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Kindergarten

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Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 

Kindergarten

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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers will identify external traits of a character in a story    
  • Readers identify the internal traits of a character in a story


In writing students will:

  • Writers make their opinions stronger by providing specific reasons.   
  • Writers add illustrations to their writing to bring their words to life. 

 

In math students will:

  • Decompose the number 6, 7 & 8 and record each decomposition with a drawing and subtraction equation.
  • Model decompositions of 9 using a story situation, objects, and number bonds.


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers will retell the main points of a story
  • Readers identify the beginning, middle and ending of a story.  


In writing students will:

  • Writers will generate multiple ideas personal opinion pieces.
  • Writers will share opinions and create a chart about topics

 

In math students will:

  • Use objects and drawings to find how many are left.
  • Represent subtraction story problems using objects, drawings, expressions, and equations.

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers will visualize a setting and then draw and label what they envisioned the setting to be.
  • Readers sequence the main events in a story.


In writing students will:

  • Writers will generate multiple opinions about characters and character traits.  
  • Writers will share opinions about books that they feel most strongly about.

 

In math students will:

  • Students put together word problems to 8 using objects and drawings.
  • Students find addition patterns in number pairs.


 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers will visualize a setting by listening to the teacher read a poem and then draw and label what they envisioned the setting to be.
  • Readers will identify the problems of the story

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers will generate multiple opinion sentences.
  • Writers will choose the topics about which they would like to write and share ideas with a partner .

 

In math students will:

  • Use 5-groups to represent the 5 + n patternto 8.  
  • Solve word problems to 8 with equations.  



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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the setting (time) by listening to a read aloud and charting the change of the setting (time) throughout the book from the beginning to the middle to the end.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers think about opinions that they want to share with the world- focus on internal character traits.

 

In math students will:

  • Use repeated addition of fractions as multiplication

 


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify who the main character is by answering the question, “Who is the story mostly about?”
  • Readers analyze the pictures in their fiction books to identify the main character

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers can distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion by writing one fact and one opinion specific to a topic.
  • Growing writers form and share opinions by speaking their opinion with a partner.

 

In math students will:

  • Represent number bonds with composition and decomposition story situations.
  • Model decompositions of 8 using a story situation, arrays, and number bonds.

 


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the main idea/topic of an informational text/nonfiction with prompting and support.
  • Readers use the main idea/topic to determine the key supporting details of a text by identifying words in the text or photograph that directly connect to the main idea/topic 

 

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers think and check that they are writing a complete sentence.
  • Writers use vocabulary and ideas to draft a table of contents 

 

In math students will:

  • Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using actions, objects, and drawings.
  • Represent composition story situations with drawings using numeric number bonds.

 



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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers recognize various text features in informational/NF texts  by focusing on the glossary
  • Readers recognize various text features in informational/NF texts by focusing on photographs.

In writing students will:

  • Writers generate potential topics for an “All About” book by using their background knowledge.
  • Writers generate possible topics for an “All About” book by thinking about the animals in the world around them. (personal connections).


In math students will:

  • Describe measurable attributes

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers spark their prior knowledge by thinking about what they already know about their topic before they begin reading their nonfiction/informational texts.
  • Readers recognize various text features in informational/NF texts by focusing on photographs, labels, and captions to build comprehension.

In writing students will:

  • Writers generate potential topics for an “All About” book by thinking about what sparks their interest.
  • Writers generate possible topics for an “All About” book by thinking about the animals in the world around them.


In math students will:

  • Children will strategize to compare two sets.
  • Visualize quantities to compare two numerals.


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers recognize the features of nonfiction/informational texts by comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Readers recognize the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts by examining texts.

In writing students will:

  • Writers recognize that nonfiction texts teach readers new information by determining author’s purpose.
  • Writers recognize the text utilized in an “All About” book by noticing how it gives you information on the topic.


In math students will:

  • Children will identify and make a set that has 1 more.
  • Children will identify and make a set that has 1 less.


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers make text-to-text connections by connecting books they are reading to other books they have read to better understand the story.
  • Growing readers deepen their understanding of a book by asking questions before reading the text


In writing students will:

  • Writers edit their list and label books by adding end mark punctuation.
  • Writers edit their list and label books by using an editing checklist.


In math students will:

  • The students will compare to find if there are enough.
  • Children will relate more and less to length.

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers make text-to-self connections to better understand   the book they are reading by connecting their life experiences to the text.
  • Readers make connections to a character and use their connections to help them better understand the story.


In writing students will:

  • Writers revise their list by adding appropriate color to their sketches.
  • Writers generate sentences by using their labeled illustrations.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will explore conservation of volume by pouring.
  • Children will compare the weight of an object with sets of different objects on a balance scale.



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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers can identify the solution in the story by thinking about how the problem was rectified
  • Readers make text-to-self connections to better understand the book they are reading by connecting their life experiences to the text.

In writing students will:

  • Writers will select one of the lists they have created and add additional items to develop that topic.
  • Writers will add more detail to their sketch by adding the setting.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare using heavier than and lighter than with classroom objects.
  • Compare objects using heavier than, lighter than, and the same as with balance scales.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the problem in the story by thinking about what went wrong
  • Readers retell a story by using a logical sequence (beginning, middle and end).


In writing students will:

  • Writers identify the structure of a list by exploring different ways lists are written
  • 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.
  • Compare the length of linking cube sticks to a 5-stick.
  • Determine which linking cube stick is longer than or shorter than the other.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • Readers understand that a book may have more than one character by identifying the main character and the supporting character.
  • Readers identify the setting of a story by analyzing the pictures and thinking about the word in the text to answer the question “where.”
  • Students discuss important story events by identifying the “what” in the story

In writing students will:

  • Students will  understand what a label is by identifying its purpose.
  • Writers write their own labels by utilizing their knowledge of letter sounds.
  • Children  understand their surroundings better by labeling items around their classroom environment.


