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Lindell Elementary School

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Kindergarten

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

 

Week Ending 6/16/17

In reading students will:

  • Participate in their own choice of fun reading activities with friends, (buddy reading, shared reading, playing “teacher”, with a guided reading lesson, pointing and reading sight words on word wall, making cvc words with magnetic letters, etc.)
  • Dramatize familiar fictional stories paying close attention to character’s emotions while acting.
  • Think about what kinds of reactions they can have to nonfiction books since they are not responding to characters feelings when reading informational texts.


In writing students will:

  • continue to write personal stories using illustrations and their own words to tell the narrative.
  • use vowels in their words so that their writing is more conventional and easier to read. vowels in their words so that their writing is more conventional and easier to read.
  • Tap out their words as best they can and be mindful of finger spaces so that writing can be read easily by the author.

In math students will:

  • work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value.
  • compose and decompose numbers from 11-19 into 10 ones and some ones.
  • use drawings and equations to show understanding of composition and decomposition of numbers 11-19. Example:  12= 10+2


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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • Think about character’s feelings
  • Set personal reading goals
  • Invent different activities to do with books and friends

In writing students will:

  • plan sentences in their  mind before writing it.
  • reread their writing in order to edit as they go.
  • Use checklists to help make their writing stronger.

In math students will:

  • Count ten ones and some ones
  • represent and write teen numbers.
  • make patterns of numbers 1-20 from larger to smaller and smaller to larger.


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

 

Week Ending 6/2/17

In reading students will:

  • Caterpillar to Butterfly Thematic Science/Reading and Writing skills
  • Exploring informational  vs. fictional books about caterpillars and butterflies
  • Recognizing key differences using a Venn Diagram.
  • Culminating  visit to Science Museum for Caterpillar/Butterfly experiments!

In writing students will:

  • Caterpillar to Butterfly Thematic Science/Reading and Writing skills.
  • Journaling changes seen in caterpillars
  • Writing about science life cycles- metamorphosis.

In math students will:

  • Caterpillar to Butterfly Thematic Math Unit
  • Addition/subtraction
  • Measurement


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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • think about a character’s feelings in a story by selecting “just right words.”
  • reflect on their reading practices by setting personal goals.
  • share books by inventing different activities to do with books and friends.

In writing students will:

  • plan the writing of sentences by saying the sentence in their mind before they write it, writing word after word.  
  • write a little and then read a little by flipping back and forth between being a writer and reader of a story.
  • use writing tools to make their stories more powerful by utilizing a checklist.

In math students will:

  • add or subtract 0 to get the same number and relate to word problems wherein the same quantity joins a set, separates.
  • add 1 to numbers 1-9 to see the pattern of the next number using 5-group drawings and equations.
  • 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 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • become passionate and avid about reading by learning that the more you read, the more you grow.
  • react to books by showing different emotions.
  • hold onto their thoughts by coding their post-its to help them remember their thinking.

In writing students will:

  • check to see if their writing is easy to read by reading their own writing like a book in their book baggie.
  • recall everything they learned about hearing all the sounds in words by rereading old charts with strategies.
  • remember all the words they want to write by utilizing pictures they draw.

In math students will:

  • add to with total unknown and put together with total unknown problems with totals of 9 and 10.
  • solve both addends and unknown word problems with totals of 9 and 10 using 5-group drawings.
  • solve and take from equations with no unknown using numbers to 10.


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • connect the problem of a story to the solution by using text evidence.
  • identify external traits of a particular character in a story.
  • identify the internal traits of a character in a particular story by writing words to describe him/her.

In writing students will:

  • reread their work by using an editing checklist to ensure that their piece is ready for publication.
  • add illustrations to their writing to bring their words to life.
  • engage their readers by creating a cover and title.

In math students will:

  • model decomposition of 10 using fingers, sets, linking cubes, and number bonds.
  • represent pictorial decomposition and composition addition stories to 9 with 5-group drawings and equations with no unknown.
  • represent pictorial decomposition and composition addition stories to 10 with 5-group drawings and equations with no unknown.


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • sequence the main events in a story by sequentially retelling the story to a partner.
  • listen to a story and retell it by acting the story out with a group to build summarizing and fluency skills.
  • identify the problems in a story.


In writing students will:

  • tell their readers “why” by adding the word “because” to their sentence.
  • make their opinions stronger by providing specific reasons.
  • add voice to their pieces by using specific fonts/color/size to strengthen their opinion.

In math students will:

  • model decomposition of 9 using a story situation, objects, and number bonds.
  • model decompositions of 9 using fingers, linking cubes, and number bonds.
  • model decompositions of 10 using a story situation, objects, and number bonds.


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • observe as teacher models the skill of visualization while reading a poem aloud- (think aloud)
  • practice the skill of visualization by  drawing and  labeling in response to a poem read aloud.
  • understand and use the words visualize and describe.


In writing students will:

  • clearly state an opinion about a topic and support their opinion with at least two logical reasons in writing.
  • use detailed pictures to support their opinion.
  • share their writing.

In math students will:

  • solve take away equations using the minus sign.
  • represent subtraction story problems using drawings, objects and equations.
  • explore decomposing numbers using 5 group drawings.  Students will support each decomposition with a subtraction equation.


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

 

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will:

  • identify who is the main character is by answering the question, “Who is the story mostly about?”
  • analyze the pictures in their fiction books to identify the main character by noting which characters show up in the illustrations the most.
  • think about the purpose of the main character compared to the whole story by discussing how the story would be different if the main character didn’t exist.


In writing students will:

  • distinguish the difference between a fact and an opinion by writing one fact and one opinion on a specific topic .
  • form and share opinions by speaking their opinion with a partner
  • form opinions by stating how they feel about particular topics.

In math students will:

  • solve put together with total unknown word problems to 8 using drawings and objects.
  • solve both addends unknown word problems to 8 to find addition patterns in number pairs.
  • use objects and drawings to find how many are left.


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • review text to text connections
  • review text to self connections
  • review text to world connections


In writing students will:

  • learn  to sequence “how to” events using transition words of first, next, last.
  • practice verbally how to sequence the events for their chosen topic.
  • use a graphic organizer to organize their “how to” topic.



In math students will:

  • addition with totals of 6,7,8.
  • represent decomposition and composition addition stories to 8 with drawings and equations.
  • solve “add to” with result unknown word problems to 8 using drawings and objects.



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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • review and use text features to understand a topic. (headings, bold words,tables of contents, glossaries,photos, captions, maps and diagrams with labels).
  • continue to identify similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.
  • continue to use text features to describe key ideas.


In writing students will:

  • learn that words in a glossary are associated with the topic and help us make better meaning from the text.
  • collect research on our topic by thinking of important words that our readers should know as they read our book.
  • create a glossary for their topic writing.



In math students will:

  • use 5 groups to represent the 5+n pattern to 8
  • represent decomposition and composition addition stories to 6 with drawings and equations.
  • represent decompositions and composition stories to 7 with drawings and equations.



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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • review and use text features to understand a topic. (headings, bold words,tables of contents, glossaries,photos, captions, maps and diagrams with labels).
  • continue to identify similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.
  • continue to use text features to describe key ideas.



In writing students will:

  • learn that words in a glossary are associated with the topic and help us make better meaning from the text.
  • collect research on our topic by thinking of important words that our readers should know as they read our book.
  • create a glossary for their topic writing..



