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Lindell Elementary School

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Kindergarten

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Second Grade

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Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 

Kindergarten

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

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • Discuss important story events by identifying the “what” in the story.
  • Identify the problem in the story by thinking about what went wrong.
  • Retell a story by using a logical sequence(beginning, middle, and end).

 

In writing students will:

  • Develop their topics by adding additional items to develop that topic.
  • Draft their story by sketching each item on their list.
  • Give meaning to their illustrations by labeling them.

 

In math students will:

  • Compare the length of linking cube sticks to various objects.  
  • Compare objects using the same as.
  • Compare using heavier than and lighter than with classroom objects.


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.
  • Understand that a book may have more than one character by identifying the main character and the supporting characters.
  •  Identify the setting of a story by analyzing the pictures and thinking about the word in the text to answer the question “where.”

 

In writing students will:

  •  Understand pictures better by labeling illustrations in a text.  
  • Understand what a list is by exploring reasons why lists are written.
  •  Identify the structure of a list by exploring different ways lists are written.

 

In math students will:
  • Communicate positions of all solid shapes using the words above, below, beside, in front of, next to, and behind.
  • Identify and sort shapes as two-dimensional or three-dimensional, and recognize two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes in different orientations and sizes.  
  • Create displays of different flat shapes with examples, non-examples, and  a corresponding solid shape.


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

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • Organize their reading life by having a special place to keep their books and know the routines of book shopping in their classrooms.
  • Choose books that interest them by looking at the book cover.
  • Choose books that interest them by looking at the pages inside the book.

 

In writing students will:

  • Understand what a label is by identifying its purpose.
  • Write their own labels by utilizing their knowledge of letter sounds.
     
  • Understand their surroundings better by labeling items around their environment.

In math students will:

  • Describe and communicate positions of all flat shapes using the words above, below, beside, in front of, next to, and behind.  
  • Find and describe solid shapes using informal language without naming.
  • Explain decisions about classifications of solid shapes into categories.  Name the solid shapes.  

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • help their partners recognize “Growing and Shrinking” patterns by examining and talking about the format and content of the text.
  • summarize a text by retelling the details of the pattern book.
  • think about the stories their partners are reading by asking questions and sharing their opinions. 

 

In writing students will:

  • will leave spaces between their words by using the finger spacing strategy.
  • write with conventions by checking for capital letters to begin each sentence.
  • edit their writing by using ending punctuation.

 

In math students will:

  • explain decisions about classifications of triangles into categories using variants and non-examples.
  • explain decisions about classifications of rectangles into categories using variants and non-examples.
  • explain decisions about classifications of hexagons and circles into categories using variants and non-examples.


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • listen carefully to the teacher as she reads a pattern book
  • observe the teacher modeling how to retell the story the story using important details to summarize what happened
  • buddy up to take turns practicing a retell of the pattern book they read together.
  • Please note:  this lesson must be taught and practiced over several days till students understand the concept of appropriate retelling.

 

In writing students will:

  • Learn to use their alphabet chart  to write their words phonetically.
    (must be taught over several days)
  • Continue working on pattern books (I like, I can, I see, etc)
  • Understand the writing rubric points.
    1. Does my drawing share an idea
    2. Does my drawing use colors
    3. Does my drawing have details
    4. Does my drawing have labels
  • Begin to evaluate their writing and drawing with teacher support.

 

In math students will:

  • Understand the concept of one less
  • Count down from 10 to 1
    State one less than a given number
  • Count objects, write how many and determine one less


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

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • practice using their fingers to point to each word.
  • get their mouths ready while looking at the first and last sound
  • continue using picture clues and noticing patterns when we read our books.

 

In writing students will:

  • continue labeling people and objects in their drawings and stories.
  • become more self sufficient in listening for the sounds in the words they are writing.

 

In math students will:

  • acting out math story problems without equations.
  • continue ordering and matching numeral and dot cards from 0-10.
  • begin to explore math  stairs from 0-10.


Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • be able to think closely about the text by rereading.
  • be able to figure out the “surprise ending” by using multiple strategies.
  • practice reading fluently by rereading.

