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Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 

Kindergarten

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

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • Identify setting in the story or the “Where” in the story by examining the pictures and previewing the book.
  • Continue to review sight words.

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will create a list
  • Writers will use inventive spelling to label

 

In math students will:

  • Determine the weight of objects  using the terms heavier than, lighter than or same as




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

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  • Identify characters in the story or the “Who” in the story by examining the pictures and previewing the book.
  • Continue to review sight words. 

 

In writing students will:

  • draw a picture and label parts of the picture to tell what the items in the picture are. 

 

In math students will:

  • Compare length measurements with string.
  • Make a series of longer than and shorter than comparisons.




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

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • Students will practice shopping for books 
  • Children will learn  qu, z sounds and practice writing letters 
  • Continue to review sight words

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will label objects in the classroom
  • Writers will use inventive spelling to label

 

In math students will:

  • Determine the length of objects  using the terms longer or shorter




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

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • Students will practice shopping for books 
  • Children will learn  x, y sounds and practice writing letters 
  • Continue to review sight words. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will label objects in the classroom
  • Writers will use inventive spelling to label

 

In math students will:

  • Classify solid shapes into categories
  • Students will identify the positions of solid shapes using the words above,below, beside, in front of , next to and behind



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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • Students will make predictions about the story by looking at the the cover, thinking how the title,the pictures and the words all go together 
  • Children will learn  v, w sounds and practice writing letters 
  • Continue to review sight words. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will use words  from the word wall in their writing   
  • Writers will use inventive spelling to write words

 

In math students will:

  • Classify shapes into categories
  • Students will identify the positions of shapes using the words above,below, beside, in front of next to and behind

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • Students will listen for ending sounds in words
  • Children will add l, h, k sounds and practice writing letters 
  • Continue to review sight words. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will choose topics for their own pattern books, drawing pictures to support their stories. 
  • Writers will use inventive spelling to write one or two tricky words per page

 

In math students will:

  • Continue module two working with shapes
  • Students will classify shapes into categories



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

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

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 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Students will recognize what a pattern is by exploring patterns in the world around us.   
  • Growing readers determine the words on a page by looking for rhyming patterns. 

 

In writing students will:

  • writers tell their story by sketching out their ideas.
  • writers continue drafting their story by writing words that match their pictures

 

In math students will:

  • Count 10 objects in linear and array configurations
  • Reason about sets of 7 varied objects in circular and scattered configurations. Find a path through the scattered configuration.




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

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

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,a,g
  • 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 10/26/18

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,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 decomposition to 10




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

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o
  • 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,
  • writers select a topic by brainstorming meaningful ideas.
  • writers tell their story by sketching out their ideas.

 

In math students will:

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




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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

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:

  • Sort by count in vertical columns and horizontal rows(linear configurations to 5. 



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

Week Ending 9/28/18

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 9/21/18

In reading students will:

 

  • practice sound recognition of: t,b,f, 
  • discuss how to care for books

 

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

  • Match 2 objects that are exactly the same
  • Match 2 objects that are used together.

 

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First Grade

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

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • identify text features of non fiction books and how it helps comprehension
  • Identify the glued sounds -am -an 

 

In writing students will:

  • work on step by step procedures
  • Use pictures and details to clarify meaning for the reader

 

In math students will:

  • make a 10 when adding with 7. 8. 9
  • Play fluency games




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

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • identify text features of non fiction books
  • Identify the glued sounds -am -an 

 

In writing students will:

  • work on step by step procedures
  • Use pictures to clarify meaning for the reader

 

In math students will:

  • make a 10 when adding with 7. 8. 9
  • Play fluency games




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

Week Ending 1/4/19

In reading students will:

  • read non fiction books
  • Identify the glued sounds -am -an 

 

In writing students will:

  • brainstorm topics for how to writing 
  • Begin to write to teach 

 

In math students will:

  • make a 10 when adding with 7. 8. 9
  • Play fluency games



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

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • read non fiction books
  • Identify the glued sound all

 

In writing students will:

  • sequencing 
  • Share writing with a partner

 

In math students will:

  • ad 3 addends by making a ten 
  • Play fluency games




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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • retell a story using story 
  • Identify the glued sound all

 

In writing students will:

  • work on the publishing process
  • Share writing with a partner

 

In math students will:

  • solve subtraction word problems
  • Play fluency games

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • voraciously read
  • Identify bonus letters in words

 

In writing students will:

  • begin the publishing process
  • Share writing with a partner

 

In math students will:

  • solve subtraction word problems
  • Play fluency games



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

 

Week Ending 11/21/18

In reading students will:

  • look for chucks inside words
  • Identify digraphs in words

 