In math students will:

  • model decompositions of six using a story situation, objects, and number bonds.
  • model decompositions of 6-8 using arrays, linking cubes, and number bonds.
  • represent decompositions for 6-8 using horizontal and vertical number bonds.



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

 

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will:

  • compare two informational texts on the same topic.
  • identify similarities and differences in books about the same topic.
  • continue to identify the main idea in informational texts  as well as the supporting details.



In writing students will:

  • Complete all editing on informational “All About” booklet.
  • Practice sharing their book aloud.
  • Share their written work with an audience!




In math students will:

  • model composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using objects and drawings.
  • represent composition and decomposition story situations with drawings.
  • represent number bonds.




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

 

Week Ending 3/3/17

In reading students will:

  • recognize unfamiliar words in informational texts by matching beginning letter of the word to the photo.
  • identify the main idea of an informational text by making a connection between title, text and photos. (needs prompting and support)
  • use the main idea to determine the key supporting details of a text by identifying words or photographs that directly connect to the



In writing students will:

  • begin revising their “All About” books by adding color, details and backgrounds to their visuals.
  • recognize when and where to use a question mark in their writing. (determine if you are  telling the reader something or asking the reader something.)
  • recognize and practice how our voices, (inflections) , help determine when to use a period, question mark or exclamation point.


In math students will:

  • add numbers within  5
  • subtract numbers within  5
  • count and recognize numbers 0-20


 


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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will:

  • learn what a book is about by identifying and utilizing the table of contents and headings.
  • share newly learned information from their text by turning and talking with a peer.
  • gain a deeper understanding of the informational content by annotating the text.


In writing students will:

  • develop a drafting plan/table of contents for an “All About” book by using their research.
  • organize their “All About” book by transferring their written information from their research to draft.
  • organize their “All about books” by sketching visuals (with captions) from their research.


In math students will:

  • identify and make a set that has one less.
  • match and count to compare a number of objects.  Students will state which quantity is more.
  • match and count to compare two sets of objects.  Students will state which quantity is less.


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

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


In writing students will:

  • guide their text-based research by utilizing questions.
  • make their topic more meaningful and informative for their reader by using diagrams.
  • identify words in a glossary to teach the reader by defining specific vocabulary words connected to their topic.



In math students will:

  • relate more and less to length.
  • compare sets informally using more, less, and fewer.
  • identify and create a set that has the same number of objects.


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

  • make connections to realistic fiction by activating schema.
  • make text-to-self connections to better understand  the book they are reading by connecting their life experiences to the text.
  • make text- to- text connections by connecting books they are reading to other books they have read to better understand the story.


In writing students will:

  • become aware that their curiosity and the world around them leading to possible topics by thinking about the topics about which they are curious.
  • drive their research by using questions.
  • generate potential topics for an “All About” book by using their background knowledge.



In math students will:

  • compare volume using more than,less than, and same as by pouring.
  • explore conservation of volume by pouring.
  • will make informal comparisons of area.


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • identify the problem in the story by thinking about what went wrong.
  • retell a story by using a logical sequence
  • identify the solution in the story by thinking about how the problem was rectified.


In writing students will:

  • recognize that nonfiction texts teach readers new information by determining author’s purpose.
  • recognize the text utilized in an “All About” book by noticing how it gives you information on the topic.
  • recognize the visuals utilized in an “All About” book and how it adds to the text that they read by locating certain text features and discussing their purpose.    (diagrams, photographs, maps)



In math students will:

  • compare the weight of an object using a set of unit weights on a balance scale.
  • observe conservation of weight on the balance scale.
  • compare the weight of an object with sets of different objects on a balance scale.



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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

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


In writing students will:

  • edit their list and label books by using an editing checklist.
  • complete their list and label books by including a cover that is engaging to the reader.
  • complete their list and label books by including a dedication page that gives the reader insight into the writer’s process.


In math students will:

  • compare objects using the words “the same as.”
  • compare using “heavier than and lighter than” with classroom objects.
  • compare objects using “heavier than, lighter than, and the same as” using balance scales.


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

In reading students will:

  • make text to self connections
  • make text to text connections
  • compare character traits


In writing students will:

  • create  a rubric for editing their writing with teacher assistance
  • edit list and label books
  • review capital I and capital letters at beginning of sentences


In math students will:

  • determine which linking cubes are longer than or shorter than the others
  • compare the length of linking cubes to a 5 stick
  • make a series of longer than and shorter than comparisons


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • Create  an anchor chart to determine if a book is realistic fiction.
  • classify a book as realistic fiction by finding supporting evidence.
  • practice the strategy of of sorting books into two groups, Realistic Fiction/Fiction


In writing students will:

  • practice using finger spaces between words.
  • use line drawing strategies to designate each word in a sentence.
  • Begin to use punctuation in  writing.


In math students will:

  • Compare lengths using taller than and shorter than.
  • measure lengths and heights using string.
  • compare the length of linking cube sticks to various objects.


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • Show understanding of  character, setting and plot in picture books.
  • recognize the problem and solution in a story.
  • retell a story using beginning, middle and end.


In writing students will:

  • use a graphic organizer to plan a story with a beginning, middle and end using illustrations and inventive spelling.
  • transfer their beginning, middle and end to a pre made story booklet adding details to their illustrations and sentences.


In math students will:

  • identify and sort shapes as two-dimensional or three-dimensional.
  • recognize two and three-dimensional shapes in different orientations and sizes.
  • Collaborative groups will create displays of different flat shapes and a corresponding solid shape.


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

 

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will:

  • identify the setting of a story by using the illustrations  and thinking about the word in the text to answer the question “where.”
  • be able to recognize the events in a story.
  • identify the problem in the story by thinking about what went wrong.


In writing students will:

  • understand what a list is and explore the reasons they are written.
  • use numbers or bullets to organize their lists.
  • choose a list they have created to help them select an idea to develop into a story.


In math students will:

  • find and describe solid shapes.
  • describe relative positions of three dimensional solid shapes.
  • classify solid shapes into categories, (points, curves, faces.) and name the shapes.


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

 

Week Ending 12/2/16

In reading students will:

  • use their schema to make connections to the stories we read.
  • use a schema web to write or draw what they already know about a topic.
  • use schema to understand a character’s actions.


In writing students will:

  • understand how labels help communicate what we know.
  • use the letter sounds they know to create their own labels.
  • label their own illustrations to help readers better understand their pictures.


In math students will:

  • begin to identify two dimensional flat shapes.
  • find and describe triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons and circles using informal language without naming.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/18/16

In reading students will:

  • use their fluency by choral reading with a partner and matching their voices.
  • make predictions about the story by thinking how the title, the pictures, and the words go together.
  • will summarize a text by retelling the details in a pattern book.


In writing students will:

  • check and use capital letters to begin each sentence.
  • edit their writing by using ending punctuation.
  • add details to their drawing matching words and illustrations.


In math students will:

  • count down from 10 to 1, and state 1 less than a given number.
  • arrange number towers from 10 to 1, and describe the pattern.
  • arrange, analyze, and draw sequences of quantities that are 1 less in configurations.
  • decide how to classify objects into two groups… culminating task for module 1.
  • perform end of module assessment with the teacher.