In math students will:

  • Compare lengths using taller than and shorter than with aligned and nonaligned endpoints.
  • 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 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • Readers will organize their reading life by having a special place to keep their books
  • Growing readers readers choose books that interest them by looking at the book cover.

In writing students will:

  • Students will complete a cover for their books, including the author name.
  • Writers will share their book with a peer.



In math students will:

  • Identify and sort shapes as two-dimensional or three dimensional figures.
  • Describe and communicate positions of all 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 12/2/16

In reading students will:

  • Students  will make predictions about the story by thinking how the title, the pictures, and the words all go together.
  • Growing readers summarize a text by retelling the details of the pattern book.
  • Children will practice their fluency by choral reading with a partner and matching their voices. 

In writing students will:

  • Students will work on their pattern book illustrations.  
  • Writers will label their ideas/details on their utilizing inventive spelling.
  • Writers will use complete sentences to communicate their ideas.



In math students will:

  • Students will count down from 10 to 1, and state 1 less than a given number.
  • Children will arrange number towers in order from 10 to 1, and describe the pattern.
  • Students represent the greater number in various ways.and will be able to  show the number of objects in the smaller group.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/11/16

In reading students will:

  • Readers will notice patterns in the story by thinking about how the story goes. 
  • Readers match the words they say to the words on the page by listening to how a story sounds (repeat, rhyme, and rhythm).

In writing students will:

  • Writers recognize patterns in books by exploring various patterns (sentence starters).
  • Writers create a class pattern book by utilizing familiar mentor texts.
  • Writers will generate ideas for their own pattern books by creating a class list of topics.

In math students will:

  • Arrange, analyze, and draw 1 more up to 10 in configurations other than towers.
  • Order and match numeral dots from 1 to 10.
  • State one more than a given number.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will:

  • Students will separate various texts into genre categories (fiction and informational) by thinking about their features.
  • Growing readers determine the words on a page by looking for rhyming patterns.
  • Readers reflect on what they have learned and celebrate their reading success by discussing what the reading workshop “feels like”.

In writing students will:

  • writers share and rehearse their ideas by turning and talking.
  • writers know how to generate ideas by using their writing resources within their classroom
  • writers select a topic by brainstorming meaningful ideas.

In math students will:

  • Count on fingers from 1 to 7, and connect to 5-group images.
  • Reason about sets of 7 varied objects in circular and scattered configurations. Find a path through the scattered configuration.
  • Arrange and strategize to count 8 beans in circular (around a cup) and scattered configurations.


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • create a community of readers
  • discuss where do readers read
  • discuss the parts of a reader

In writing students will:

  • understand that illustrations are a part of writing
  • discuss what writers write about
  • know how to hold a pencil to improve handwriting

In math students will:

  • find two objects that are the same
  • find two objects that are not exactly the same
  • Find two objects that share a visual pattern

 

 

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First Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • explore a variety of poems
  • Work on visualizing


In writing students will:

  • begin writing poems
  • Identify vowel, consonant -e words

In math students will:

  • work on two digit addition
  • continue to play fluency games



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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • identify how characters change over time
  • Work with partners to share thinking about characters


In writing students will:

  • have conversations about characters they like and dislike based on how they act in the text
  • Identify vowel teams

In math students will:

  • tell time to the hour
  • continue to play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • identify character traits
  • Work with partners to share thinking about characters


In writing students will:

  • explore letter writing to a character
  • Identify vowel teams

In math students will:

  • create composite shapes from two dimensional shapes
  • continue to play fluency games

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • identify characters in a fictional text
  • Work with partners to share thinking about characters


In writing students will:

  • explore letter writing to a character
  • Identify closed syllables



In math students will:

  • classify shapes based on defining attributes
  • continue to play fluency games

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • identify characters in a fictional text
  • Work with partners to share thinking about characters

 

In writing students will:

  • explore letter writing
  • Identify and use digraph blends


In math students will:

  • classify shapes based on defining attributes
  • continue to play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 4/21/17

In reading students will:

  • ask questions while reading to enhance comprehension
  • Talk about non fiction texts with a partner

 

In writing students will:

  • continue writing all about books
  • Spell trick words correctly


In math students will:

  • use a tape diagram to relate quantity to size
  • continue to play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • use non fiction texts to identify main idea
  • Use text features enhance comprehension

 

 

In writing students will:

  • work on non fiction writing
  • Spell trick words correctly


In math students will:

  • use strategies for adding two digit numbers
  • continue to play fluency games

 



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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • identify main idea in a non fiction text
  • Use text enhance comprehension

In writing students will:

  • brainstorm non fiction topics
  • Spell trick words correctly


In math students will:

  • compare two quantities and identify greater and less than
  • continue to play fluency games

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will:

  • access background knowledge
  • Choose just right non fiction books

In writing students will:

  • use non fiction features in writing
  • notice and use glued sounds



In math students will:

  • recognize a two digit number as tens and some ones
  • continue to play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will:

  • use non fiction text features to increase comprehension
  • Choose just right non fiction books

In writing students will:

  • use non fiction features in writing
  • notice and use glued sounds


In math students will:

  • collect interpret data in graphs
  • continue to play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • compare fiction and non fiction
  • Talk about books with partners

In writing students will:

  • add adjectives to how to pieces
  • notice and use glued sounds

In math students will:

  • practice using non standard units of measurment
  • continue to play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

  • identify differences between fiction and nonfiction
  • Talk about books with partners