 

In writing students will:

  • expand their topic by selecting details they want to include in their pattern book.
  • label their ideas/details on their graphic organizer by utilizing inventive spelling.  
  • begin drafting by transferring their illustrations from the graphic organizer to their pattern book.

 

In math students will:

  • count 10 objects in linear and array configurations.  Match with numeral 10.  
  • count 10 objects, and move between all configurations.
  • act out unknown story problems without equations.


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • begin to recognize which parts of a pattern book stay the same on each page and which part changes.
  • recognize repeating parts of a book, whether there are  rhyming words, and whether the book has a rhythm.
  • read unfamiliar words in pattern books by using picture clues and the beginning sound to read the tricky word.

 

In writing students will:

  • write a pattern book using sentence starters.
  • draw pictures to match the words on each page.
  • create detailed drawings.

 

In math students will:

  • organize and count 9 objects in a linear and array configuration.
  • organize and count 10 objects in a linear and array configuration.
  • use manipulatives to reflect different number combinations to make 9 and 10.


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

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • recognize what a pattern is by exploring patterns in the world around us.
  • match words to print by pointing under each word while reading.
  • read unfamiliar words in pattern books by using picture clues to read the unfamiliar word.

 

In writing students will:

  • recognize patterns in books by exploring various patterns (sentence starters).
  • generate ideas for their own pattern books by creating a class list of topics. 
  • select a pattern by using the generated class list of patterns (I like, I see, I can).

 

 

In math students will:

  • count 5-7 linking cubes in linear configurations.  Match with numeral 7.  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.  Write numeral 7.  Ask, “How is your seven different from mine?”
  • compare counts of 8 in linear and array configurations.  Match with numeral 8.


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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • tell their story by sketching out their ideas.
  • continue drafting their story by writing words that match their sketches.
  • revise their work by learning what writers can do to make their writing stronger.

In math students will:

  • write numerals 1-5 in order.  Answer and make drawings of decompositions with totals of 4 and 5 without equations.  
  • count 4-6 objects in vertical and horizontal linear configurations.  Match 6 objects to the numeral 6.
  • count 4-6 objects in circular and scattered configurations.  Count 6 items out of a larger set.  Write the numerals 1-6 in order.  

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • identify words in a text by pointing to each word for 1:1 correspondence.  
  • recognize how to read a book by matching the pictures to the words.
  • separate various texts into categories by thinking about their features. (fiction and informational)

 

In writing students will:

  • tell their story by sketching out their ideas.
  • continue drafting their story by writing words that match their sketches.
  • revise their work by learning what writers can do to make their writing stronger.

 

In math students will:

  • order and write numerals 0-3 to answer how many questions.
  • write numerals 1-3.  Represent decompositions with materials, drawings, and equations, 3=2+1 and 3=1+2.
  • order and write numerals 4 and 5 to answer how many questions in categories; sort by count.


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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • make meaning about parts of the book by utilizing the pictures to help them code the story.
  • distinguish between letters and words by discussing and identifying examples within a text.
  • practice buddy reading by following certain rules so all readers feel success.

 

In writing students will:

  • learn how to write from left to right by utilizing the return sweep strategy.  
  • select a topic by brainstorming meaningful ideas. 
  • tell their story by sketching out their ideas.  

 

In math students will:

  • be able to, within circular and scattered dot configurations of numbers 3, 4, and 5, find hidden partners.
  • model decompositions of 3 with materials, drawings, and expressions.  Represent the decomposition as 1+2 and 2+1.
  • understand the meaning of zero.  Write the number “0”.


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

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • familiarize themselves with the parts of a book by identifying the author and illustrator.
  • “ read” texts by making meaning of story by synthesising the pictures in sequential order as he/she takes a picture walk.
  • make meaning about parts of the book by utilizing the pictures to help them code the story.

 

In writing students will:

  • know that there are different types of writing by exploring different examples of writing.
  • share and rehearse their ideas by turning and talking. 
  • know how to generate ideas by using their writing resources within their schema and around the classroom. 