In writing students will:

  • add details to a small moment story
  • Share writing with a partner

 

In math students will:

  • solve addition word problems
  • Play fluency games




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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • look at the whole word 
  • Identify digraphs in words

 

In writing students will:

  • zoom in and focus on a small moment 

 

In math students will:

  • understand math word problems and draw to solve
  • Play fluency games




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

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • look at the whole word 
  • Identify digraphs in words

 

In writing students will:

  • Add details to pictures and writing
  • Think about a beginning middle and end to a story

 

In math students will:

  • understanding the equal sign
  • Play fluency games




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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • check for understanding
  • Tap out sounds to read words

 

In writing students will:

  • Add details to pictures and writing
  • Think about a beginning middle and end to a story

 

In math students will:

  • use a variety of strategies to count on
  • Play fluency games




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

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • use reading strategies with a partner
  • Tap out sounds to read words

 

In writing students will:

  • Add details to pictures and writing
  • Think about a beginning middle and end to a story

 

In math students will:

  • match math story problems to number sentences
  • Play fluency games




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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • use reading strategies with a partner
  • Tap out sounds to read words

 

In writing students will:

  • Add details to pictures
  • Think about a beginning middle and end to a story

 

In math students will:

  • solve math story problems by drawing a picture
  • Play fluency games



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

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

 

  • build stamina for read to someone
  • Use the pictures to figure out unknown words

 

In writing students will:

  • Write a personal narrative across pages
  • Add details to pictures

 

In math students will:

  • solve math story problems by drawing a picture
  • Play fluency games




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

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will choose  just right books by  using the five finger rule.
  • Growing readers will practice reading their just right books independently.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing  writers students will generate lists of their favorite things in their writer’s notebook.
  • Growing writers will practice writing letters correctly using fundations writing grid.

 

In math students will:

  • Represent addition situations with number bonds.
  • Generate expressions equal to 8 and 9.


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Second Grade

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

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • continue to identify text features to help locate key facts or information in a text efficiently

 

In writing students will:

  • collect expert facts by creating a web about their topic

 

In math students will:

  • subtract from 200 and from numbers with zeros in the tens place

Other notes or information: 

Reminder: Unity Day is January 25th.  Wear East School gear!


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

Week Ending 1/4/19

In reading students will:

  • understand the difference between reading nonfiction/informational text and fiction/literature by identifying their attributes

 

In writing students will:

  • recognize the purpose of writing informational expert books by examining texts

 

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 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • learn about a character by analyzing the character’s actions

 

In writing students will:

  • read and build two syllable words 

 

In math students will:

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

Other notes or information: 
Reminder: Happy Holidays and enjoy the winter break!



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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • learn about a character by the character’s needs and wants

 

In writing students will:

  • build compound words

 

In math students will:

  • relate addition using manipulatives to a written vertical method

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • learn about a character by what they do and say

 

In writing students will:

  • create a final draft of their realistic fiction writing piece 

 

In math students will:

  • add and subtract multiples of 10

 

Other notes or information: 




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

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • identify a character’s internal traits by what they say

 

In writing students will:

  • develop a memorable ending to their realistic fiction writing piece

 

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 11/21/18

In reading students will:

 

  • identify a character’s internal traits with the evidence from the text

 

In writing students will:

  • develop a problem and solution for their realistic fiction writing piece 

 

In math students will:

  • review writing numbers in expanded, unit, standard, and word forms

 

Other notes or information: 




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

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • begin to identify a character’s internal traits

 

In writing students will:

  • develop a setting for their realistic fiction writing piece

 

In math students will:

  • read and write numbers within 1,000 using place value disks

 

Other notes or information: 




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

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

 

  • describe realistic fiction by using mentor texts

 

In writing students will:

  • develop a realistic fiction character 

 

In math students will:

  • count the total value of a $1, $10 and $100 bills up to $1,000

 

Other notes or information: 




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

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • identify problem in their stories 

 

In writing students will:

  • edit their personal narratives for final draft

 

In math students will:

  • count  up to 1,000 on place value chart

 

Other notes or information: 




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

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

 

  • enhance their comprehension by creating mental pictures in their head

 

In writing students will:

  • use the five senses to create details for their personal narratives

 

In math students will:

  • solve two-step word problems about measurement

Other notes or information: 
Picture Day on October 18, 2018




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

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

 

  • learn strategies to solve unfamiliar words

 

In writing students will:

  • create a strong beginning for their personal narratives

 

In math students will:

  • solve addition and subtraction word problems using the ruler as a number line




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

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

 

  • build their reading stamina

 

In writing students will:

  • identify a small moment

 

In math students will:

  • measure various objects using cm rulers and meter sticks




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

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

 

  • learn how to participate in meaningful conversations about books

 

In writing students will:

  • generate ideas for their personal narratives

 

In math students will:

  • take from ten within 20

  

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Third Grade

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

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers gain a deeper understanding of content specific vocabulary by using text features.