In writing students will:

  • explore how-to books
  • notice and use suffix s

In math students will:

  • focus on length and comparison
  • continue to play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • ask questions to deepen understanding
  • Talk about books with partners

In writing students will:

  • write reviews about different topics, using graphic organizers
  • notice and use glued sounds and bonus letters

In math students will:

  • practice read, draw, write strategy
  • continue to play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • make text to world connections
  • Talk about books with partners

In writing students will:

  • write reviews about different topics, adding specific details
  • notice and use glued sounds and bonus letters

In math students will:

  • solve words problems using multiple strategies
  • continue to play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

In reading students will:

  • make text to text connections
  • Talk about books with partners

In writing students will:

  • write reviews about different topics using sentence starters
  • notice and use glued sounds and bonus letters

In math students will:

  • subtract 7, 8 and 9 from teen numbers
  • continue to play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • make text to self connections
  • Talk about books with partners

In writing students will:

  • write opinions about different topics using sentence starters
  • notice and use glued sounds and bonus letters

In math students will:

  • subtract from teen numbers
  • play fluency games

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • retell a story
  • Talk about books with partners

In writing students will:

  • write opinions about different topics
  • notice and use glued sounds

In math students will:

  • make a ten to subtract
  • play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 12/09/16

In reading students will:

  • identify the difference between fact and opinion
  • Talk about books with partners

In writing students will:

  • learn to form an opinion
  • notice and use digraphs


In math students will:

  • make a ten to add
  • play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 11/11/16

In reading students will:

  • reread to check for understanding
  • Notice punctuation when reading

In writing students will:

  • edit for punctuation
  • tap out sounds


In math students will:

  • relate addition to subtraction
  • play fluency games

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will:

  • compare two stories
  • Connect stories to their own life

In writing students will:

  • add details to narratives
  • tap out sounds

In math students will:

  • use a number path to add and subtract
  • play fluency games

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will:

  • talk with partners about books
  • Retell a story

In writing students will:

  • use beginning, middle and end in a narrative
  • tap out sounds

In math students will:

  • understand doubles facts
  • play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • build stamina for read to someone
  • Check for understanding

In writing students will:

  • write a personal narrative
  • tap out sounds

In math students will:

  • understand = symbol
  • play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • Build stamina for read to self
  • Choose good fit books

In writing students will:

  • Practice writing workshop guidelines
  • Review letter formation


In math students will:

  • Work with number bonds to 10
  • Play fluency games

 

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Second Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • learn about characters in the story by paying close attention to what they say

In writing students will:

  • understand that the foundation of an interesting realistic fiction story starts with a solid, believable problem and a realistic solution

In math students will:

  • use math pictures to solve two-digit addition and subtraction word problems



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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • notice the power of punctuation by looking at poems with white space and line breaks


In writing students will:

  • edit poems using line breaks and white space

In math students will:

  • apply concepts to create inch rulers, measure lengths using inch rulers


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • dig deeper into a poem by noticing what  author’s purpose


In writing students will:

  • continue writing poems using a variety of poetic devices such as figurative language, five senses, repetition, and alliteration

In math students will:

  • solve two-step problems involving different ways to make change from $1


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • pay special attention to repeated words or lines by asking themselves, “why did the poet repeat this line or word?”


In writing students will:

  • enhance their poems by adding and experimenting with alliteration.



In math students will:

  • solve word problems involving the total value of a group of bills.

 

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • enhance their poems by using repetitive language in their poetry.

In math students will:

  • investigate the pattern of even numbers:0, 2, 4, 6, 8 in the ones place, and relate to odd numbers.

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • build on their background knowledge by utilizing the nonfiction text features in their books

 

 

In writing students will:

  • continue to learn to think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report

In math students will:

  • represent arrays into rows and columns using math drawings

 

Other notes or information: Our trip to Bellmore Theater to see Junie B. Jones is April 5th! Bring lunch in a bag.

Save the Date: Earth Day Celebration Friday April 21, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30am in the East School cafeteria...all parents are welcome to attend!!!

 



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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • identify the main idea topic of each section while reading nonfiction books

In writing students will:

  • understand the features of a scientific lab report and the scientific method

In math students will:

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

Other notes or information: Save the Date: Earth Day Celebration Friday April 21, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30am in the East School cafeteria...all parents are welcome to attend!!!

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will:

  • identify the moral of a fable

In writing students will:

  • practice building words with r-controlled vowels


In math students will:

  • relate manipulatives to the addition algorithm within 1000


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • read fairytales and discuss point of view of various characters

In writing students will:

  • publish restaurant reviews

 

In math students will:

  • Subtract multiples of 100 and some tens within 1,000


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • step into the character’s shoes by using expression and intonation when reading a fairy tale

In writing students will:

  • brainstorm ideas for topics for reviews

 

In math students will:

  • use manipulatives to represent subtraction with decompositions of a 1 hundred as 10 tens and 1 ten as 10 tens


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • begin to identify the elements of a fairy tale

In writing students will:

  • begin to discuss why authors write reviews

 

In math students will:

  • use math drawings to represent addition with up to two addends

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

In reading students will:

  • become familiar with the elements of a fairy tale by examining various texts for this genre

In writing students will:

  • brainstorm topics for persuasive reviews of literature

 

In math students will:

  • represent subtraction with and without the decomposition when there is a three digit number

 

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • Compare and contrast information in non -fiction books on the same topic

In writing students will:

  • celebrate the completion of their non- fiction books

 

In math students will:

  • use math drawings to represent the composition when adding a two digit to a three digit addend

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • monitor for meaning by tracking what they are thinking about a particular topic as they read informational/nonfiction texts

In writing students will:

  • add in transitional phrases in order to create flow and fluency for their reader.