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

 

Week Ending 11/04/16

In reading students will:

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


In writing students will:

  • begin to label their ideas/details using inventive spelling when creating their pattern books.
  • begin to use complete sentences to communicate their ideas.
  • learn how to leave spaces between their words by using a “finger space”.


In math students will:

  • count 10 objects in a linear and array configurations.  The students will match with the numeral 10, and write the number 10.
  • strategize to count 9 objects in circular and scattered configurations.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will:

  • match the words they say to the words on a page by listening to patterns and rhythm.
  • read unfamiliar words in pattern books by using knowledge of beginning sounds.
  • read books by matching pictures to letters and words.


In writing students will:

  • select pattern books using a generated class list of patterns (I like, I see, I can)
  • create and illustrate  individual pattern books.
  • share their pattern books with the class.


In math students will:

  • organize and count 9 geometric objects in linear and array configurations.
  • count on fingers 1-9 in linear configurations.
  • write the numbers 1-9 neatly in proper formation.
  • strategize to count 9 objects in circular and scattered configurations.


 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • match words to print by pointing under under each word while reading.
  • read unfamiliar words in pattern books by using picture clues to read the unfamiliar words.
  • notice patterns in stories by thinking about how a story goes.


In writing students will:

  • *recognize pattern books by exploring various patterns.
  • *create a class pattern book by utilizing familiar mentor text.
  • *think of topics for individual pattern books

In math students will:

  • *Count 4-6 objects in circular and scattered formations.
  • *count on fingers 1-7 in linear configurations.
  • *Compare counts of  8 in linear and array configurations.

 


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • Distinguish between letters and words.
  • Practice buddy reading
  • Point to each word for 1:1 correspondence
  • Match pictures to words
  • Begin to recognize features of fiction and nonfiction books

In writing students will:

  • Understand how to use their writer’s notebook appropriately
  • Watch teacher model how to get an idea to write about (real life event)
  • Watch teacher model how to use drawings and some words  to share an idea
  • Think of a real life idea to write about and draw it
  • Share their real life stories!

In math students will:

  • Find hidden partners for 3,4 and 5
  • Model decomposition of 3
  • Understand the meaning of 0
  • Order and write numerals 0-3

 

 

 

 

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First Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/16/17

In reading students will:

  • listen to a series of read-alouds of  various rhyming and non-rhyming poems, noticing similar elements, which they will use in their own writing of poetry.

In writing students will:

  • write poetry in the variety of styles they’ve been exposed to. This can include, but not be limited to circle poems, list poems, Haiku, rhyming, and non-rhyming poems.


In math students will:

  • count on using pennies from any single coin.
  • use dimes and pennies as representations of numbers to 120.

 

Other notes or information:

Please send students with backpacks and folders everyday, including the last day of school. Many important pieces of information will be coming home.


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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • read their independent books to describe a character’s actions and feelings using adjectives.

In writing students will:

  • examine the parts and functions of a friendly letter.
  • choose a targeted audience for their own friendly letter and begin to generate  a strong beginning.


In math students will:

  • be taught to recognize quarters, nickels, pennies and dimes.
  • count varied coins to determine  their value.

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 6/2/17

In reading students will:

  • practice reading their Author’s Day stories with a partner.

In writing students will:

  • learn about the reasons why people write letters.
  • label the parts of a friendly letter.
  • Author’s Day is this FRIDAY, June 2nd@ 9:30am!


In math students will:

  • tell time to the hour.
  • recognize halves within a circular clock face and tell time to the half-hour.

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • read with a partner discussing the main character in their book  and write about the main character and and what they do in the story.

In writing students will:

  • edit,  revise, illustrate and publish the their “Author’s Day” memoire focusing on a small moment.
  • Author’s Day is June 2nd@ 9:30am!


In math students will:

  • create composite shapes from two-dimensional shapes.
  • compose a new shape from composite shapes.

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • listen to several read alouds of different memoires.
  • practice independent reading skills using just right books focusing on punctuation to build fluency.

In writing students will:

  • begin the first draft of their “Author’s Day” memoire focusing on a small moment.
  • Author’s Day is June 2nd@ 9:30am!


In math students will:

  • find and name two-dimensional shapes including trapezoid, rhombus, and a square as special rectangle, based on defining attributes of sides and corners.
  • find and name three-dimensional shapes including cone and rectangular prism, based on defining attributes of faces and points.

 

Other notes or information:

Our trip to the Queens Zoo is on  Friday, May 19th.


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • listen to several read alouds of different memoires.
  • practice independent reading skills using just right books.


In writing students will:

  • generate a list of topics to use to write their “Author’s Day” memoire.
  • Author’s Day is June 2nd@ 9:30am!


In math students will:

  • add a pair of two-digit number when the ones digits have a sum greater than 10.

 

Other notes or information:

Our trip to the Queens Zoo is on May 19th. Please return permission slips and $7.00 by May 9th.  Thank you.


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • read their independent informational text and then complete a KWLH  graphic organizer.


In writing students will:

  • think of questions and answers for their topics to share with the reader.
  • continue writing, and make a table of contents and insert headings for the sections of their All About Book.


In math students will:

  • recognize and make use of part-whole relationships with tape diagrams when solving a variety of word problems.
  • interpret two-digit numbers as tens and ones, including cases with more than nine ones.

 

Other notes or information:

Our trip to the Queens Zoo is on May 19th. Please return permission slips and $7.00 by May 9th.  Thank you.


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • use question words before, during and after reading to help them think about the text.


In writing students will:

  • do a picture walk in their “just right” books to create questions based on the pictures.


In math students will:

  • add ones to ones and tens to tens.
  • use tape diagrams as representations to solve put together/take apart with total unknown and add to with result unknown word problems.

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will:

  • independently read their nonfiction texts to identify the main topic and then write down how the supporting details connect to the main idea.


In writing students will:

  • review how the table of contents and headings give us new information.


In math students will:

  • add and subtract tens from a multiple of 10.
  • add tens to a two-digit number

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • take a picture walk prior to reading a text. They will be looking at the pictures and thinking about what they know about the topic before they read the text.


In writing students will:

  • learn that one type of informational text is a “question and answer” book.  They will review text features while working with a partner.


In math students will:

  • continue to identify 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, and 1 less than a two-digit number.
  • use dimes and pennies to compare tens and ones.
  • compare two quantities, and identify the greater or lesser of the two given numerals

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • will read a fiction and nonfiction text on similar topics with a partner. Then they will use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two books.


In writing students will:

  • share their published How-to books with one another and celebrate their accomplishments.


In math students will:

  • write and interpret two-digit numbers as addition sentences that combine tens and ones.
  • identify 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, and 1 less than a two-digit number.




 

Other notes or information:

The Trip to the Long Island Children’s Museum is this Wednesday @ 9:15a.m. Please be on time for school. We will eat lunch when we return to Lindell.


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • gain a deeper understanding of nonfiction texts by comparing and contrasting two texts on similar topics with a reading partner.


In writing students will:

  • use their draft to complete a published How-to book of their own with words and illustrations.


In math students will:

  • use the Place Value Chart to Record and Name Tens and Ones Within a Two-Digit Number.
  • interpret two-digit numbers as either tens and some ones or as all ones.




 

Other notes or information:

The Trip to the Long Island Children’s Museum is this Wednesday @ 9:15a.m. Please be on time for school. We will eat lunch when we return to Lindell.