 

In writing students will:

  • Collect interesting facts about their topic by writing interesting facts in their research notebook.

 

In math students will:

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




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

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers gain a deeper understanding of content specific vocabulary by using text features.

 

In writing students will:

  • Collect interesting facts about their topic by writing interesting facts in their research notebook.

 

In math students will:

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




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

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text determine how a text is organized/written by identifying various text structures.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers determine if a topic or idea from their list will work for their writing by generating more ideas  about their topic by using a web.

 

In math students will:

  • Round two-digit measurements to the nearest ten on the vertical number line.




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

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text understand the purpose of text features by identifying them in informational texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers get ideas for their expository writing by generating a list of topics they are interested in. 

 

In math students will:

  • Build and decompose a kilogram to reason about the size and weight of objects.

 


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

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers will learn more about their character by examining their internal thinking.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers edit their own for capitalization, punctuation, and grammar by rereading their own work.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems involving time intervals within 1 hour by counting backward and forward using the number line and clock.




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

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers get to know their characters on a deeper level by identifying their internal (inside) and external (outside) traits.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will add subordinating conjunctions by examining the vocabulary they used when transitioning and choosing best word choices.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve two-step word problems involving all four operations, and assess the reasonableness of answers.




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

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Understand a story better by identifying the story elements.

 

In writing students will:

  • Bring their character to life by adding dialogue using quotation marks and commas.

 

In math students will:

  • Apply the distributive property to decompose units.




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

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Expand their partner talks and listen to their reading partners by learning how to use sample prompts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Learn how to craft an interesting lead by choosing a modeled lead that fits and connects with the beginning of their story.

 

In math students will:

  • Skip-count objects in models to build fluency with multiplication facts using units of 4.




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

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

 

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

 

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

  • Model division as the unknown factor in multiplication using arrays and tape diagrams.




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

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

 

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Choose their topic for their small moment narrative by completing a beginning, middle, and end using a graphic organizer.

 

In math students will:

  • Identify related multiplication facts by using the break apart strategy and decompose arrays.




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

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by identifying context clues based on the text they are reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • Push themselves to build their writing stamina by zooming in a small moment.

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply units of 2 and 3.




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

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Monitor their understanding by using strategies to figure out difficult or unknown words.

 

In writing students will:

  • Understand the structure of a paragraph by analyzing mentor texts and teacher models.

 

In math students will:

  • Interpret the meaning of factors- the size of the group or the number of groups.

 

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Fourth Grade

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

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • Use the THIEVES strategy to preview a nonfiction text and summarize what they think the text will mostly be about.

 

In writing students will:

  • Identify the claim of their essay and support it with reasons by using boxes and bullets.

 

In math students will:

  • Represent numerically four-digit dividend division with divisors of 2,3,4, and 5, decomposing a remainder up to three times.




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

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify non- fiction text features

 

In writing students will:

  • Compose a claim and support it with evidence 

 

In math students will:

  • Divide with 3-4 digits in the dividend using the standard algorithm




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

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify differences between fiction (literature) and nonfiction (informational) texts by noticing their attributes.

 

In writing students will:

  • Identify pieces of non- fiction 

 

In math students will:

  • Solve division problems with and without remainders using the area model.




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

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Begin to generate a well-formulated sentence known as a thesis statement by asserting their position in a powerful way.

 

In math students will:

  • Continue to multiply a two digit by a two digit number




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

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers understand that characters may be complicated by noticing how they can be one way in one setting and another way in a different context.

 

In writing students will:

  • Achieve new and deeper understandings of the characters they meet in stories by analyzing and writing about how characters act and react

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply a two digit by a two digit number

 

 


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

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

 

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Achieve new and deeper understandings of the characters they meet in stories by analyzing and writing about how characters act and react

 

In math students will:

  • Solve multistep word problems



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

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers will grow insightful ideas about characters by using precise, true words to convey their thoughts about the character.

 

In writing students will:

  • Achieve new and deeper understandings about the themes they encounter in the texts they read by listening to and reading a variety of texts.

 

In math students will:

  • Demonstrate area and perimeter formulas by solving real world problems



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

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers will grow insightful ideas about characters by using precise, true words to convey their thoughts about the character.

 

In writing students will:

  • Achieve new and deeper understandings about the themes they encounter in the texts they read by listening to and reading a variety of texts.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve multiplicative comparison word problems by applying the area and perimeter formulas.