In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 12/09/16

In reading students will:

  • identify supporting details in a nonfiction text.

In writing students will:

  • begin drafting  their expert book.


In math students will:

  • add and subtract multiples of ten and some ones within one hundred

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/10/16

In reading students will:

  • build background knowledge about a particular topic by choosing a just right book.

In writing students will:

  • recognize the purpose of writing informational books.


In math students will:

  • explore $1,000 using tens and hundreds.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/10/16

In reading students will:

  • build background knowledge about a particular topic by choosing a just right book.

In writing students will:

  • recognize the purpose of writing informational books.

In math students will:

  • explore $1,000 using tens and hundreds.

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will:

  • continue to identify the essential story elements.

In writing students will:

  • add descriptive language to their personal narratives.

In math students will:

  • count up to 1000 on the place value chart.


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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • begin to identify story elements

In writing students will:

  • continue to draft their personal narratives

In math students will:

  • bundle and count ones, tens, and hundreds to one thousands


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • become familiar with the routines of Reading Workshop

In writing students will:

  • begin to collect their ideas for writing a personal narrative

In math students will:

  • add and subtract numbers within 100

 


  

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Third Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will observe book clubs in action by engaging in the Fishbowl strategy.
  • Growing readers will practice the roles of book club members by using a short, shared text

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers state their opinions clearly and directly by creating a clear topic/thesis statement.
  • Growing writers support their opinions by developing strong reasons.

In math students will:

  • Use all four operations to solve problems involving perimeter and missing measurements.
  • Construct rectangles from a given number of unit squares and determine the perimeters.




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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will have deep discussions about books by utilizing thinking prompts.
  • Growing readers will engage in a partnership discussion by analyzing the behaviors of effective book clubs.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will understand that there are many purposes for writing by discussing the genre of opinion writing.
  • Growing writers will create opinion pieces by having a specific purpose and audience in mind.

In math students will:

  • Draw polygons with specific attributes to solve problems.
  • Create a tangram puzzle and observe relationships among the shapes..


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will identify the central message of a fable.
  • Growing readers will analyze story elements that are specific to fables.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will edit and revise their Edge of the Seat stories.
  • Growing writers will publish their Edge of the Seat stories.

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems in varied contexts using a letter to represent the unknown.
  • Share and critique peer solution strategies to varied word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will continue to identify the different types of clues seen in their mystery books while independently reading.
  • Growing readers will pay attention to who a detective interviews and the type of questions he/she asks to track suspects.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will continue to generate entries for an Edge of your Seat story.
  • Growing writers will make their final selection for their Edge of your Seat story by focusing on certain criteria.



In math students will:

  • Represent measurement data with line plots.
  • Analyze data to problem solve.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers analyze characters by identifying the secondary characters in their mystery book.
  • Growing readers identify the three different types of clues seen in mystery books by tracking their thinking on post-it notes.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers recognize the importance of sensory details in Edge of your Seat stories by identifying strong details in mentor texts.
  • Growing writers generate entries for an Edge of your Seat Story by thinking about emotional times in their lives.

 

In math students will:

  • Interpret measurement data from various line plots.
  • Solve one and two step problems involving graphs.


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify the main problem in their mystery book by considering the wants/needs of the main character.
  • Growing readers recognize that there may be smaller problems in their mystery text beyond the main problem by tracking these problems within their text.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers determine the importance of a climax in an Edge of your Seat story by analyzing mentor texts and discussing how the climax and rising action maintain the reader’s attention.
  • Growing writers will continue to recognize all of the components of an Edge of your Seat story by completing a plot diagram.

 

In math students will:

  • Complete end of module 5 assessment.
  • Begin module 6: generating and analyzing data.


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will analyze character behaviors in their independent stories to make inferences.
  • Growing readers will ask and answer questions based on the text they are reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will publish their nonfiction expert book.
  • Growing writers will present their nonfiction expert book to the class.

 

In math students will:

  • Practice placing various fractions on the number line.
  • Compare fractions and whole numbers on the number line by reasoning about their distance from 0.


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will determine what is being asked by analyzing different questions and going back to the text to support their answers.
  • Growing readers will determine the central message or moral by explaining how it is conveyed through key details.

 

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will continue to write paragraphs based on the headings and subheadings about their nonfiction expert books.
  • Growing writers will begin to revise and edit their paragraphs about their nonfiction expert books.

In math students will:

  • Place any fraction on a number line with endpoints 0 and 1.
  • Place whole number fractions and unit fractions between whole numbers on the number line.


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will use text evidence to answer questions about a reading passage.
  • Growing readers ask questions about a text as they read, and categorize their questions.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will begin to write headings and subheadings for their nonfiction expert book.
  • Growing writers will begin to write paragraphs based on the headings and subheadings about their nonfiction expert books.


In math students will:

  • Compare unit fractions by reasoning about their size using fraction strips.
  • Compare unit fractions with different sized models representing the whole.




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

 

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will describe the main idea, supporting details and define unfamiliar words of a text
  • Growing readers will define words by using the glossary,  content clues/text, and illustrations.
  • Growing readers will answer text dependent questions

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers organize their writing by making a plan to divide their topic into different parts.
  • Growing writers decide how their informational book is going to go by organizing their table of contents.
  • Growing writers begin to use a planning template to lay out and draft their writing



In math students will:

  • Build non-unit fractions less than one whole from unit fractions.
  • Identify and represent shaded and non-shaded parts of one whole as fractions
  • Represent parts of one whole as fractions with number bonds..