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

 

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will:

  • use nonfiction text features to read informational texts, while learning about Japan as they prepare for Multicultural Week.


In writing students will:

  • use nonfiction text features to write facts and information about Japan as they prepare for Multicultural Week.


In math students will:

  • collect, sort, and organize data; then ask and answer questions about the number of data points.
  • review for and complete the End of Module assessment.


 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will:

  • read a Just Right Book independently and look for the nonfiction text features learned.


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:

  • measure the same objects with different non-standard units simultaneously to see the need to measure with a consistent unit.
  • answer compare with difference unknown problems about lengths of two different objects measured in centimeters.

 

Other notes or information: V.I.P. DAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd, @ 9:45am. Every child must have a V.I.P.


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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will:

  • continue to work on determining Author’s Purpose by noticing different types of nonfiction text: Narrative, Persuasive, Expository.
  • 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:

  • continue to look at How-to books with a partner to find examples of the text features discussed and mark them with a post-it.
  • practice writing simple How-to stories using transition words.

In math students will:

  • order three lengths using indirect comparison.
  • 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 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • determine Author’s Purpose by noticing different types of nonfiction text: Narrative, Persuasive, Expository.
     It’s as easy as PIE:
            P - Persuade (Persuasive)
            I - Inform (Expository)
            E - Entertain (Narrative)



In writing students will:

  • look at How-to books with a partner to find examples of the text features discussed and mark them with a post-it.
  • 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:

  • compare lengths of objects by aligning the end points.  
  • learn the terms “shorter than” and “longer than.”


 


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

  • draw a picture of the best part of a book. Students will complete the following statements using information/ evidence/reasons/ examples from the text.
    The best part of the book _______ was ___________.  I feel this way because __________. One reason is _______________.  For example, in the book ________.

In writing students will:

  • publish and illustrate their writing independently on the opinion writing paper.


In math students will:

  • solve addition and subtraction problems decomposing and composing teen numbers as 1 ten and some ones using a two-step solution.

    Ex: 9 + 4 = ?
    Step 1: Write one number sentence to make ten.     9 + 1 = 10
    Step 2: Write one number sentence to add to ten.     10 + 3 = 13

    9 + 4 = 13


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • identify facts from opinions by analyzing text to determine if a statement is a fact or the opinion of the author.
  • read a “just right” book and write 1 fact from the book and 1 opinion from the book or personal opinion on the student handout.

In writing students will:

  • begin a new opinion piece by generating ideas while they  turn and talk to a partner to discuss their opinion and use the Oreo Graphic Organizer to develop their ideas.


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 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • continue to practice the skill of thinking about their reading by asking questions before, during, and after reading a “just right” text.


In writing students will:

  • edit,  revise and publish  their “Blue Ribbon” writing pieces.


In math students will:

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

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

In reading students will:

  • share their wonders about a topic by asking questions before, during and after reading a “just right” text.


In writing students will:

  • use a graphic organizer and the writing process to write an opinion piece about their favorite objects.


In math students will:

  • practice making a drawing or model when subtracting 9 from a teen number.
  • relate “counting on” to making ten and taking from ten.

 

Other notes or information:


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • read 2 “just right”books on similar topics with a partner making connections between the 2 books.


In writing students will:

  • practice the process for opinion writing using an OREO graphic organizer.


In math students will:

  • solve word problems with subtraction of 9 from 10.

 

Other notes or information:
●    Our Holiday Sing-along and craft is on Wednesday, December 21st @ 10:30a.m.
●    Have a safe and fun-filled vacation. See you in 2017! Happy New Year!


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • work with a partner to make text-to-self connections using previously read “just right” books.
  • read 2 “just right”books on similar topics with a partner making connections between the 2 books.


In writing students will:

  • practice using the process for opinion writing by verbally sharing their opinion with a partner using OREO.
    Opinion – tell how you feel about the topic (introduce)
    Reasons – tell someone reasons or information to support your opinion
    Examples – tell details or examples that support your opinion
    Opinion – restate your opinion with feelings (conclude)


In math students will:

  • use the “make a ten” strategy to solve addition sentences where one of the addends is 7, 8, or 9.
  • review the mid-module concepts and take the mid-module assessment.


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

 

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will:

  • read “just right” books independently using post-its to mark important events or information to help retell the pages read.


In writing students will:

  • create a mini opinion book by filling out a graphic organizer and using it to write their opinion.


In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 12/2/16

In reading students will:

  • practice ways to to talk about books with a partner by turning and talking about the book the teacher has read, using the prompt provided by the teacher.


In writing students will:

  • practice sharing their opinions* by turning and talking to partners as the teacher reads a story aloud.
  • An opinion is the way you think or feel about something based on evidence.


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 to add.
    Add: 3 + 7 = 10,  then count-on: 10 + 4 = 14

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/18/16

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 11/04/16

In reading students will:

  • practice the comprehension strategy of retelling the most important part of the text focusing on important details.


In writing students will:

  • choose a practiced story from their storybox and write about it in sequential order. (Beginning, Middle and End) 

In math students will:

  • use the number path to count-on to find the unknown part.     6 + ____ = 10

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

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 as they begin to write their personal narratives.

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 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • read their “just right” books  while working with their reading partners by focusing on the important parts to discuss the beginning, middle and ending of the story.


In writing students will:

  • learn that writers create their pieces of writing in steps called the writing process.
  • think about a small moment story* that happened to them.
    *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:

  • visualize and solve doubles and doubles plus 1 with 5-group cards.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • Will 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:

  • Use addition to solve word problems.

 

 

 


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Second Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/16/17

In reading students will:

  • Good readers analyze how their character is feeling by marking the places in their books where the characters have a strong feeling.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers elaborate on their reasons by adding specific examples.

In math students will:

  • Draw and label a bar graph to represent data; relate the count scale to the number line.


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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • Good readers will better understand a story and the characters by making connections between what they see (T.V., movie, plays, reader’s theater, books, read alouds, real life) and what they read


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers understand that when people know a lot about something, they often think, “Which is my favorite and why?" by writing and talking to tell others about their opinions.

In math students will:

  • Use rectangular arrays to investigate odd and even numbers.


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

 

Week Ending 6/02/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers evaluate similes by identifying a comparison between two objects using ‘like’ or ‘as’.


In writing students will:

  • Teacher points out that poets can be very artistic by displaying their poem in shapes that depict the main idea.

In math students will:

  • Pair objects and skip-count to relate to even numbers.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers interpret the author’s words and use of descriptive language by noticing one or more of the five senses that the poet uses (through strong verbs and adjectives).


In writing students will:

  • Growing poets use metaphorical language (similes) by comparing two unlike things to point out a similarity.


In math students will:

  • Use square tiles to decompose a rectangle.


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

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


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers enhance their poems by using repetitive language (words and/or lines) in their poetry.


In math students will:

  • Create arrays using square tiles with gaps.


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers become familiar with how to read poetry in ways that capture the mood, feelings, and ideas by examining and practicing (fluency) a variety of poems.


In writing students will:

  • Growing poets feel the rhythm of poetry by reading and reacting to poetry.


In math students will:

  • Compose arrays from rows and columns, and count to find the total using objects.


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers learn new words by collecting words they don’t know and writing down what they think the word means.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers become stronger scientists by setting goals and planning.


In math students will:

  • Use manipulatives to create equal groups.


