideas
  • Readers notice the organization of more complex texts by considering the overall structure of the texts
  • Readers think about their reading to comprehend and use necessary repair strategies when they encounter comprehension problems by asking themselves “Does this make sense?”  and then independently applying comprehension strategies to build clarity.


In writing students will:

  • Writers utilize details in the text to enhance their writing by referring back to the text for relevant, well chosen details (eliminating irrelevant) to show BEST examples.
  • Writers finalize their feature articles, self evaluate to make sure all parts are included, present to the class upon completion
  • Writer’s gather information from a text and use the information to write complete answers and explanations

 

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems using tape diagrams and fraction-by-fraction multiplication
  • Relate decimal and fraction multiplication
  • Convert measures involving whole numbers, and solve multi-step word problems




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 3/9/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers understand that main ideas can be complex  by developing a toolkit of  strategies to support them in determining those main ideas
  • Readers notice the organization of more complex texts by considering the overall structure of the texts


In writing students will:

  • Writers prepare themselves for writing in new genres by familiarizing themselves with the characteristics of the genres
  • Writers finalize their feature articles, self evaluate to make sure all parts are included, present to the class upon completion
  • Writer’s gather information from a text and use the information to write complete answers and explanations

 

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems using tape diagrams and fraction-by-fraction multiplication
  • Relate decimal and fraction multiplication
  • Convert measures involving whole numbers, and solve multi-step word problems




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers understand that main ideas can be complex  by developing a toolkit of  strategies to support them in determining those main ideas
  • Readers notice the organization of more complex texts by considering the overall structure of the texts


In writing students will:

  • Writers prepare themselves for writing in new genres by familiarizing themselves with the characteristics of the genres
  • Writers finalize their feature articles, self evaluate to make sure all parts are included, present to the class upon completion
  • Writer’s gather information from a text and use the information to write complete answers and explanations

 

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems using tape diagrams and fraction-by-fraction multiplication
  • Relate decimal and fraction multiplication
  • Convert measures involving whole numbers, and solve multi-step word problems




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 2/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers analyze author’s craft and word choices in nonfiction
  • Readers compare and contrast nonfiction text 
  • Readers of nonfiction infer meanings of unfamiliar words by using information that comes before and after the words in surrounding sentences (context clues)


In writing students will:

  • Writers prepare themselves for writing in new genres by familiarizing themselves with the characteristics of the genres
  • Writers finalize their feature articles, self evaluate to make sure all parts are included, present to the class upon completion
  • Writer’s gather information from a text and use the information to write complete answers and explanations

 

In math students will:

  • Compare and evaluate expressions with parenthesis
  • Find a fraction of a measurement and solve word problems
  • Solve and create fraction word problems




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 1/5/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers understand that main ideas can be complex  by developing a toolkit of  strategies to support them in determining those main ideas.  
  • Readers notice the ways nonfiction texts become increasingly complex by exploring different ways in which main idea is presented 
  • Readers of nonfiction infer meanings of unfamiliar words by using information that comes before and after the words in surrounding sentences (context clues).


In writing students will:

  • Writers prepare themselves for writing in new genres by familiarizing themselves with the characteristics of the genres.
  • Writers select topics for feature articles by considering the audience and purpose for their writing. 
  • After selecting a topic, writers of feature articles gather all the information they know about the topic and determine if they have enough information or if they need to gather more.

 

In math students will:

  • Simplify fractions and find common denominators
  • Add fractions with sums between 1 and 2
  • Subtract fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/15/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers understand that main ideas can be complex  by developing a toolkit of  strategies to support them in determining those main ideas.  
  • Readers notice the ways nonfiction texts become increasingly complex by exploring different ways in which main idea is presented 
  • Readers of nonfiction infer meanings of unfamiliar words by using information that comes before and after the words in surrounding sentences (context clues).


In writing students will:

  • Writers prepare themselves for writing in new genres by familiarizing themselves with the characteristics of the genres.
  • Writers select topics for feature articles by considering the audience and purpose for their writing. 
  • After selecting a topic, writers of feature articles gather all the information they know about the topic and determine if they have enough information or if they need to gather more.

 

In math students will:

  • Simplify fractions and find common denominators
  • Add fractions with sums between 1 and 2
  • Subtract fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 12/8/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers recognize the major issues that develop with characters by identifying the central conflicts.  
  • Students will compare and contrast characters by drawing on specific details from the text.
  • Students will begin working with non-fiction texts and thinking about what they already know about a topic.