 

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will identify how the author writes for effect by identifying words and phrases when closely reading.
  • Growing readers use both the text and illustrations to identify the main idea of a section and provide supporting details.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will take notes for a purpose and categorize information to include in an expository piece.
  • Growing writers will use their notes to write informative sentences.

 

In math students will:

  • Analyze different rectangles and reason about their area.
  • Apply the distributive property as a strategy to find the total area of a large rectangle by adding two products.



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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text notice similarities and differences between two texts by comparing and contrasting texts pertaining to the same topics.
  • Growing readers of informational text compare the most important points by reading across texts.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will collect interesting and related facts about their topic while researching.
  • Growing writers sort and logically sequence ideas in preparation for drafting

 

In math students will:

  • Understand area as an attribute of plane figures.
  • Decompose and recompose shapes to compare areas.


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text will continue to summarize a text
  • Growing readers will synthesize information from two different resources

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will paraphrase nonfiction information to write a research report
  • Growing writers will craft an introduction and conclusion paragraph

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply by multiples of 10 using the place value chart
  • Solve two step word problems involving single digit factors and multiples of 10


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text will continue to analyze different text structures.
  • Growing readers will identify the main idea of a text with supporting details.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will use a graphic organizer to formulate paragraphs that are focused on one topic.
  • Growing writers will work with a partner to edit and revise paragraphs.

 

In math students will:

  • Analyze patterns in multiplication and division especially with units of 0 and 1.
  • Solve two step word problems involving all four operations.



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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text learn new vocabulary words by reading them in context.
  • Growing readers gain a deeper understanding by looking at visual aids such as photos, pictures, and diagrams.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers get ideas for their expository piece by generating a list of topics they are interested in and would like to become an expert in.
  • Growing writers narrow the focus of their writing by considering the main idea and purpose.

 

In math students will:

  • Identify and use arithmetic patterns to multiply.
  • Interpret the unknown in multiplication and division to model and solve problems.


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text determine how a text is organized/written by identifying various text structures.
  • Growing readers understand the text better by developing and answering questions as they read to help them understand the text.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers narrow the focus of their writing by considering their main idea(s) and purpose.
  • Growing writers collect interesting facts about their topic by writing interesting facts on Post-it Notes (or index cards) while researching (trade books, computer, etc.).

 

In math students will:

  • Use the distributive property as a strategy to multiply and divide using units of 6 and 7.
  • Interpret the unknown in multiplication and division to model and solve problems using units of 6 and 7


 

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will get ready to read a text by asking themselves, “What do I already know about this topic?” and “What do I wonder?” and “What did I learn?”
  • Growing readers will determine how a text is organized/written by identifying various text structures.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will get ideas for their expository writing by generating a list of topics that they are interested in and would like to research to become an expert in.
  • Growing writers will narrow the focus of their writing by considering their main idea and purpose.


In math students will:

  • Study commutativity to find known facts of 6, 7, 8, and 9.
  • Apply the distributive and commutative properties to relate multiplication facts 5 x n to 6 x n and n x 6 where n is the size of the unit.


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

 

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will continue to become familiar with different types of informational texts
  • Growing readers will understand the purpose of text features by identifying them in informational texts

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will begin to understand the format of writing paragraphs
  • Growing writers will examine features of exemplars and compare them to narrative features


In math students will:

  • Estimate sums and differences of measurements by rounding, and then solve mixed word problems
  • Review for and complete end of module assessment



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

 

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will learn about their character by analyzing the character’s actions and dialogue.
  • Growing readers learn about a character by utilizing evidence to think about how the character interacts with others.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will continue to generate ideas for writing personal narratives
  • Growing writers will select their seed idea for their personal narrative to carry through the writing process

In math students will:

  • Build and decompose a kilogram to reason about the size and weight of 1 kilogram
  • Develop estimation strategies by reasoning about the weight in kilograms


 


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will get to know their characters by identifying their internal and external traits.
  • Growing readers will learn about a character by using evidence to think about what he/she says. (dialogue)

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will generate ideas for writing by using their memories and five senses as inspiration.
  • Growing writers get more ideas for writing by utilizing different sources of inspiration, such as artifacts.

In math students will:

  • Count by fives and ones on the number line as a strategy to tell time to the nearest minute on the clock.
  • 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 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers understand a story better by identifying the story elements.
  • Growing readers will understand the character’s roles in a story by differentiating between main characters and minor characters in the story.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will publish their final copy of their small moment.
  • Growing writers will recognize and better understand the features of a personal narrative by studying the writing of authors we admire.

In math students will:

  • Solve two step word problems involving all four operations
  • Assess the reasonableness of answers
  • Complete end of module 1 assessment


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will stop and think about what they are reading and jot down their ideas on post-its.
  • Growing readers will use different strategies to figure out difficult or unknown words.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will review the stages of the writing process
  • Growing writers will choose a topic to write about for their small moments

In math students will:

  • Complete their mid module assessment
  • Begin modeling division as the unknown factor in multiplication using arrays and tape diagrams

 

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Fourth Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers/Writers recognize social issues through non fiction articles


In writing students will:

  • Responding to literature through the social issues unit


In math students will:

  • Module 6- Add with tenths and hundreths



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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

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


In writing students will:

  • Responding to literature through the social issues unit


In math students will:

  • Module 6- Compare and order mixed numbers in various forms.


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers develop empathy towards a character’s perspective by analyzing a strong character’s actions and words.


In writing students will:

  • Writers will continue to draft their literary essays


In math students will:

  • Module 6- Use understanding of fraction equivalence to investigate decimal numbers on the place value chart.

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers develop empathy towards a character’s perspective by analyzing a strong character’s actions and words.