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers explain what they already know about their topic by recalling the experiments, activities, explorations, and writing activities from writing workshop.


In writing students will:

  • Learning to think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report:  Recording our Procedure and Materials.


In math students will:

  • Subtract from multiples of 100 and from numbers with zero in the tens place.


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

 

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers prepare to discuss their books by identifying the main idea/topic of each section.           


In writing students will:

  • Learning to think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report: Testing and Recording Our Hypothesis using Multiple Trials


In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent subtraction with up to two decompositions, relate drawings to the algorithm, and use addition to explain why the subtraction method works.


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers monitor for meaning by reading a chunk of their Nonfiction text, putting the information they learned into their own words and explaining what they learned to others.


In writing students will:

  • Learning to think like a scientist as we go through the steps of writing a lab report: Posing a Question and Developing a Hypothesis.


In math students will:

  • Relate manipulative representations to the addition algorithm.


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers notice that Nonfiction books are broken into parts by looking at each section as a seed idea.


In writing students will:

  • Understanding the features of a Scientific Lab Report and The Scientific Method


In math students will:

  • Use the associative property to subtract from three-digit numbers and verify solutions with addition.


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify with characters in the books they read by learning from the characters.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers take pride in their work by publishing their finished stories for their readers.


In math students will:

  • Add multiples of 100 and some tens within 1,000.


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

 

Week Ending 3/10/17

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:

  • Relate 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, and 100 less to addition and subtraction of 10 and 100.


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

 

Week Ending 3/03/17

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 enrich their writing by adding meaningful dialogue to the scenes of their stories.


In math students will:

  • Solve two-step word problems within 100.


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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

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 continue to revise their stories by adding descriptive “character thinking and feeling details” to their drafts.


In math students will:

  • Use and explain the totals below method using words, math drawings, and numbers.


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers track their characters feelings by noticing how they change in the beginning, middle and end of 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:

  • Subtract from 200 and from numbers with zeros in the tens place.


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify a character’s internal traits by analyzing their actions.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers understand that the foundation of an interesting realistic fiction story starts with a solid, believable problem.


In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent additions with up to two compositions and relate drawings to a written method.

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

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


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:

  • Use mental strategies to relate compositions of 10 tens as 1 hundred to 10 ones as 1 ten.

 

 


Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers will get to know the characters in the books they read by paying attention to their wants and problems.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will be immersed in a variety of Realistic Fiction stories by listening to Read Alouds and discussing the attributes of Realistic Fiction.

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent subtraction with and without decomposition and relate drawings to a written method.


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers try to think about the “So What” or big idea when reading informational/ nonfiction texts

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers include visuals in their Expert Book to enable their readers to understand their topic in an even deeper way.

In math students will:

  • Use math drawings to represent the composition when adding a two-digit to a three digit addend.


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers use clues to determine the meaning of new vocabulary/domain specific words as they read informational/ nonfiction texts.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers check for capitalization errors to ensure that their meaning is clear to readers.

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 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers track what they are thinking about a particular topic as they read informational/nonfiction texts

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will analyze how facts are stated in nonfiction writing.

In math students will:

  • Solve one- and two-step word problems within 100 using strategies based on place value.


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

 

Week Ending 12/09/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers recognize text features to help them locate key facts or information in a text efficiently

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will create a web about their topic to collect expert facts.

In math students will:

  • 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 11/18/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers recognize the difference between reading nonfiction/informational text and fiction/literature


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers explore the features of nonfiction expert books by talking with a partner about the topics on which they might be an expert.

In math students will:

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

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/04/16

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 stretch thoughts, feeling and actions by using Show Don’t Tell

In math students will:

  • Math - Write base ten three-digit numbers in unit form;  show the value of each digit.

 

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

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 use their 5 senses to make their writing more interesting.

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 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers demonstrate their comprehension of a story by stopping and thinking, saying their thoughts and proving them with text evidence. 


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers identify themselves as the main character in their personal narrative by using “I”.

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 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify their reading stamina by setting reading goals.

In writing students will:

  • Growing writers understand that personal narratives include many important elements by identifying the most important  ingredients.

In math students will:

  • Connect measurement with physical units by using multiple copies of the same physical unit to measure.

 

 

 

 

  

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Third Grade

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

 

Week Ending 6/16/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers dig deeper into the mystery by searching for alibis and opportunities to help them narrow their suspect list.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers build up their drafts by adding important and vivid dialogue.



In math students will:

  • Analyze data to problem solve.


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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers analyze the actions of crime solver characters by paying  attention to what a crime solver does, says, and thinks.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers craft their draft by writing off of their plot diagram, if they have not done so already. (May take multiple days to complete)



In math students will:

  • Interpret measurement data from various line plots.




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

 

Week Ending 6/02/17

In reading students will:

  • growing readers track suspects by paying attention to who a crime solver interviews and the types of questions he/she asks to track suspects.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers will add more information about their seed idea by thinking about sensory details/setting that accompanied their event.


In math students will:

  • Create ruler with 1-inch, 1 2 -inch, and 1 4 -inch intervals, and generate measurement data.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers identify the three different types of clues seen in mystery books by tracking their thinking on Post-it notes.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers plan out their Edge of Your Seat story by using a plot diagram.


In math students will:

  • Solve one- and two-step problems involving graphs.


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • Growing readers analyze characters by identifying the secondary characters in their mystery book.


In writing students will:

  • Growing writers make their final selection for their Edge of Your Seat story by focusing on certain criteria.


In math students will:

  • Rotate tape diagrams vertically.


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • try to solve the mystery by connecting details to the BIG picture.


In writing students will:

  • continue to add more information about their seed idea by thinking about words and phrases that describe how they were feeling/digging deep around emotions.


In math students will:

  • construct a picture graph of data.


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • better understand characters by determining their motives (motivation).


In writing students will:

  • plan out their Edge of Your Seat story by using a plot diagram.


In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • track suspects by paying attention to who a crime solver interviews and the types of questions he/she asks to track suspects.


In writing students will:

  • generate entries for an Edge of Your Seat Story by thinking about emotional times in their lives (focus on nervous/anxious).


In math students will:

  • decompose whole number fractions greater than 1 using whole number equivalence with various models.


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

 

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will:

  • identify the main problem in their mystery book by considering the wants/needs of the main character.


In writing students will:

  • determine the importance of a climax in an Edge of Your Seat Story by analyzing mentor texts and discussing how the climax and rising action maintain the reader’s attention.


In math students will:

  • express whole numbers as fractions and recognize equivalence with different units.


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • determine the central message or moral by explaining how it is conveyed through key details.


In writing students will:

  • follow a format to answer a short response by writing three sentences including two appropriate details from the text and clearly stating an inference.


In math students will:

  • recognize and show that equivalent fractions have the same size, though not necessarily the same shape.


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • use an information matrix to plan and write a paragraph planning sheet to write a quality paragraph.


In writing students will:

  • end their writing by creating a powerful conclusion that leaves the audience thinking and wondering.


In math students will:

  • place whole number fractions and fractions between whole numbers on a number line.


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • participate in a “science talk” about bullfrogs by using specific information that they have learned through their close reading to share and develop their expertise through conversations.


In writing students will:

  • learn how to give the author credit when they use specific information in a book by citing their sources.