 

In math students will:

  • *be able to count in vertical columns and horizontal rows and match to numerals on cards.
  • be able to answer how many questions in linear configurations with an array configuration.  
  • be able to, within  linear configurations of numbers 3,4 and 5, find hidden parters. 


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

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

  • appropriately share their thoughts about books by using the “Turn and Talk” strategy. 
  • respect books by handling them carefully.
  • familiarize themselves with the parts of a book by locating the  front cover, back cover, spine, title page, and first/last page of a book.

 

In writing students will:

  • create a community of writers by understanding what a writing workshop sounds like.
  • become familiar with the writing center by noticing where and how materials are organized.
  • express meaning by using specific symbols to write a story from left to right.

 

In math students will:

  • be able to classify items into two pre-determined categories.
  • be able to classify items into three categories, determine the count in each, and reason about how the last number names determines the total.
  • be able to sort by count and identify categories with 2,3 and 4 within a given scenario.

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First Grade

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

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • make connections to the things they are reading.
    Text to text.
    Text to self.
    Text to world.

 

In writing students will:

  • discuss what an opinion is by recognizing that it’s the way you think or feel about something based on evidence.

In math students will:

  • compare length using indirect comparison by finding objects longer than, shorter than, and equal in length to that of a string.
  • express the length of an object using centimeter cubes as length units to measure with no gaps or overlaps.


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

 

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  • will practice different ways to read with a partner using Just Right books.

 

In writing students will:

  • discuss what an opinion is by recognizing that it’s the way you think or feel about something based on evidence. 

 

In math students will:

  • Solve addition and subtraction word problems using the following steps: 
  • Read the word problem. 
  • Draw and label. 
  • Write a number sentence and a statement that matches the story.
  • This is known as R, D, W. The children will see it throughout the math modules.


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

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  • work with a partner and read two nonfiction books on similar topics. They will then complete the student handout about comparing nonfiction text on similar topics.

 

In writing students will:

  • share their how-to books with one another and provide feedback.

 

In math students will:

  • model when subtracting 7, 8 & 9 from a teen number.
  • compare efficiency of counting on and taking from ten.

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • read a Just Right Book with a partner and talk about the book using the before, during, and after anchor chart.

 

In writing students will:

  • revise their How-tos by working with a partner to add adjectives, verbs, and prepositions where they are needed.

 

In math students will:

  • solve word problems with subtraction of 9 from 10.

 

Other notes or information: 
Our Annual 1st Grade Sing-Along is Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.


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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • identify the main idea of  a nonfiction text by using text features to determine what the details are mostly about. They ask themselves, “What is the big idea?”

 

In writing students will:

  • use the draft paper to illustrate the steps of their How-to and write words to match the illustrations.

 

In math students will:

  • use the “make a ten” strategy to solve addition sentences where one of the addends is 7, 8, or 9.

 

Other notes or information: 
Our Annual 1st Grade Sing-Along is Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • connect each type of nonfiction to the Author’s Purpose chart.
  • P - Persuade (Persuasive) 
  • I - Inform (Expository)
  • E - Entertain (Narrative)

 

In writing students will:

  • work in small groups and choose How-to discussion topics. They will discuss the different things needed for this How-to and the steps needed, using transition words.

 

In math students will:

  • use the commutative property to make ten.
  • make ten when one addend is 8.

 

Other notes or information: 
Our Annual 1st Grade Sing-Along is Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • notice differences between fiction and nonfiction text by examining text features. 

 

In writing students will:

  • look at How-to books with partners and notice the way that authors write How-to books.

 

In math students will:

  • use the associative and commutative properties to make ten with three addends.

    Ex. 3 + 7 + 4 =? They will make the 10 and count on. Add: 3 + 7 = 10,  then count-on 10 + 4 = 1


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

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • practice using a variety of reading strategies to read and understand “just right” books.

 

In writing students will:

  • write complete sentences using appropriate punctuation.

 

In math students will:

  • subtract from 10 using corresponding decompositions.
    Ex. 10 - 9 = 1 and 10 - 1 = 9


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • practice working with reading partners to help one another as they read. They will use practiced strategies to help one another. 