In writing students will:

  • Writers will continue to draft their literary essays



In math students will:

  • Module 6- Represent mixed numbers with units of tens, ones and tenths with place value disks,on a number line, and in expanded form

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers develop empathy towards a character’s perspective by analyzing a strong character’s actions and words.

In writing students will:

  • Writers will continue to draft their literary essays

In math students will:

  • Focus on word problems


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers create a historical fiction text by analyzing the factual details from an informational text.

 

In writing students will:

  • Continue to use close Writers of literary essay achieve new and deeper understandings of the characters they meet in stories by writing about how the characters think and feel.strategies to write single draft text based responses


In math students will:

  • Extend their knowledge of fraction equivalence to fractions greater than 1


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • Students will read closely to annotate text across genres independently

 

In writing students will:

  • Continue to use close reading strategies to write single draft text based responses


In math students will:

  • Extend their knowledge of fraction equivalence to fractions greater than 1


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers will continue to improve their annotation skills.  Students will use their annotations to answer multiple choice questions.

 

 

In writing students will:

  • Continue to use close reading strategies to write single draft text based responses


In math students will:

  • Mid Module Assessment


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers will analyze teacher generated annotations using “Red, White, and Blue” by working with a partner to apply the skills acquired throughout the unit.

In writing students will:

  • Continue to use close reading strategies to write single draft text based responses


In math students will:

  • Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions




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

 

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Use a variety of strategies to support their comprehension of a passage by purposefully annotating the text.
  • Interpret and understand questions by analyzing the wording and identifying their purpose.
  • Answer questions about a text by referring back to their annotations for support.


In writing students will:

  • Gather information about their topics for their feature article.
  • Writers have evidence to support their topic by collecting quotes and paraphrasing facts as they research.
  • Writers prepare for their writing by selecting and utilizing the tool that best helps them organize their ideas.




In math students will:

  • Solve problems involving fraction division
  • Divide decimal dividends by non-unit decimal divisors
  • Interpret and evaluate numerical expressions including the language of scaling and fraction division.




 

 


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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers will begin to strengthen their close reading skills  through annotating and asking questions.

In writing students will:

  • begin to use close reading strategies to write single draft text based responses

In math students will:

  • decompose fractions with a tape diagram to show equivalent fractions


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers will begin to strengthen their close reading skills  through annotating and asking questions.

In writing students will:

  • begin to use close reading strategies to write single draft text based responses

In math students will:

  • End of Module 3 Assessment


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

  • 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:

  • Deeply analyze various literary texts.

 

In math students will:

  • Problem solve with the addition of angle measures


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers analyze the way a text is structured (organized) by paying close attention to how the author is teaching the information.    We will now focus on pairing the text to the structure.


In writing students will:

  • Self reflect on their benchmark assessment and use their learned knowledge to improve their writing piece.

 

In math students will:

  • Identify, measure and  draw angles using a protractor


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers analyze the way a text is structured (organized) by paying close attention to how the author is teaching the information. 


In writing students will:

  • Self reflect on their benchmark assessment and use their learned knowledge to improve their writing piece.

 

In math students will:

  • Identify and draw lines and angles


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the author’s use of figurative language which helps make a picture in their minds (similes, metaphors, idioms, strong verbs and adjectives)


In writing students will:

  • Continuing to use non fiction articles to identify a thesis and support their thinking with evidence from the text

 

In math students will:

  • Divide with thousands, hundreds, tens, and one


 

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the cause and effect text structure by noticing what and why something happens in a nonfiction text. Essential Question: -How did this text structure assist your comprehension?

In writing students will:

  • Using non fiction articles to identify a thesis and support their thinking with evidence from the text


In math students will:

  • Explore properties of prime and composite numbers to 100 by using multiples


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

 

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the chronology text structure by recognizing events or steps in a procedure in a non fiction text.

In writing students will:

  • Publish their personal narrative writing pieces by using technology


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 11/11/16

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify differences between fiction and  nonfiction texts by noticing their attributes.

In writing students will:

  • Publish their personal narrative writing pieces


In math students will:

  • Multiply up to four digits by single digit numbers

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will:

  • Readers will learn more about the theme, conflict and foreshadow by noticing when the author interrupts the action to recall a memory.

In writing students will:

  • Use various strategies to edit, revise and publish their personal narrative writing pieces

In math students will:

  • Multiply by 10, 100 and 1,000 using an area model

 


Week Ending 10/28/16

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:

  • Use various strategies to edit and revise their personal narrative writing pieces

In math students will:

  • Assessment in Module 2
  • Demonstrate an understanding of area and perimeter


Week Ending 10/21/16

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:

  • Continue to use various strategies to develop their personal narrative writing pieces

In math students will:

  • Solve addition and subtraction problems involving metric length


Week Ending 9/23/16

In reading students will:

  • Explore literary elements and how they relate to the text.  Students will identify conflict, setting, problem and solution in mentor text.

In writing students will:

  • Generate ideas using various strategies for their personal narrative writing pieces

In math students will:

  • Use place value understanding to round multi-digit numbers to any place value using real world applications


 

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Fifth Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • 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.”).
  • Find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.  
  • Discriminate  between relevant and less relevant information by taking notes to help keep notes short and to the point.


In writing students will:

  • Record notes using a number of strategies (ex: bullets, boxes and bullets, t-chart, Venn diagram, etc.).
  • Paraphrase information by restating it in words that make sense to them.
  • Present information that supports their position by writing convincing arguments with a thoughtful analysis of the information.

In math students will:

  • Construct parallel line segments, and analyze relationships of the coordinate pairs.
  • Construct perpendicular line segments on a rectangular grid.  
  • Construct perpendicular line segments, and analyze relationships of the coordinate pairs.