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 3/10/17

In reading students will:

  • continue to closely read page 32 from Bullfrog and Magnolia Circle and the glossary to answer text dependent questions by accessing the text while completing questions.


In writing students will:

  • experiment with the organization of their writing by studying the structures authors use.


In math students will:

  • compare unit fractions by reasoning about their size.


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

 

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will:

  • describe the main idea, supporting details and define unfamiliar words by completing the short response and multiple choice questions on the mid unit assessment.


In writing students will:

  • assess if they have a thorough understanding of their topic by rehearsing the information they’ve gathered with other students.


In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will:

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


In writing students will:

  • writers satisfy their curiosity by  gathering information that pertains to their draft questions.


In math students will:

  • represent and identify fractional parts of different wholes.


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • use both the text and illustrations to identify the main idea of a section and provide supporting details.


In writing students will:

  • explore topics by drafting questions.


In math students will:

  • apply knowledge of area to determine areas of rooms in a given floor plan.


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

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


In writing students will:

  • include an illustration and caption that helps their audience understand their message/main idea more clearly.


In math students will:

  • interpret area models to form rectangular arrays.

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • notice how information about a topic presented by one author connects with information presented by another author by linking the texts.


In writing students will:

  • ensure that their work is ready for an audience by using editing checklists.


In math students will:

  • model tiling with centimeter and inch unit squares as a strategy to measure area.

 

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • monitor for meaning by stopping and thinking after reading chunks of the text.


In writing students will:

  • begin their draft by using their post-its to formulate the body paragraphs of their expository writing.
     

In math students will:

  • use place value strategies and the associative property to multiply by multiples of 10.


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

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:

  • commit to a final decision about their topic by submitting it to the teacher or adding it to a class chart.
     

In math students will:

  • reason about and explain arithmetic patterns using units of 0 and 1 as they relate to multiplication and divisions


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • learn new vocabulary words by reading them in context.


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:

  • interpret the unknown in multiplication and division to model and solve problems


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • get ready to read a text by asking themselves, “What do I already know about this topic?” and “What do I wonder?” and “What did I learn?” (KWL)


In writing students will:

  • define expository writing by examining features of exemplars and comparing them to narrative features.
     

In math students will:

  • interpret the unknown in multiplication and division to model and solve problems using units of 6 and 7


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

 

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will:

  • understand the purpose of text features (e.g. title, headings, subheadings, sidebars, captions, illustrations, maps, diagrams, charts , index, glossary, etc) by identifying them in informational texts.


In writing students will:

  • diagram the parts of an expository writing piece to understand its structure and how ideas are developed by noticing paragraphing, main idea, and supporting details in each text.
     

In math students will:

  • multiply and divide with familiar facts using a letter to represent the unknown.


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

 

Week Ending 12/2/16

In reading students will:

  • think before they write by gathering and organizing the evidence they’ve collected


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:

  • decompose twice to subtract measurements including three-digit minuends with zeros in the tens and ones places.

 

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/18/16

In reading students will:

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

In writing students will:

  • recognize and better understand the features of a personal narrative by studying the writing of authors we admire.


In math students will:

  • solve mixed word problems involving all four operations with grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters given in the same units.


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

 

Week Ending 11/04/16

In reading students will:

  • readers understand a story better by identifying the story elements.


In writing students will:

  • writers will bring their character to life by adding dialogue using  quotation marks and commas.


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 10/28/16

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:

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

In math students will:

  • relate skip-counting by 5 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 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • reflect on their reading by supporting their thinking/ feelings with text evidence.

In writing students will:

  • choose their topic (seed idea) for their small moment narrative by completing a beginning, middle, and end graphic organizer to make sure their small moment tells a complete story and would be interesting to a reader.

In math students will:

  • apply the distributive property to decompose units.


 

 


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • Read with fluency by using punctuation as a “road signal” that helps the reader know when to pause. 

In writing students will:

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

In math students will:

  • Interpret the quotient as the number of groups or the number of objects in each group using units of 2.


 


 

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Fourth Grade


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

 

Week Ending 6/16/17

In reading students will:

  • Develop strong ideas or themes about a fictional text by analyzing social issues their characters are facing and how they can apply these lessons to their own life.


In writing students will:

  • Respond to a text by analyzing the social issues and supporting their thoughts with text evidence.


In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of fraction equivalence to add and subtract tenths and hundredths in multi step real world situation word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • Develop strong ideas or themes about a fictional text by analyzing social issues their characters are facing and how they can apply these lessons to their own life.


In writing students will:

  • Craft descriptive poems by incorporating figurative language and elaborating on deeper ideas (themes) they want to convey to their audience.


In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of fraction equivalence to add and subtract tenths and hundredths.




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

 

Week Ending 6/02/17

In reading students will:

  • Develop strong ideas or themes about a historical fiction text by analyzing lessons their characters are learning and how it connects to the time period.


In writing students will:

  • Craft descriptive poems by incorporating figurative language and elaborating on deeper ideas (themes) they want to convey to their audience.


In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of fraction equivalence to add tenths and hundredths.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • Develop strong ideas or themes about a historical fiction text by analyzing lessons their characters are learning and how it connects to the time period.


In writing students will:

  • Craft descriptive poems by incorporating figurative language and elaborating on deeper ideas (themes) they want to convey to their audience.


In math students will:

  • Apply understanding of fraction equivalence to add tenths and hundredths.


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • Develop strong ideas or themes about a historical fiction text by analyzing lessons their characters are learning and how it connects to the time period.


In writing students will:

  • Craft historical fiction narratives by transferring their reading skills to their writing, such as crafting a story that conveys a strong theme connected to that specific time period.


In math students will:

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


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • Develop strong ideas or themes about a historical fiction text by analyzing lessons their characters are learning and how it connects to the time period.


In writing students will:

  • Craft historical fiction narratives by transferring their reading skills to their writing, such as crafting a story that conveys a strong theme connected to that specific time period.


In math students will:

  • Apply fractional skills to decimals and use metric measurement to model the decomposition of one whole into tenths.


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • Develop strong ideas or themes about a historical fiction text by analyzing lessons their characters are learning and how it connect to the time period.


In writing students will:

  • Craft historical fiction narratives by transferring their reading skills to their writing. They will do this by imagining complex characters and settings that connect to a specific time period.


In math students will:

  • Apply fractional skills to solve multi step real world application word problems involving all four basic operations.


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • Grow ideas about their historical fiction texts by analyzing the time period and identifying symbols and themes.


In writing students will:

  • Craft historical fiction narratives by transferring their reading skills to their writing. They will do this by imagining complex characters and settings that connect to a specific time period.


In math students will:

  • Solve real world application word problems by subtracting and adding fractions and mixed numbers.


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

 

Week Ending 4/7/17

In reading students will:

  • Analyze historical fiction texts by focusing on the physical and emotional setting.


In writing students will:

  • Determine themes and messages from texts they are reading in order to develop strong claims for literary essays.


In math students will:

  • Subtract and add fractions and mixed numbers using decomposition, number lines, and tape diagrams.


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • Annotate and closely read multiple genre texts by analyzing specific skills aligned to the identified genre.


In writing students will:

  • Respond to more than one text through a short response and extended response by crafting a claim and supporting their thoughts with text evidence.