 

In writing students will:

  • add details to their stories by talking to their partners about thoughts, feelings, and dialogue that could be added. 

 

In math students will:

  • solve add to with change unknown math stories with drawings, relating addition and subtraction.
  • solve take from with change unknown math stories with drawings.


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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • continue to read their “just right” books  using reading strategies to deepen their understanding of the text. 
  • Strategy Questions:    
    Does this go with what is happening in the story?  
    Do the sounds match the word that I’m saying? 
    Who is this story about? 
    What is happening in this story? 
    What is the author trying to tell me? 

 

In writing students will:

  • continue to tell a few small moment stories• to a partner.
  • continue to learn that writers create their pieces of writing in steps called the writing process as they begin to write and illustrate their personal narratives. 
  • *Small Moment Story- a story that zooms in on one tiny moment. For instance, a student would write about going on a ride at Disneyworld, rather than the whole trip to Disney.

 

In math students will:

  • complete the Mid-Module Assessment Task.
  • solve addition stories and find the related subtraction fact.
  • count on using a number path to find an unknown part.


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

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • read their “just right” books  using reading strategies to deepen their understanding of the text. 
    Strategy Questions:    
    Does this go with what is happening in the story?  
    Do the sounds match the word that I’m saying? 
    Who is this story about? 
    What is happening in this story? 
    What is the author trying to tell me? 

 

In writing students will:

  • tell a few small moment stories to a partner.
  • continue to learn that writers create their pieces of writing in steps called the writing process. 

In math students will:

  • solve addition stories and find the related subtraction fact.
  • count on using a number path to find an unknown part.

Other notes or information: 


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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • read “just right” books to increase stamina. They will discuss story elements including character, setting, events, problem and solution with their reading partners.

 

In writing students will:

  • choose a small moment from their life experience and share the story with a partner

 

In math students will:

  • develop an understanding of the meaning of the equal sign by pairing equivalent expressions and constructing true number sentences.           7+3 = 6+4

Other notes or information: Please return White Post Farms permission slips and fees. Our trip is October 26th.


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

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • read their “just right” books  while working with their reading partners to discuss story elements.  (Characters and Setting)

 

In writing students will:

  • read small moment stories.
  • develop a list of topic ideas for their personal narratives.

 

In math students will:

  • further develop strategies for counting on using 5-group cards and their fingers.

Other notes or information: Please return White Post Farms permission slips and fees. Our trip is October 26th. 


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

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

  • ill continue to  focus on building good habits as readers.
  • use “just right” books to reinforce and refine their reading habits.

 

In writing students will:

  • continue to build good habits as writers by learning the procedures and routines of writer’s workshop.

 

In math students will:

  • solve add to with result unknown and put together with result unknown math stories by drawing, writing equations, and making statements of the solution.
  • solve put together with result unknown math stories by drawing and using 5-group cards.

 

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Second Grade


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

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers read informational/nonfiction texts in a different way/tone than they read fictional texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers generate ideas for expert books by thinking about passionate interests. 

 

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 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  •  Growing readers begin reading nonfiction/informational texts at a simpler level (“build up books”) to build background knowledge for future reading.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers generate ideas for expert books by thinking about the ways in which they teach others. (hobbies, games, etc.)

 

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent the composition and relate drawings to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  •  Growing readers interpret the different forms of nonfiction/informational texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers recognize the purpose of writing informational expert books.

 

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 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers get ready for conversations with their partners by looking for many things to talk about.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers hook their readers with a powerful beginning or a story starter. 

 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract multiples of 10 and some ones within 100.


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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify bigger ideas (theme) in a story by utilizing the feelings they have been noticing throughout the story.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers revise and strengthen their stories by zooming in and adding descriptive “setting, character, or action details” their drafts.

 

In math students will:

  • Relate 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, and 10 less to addition and subtraction of 1 and 10.