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

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers think about different aspects of their book/topic by looking for patterns and connections between different ideas.

 

In writing students will:

  • Continue to publish their personal narratives

 

In math students will:

  • Assess in Module 2




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

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers grow ideas about characters by analyzing the character’s actions.

 

In writing students will:

  • Revise their personal narratives using transition words.

 

In math students will:

  • Assess in Module 1- Place Value, Rounding and Additon and Subtraction




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

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

 

  • deepen understanding and extend theories about characters by noticing similarities and differences in the ways different characters from different texts behave in similar situations.

 

In writing students will:

  • end their personal narratives with a “BANG!” by purposefully choosing and writing a conclusion.

 

In math students will:

  • solve multi-digit addition and subtraction
    problems


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

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

 

  • deepen their thinking about a text by responding in writing.

 

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

  • solve multi-digit subtraction problems




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

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

 

  • have expectations set for citing evidence from the text when answering short response questions. 

 

In writing students will:

  • continue to develop a powerful piece of writing by carefully building on their seed ideas to create a first draft.

 

In math students will:

  • students will use the standard addition algorithm to solve word problems.

 

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Fifth Grade

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

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers recognize that nonfiction texts have specific features to support their understanding
  • Readers begin to analyze the most common text structures of nonfiction
  • Readers choose nonfiction books based on their personal interests and text complexity

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers analyze nonfiction text to identify the text structure used in various paragraphs
  • Writers analyze text features of nonfiction articles and begin to use in their own writing
  • Writers generate ideas and begin researching to write their feature article

 

In math students will:

  • Solve multistep problems involving converting mixed numbers to improper fractions, as well as finding common denominators
  • Solve word problems related to adding and subtracting both mixed numbers and fractions with unlike denominators
  • Review and prepare for end of module assessment




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

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers recognize that nonfiction texts have specific features to support their understanding
  • Readers begin to analyze the most common text structures of nonfiction
  • Readers choose nonfiction books based on their personal interests and text complexity

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers analyze nonfiction text to identify the text structure used in various paragraphs
  • Writers analyze text features of nonfiction articles and begin to use in their own writing
  • Writers generate ideas and questions that will drive their nonfiction writing piece

 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominator
  • Solve multistep problems involving converting mixed numbers to improper fractions, as well as finding common denominators
  • Solve word problems related to adding and subtracting both mixed numbers and fractions with unlike denominators



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

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers recognize similarities in themes from various texts and begin finding recurrent themes and universal truths by synthesizing information and ideas.
  • Growing readers grapple and analyze character’s motivations for their actions
  • Growing readers work to compare and contrast characters from multiple texts

 

In writing students will:

  • Writer’s will finish working on a literary essay
  • Writer’s will rewrite their draft about literary theory and make sure they  include text evidence to support their thinking
  • Writers finalize the beginning, middle, and end of their literary essay

 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators
  • Continue to make equivalent fractions with the number line, the area model, and numbers.
  • Solve word problems related to adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators




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

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers recognize similarities in themes from various texts and begin finding recurrent themes and universal truths by synthesizing information and ideas.
  • Growing readers grapple analyze character’s motivations for their actions
  • Growing readers work to compare and contrast characters from multiple texts

 

In writing students will:

  • Writer’s will begin working on a literary essay
  • Writer’s will draft their theory and begin to include text evidence to support their thinking
  • Writers begin planning the beginning, middle, and end of their literary essay.

 

In math students will:

  • Review and take end of Module 2 Assessment
  • Make equivalent fractions with the number line, the area model, and numbers.
  • Make equivalent fractions with sums of fractions with like denominators.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers recognize similarities in themes from various texts and begin finding recurrent themes and universal truths by synthesizing information and ideas.
  • Growing readers grapple analyze character’s motivations for their actions
  • Growing readers work to compare and contrast characters from multiple texts

 

In writing students will:

  • Writer’s will begin working on a literary essay
  • Writer’s will draft their theory and begin to include text evidence to support their thinking
  • Writers begin planning the beginning, middle, and end of their literary essay.

 

In math students will:

  • Review and take end of Module 2 Assessment
  • Make equivalent fractions with the number line, the area model, and numbers.
  • Make equivalent fractions with sums of fractions with like denominators.

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers recognize similarities in themes from various texts and begin finding recurrent themes and universal truths by synthesizing information and ideas.
  • Growing readers grapple with themes by make inferences using text evidence
  • Growing readers work to understand the deeper, significance of objects in texts by paying attention to objects/symbols that repeat and/or are stressed by the author.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writer’s will ensure that every character plays a role in forwarding the larger meaning of the story by considering their own secondary characters, the roles they play, and the ways they might further the meaning behind their stories.
  • Writers bring a sense of closure to their writing by leaving the reader with a final message.
  • Writers bring out the internal story by using scenes from the past or future (flashback/flash forward) in their writing.