In math students will:

  • Solve real world application word problems with visual models to add and subtract fractions with related units using the denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12.


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • Annotate and closely read multiple genre texts by analyzing specific skills aligned to the identified genre.


In writing students will:

  • Respond to more than one text through a short response and extended response by crafting a claim and supporting their thoughts with text evidence.


In math students will:

  • Use visual models to add and subtract two fractions with the same units, including subtracting from one whole.


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Annotate and closely read multiple genre texts by analyzing specific skills aligned to the identified genre.


In writing students will:

  • Respond to more than one text through a short response and extended response by crafting a claim and supporting their thoughts with text evidence.


In math students will:

  • Use visual models to add and subtract two fractions with the same units, including subtracting from one whole.


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

 

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Annotate and closely read multiple genre texts by analyzing specific skills aligned to the identified genre.


In writing students will:

  • Respond to texts read through a short response and extended response by crafting a claim and supporting their thoughts with text evidence.


In math students will:

  • Understand fraction equivalence by using an area model, tape diagram, and number line in connection to multiplication and division.


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

 

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will:

  • Annotate and closely read multiple genre texts by analyzing specific skills aligned to the identified genre.


In writing students will:

  • Respond to texts read through a short response by crafting a claim and supporting their thought with text evidence.


In math students will:

  • Identify, recognize and decompose fractions into unit fractions using visual, concrete, and abstract methods.


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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Annotate and closely read multiple genre texts by analyzing specific skills aligned to the identified genre.


In writing students will:

  • Transfer the skills of an  informational research in order to craft claim or stance on a topic being researched in the content area of social studies, specifically colonial life.


In math students will:

  • Identify, draw, and recognize lines of symmetry and different quadrilaterals and triangles by their characteristics and properties.


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Analyze nonfiction texts by identifying the way a text is organized and structured in order to help them develop a deeper understanding of the purpose / main idea.


In writing students will:

  • Edit revise and publish informational research based persuasive essays by identifying a claim or stance on a topic being researched and support that claim with reasons and relevant text based details.


In math students will:

  • Identify, draw, and recognize lines of symmetry and different quadrilaterals by their characteristics and properties.


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

  • Analyze nonfiction texts by identifying the way a text is organized and structured in order to help them develop a deeper understanding of the purpose / main idea.


In writing students will:

  • Craft informational research based persuasive essays by identifying a claim or stance on a topic being researched and support that claim with reasons and relevant text based details.


In math students will:

  • Identify, draw, and measure different angles and lines by using a protractor.


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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • Analyze nonfiction texts by identifying the way a text is organized and structured in order to help them develop a deeper understanding of the purpose / main idea.


In writing students will:

  • Develop a claim on a topic being researched and support that stance with text based evidence.


In math students will:

  • Identify, recognize, and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles, perpendicular, and parallel lines.

 

 

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

In reading students will:

  • Analyze nonfiction texts by identifying the way a text is organized and structured in order to help them develop a deeper understanding.

In writing students will:

  • Research both sides of an argument in order to develop a strong claim for their persuasive informational essays.

In math students will:

  • Multiply 2-digit by 2-digit problems using an area model, partial products, and eventually the standard algorithm.


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

 

Week Ending 1/6/17

In reading students will:

  • Analyze nonfiction texts in order to identify a main idea and support that idea with text details. They do this by asking themselves, “What is this mostly about?”

In writing students will:

  • Research both sides of an argument in order to develop a strong claim for their persuasive informational essays.

In math students will:

  • Multiply 2-digit by 2-digit problems using an area model, partial products, and eventually the standard algorithm.


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

In reading students will:

  • Identify themes or lessons learned about a text by analyzing their characters actions, dialogue, and interactions with others.

In writing students will:

  • Edit, revise and publish a 5 paragraph literary essay conveying a claim/thesis with body paragraphs that are supported with text evidence.

In math students will:

  • Understand and solve real world word Problems involving  two digit dividend division problems with a remainder in the ones place by using place value disks then transferring that to area models.


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

In reading students will:

  • Identify themes or lessons learned about a text by analyzing their characters actions, dialogue, and interactions with others.

In writing students will:

  • Craft a 5 paragraph literary essay conveying a claim/thesis with body paragraphs that are supported with text evidence.

In math students will:

  • Understand and solve two digit dividend division problems with a remainder in the ones place by using place value disks then transferring that to area models.


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

 

Week Ending 12/9/16

In reading students will:

  • Identify themes or lessons learned about a text by analyzing their characters actions, dialogue, and interactions with others.

In writing students will:

  • Craft a claim about a text they are reading and support that claim with reasons and text evidence.

In math students will:

  • Understand and solve two digit dividend division problems with a remainder in the ones place by using place value disks then transferring that to area models.


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

 

Week Ending 12/2/16

In reading students will:

  • Identify themes or lessons learned about a text by analyzing their characters actions, dialogue, and interactions with others.


In writing students will:

  • Generate ideas for their literary essays by transferring their thoughts from their reading. They do this by thinking about their characters and themes from their texts.

In math students will:

  • Apply multiplication expressions to real world word problems using an area model, partial product, or the standard algorithm.

 

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/18/16

In reading students will:

  • Identify themes or lessons learned about a text by analyzing their characters actions, dialogue, and interactions with others.


In writing students will:

  • Generate ideas for their literary essays by transferring their thoughts from their reading. They do this by thinking about their characters and themes from their texts.


In math students will:

  • Multiply multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 by single digits and double digits utilizing an area model and recognizing patterns.


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

 

Week Ending 11/04/16

In reading students will:

  • Explore how details about characters support the theme, including details about how characters respond to challenges.


In writing students will:

  • Draw evidence from a literary text to support analysis and reflection in a written response.


In math students will:

  • Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm to solve multi-step word problems.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

In reading students will:

  • Grow ideas about their characters by thinking about when their character acts out of character and contradicts what they already know.

In writing students will:

  • Elaborate on their seed idea by adding dialogue, actions, and internal thinking to their narratives.

In math students will:

  • Express metric length measurements in terms of smaller units and solve addition  and subtraction word problems involving metric length.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

In reading students will:

  • Grow ideas about their characters by thinking about their actions, speech, and relationship with other characters.



In writing students will:

  • Elaborate on their seed idea by adding dialogue, actions, and internal thinking to their narratives.

In math students will:

  • Add and Subtract to solve real world application word problems by drawing a tape diagram model and practicing the skill of bundling and unbundling.

 


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

In reading students will:

  • Summarize texts using multiple strategies including identifying story elements, using the 5 W’s, and beginning, middle, and end to retell the important events in a story. 


In writing students will:

  • Generate ideas for their personal narratives by thinking about important moments in their lives, and choosing one of those ideas to develop their powerful writing.


In math students will:

  • Round numbers to different place values using a vertical number line.

 

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Fifth Grade


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

 

Week Ending 6/16/17

In reading students will:

  • Research evidence to support a claim based on a topic of interest.


In writing students will:

  • Write an argumentative essay to support a claim based on a topic of interest.


In math students will:

  • Draw symmetric figures using distance and angle measure from the line of symmetry.





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

 

Week Ending 6/9/17

In reading students will:

  • Analyze different articles to identify possible claims and opposing claims with supporting evidence.


In writing students will:

  • Discriminate between relevant and less relevant information by taking notes to help keep notes short and to the point.