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers have deeper conversations about characters by listening carefully to their partners while adding on thoughts and raising meaningful questions.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will draft their stories by using their graphic organizers from the previous teaching points.

 

In math students will:

  • Order numbers in different forms.


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

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers track character feelings by noticing how they change in the beginning, middle and end of the story.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers can structure their story in sequential order by planning their stories in the prewriting stage of the writing process.

 

In math students will:

  • Model numbers with more than 9 ones or 9 tens; write in expanded, unit, standard, and word forms.


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

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers get to know their character better by noticing their reactions to the problems they face.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers keep their readers interested and excited about reading by creating colorful, true-to-life, realistic fiction characters.

 

In math students will:

  • Count the total value of ones, tens, and hundreds with place value disks.


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify a character’s internal traits by analyzing what they say.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers understand that realistic fiction stories are written about true-to-life characters that possess external and internal human qualities.

 

In math students will:

  • Count the total value of $1, $10, and $100 bills up to $1,000.


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

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers acknowledge that reflection and setting goals about their reading growth is important by having reading conferences with their teacher.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers edit their work by checking their punctuation.

 

In math students will:

  • Measure and compare lengths using centimeters and meters.


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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers acknowledge that reflection and setting goals about their reading growth is important by having reading conferences with their teacher.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers monitor their story by adding details in an organized, logical order by confirming they have a beginning, middle and end.

 

In math students will:

  • Bundle and count ones, tens, and hundreds to 1,000.


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

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers create strong beginnings and endings to their stories by hooking the reader.

In math students will:

  • Apply conceptual understanding of measurement by solving two-step word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers acknowledge the important parts of a story by identifying the essential story elements.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers bring their characters to life by adding dialogue to their writing.

In math students will:

  • Measure and compare lengths using standard metric length units and non-standard length units; relate measurement to unit size.


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

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers monitor for meaning by using strategies to solve difficult or unknown words.

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers learn how to plan their writing in different ways by selecting a seed idea  to organize and plan.

In math students will:

  • Take from 10 within 100

 

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Third Grade

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

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • discuss what they have learned by utilizing different methods to take notes. 
    (post-its, graphic organizers, boxes &  bullets, etc.)

 

In writing students will:

  • draft an introductory paragraph by analyzing the introduction in Ballet, as well as, teacher selected mentor texts for expository writing, and utilizing example leads the teacher will provide on an anchor chart. 

 

In math students will:

  • identify and use arithmetic patterns to multiply.


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

 

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  • gain a deeper understanding of content specific vocabulary (Tier 3) by using the text features.

 

In writing students will:

  • 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. 


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

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • gain a deeper understanding of text features by locating and defining different text features.

 

In writing students will:

  • get ideas for their expository writing by generating a list of topics that they are interested in and would like to research in order to become an expert before completing an “expert” writing piece. 

 

In math students will:

  • Count by units of 6 to multiply and divide using number bonds to decompose.


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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • understand the purpose of text features.

 

In writing students will:

  • become more familiar with the expository style by analyzing exemplars and identifying an author’s purpose for writing. 

 

In math students will:

  • study commutativity to find known facts of 6, 7, 8 and 9.


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • distinguish their own point
     of view from that of the narrator
     (or other characters) by making connections to the text.

 

In writing students will:

  • edit for conventional spelling by utilizing different resources such as a dictionary, word wall, anchor charts, or the computer.

 

In math students will:

  • Decompose once to subtract measurements including three-digit minuends with zeros in the tens or ones place.


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

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Identify motivations
     (reasons) by 
    studying  characters’ actions/behaviors.

 

In writing students will:

  • Move their writing along by adding transition words to change the meaning of a sentence or the sequence of events. 

 

In math students will:

  • Decompose a liter to reason about the size of 1 liter, 100 milliliters, 10 milliliters, and 1 milliliter.


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers draw conclusions 
    about characters by 
    utilizing schema and details 
    to develop theories about characters. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers develop their ideas by adding details, interesting words and/or phrases to either the planning page or draft. 