 

In math students will:

  • Connect area diagrams and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm with renaming.
  • Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm and using estimation to check for reasonableness of the product
  • Connect area diagrams and the distributive property to the standard algorithm without remaining.




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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers recognize similarities in themes from various texts and begin finding recurrent themes and universal truths by synthesizing information and ideas.
  • Growing readers grapple with themes by make inferences using text evidence
  • Growing readers work to understand the deeper, significance of objects in texts by paying attention to objects/symbols that repeat and/or are stressed by the author.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writer’s will ensure that every character plays a role in forwarding the larger meaning of the story by considering their own secondary characters, the roles they play, and the ways they might further the meaning behind their stories.
  • Writers bring a sense of closure to their writing by leaving the reader with a final message.
  • Writers bring out the internal story by using scenes from the past or future (flashback/flash forward) in their writing.

 

In math students will:

  • Connect area diagrams and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm with renaming.
  • Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm and using estimation to check for reasonableness of the product
  • Connect area diagrams and the distributive property to the standard algorithm without remaining.

 


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

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers develop ideas (theories) about the text by thinking about how the title impacts the meaning of the story at various points of the story.
  • Growing readers identify the difference between topic and theme by clarifying the distinction between these two concepts with text evidence and clearly knowing the definitions. 
  • Growing readers work to understand the deeper, significance of objects in texts by paying attention to objects/symbols that repeat and/or are stressed by the author.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers edit their writing by using a checklist.
  • Writers will publish their work by examining all the editing and revising they made to their drafts.  
  • Writers will write a fast and furious narrative writing piece.

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply multi-digit whole numbers and multiples of 10 using place value patterns and the distributive and associative properties.
  • 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 10/12/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing readers develop ideas (theories) about the text by thinking about how the title impacts the meaning of the story at various points of the story.
  • Growing readers identify the difference between topic and theme by clarifying the distinction between these two concepts with text evidence and clearly knowing the definitions. 
  • Growing readers work to understand the deeper, significance of objects in texts by paying attention to objects/symbols that repeat and/or are stressed by the author.
  •  Readers analyze text structure, identifying rising action, climax, 

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers edit their writing by using a checklist.
  • Writers will publish their work by examining all the editing and revising they made to their drafts.  
  • Writers will write a fast and furious narrative writing piece.

 

In math students will:

  • Prepare for the End of Module 1 assessment
  • Review the End of Module assessment, and make test corrections fully understand mistakes which will encourage growth
  • Multiple multi digit numbers by multiples of 10, identify patterns 




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

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Readers monitor for meaning by summarizing the main events in the text.
  • Readers build comprehension by digging deeper and thinking beyond the literal text (inferencing). 
  • Readers add new layers of understanding about a text by having meaningful discussions with others about reading.

In writing students will:

  • Writers are inspired by noticing other authors’ words.
  • 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. 
  • Writers revise their writing by using specific details to help readers create vivid mental images in their minds. (Show Not Tell)

 

In math students will:

  • Subtract decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method.
  • Multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, relate to a written method through application of the area model.
  • Multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, including using estimation to confirm the placement of the decimal point




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

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

 

  • Growing Readers monitor for meaning by summarizing the main events in the text.
  • Growing readers build comprehension by digging deeper and thinking beyond the literal text (inferencing). 
  • Growing readers add new layers of understanding about a text by having meaningful discussions with others about reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers are inspired by noticing other authors’ words.
  • 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. 
  • Writers revise their writing by using specific details to help readers create vivid mental images in their minds. (Show Not Tell)

 

In math students will:

  • Compare decimal fractions to the thousandths using like units, and express comparisons with >, <, =
  • Add decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method.
  • Subtract decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method.




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

Week Ending 9/24/18

In reading students will:

 

  • better understand a story by analyzing the plot structure including the rising action and climax (Story Mountain).
  • monitor for meaning by summarizing the main events in the text.
  • build comprehension by digging deeper and thinking beyond the literal text (inferencing).

 

In writing students will:

  • begin drafting their stories by writing fast and furiously. 
  • be inspired by noticing other authors’ words.
  • 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:

  • Name decimal fractions in word, expanded and unit form by applying place value reasoning. 
  • Compare decimal fractions to the thousandths using like units and express comparisons with symbols
  • Round a given decimal to any place value using place value understandingWee


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