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Kindergarten

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

Week Ending 6/14/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers will use post-its with codes to mark the part that makes them happy, excited, and their favorite part.  
  • Readers will read with a partner and then turn and talk to share different emotion words about the character.

In writing students will:

  • Writers  talk about what they’ve learned in order to make their writing more readable. 
  • Writers work  on making  their writing easy to read, including capital letters, spaces and periods.

In math students will:

  • Model and write numbers 10 to 20 as number bonds.
  • Show, count, and write to answer how many questions with up to 20 objects in circular configurations.   

 


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

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers think about a character’s feelings in a story by selecting just right words,  then turn and talk to share different emotion words about the character.
  • Readers reflect on their reading practices by setting personal goals.

 

 

 

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers write with their own true storytelling words.
  • Writers use a storytelling voice to write their stories.  

 

 

 

 

In math students will:

  • Add 1 to numbers 1–9 to see the pattern of the next number  
  • Find the number that makes 10 for numbers 1–9, and record each with a 5-group drawing.   

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/31/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers share reactions to character feelings
  • Readers will  use post-its to record their feelings while reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers check to see if their writing is easy to read by by reading their own writing
  • Writers will write a true story about something that happened to them.  

 

In math students will:

  • Solve add problems with totals of 9 and 10.  
  • Add or subtract 0 to get the same number  


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

 

Week Ending 5/24/19

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 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the 
    location of the setting by examining the illustrations
    to see where the story 
    takes place (the location).

In writing students will:

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

In math students will:

  • Represent decomposition 
    and composition addition stories to 6 with drawings and equations with no unknown.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers think about the purpose of the main character compared to the whole of the story by discussing how the story would be different if the main character didn’t exist.
  • Readers identify the supporting characters by recognizing that the main characters need help! Readers ask themselves, “Who is helping the main character?”

In writing students will:

  • Writers form opinions by stating how they feel about a particular topic.
  • Writers think about opinions that they want to share with the world- my favorite genre. (informational, fairy tales, poems, realistic fiction, jokes, etc

In math students will:

  • Model decompositions of 6–8 using linking cube sticks to see patterns.
  • Represent decompositions for 6–8 using horizontal and vertical number bonds.



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

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

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 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:

  • Children will represent number bonds with composition and decomposition story situations.
  • Children will model decompositions of 8 using a story situation, arrays, and number bonds.




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

 

Week Ending 3/22/19

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 3/15/19

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:

  • Review equal weights and equal volume
  • Describe measurable attributes



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

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers gain a deeper understanding of the informational content .
  • Readers verbalize their curiosity and wonderings by asking questions based on the photographs. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers will make their topic more meaningful and informative for their reader by using diagrams.
    Writers ask questions about their research. 

 

In math students will:

  • review equal weights
  • review equal volume




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

 

Week Ending 3/1/19

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, 

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers generate potential topics for an “All About” book by thinking about what sparks their interest.

 

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 2/15/19

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 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers retell a story by using a logical sequence (beginning, middle and end)
  • 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:

  • Compare volume using more than, less than, and the same.




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 6/14/19

In reading students will:

  • Notice how characters think act and feel

 

In writing students will:

  • write friendly letters to give advice to a character from a book

 

In math students will:

  • classify shapes using defining attributes
  • Play fluency games

 


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

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will:

  • Notice how characters think act and feel

 

In writing students will:

  • write friendly letters to give advice to a character from a book

 

In math students will:

  • classify shapes using defining attributes
  • Play fluency games

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/24/19

In reading students will:

  • Notice how characters think act and feel

 

In writing students will:

  • write friendly letters to a character from a book

 

In math students will:

  • Use the make ten strategy when adding across a ten 
  • Play fluency games

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/17/19

In reading students will:

  • Notice how characters think act and feel

 

In writing students will:

  • recognize varied purposes for writing friendly letters 

 

In math students will:

  • Use the place value chart to record and name tens and ones within a two-digit number.
  • Play fluency games

 


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

 

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • retell and analyse what they learned while reading non fiction texts

 

In writing students will:

  • use headings to frame and organize fact for non fiction writing

 

In math students will:

  • collect sort and organize data
  • Play fluency games


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

 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • ask questions before during and after reading

 

In writing students will:

  • use questions to frame writing

 

In math students will:

  • use non standard units of measurement 
  • Play fluency games




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

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • ask questions before during and after reading

 

In writing students will:

  • use text features to write non fiction

 

In math students will:

  • use non standard units of measurement 
  • Play fluency games



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

 

Week Ending 3/15/19

In reading students will:

  • work together to find information
  • Identify the glued 

 

In writing students will:

  • brainstorm ideas for non fiction writing topics

 

In math students will:

  • decompose numbers into tens and ones 
  • Play fluency games



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

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • identify text to self connections. 
  • Identify the glued sounds

 

In writing students will:

  • form an opinion and back up with reasons

 

In math students will:

  • understand equivalent expressions
  • Play fluency games



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

 

Week Ending 3/1/19

In reading students will:

  • identify text to self connections. 
  • Identify the suffix s 

 

In writing students will:

  • understand fact vs. opinion

 

In math students will:

  • find the missing addend
  • Play fluency games




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

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • identify text to self connections. 
  • Identify the suffix s 

 

In writing students will:

  • understand fact vs. opinion

 

In math students will:

  • find the missing addend
  • Play fluency games




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

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • identify facts in non fiction texts
  • Identify the suffix s 

 

In writing students will:

  • publish how to texts
  • Use pictures and details to clarify meaning for the reader

 

In math students will:

  • subtracting 9 from a teen number
  • Play fluency games




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 6/14/19

In reading students will:

  • find life lessons in folktales, fables and fairy tales by examining how the main character reacts to the problem of the story and inferring the lesson 

 

In writing students will:

  • express emotions in their reviews by adding exclamation marks, bold words, and quotation marks

 

In math students will:

  • measure to compare the differences in lengths using inches, feet and yards

 

Other notes or information: 

 


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

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will:

  • recognize how the setting impacts the author’s choice of characters and other story elements

 

In writing students will:

  • support their opinion/statement by including three strong reasons

 

In math students will:

  • use different strategies to make $1 or make change from $1

 

Other notes or information: 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/24/19

In reading students will:

  • become familiar with the elements of folk tales by examining various texts

 

In writing students will:

  • Use their peers as resources for more information by asking them for more reasons the books they love are so great

 

In math students will:

  • draw a bar graph to represent a given data set

 

Other notes or information: 

 


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

 

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • interpret the author’s words and use of descriptive language by noticing one or more of the five senses that the poet uses

 

In writing students will:

  • enhance their poems by adding and experimenting with alliteration

 

In math students will:

  • compose arrays from rays and columns, and count to find the total using objects

 

Other notes or information: 

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

 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • determine how words and phrases create rhythm by noticing rhyming words at the end of the lines

 

In writing students will:

  • enhance their poems by using repetitive language in their poetry

 

In math students will:

  • use math drawings to represent equal groups and relate to repeated addition

 

Other notes or information: 

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

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • be exposed to different poetic styles by looking at mentor texts

 

In math students will:

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

Other notes or information: 

Earth Day is April 16th.  Please come help us celebrate the Earth at 9:30am!



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

 

Week Ending 3/15/19

In reading students will:

  • identify the difference between stories and poems by recalling or retelling old stories and exploring new poems and their structure

 

In writing students will:

  • write the procedure and draw a conclusion an experiment about friction

 

In math students will:

  • subtract from multiples of 100 and from with zero in the tens place

Other notes or information: 




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

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • continue to compare and contrast the main ideas of two nonfiction passages on the same topic

 

In writing students will:

  • become familiar with the steps of writing a science lab report

 

In math students will:

  • relate manipulative representations to the addition algorithm

Other notes or information: 




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

 

Week Ending 3/1/19

In reading students will:

  • compare and contrast the main ideas of two nonfiction passages on the same topic

 

In writing students will:

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

 

In math students will:

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

Other notes or information: 




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

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • identify the main idea of a nonfiction passage and the supporting details

 

In writing students will:

  • share nonfiction books with a partner and write a kind comment

 

In math students will:

  • add multiples of a 100 and some tens within 1,000

Other notes or information: 




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

 

Week Ending 2/8/19

In reading students will:

  • identify the main idea of a nonfiction passage

 

In writing students will:

  • teach the reader specific vocabulary words and definitions

 

In math students will:

  • solve two-step word problems within 100

Other notes or information: 




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

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • pay attention to the tone, mood and voice of the narrator in a nonfiction text

 

In writing students will:

  • write factual information with supporting details about their expert topic

 

In math students will:

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

Other notes or information: 




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 6/14/19

In reading students will:

  • Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

 

In writing students will:

  • With guidance and support from adults, produce journal responses that include at least one complex sentence.

 

In math students will:

  • Measure side lengths in whole number units to determine the  perimeter of polygons.

 


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

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will:

  • Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

 

In writing students will:

  • With guidance and support from adults, produce journal responses that include at least one complex sentence.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare and classify quadrilaterals and polygons.

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/24/19

In reading students will:

  • Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to forces and motion.

 

In writing students will:

  • With guidance and support from adults, produce written responses to text-dependent question related to forces and motion.

 

In math students will:

  • Solve word problems in varied contexts using a letter to represent the unknown.

 


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

 

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers become mystery solvers/ “active readers” by reading mystery books.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers apply conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

 

In math students will:

  • Understand area as an attribute of plane figures.