 

In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • support their thinking about 
    characters by learning how to gather evidence from the text

 

In writing students will:

  • sequence the events of their story by creating a list of 3-5 events on their topic.

 

In math students will:

  • relate skip-counting on the clock and telling time to a continuous measurement model, the number line.


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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • learn about a character by utilizing evidence to think about how the character acts/behaves in different situations.

 

In writing students will:

  • use vivid verbs to show action by identifying and collecting descriptive words to enhance their own writing.

 

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 10/19/18

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:

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

 

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 10/12/18

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:

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

 

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 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • hold onto meaning by retelling/summarizing what’s happening in the text.

 

In writing students will:

  • develop their writing piece by adding an event sequence that unfolds naturally. 

 

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 9/28/18

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

 

In math students will:

  • demonstrate the commutativity of multiplication, and practice related facts by skip-counting objects in array models.

 

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Fourth Grade


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

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the way an author structures a nonfiction text by asking themselves, “How is this information organized?”

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will be able to construct a persuasive essay with an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Writers use relevant details in their persuasive essays by revisiting their research and having meaningful conversations that allow for questions and discussions. Writers will be able to defend both sides of an argument through unbiased research.

In math students will:

  • Students will identify, draw, and define parallel and perpendicular lines. They will also measure and draw angles, and verify them with a protractor.


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

 

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the way an author structures a nonfiction text by asking themselves, “how is this information organized?”

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will be able to construct a persuasive essay with an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Writers use relevant details in their persuasive essays by revisiting their research and having meaningful conversations that allow for questions and discussions. Writers will be able to defend both sides of an argument through unbiased research.

In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of geometrical figures such as points, lines, line segments, rays, angles, perpendicular lines, parallel lines, and intersecting lines.


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

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  •  Readers identify the main idea of their nonfiction texts by asking themselves, “what is this mostly about?” They are sure to support their thinking with relevant supporting details. Readers also use text features to help them better understand the text.

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will be able to construct a persuasive essay with an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Writers use relevant details in their persuasive essays by revisiting their research and having meaningful conversations that allow for questions and discussions. Writers will be able to defend both sides of an argument through unbiased research.

 

In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of long division concepts to real world word problems with a remainder using the area model, and standard algorithm. Students will also learn how to do 2 digit x 2 digit multiplication using standard algorithm. Students will also be able to do 2 digit dividend long division.

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers identify the main idea of their nonfiction texts by asking themselves, “what is this mostly about?” They are sure to support their thinking with relevant supporting details. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Students will research both sides of an argument in order to identify their thesis for their essay. Writers do this by revisiting their research and having meaningful conversations that allow for questions and discussions. 

 

In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of division concepts to real world word problems with a remainder using the area model, and standard algorithm.

Other notes or information: (optional)


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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Debate our topics to really hash out our claims and evidence. Students will research both sides of an argument. Writers do this by revisiting their research and having meaningful conversations that allow for questions and discussions.

 

In math students will:

  • Understand and solve division problems with a remainder using the array, area model, and standard algorithm.

Other notes or information: (optional)


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Debate our topics to really hash out our claims and evidence. Writers do this by revisiting their research and having meaningful conversations that allow for questions and discussions. 

 

In math students will:

  • Understand and solve division problems with a remainder using the array, area model, and standard algorithm.

Other notes or information: (optional)


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

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers embark on their nonfiction unit by recognizing the importance of text features. They do this by asking themselves, “What is this teaching me about the text?”

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers begin their informational persuasive essay unit by researching both sides of an issue and gathering evidence help determine their claim/thesis.

 

In math students will:

  • Understand and solve division problems with a remainder using the array, area model, and standard algorithm.

Other notes or information: (optional)


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

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers recognize when a character suddenly realizes, understands or figures something out by identifying the aha moment.

 

In writing students will:

  • When writing literary essays, writers generate a well-formulated sentence known as a thesis statement by asserting their position in a powerful way.

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply two-digit multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 by two-digit multiples of 10 with the area model.