In math students will:

  • Construct parallel line segments on a rectangular grid as well as analyze relationships of the coordinate pairs.


 

 


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

 

Week Ending 5/26/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify six poetic devices: alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, rhyme, and simile and determine the purpose of poetic devices as either emphasizing meaning or the sound of words.


In writing students will:

  • Apply poetic devices to enhance poems and reflect on purpose of use of each specific device.


In math students will:

  • Compare the lines and patterns generated by addition rules and multiplicatives rules.


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

 

Week Ending 5/19/17

In reading students will:

  • Notice figurative language usage by poets to describe nature.


In writing students will:

  • Create depiction of nature while using figurative language.


In math students will:

  • Generate a number pattern from a given rule, and plot the points.


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

 

Week Ending 5/12/17

In reading students will:

  • Realize how poet’s can train their eyes to see by focusing their attention to notice more about an object, an action, or something in nature.


In writing students will:

  • Generate ideas by using poet’s eyes and senses to observe on-site beyond the classroom.


In math students will:

  • Plot points, use them to draw lines in the plane, and describe patterns within the coordinate pairs.


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

 

Week Ending 5/5/17

In reading students will:

  • Recognize how poets get ideas for their poems by looking at the world in a fresh, new way.


In writing students will:

  • Observe ordinary objects in a new way. (Personification will be discussed)


In math students will:

  • Name points using coordinate pairs, and use the coordinate pairs to plot points.


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

 

Week Ending 4/28/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify the senses implied in words appealing to the senses in literature and spoken
    language.


In writing students will:

  • Generate ideas with sensory images for ordinary objects.


In math students will:

  • Construct a coordinate system on a line and a plane.


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • Celebrate Feature Articles by reading and peer reflecting.


In writing students will:

  • Reflect on their best writing practices.


In math students will:

  • Find the volume of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping rectangular prisms.


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

 

Week Ending 3/31/17

In reading students will:

  • Generate their own answers to main idea questions by rereading the question closely to confirm their ideas with the answer choices provided.


In writing students will:

  • Connect ideas by carefully choosing words that help one idea flow into another in written responses.


In math students will:

  • Find the volume of a right rectangular prism by packing with cubic units and counting.


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

 

Week Ending 3/24/17

In reading students will:

  • Serve as peer editors to fellow classmates guided by a Feature Article rubric.


In writing students will:

  • Start to publish their Feature Articles.


In math students will:

  • Solve multi-step word problems dividing a whole number by a unit fraction.


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

 

Week Ending 3/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify the author’s perspective on a topic by noticing how they sway you to think a certain way about a topic.


In writing students will:

  • Determine the perspective they will use to sway the reader to think a certain way about their particular topic.


In math students will:

  • Divide a whole number by a unit fraction.


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

 

Week Ending 3/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Notice how various authors organize pieces in a text to create structure in a logical manner.


In writing students will:

  • Organize the parts of the pieces of their feature articles to structure the text in a logical way.


In math students will:

  • Convert measures involving whole number as well as solve multi-steps word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 3/03/17

In reading students will:

  • Identify the various “Angles” used in a variety of Feature Articles.


In writing students will:

  • Narrow the focus of an “Angle” to teach one aspect of a larger subject in greater detail.


In math students will:

  • Relate decimal and fraction multiplication.


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

 

Week Ending 2/17/17

In reading students will:

  • Point out the various leads used in a variety of Feature Articles.


In writing students will:

  • Consider “Strong Leads” to grab reader’s attention such as, anecdotes, questions, statistics, etc for their specific Feature Article.


In math students will:

  • Multiply unit fractions by unit fractions using rectangular fraction models.


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

 

Week Ending 2/10/17

In reading students will:

  • Become cognizant of outline structures by analyzing a variety of feature articles.


In writing students will:

  • Use outline and revisions to organize information of the topic selected, keeping in mind the purpose and audience of the specific Feature Article.


In math students will:

  • Compare and evaluate expressions using parentheses through fraction expressions and word problems.


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

 

Week Ending 1/27/17

In reading students will:

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


In writing students will:

  • Brainstorm possible feature article topics by narrowing down personal interests and experiences.


In math students will:

  • Measure and compare pencil lengths to the nearest ½, ¼, and ⅛ of an inch, and analyze the data through line plots.





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

 

Week Ending 1/20/17

In reading students will:

  • Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g; chronological, problem/solution…) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts


In writing students will:

  • Analyze the characteristics of a feature article that is written for a specific audience and for a specific purpose.


In math students will:

  • Solve word problems involving the division of whole numbers with answers in the form of fractions or whole numbers.



 

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 1/13/17

 

In reading students will:

  • Explore a variety of nonfiction texts by navigating through nonfiction resources and noting their features.


In writing students will:

  • Discover elements of feature articles through immersion.


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 1/6/17

 

In reading students will:

  • Recognize the various craft and structures in informational text.


In writing students will:

  • Focus on the purpose of the various informational texts structures.


In math students will:

  • Add fractions with sums greater than 2 using strategies and tools to solve each problem.


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

 

Week Ending 12/23/16

 

In reading students will:

  • Recognize what they used to think about a topic and what they realized after read their independent reading book.


In writing students will:

  • Write a literary essay expressing what they used to think about a theme and/or lesson of a story and what they realized after read reading.


In math students will:

  • Solve two step word problems as well as two step computation by adding and subtracting fractions from whole numbers using equivalence and the number line as strategies.


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

 

Week Ending 12/16/16

 

In reading students will:

  • Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g; chronological, problem/solution…) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.


In writing students will:

  • Analyze multiple accounts of literary essays with the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences.


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 12/9/16

 

In reading students will:

  • Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point.


In writing students will:

  • Write a literary essay using reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.


In math students will:

  • Use exponents to denote powers of 10 with application to metric conversions.


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

 

Week Ending 12/2/16

 

In reading students will:

  • Identify the theme of a story or drama from details in a text.


In writing students will:

  • Writers create a simple first literary essay using parallel transitions and evidence.


In math students will:

  • Solve division word problems involving multi-digit division with group size unknown and the number of groups unknown.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 11/18/16

 

In reading students will:

  • Use details to compare and contrast two or more settings and events in a story or drama.

In writing students will:

  • Analyze literary essays and narratives to learn how they compare.

In math students will:

  • Divide decimal dividends by two-digit divisors, estimating quotients, reasoning about the placement of the decimal point.


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

 

Week Ending 10/28/16

 

In reading students will:

  • Compare and Contrast characters in drama using character’s motivation, feelings, and behaviors.

In writing students will:

  • Draw evidence from a fictional text to support analysis of contrast and comparison in a written response.

In math students will:

  • Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm and using estimation to check for reasonableness of the product.

 


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

 

Week Ending 10/21/16

 

In reading students will:

  • Use details and examples from a text along with personal knowledge to explain inferences drawn from a text.

In writing students will:

  • Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis and reflection in written responses.

In math students will:

  • Estimate multi-digit by rounding factors to a basic fact and using place value patterns.

 

 


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

 

Week Ending 9/30/16

 

In reading students will:

  • Identify main ideas and key details to summarize a text. 

In writing students will:

  • Draw evidence from informational text to support analysis and reflection in a written response.

In math students will:

  • Multiply a decimal fraction by single-digit whole numbers, including using estimation to confirm the placement of the decimal point with the use of Tape Diagrams.

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