 


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

 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers understand the purpose of taking tests and become familiar with the testing genre by looking at the format of the NYS ELA 2016 to notice characteristics and features.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers accurately answer a short response by first understanding the question and then identifying what key details are needed to respond appropriately in regards to a paragraph comparison question.

 

In math students will:

  • Comparing fractions with the same numerator using < > = and use a model to reason about their size.



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

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers understand the purpose of taking tests and become familiar with the testing genre by looking at the format of the NYS ELA 2016 to notice characteristics and features.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers accurately answer a short response by first understanding the question and then identifying what key details are needed to respond appropriately in regards to a paragraph comparison question.

 

In math students will:

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




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

 

Week Ending 3/15/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers understand the purpose of taking tests and become familiar with the testing genre by looking at the format of the NYS ELA 2016 to notice characteristics and features.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers accurately answer a short response by first understanding the question and then identifying what key details are needed to respond appropriately in regards to a paragraph comparison question.

 

In math students will:

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




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

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational texts compare the most important points and key details by reading across texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers publish their final draft by either neatly writing or typing their writing.

 

In math students will:

  • Place fractions on a number line with endpoints zero and one.




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

 

Week Ending 3/1/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational texts notice the similarities and differences between two texts by comparing and contrasting texts pertaining to the same topic.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers check their writing for spelling errors during the editing phase of the writing process and use strategies to fix them (word wall, sight word lists, dictionary, computers, books, peers).

 

In math students will:

  • Identify a shaded fractional part in different ways depending on the designation of the whole.




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

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text reinforce what they are learning by summarizing the most important information.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will draft an introductory paragraph in their informational writing pieces.

 

In math students will:

  • Build and write fractions greater than one whole using unit fractions.




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

 

Week Ending 2/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational text monitor for meaning by Stopping and Thinking after reading chunks of the text.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers draft the body paragraphs of their expository piece about an animal they’ve researched.

 

In math students will:

  • Represent and identify fractional parts of different wholes.




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

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers of informational texts compare the most important points and key details by reading across texts. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers re-read all three paragraphs to make sure they are cohesive.

 

In math students will:

  • Specify and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions using concrete models.




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 6/14/19

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

  • identify social issues they’ve read about in their book and then have conversations with other readers.

In math students will:

  • model mixed numbers with units of hundreds, tens, ones, tenths, and hundredths in expanded form and on the place value chart.

Field trip to Old Bethpage- June 12
Fun Day- June 13

 


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

Week Ending 6/7/19

In reading students will:

  • revisit setting details from the story that occur again and again to find a common thread (theme)

In writing students will:

  • edit their drafts by collaborating with peers and using a checklist in order to give and receive feedback 

In math students will:

  • use meters to model the decomposition of one whole into hundredths

 


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

Week Ending 5/24/19

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

  • imagine characters by brainstorming internal and external characteristics.  

In math students will:

  • multiply mixed fractions

 


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

 

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • Students will be exposed to multiple works of historical fiction.  Students will identify what components make up the historical fiction genre.

In writing students will:

  • analyze different time periods through history by closely making observations and asking questions about photographs.

In math students will:

  • solve word problems involving addition ans subtraction of fractions

 


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

 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • understand that historical fiction characters and events may be representations of important historical figures.

In writing students will:

  • analyze different time periods through history by closely making observations and asking questions about photographs.

In math students will:

  • find common units or number of units to compare two fractions.



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

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • apply annotations to answer multiple choice questions

In writing students will:

  • follow the structure to answer an extended response question using details from the text

In math students will:

  • Reason using benchmarks to compare two fractions on the number line




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

 

Week Ending 3/15/19

In reading students will:

  • continue to make meaningful annotations in excerpts

In writing students will:

  • continue follow the structure to answer a short response question using details from the text

In math students will:

  • Use area model,tape diagram, and number line to show the equivalence of two fractions




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

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • introduced to close reading strategies to answer short responses

In writing students will:

  • provide evidence for their claim when writing persuasive essays

 

In math students will:

  • be assessed in Module 4




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

 

Week Ending 3/1/19

In reading students will:

  • identify the cause and effect text
    Structure by noticing what and why something happens in a non fiction text

In writing students will:

  • collect research and implementing non fiction text features into our writing

 

In math students will:

  • use problem solving with the addition of angle measures




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

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • Identify compare/contrast text structure by similarities and differences between people, things, concepts or ideas of a non fiction text

 

In writing students will:

  • Collecting research and implementing non fiction text features into our writing

 

In math students will:

  • Identify and measure angles as turns and recognize them in various contexts




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

 

Week Ending 2/8/19

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:

  • On Demand writing: Write an informational argumentative essay on the topic of their choice

 

In math students will:

  • Identify  and recognize angles and perpendicular and parallel lines




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

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • We will be using our reading strategies to enhance our Social Studies Fair Presentations. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will be gathering research on the American Revolution to include in the upcoming Social Studies Fair.