Other notes or information: (optional)


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers understand theme, conflict and foreshadowing by noticing when a word,object or situation is mentioned repeatedly.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers generate ideas for their literary essays by analyzing ideas they have grown about their texts.

 

In math students will:

  • Investigate and use the formulas for area and perimeter of rectangles.

Other notes or information: (optional)
Use meters to model


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

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers deepen understanding and extend theories about their texts by identifying themes in the book they are reading by asking themselves, “what is the author trying to teach me that I can apply to my own life?”

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers generate ideas for their literary essays by analyzing ideas they have grown about their texts.

 

In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of metric conversions using meters, grams, and liters to measure length, weight, and capacity to real world word problems.

Other notes or information: (optional)
Use meters to model


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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers 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:

  • Writers finish publishing their narratives by reflecting on all of the strategies they have learned and staying focused on their writing!

 

In math students will:

  • Understand metric conversions using meters, grams, and liters to measure length, weight, and capacity.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers 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:

  • Writers begin publishing their narratives by reflecting on all of the strategies they have learned and staying focused on their writing!

 

In math students will:

  • Solve multi-step word problems using tape diagrams, equations and assess the reasonableness of answers using rounding.

 

Other notes or information:
Use meters to model


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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers grow ideas about their characters by analyzing their actions, dialogue, and obstacles they may face.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers revise their personal narratives by working on their leads and adding descriptive details. 

 

In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of place value to solve real world word problem involving the addition and subtraction of numbers that go to the millions and hundred thousands place.

 

Other notes or information:
Use meters to model


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

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers grow ideas about their characters by analyzing their actions and dialogue. 

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers revise their personal narratives by working on their leads and adding descriptive details.

 

In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of place value to add and subtract numbers that go to the millions and hundred thousands place.

 

Other notes or information:
Use meters to model


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

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

  • Readers self monitor and look for deeper meaning in their texts by making predictions, inferences, and questioning their ideas.

 

In writing students will:

  • Writers generate ideas for their personal narrative by thinking about important people, places, things, and feelings in their life. They then zoom in on a small moment using their narrative checklist as support.

 

In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of place value to add and subtract numbers that go to the millions and hundred thousands place.

 

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Fifth Grade


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

 

Week Ending 1/25/19

In reading students will:

  • review and analyze the overall
    text structures authors use to
    write about events, ideas,
    concepts, or information in
    two or more texts.

 

In writing students will:

  • analyze and note the
    characteristics of the various
    text structures used by
    authors.

In math students will:

  • use fraction benchmark numbers
    to assess reasonableness of
    addition and subtraction
    equations.


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

 

Week Ending 1/18/19

In reading students will:

  • Orient themselves to complex nonfiction texts by using text features and background knowledge/schema.

 

In writing students will:

  • Will analyze and note the characteristics of  non-fiction genre.

In math students will:

  • Add fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.


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

 

Week Ending 1/11/19

In reading students will:

  •  Recognize when a character suddenly realizes, understands or figures something out by identifying the Contrast and contradiction in our Read Alouds as well as their independent books.

 

In writing students will:

  • Notice and then Note the various “Sign Posts” they encounter as they read. This week we will focus on the “Contrast and contradiction.”

In math students will:

  • Make equivalent fractions with the number line, the area model, and numbers, as well as, sums of fractions with like denominators.

 


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

 

Week Ending 12/21/18

In reading students will:

  • Recognize when a character suddenly realizes, understands or figures something out by identifying the Memory Moments in our Read Alouds as well as their independent books.

 

In writing students will:

  • Notice and then Note the various “Sign Posts” they encounter as they read. This week we will focus on the “Memory Moments.”

 

In math students will:

  • Review the concepts of Mental Strategies for Multi-Digit Whole Number Multiplication, Standard Algorithm for Multi-Digit Whole Number Multiplication, Mental Strategies for Multi-Digit Whole Number Division, as well as, Partial Quotients and Multi-Digit Whole Number Division.


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

 

Week Ending 12/14/18

In reading students will:

  • Recognize when a character suddenly realizes, understands or figures something out by identifying the “Words of the Wiser” in our Read Alouds as well as their independent books.