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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • 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.”).
  • Find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.  
  • Discriminate between relevant and less relevant information by taking notes to help keep notes short and to the point.


In writing students will:

  • Record notes using a number of strategies (ex: bullets, boxes and bullets, t-chart, Venn diagram, etc.).
  • Paraphrase information by restating it in words that make sense to them.
  • Present information that supports their position by writing convincing arguments with a thoughtful analysis of the information.

In math students will:

  • Compare the lines and patterns generated by addition rules and multiplication rules.
  • Analyze number patterns created from mixed operations.
  • Create a rule to generate a number pattern, and plot the points.


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • 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.”).
  • Find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.  
  • Discriminate  between relevant and less relevant information by taking notes to help keep notes short and to the point..


In writing students will:

  • Decide what work best for them, their writing style, and intended purpose.
  • Record notes using a number of strategies (ex: bullets, boxes and bullets, t-chart, Venn diagram, etc.).
  • Paraphrase information by restating it in words that make sense to them.



In math students will:

  • Use coordinate pairs to plot points.
  • Name points using coordinate pairs, and use the coordinate pairs to plot points.
  • Investigate patterns in vertical and horizontal lines, and interpret points on the plane as distances from the axes.



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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • 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.”).
  • Find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.  
  • Discriminate  between relevant and less relevant information by taking notes to help keep notes short and to the point.


In writing students will:

  • Decide what work best for them, their writing style, and intended purpose.
  • Record notes using a number of strategies (ex: bullets, boxes and bullets, t-chart, Venn diagram, etc.).
  • Paraphrase information by restating it in words that make sense to them.



In math students will:

  • Use coordinate pairs to plot points.
  • Name points using coordinate pairs, and use the coordinate pairs to plot points.
  • Investigate patterns in vertical and horizontal lines, and interpret points on the plane as distances from the axes.


 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • 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.”).
  • Find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.  
  • Discriminate  between relevant and less relevant information by taking notes to help keep notes short and to the point.

 

In writing students will:

  • Decide what work best for them, their writing style, and intended purpose.
  • Record notes using a number of strategies (ex: bullets, boxes and bullets, t-chart, Venn diagram, etc.).
  • Paraphrase information by restating it in words that make sense to them.

 

In math students will:

  • Draw and identify varied two-dimensional figures from given attributes.
  • Construct coordinate systems on a line.
  • Construct a coordinate system on a plane


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • 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.”).
  • Find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details.  
  • Discriminate  between relevant and less relevant information by taking notes to help keep notes short and to the point.

 

In writing students will:

  • Decide what work best for them, their writing style, and intended purpose.
  • Record notes using a number of strategies (ex: bullets, boxes and bullets, t-chart, Venn diagram, etc.).
  • Paraphrase information by restating it in words that make sense to them.

 

In math students will:

  • Draw trapezoids to clarify their attributes, and define trapezoids based on those attributes.
  • Draw parallelograms to clarify their attributes, and define parallelograms based on those attributes.
  • Draw rectangles and rhombuses to clarify their attributes, and define rectangles and rhombuses based on those attributes.


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • Use a variety of strategies to support their comprehension of a passage by purposefully annotating the text.
  • Interpret and understand questions by analyzing the wording and identifying their purpose.
  • Answer questions about a text by referring back to their annotations for support.

 

In writing students will:

  • Utilize details in the text to enhance their writing by referring back to the text for relevant, well chosen details.
  • Make an inference independently by gathering text evidence to  support their writing.
  • Compare and contrast two texts by synthesizing the information from two texts into one extended response.

 

In math students will:

  • Find the total volume of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping rectangular prisms.
  • Solve word problems involving the volume of rectangular prisms with whole number edge lengths.
  • Apply concepts and formulas of volume to design a sculpture using rectangular prisms.


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Use a variety of strategies to support their comprehension of a passage by purposefully annotating the text.
  • Interpret and understand questions by analyzing the wording and identifying their purpose.
  • Answer questions about a text by referring back to their annotations for support.

In writing students will:

  • Publish and share their feature article.
  • Writers answer short response questions by utilizing the Boxes and Bullets graphic organizer.
  • Writers draft their short responses by using details from their bullets into an organized paragraph.

 

In math students will:

  • Create story contexts for numerical expressions and tape diagrams, and solve word problems.
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Explore volume by building with and counting unit cubes.



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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers notice when they are confused or feeling stuck by monitoring their comprehension of more complex texts with strategy tools.
  • Readers craft short versions of text by summarizing complex nonfiction texts.
  • Readers approach and read their texts differently by utilizing their expertise and background knowledge on the topic.

In writing students will:

  • Gather information about their topics for their feature article.
  • Writers have evidence to support their topic by collecting quotes and paraphrasing facts as they research.
  • Writers prepare for their writing by selecting and utilizing the tool that best helps them organize their ideas

 

In math students will:

  • Convert mixed unit measurements, and solve multi-step word problems.
  • Explain the size of the product, and relate fraction and decimal equivalence to multiplying a fraction by 1.
  • Compare the size of the product to the size of the factors.


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

 

Week Ending 2/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Readers notice the organization of more complex texts by considering the overall structure of the texts.
  • Readers craft short versions of text by summarizing complex nonfiction texts.
  • Readers approach and read their texts differently by utilizing their expertise and background knowledge on the topic.


In writing students will:

  • Gather information about their topics for their feature article.
  • Writers determine what still needs to be learned about a topic by generating questions which will further their research.
  • Writers have evidence to support their topic by collecting quotes and paraphrasing facts as they research.