 

In math students will:

  • Students will make the connection between multiplication and division and use what they know when solving word problems. 



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 6/7/19

In reading students will:

  • Find evidence to support their claim by analyzing text details
  • Readers summarize sections of text, while they participate in book club discussions

In writing students will:

  • Add credibility to their writing by using direct quotes from reliable research 
  • Support their arguments by using information from a variety of sources
  • Decide what note-taking strategy works best for their research

In math students will:

  • Construct a coordinate system on a line
  • Name points using coordinate pairs, and use the coordinate pairs to plot points
  • Generate a number pattern from a given rule, and plot the points

 


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

Week Ending 4/12/19

In reading students will:

  • Analyze poems and identify poetic language
  • Identify specific literary elements used in poetry; such as alliteration, similes, and metaphors
  • Readers summarize sections of text, while they participate in book club discussions

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers begin to list ideas for writing poetry
  • Writers expand sentences by adding transitional phrases and details
  • Writers practice using literary devices found in poetry in their own writing

 

In math students will:

  • Explore and answer multiple choice questions as a review of previously taught material
  • Analyze and describe geometric figures using specific attributes as  a guide
  • Solve word problems related to geometric figures, and geometric concepts

 


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

 

Week Ending 4/5/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers annotate short text as they read closely
  • Readers  use text based evidence to answer different types of questions
  • Readers summarize sections of text, and use these summaries to write responses to literature

In writing students will:

  • Writers uses boxes and bullets to plan a response to a short text
  • Writers expand sentences by adding transitional phrases and details
  • Writers compare and contrast two pieces of literature in an essay

In math students will:

  • Explore and answer multiple choice questions as a review of previously taught material
  • Find the volume of figures and answer related word problems
  • Compose and decompose right rectangular prisms using layers


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

 

Week Ending 3/29/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers annotate short text as they read closely
  • Readers  use text based evidence to answer different types of questions
  • Readers summarize sections of text, and use these summaries to write responses to literature

In writing students will:

  • Writers uses boxes and bullets to plan a response to a short text
  • Writers expand sentences by adding transitional phrases and details
  • Writers compare and contrast two pieces of literature in an essay

 

In math students will:

  • Explore answer multiple choice questions as a review of previously taught material
  • Find the volume of figures and answer related word problems
  • Compose and decompose right rectangular prisms using layers



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

 

Week Ending 3/8/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers annotate short text as they read closely
  • Readers  analyze difficult words, and use context clues to understand the meaning of new words
  • Readers identify events that support the theme in short text

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers uses boxes and bullets to plan a response to a short text
  • Writers strengthen their response to a text with descriptive, specific word choice. 
  • Writers include transitional phrases to make paragraphs flow in longer pieces

 

In math students will:

  • Solve multistep word problems that involve all four operations and fractions
  • Convert units of measure to solve word problems
  • Prepare for the end of module assessment




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

 

Week Ending 2/15/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers chunk complex nonfiction text to write a cohesive summary
  • Readers  analyze difficult words, and use context clues to understand the meaning of new words
  • Readers analyze multiple main ideas in a nonfiction text

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers wrap up their nonfiction feature article with an interesting conclusion 
  • Writers strengthen their nonfiction articles with descriptive, specific word choice. 
  • Writers conduct research to add information to their feature article

 

In math students will:

  • Relate decimal fractions to whole numbers
  • Convert measurements, and solve two step word problems
  • Multiply unit fractions by non unit fractions




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

 

Week Ending 2/8/19

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 analyze multiple main ideas in a nonfiction text

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers interest their audience by utilizing techniques that “hook” readers. 
  • Writers strengthen their point(s) by providing readers evidence (facts, quotes, or examples) to support their point(s). 
  • Writers conduct research to add information to their feature article

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply unit fractions by unit fractions
  • Solve and create fraction word problems that involve all four operations
  • Multiply unit fractions by non unit fractions



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

 

Week Ending 2/1/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers categorize information from nonfiction into “interesting” and “important” information
  • Readers begin to analyze the most common text structures of nonfiction
  • Readers analyze multiple main ideas in a nonfiction text

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers use boxes and bullets to organize each section of their feature article. 
  • Writers analyze text features of nonfiction articles and begin to use in their own writing
  • Writers conduct research to add information to their feature article

 

In math students will:

  • Compare and evaluate expressions that involve parenthesis.
  • Solve and create fraction word problems that involve all four operations
  • Use tape diagrams to model fractions as division




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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