 

In writing students will:

  • Notice and then Note the various “Sign Posts” they encounter as they read. This week we will focus on the “Words of the Wiser.”

 

In math students will:

  • Use basic facts to approximate decimal quotients to continue to  reason about the placement of the decimal point as they solve multi-step word problems. 


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

 

Week Ending 12/7/18

In reading students will:

  • Recognize when a character suddenly realizes, understands or figures something out by identifying the “Tough Questions” in our Read Alouds as well as their independent books.

 

In writing students will:

  • Notice and then Note the various “Sign Posts” they encounter as they read. This week we will focus on the “Tough Questions.”

 

In math students will:

  • Divide decimal dividends by multiples of 10, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point as they solve multi-step word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 11/30/18

In reading students will:

  • Recognize when a character suddenly realizes, understands or figures something out by identifying the aha moment in our Read Alouds as well as their independent books.

 

In writing students will:

  • Notice and then Note the various “Sign Posts” they encounter as they read. This week we will focus on the “Aha Moments.”

 

In math students will:

  • Divide decimal dividends by multiples of 10, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point and making connections to a written method. 


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

 

Week Ending 11/16/18

In reading students will:

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

 

In writing students will:

  • Collect evidence from a text to make connections between a character’s flaws and the choices they make throughout the story.

 

In math students will:

  • Use divide by ten patterns for multi-digit whole number division by using place value disks to show thinking as well as basic facts to approximate quotients with two-digit divisors. 


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

 

Week Ending 11/9/18

In reading students will:

  • Compare and contrast two or more characters from different texts using appropriate supporting details to make purposeful connections.

 

In writing students will:

  • Use compare and contrast cue words and text evidence to support similarities and differences of two or more characters focusing on problems, actions and message.

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply decimal fractions using multi-digit whole numbers using the place value understanding to record partial products.


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

 

Week Ending 11/2/18

In reading students will:

  • Recognize the major issues that develop with characters by identifying the central conflicts as they formulate theories about characters by noticing how they respond to challenges in a text.

 

In writing students will:

  • Develop possible thesis statements by using evidence and examples from the text to evaluate the claim for a literary essay.

 

In math students will:

  • Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm to solve multi-step word problems as they reason about the placement of the decimal.

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/26/18

In reading students will:

  • Understand characters by selecting precise words that accurately describe their main character as they empathize by remembering a time in their lives when they lived through something a similar situation.

 

In writing students will:

  • Analyze various literary essays to gain insight on the structure and organization of a well written piece.

 

In math students will:

  • Write, interpret and compare numerical expressions using a visual model.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/19/18

In reading students will:

  • Gain insight into their character by analyzing the motives and actions of the characters in the text as they formulate theories about how they respond to challenges in a text.

 

In writing students will:

  • Write about their characters by analyzing their motives and actions as they write about the critical choices and strong emotions their characters may experience.

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply muti-digit whole numbers and multiples of ten using place value patterns and the distributive and associative properties.

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/12/18

In reading students will:

  • Grapple the various themes in literature by making inferences using text evidence.

 

In writing students will:

  • Examine the impact it has what characters think and say to improve their writing by using purposeful dialogue.

 

In math students will:

  • Convert numerical expressions into unit form as a mental strategy to solve word problems using decimal operations.


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

 

Week Ending 10/5/18

In reading students will:

  • Build comprehension by digging deeper and thinking beyond the literal text (inferencing).

 

In writing students will:

  • Recognize the theme of their personal narrative by identifying the message they want the reader to walk away with.

 

In math students will:

  • Multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, relate to a written method through application of the area model and place value understanding, and explain the reasoning used.


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

 

Week Ending 9/28/18

In reading students will:

  • Better understand a story by analyzing the plot structure including the rising action and climax as they monitor for meaning by summarizing the main events in the text.

 

In writing students will:

  • Use Notice and Note to become inspired by other authors’ choice of words.

 

In math students will:

  • Add and subtract decimals using place value strategies, and relate those strategies to a written method.