In writing students will:

  • Writers can compare and contrast characters by analyzing their motives and actions.
  • Writers develop their thesis by using evidence and examples from the text. 
  • Writers strengthen their claim by citing specific evidence that proves their thesis.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve division word problems involving multi-digit division.
  • Reason about the product of a whole number and a decimal with hundredths using place value understanding and estimation.
  • Mak equivalent fractions with the number line, the area model, and numbers.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 11/3/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers envision and empathize with characters by remembering a time in their lives when they lived through something similar.
  • Readers work to understand characters by selecting precise words that accurately describe their main character.
  • Growing readers recognize the major issues that develop with characters by identifying the central conflicts.


In writing students will:

  • Writers empathize with characters by writing about the critical choices and strong emotions of the characters.
  • Writers can compare and contrast characters by analyzing their motives and actions.
  • Writers develop their thesis by using evidence and examples from the text. 

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply decimal fractions with tenths by multi digit whole numbers using place value understanding to record partial products
  • Reason about the product of a whole number and a decimal with hundredths using place value understanding and estimation.
  • Use fraction and decimal multiplication to express equivalent measurements.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/28/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers notice objects and symbols that repeat in the text, and think about the significance of these objects.
  • Growing readers recognize similarities in themes from various texts
  • Growing readers synthesize information and ideas to support their thinking about the theme in the text.


In writing students will:

  • Writers will use descriptive details in their narrative to “show not tell”.
  • Writers will improve the quality of their narrative by using “purposeful dialogue”.
  • Writers analyze their writing by asking themselves, “What is the message I want the reader to walk away with?”

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply multi-digit whole numbers and multiples of 10 using place value patterns.
  • Estimate multi-digit products by rounding factors to a basic fact and using place value patterns.
  • Write and interpret numerical expressions and compare expressions using a visual model.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/20/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers notice objects and symbols that repeat in the text, and think about the significance of these objects.
  • Growing readers recognize similarities in themes from various texts
  • Growing readers synthesize information and ideas to support their thinking about the theme in the text.


In writing students will:

  • Writers will use descriptive details in their narrative to “show not tell”.
  • Writers will improve the quality of their narrative by using “purposeful dialogue”.
  • Writers analyze their writing by asking themselves, “What is the message I want the reader to walk away with?”

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply multi-digit whole numbers and multiples of 10 using place value patterns.
  • Estimate multi-digit products by rounding factors to a basic fact and using place value patterns.
  • Write and interpret numerical expressions and compare expressions using a visual model.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/13/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers know how to access books and work to increase the amount of time they practice by selecting independent reading books and reading to build stamina
  • Growing readers develop ideas (theories) about how the title impacts the meaning of the story at various points of the story.
  • Growing readers deepen comprehension by recognizing that authors tell stories from various perspectives and how their perspective effects the events in the story.


In writing students will:

  • Writers will understand how the Writer’s Notebook will serve as a tool for writing in 5th grade by learning the procedures and explanations of their classroom..
  • Writers will write an effective lead on their personal narrative piece.
  • Writers analyze their writing by asking themselves, “What is my story really about?”  to make sure the heart (main idea) of their story is developed.

In math students will:

  • Reason abstractly using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths.
  • Use exponents to name place value units, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point.  
  • Reason concretely and pictorially using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 10/6/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers know how to access books and work to increase the amount of time they practice by selecting independent reading books and reading to build stamina
  • Readers keep records of their reading lives by responding to literature in their reading journal. (may take a few days) 
  • Growing readers better understand the plot, setting, and characters in a story by identifying the genre of the text and noticing how the defining characteristics of that genre impact the story elements.



In writing students will:

  • Writers will understand how the Writer’s Notebook will serve as a tool for writing in 5th grade by learning the procedures and explanations of their classroom..
  • Writers will write their teacher a letter.
  • Writers generate ideas for writing by tapping into many different memories or experiences.

In math students will:

  • Reason abstractly using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths.
  • Use exponents to name place value units, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point.  
  • Reason concretely and pictorially using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths.




For the week ahead we anticipate that students will...

Week Ending 9/30/17

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers know how to access books and work to increase the amount of time they practice by selecting independent reading books and reading to build stamina
  • Readers keep records of their reading lives by responding to literature in their reading journal. (may take a few days) 
  • Growing readers better understand the plot, setting, and characters in a story by identifying the genre of the text and noticing how the defining characteristics of that genre impact the story elements.



In writing students will:

  • Writers will understand how the Writer’s Notebook will serve as a tool for writing in 5th grade by learning the procedures and explanations of their classroom..
  • Writers will write their teacher a letter.
  • Writers generate ideas for writing by tapping into many different memories or experiences.

In math students will:

  • Reason abstractly using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths.
  • Use exponents to name place value units, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point.  
  • Reason concretely and pictorially using place value understanding to relate adjacent base ten units from millions to thousandths.

 

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