 

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 multistep word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

  • Develop a toolkit of strategies to support them in determining the main idea.
  • Readers notice the ways nonfiction texts become increasingly complex by exploring different ways in which main idea is presented and identifying multiple main ideas through a guided inquiry.
  • 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:

  • Determine the audience and purpose of feature articles.
  • Gather information about their topics for their feature article.
  • Writers determine what still needs to be learned about a topic by generating questions which will further their research.


 

In math students will:

  • Find a fraction of a measurement, and solve word problems.
  • Compare and evaluate expressions with parentheses.
  • Solve and create fraction word problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication.


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • Use text features to navigate complex nonfiction texts.
  • Understand that the main ideas are implicit(hidden in the text).
  • Develop a toolkit of strategies to support them in determining the main idea.


In writing students will:

  • Understand the characteristics that define the nonfiction genre.
  • Determine the audience and purpose of feature articles.
  • Gather information about their topics for their feature article.


 

In math students will:

  • Use tape diagrams to model fractions as division
  • Solve word problems involving the division of whole numbers with answers in the form of fractions or whole numbers.


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • Use text features to navigate complex nonfiction texts.
  • Understand that the main ideas are implicit(hidden in the text).
  • Develop a toolkit of strategies to support them in determining the main idea.


In writing students will:

  • Understand the characteristics that define the nonfiction genre.
  • Determine the audience and purpose of feature articles.
  • Gather information about their topics for their feature article.


 

In math students will:

  • Measure and compare pencil lengths to the nearest 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 of an inch, and analyze the data through line plots.
  • Interpret a fraction as division.



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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • Develop important insights about a character’s behavior and personality by noticing and analyzing ways in which characters interact with new situations.
  • Learn about a character by identifying their flaws.


In writing students will:

  • Develop thesis statements by using evidence and examples from the text.
  • Strengthen claims by paraphrasing evidence from the text.

 

In math students will:

  • Add fractions with sums greater than 2.
  • Subtract fractions making like units numerically.


 


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • Describe how the character’s perspective influences the events of the story.
  • Learn about a character by analyzing what they say and how they say it (dialogue and actions).

In writing students will:

  • Compare and contrast characters by analyzing their motives and actions.
  • Develop thesis statements by using evidence and examples from the text.


In math students will:

  • Add fractions to and subtract fractions from whole numbers using equivalence and the number line as strategies.
  • Add fractions making like units numerically.


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

 

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will:

  • Formulate theories about characters by noticing how they respond to challenges in the text.
  • Analyze the motives and actions of the characters in the text.

In writing students will:

  • Compare and contrast characters by analyzing their motives and actions.
  • Develop thesis statements by using evidence and examples from the text.


In math students will:

  • Make equivalent fractions with the number line, the area model, and numbers.
  • Add fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.


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

 

Week Ending 11/11/16

In reading students will:

  • Analyze the text to gain a deeper understanding of characters.
  • Develop theories about characters and gather evidence to support those theories.

In writing students will:

  • Discuss short texts with peers and form opinions about the text.
  • Form written responses to literature by using question prompts.


In math students will:

  • Use divide by 10 patterns for multi-digit whole number division.
  • Use basic facts to approximate quotients with two-digit divisors.


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

 

Week Ending 11/4/16

In reading students will:

  • Deepen comprehension by recognizing how point of view affects the events in a story
  • Determine theme of a story by making inferences and using text evidence
  • Identify the difference between topic and theme

In writing students will:

  • Bring out the internal story by using scenes from the past or future
  • Bring a sense of closure to writing by leaving the reader with a final message
  • Edit our writing by using a checklist
  • Evaluate our writing by using a rubric


In math students will:

  • Solve two-step word problems involving measurement conversions.
  • Mid-Module 2 Assessment
  • Use divide by 10 patterns for multi-digit whole number division.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • Build comprehension by digging deeper & making inferences
  • Add new layers of understanding y having meaningful discussions about a text
  • Deepen comprehension by recognizing how point of view affects the events in a story

In writing students will:

  • Improve writing by using purposeful dialogue
  • Bring out the internal story by using scenes from the past or future
  • Bring a sense of closure to writing by leaving the reader with a final message

In math students will:

  • Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm to solve multi-step word problems.
  • Multiply decimal fractions with tenths by multi-digit whole numbers using place value understanding to record partial products.
  • Multiply decimal fractions by multi-digit whole numbers through conversion to a whole number problem and reasoning about the placement of the decimal.

 

Other notes or information: (optional)


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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • Increase stamina during independent reading
  • Build comprehension by digging deeper & making inferences
  • Add new layers of understanding y having meaningful discussions about a text
  • Deepen comprehension by recognizing how point of view affects the events in a story

In writing students will:

  • Improve writing by using purposeful dialogue
  • Bring out the internal story by using scenes from the past or future
  • Bring a sense of closure to writing by leaving the reader with a final message

In math students will:

  • Convert numerical expressions into unit form as a mental strategy for multi-digit multiplication.
  • Connect visual models and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm without renaming.
  • Connect area models and the distributive property to partial products of the standard algorithm with renaming.

 

Other notes or information: (optional)


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • Interpret a text by making inferences about character and perspective
  • Analyze characters in a story by examining how they react when faced with challenges
  • Interpret metaphors in a text and make connections to theme

In writing students will:

  • Write drafts of  their own personal narratives by writing “fast and furiously”
  • Use specific details to “show” not “tell” their storyPractice incorporating tone in writing

In math students will:

  • Multiply a decimal fraction by a single digit whole number and relate to a written method through the area model
  • Divide decimals by single digit whole involving easily identifiable multiples using place value understanding numbers
  • Divide decimals with a remainder using place value understanding

 

Other notes or information: (optional)
*Students will also be working collaboratively to develop and carry out science experiments in preparation for the upcoming science fair (6/9).


 

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