December 11-15, 2017
Monday-expository writing (practice RST)
Tuesday-Research Simulation Task (RST)
Wednesday-Research Simulation Task (RST)
Thursday-deconstruction of previous test
Friday-deconstruction of previous test

December 4-8, 2017
Monday-expository writing (practice RST)
Tuesday-expository writing (practice RST)
Wednesday-expository writing (practice RST)
Thursday-read informational text/text dependent questions
Friday-read informational text/text dependent questions
**Research Simulation Task (RST) will be given on December 12th and 13th.


November 27-December 1, 2017 
Monday-point of view paragraph writing
Tuesday-read informational text-"The Stripes Will Survive"/text dependent questions
Wednesday-read informational text-"The Zoos Go Wild"/text dependent questions
Thursday-read informational text-"Our Beautiful Macaws and Why They Need Enrichment"/text dependent questions
Friday-expository writing (practice RST); graphic organizer

November 13-17, 2017 
Monday-read informational text-"Bubblology"/text dependent questions
Tuesday-read informational text-"Looking for Lunar Ice"/text dependent questions
Wednesday-LEAP 360 Interim Assessment
Thursday-LEAP 360 Interim Assessment
Friday-punctuation practice in writing (semicolons and colons)

**Homework each night is to for students to read their nonfiction book and work on book report (see below for rubric).  The book report is a major grade.

Nonfiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Friday, November 17, 2017

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) that represents your book topic.

Front of the poster:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

  • KWL chart (What I Know, What I Want to Know, What I Learned); at least five things in each column
  • Five interesting facts about your topic
  • Vocabulary-Find five or more new words in your book and define them

November 6-10, 2017 
Monday-read informational text-"One Very Old Shoe"/text dependent questions
Tuesday-read informational text-"One Very Old Shoe"/text dependent questions
Wednesday-read informational text-"Two Days With No Phone"/text dependent questions
Thursday-point of view/citing textual evidence-"Two Days With No Phone"
Friday-point of view/citing textual evidence/expository writing-"Two Days With No Phone"

**Homework each night is to for students to read their nonfiction book and work on book report (see below for rubric).  The book report is a major grade.

Nonfiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Thursday, November 16, 2017

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) that represents your book topic.

Front of the poster:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

  • KWL chart (What I Know, What I Want to Know, What I Learned); at least five things in each column
  • Five interesting facts about your topic
  • Vocabulary-Find five or more new words in your book and define them

October 30-November 3, 2017 
Monday-informational text review
Tuesday-read informational text-"The Great Fire"/text dependent questions
Wednesday-read informational text-"The Great Fire"/text dependent questions
Thursday-Library visit
Friday-text dependent questions for "The Tell-Tale Bacteria" & "Cell Phone Tattler"

October 23-27 2017 
Monday-elements of nonfiction text structure
Tuesday-elements of nonfiction text structure
Wednesday-review narrative nonfiction text-"Into the Dark Water"/text dependent questions
Thursday-read narrative nonfiction text-"Into the Dark Water"/text dependent questions
Friday-review narrative nonfiction text-"Into the Dark Water"/text dependent questions

October 16-20,  2017 
Monday-narrative writing (practice NWT)-drafting/revising & editing/review for NWT
Tuesday-Narrative Writing Task
Wednesday-Narrative Writing Task
Thursday-narrative writing (practice NWT)-final draft (publishing)  
Friday-read literary text/answer text dependent questions
**Unit 1, Narrative Writing Task will be given on October 17th & 18th.  This will be for a grade.

October 9-13,  2017 
Monday-Fall Break
Tuesday-review using dialogue in narrative writing
Wednesday-narrative writing/prewriting
Thursday-narrative writing/drafting
Friday-narrative writing/drafting/revising & editing
**Unit 1, Narrative Writing Task will be given on October 17th & 18th.  This will be for a grade.

October 2-6,  2017 
Monday-complete practice LAT, if needed; editing practice
Tuesday-read fiction text "Magic Elizabeth"/answer text dependent questions
Wednesday-practice using quotation marks in dialogue
Thursday-review "Magic Elizabeth"/answer text dependent questions
Friday-Professional Development Day


September 25-29, 2017 
Monday-write body paragraph for LAT essay
Tuesday-write body paragraph for LAT essay
Wednesday-write body paragraph/conclusion for LAT essay
Thursday-LAT District Assessment test
Friday-read short story "Vivian's Move"/text dependent questions
**Homework each night is to read fiction book and work on book report (see below for rubric).
**LAT (District Assessment) will be on Thursday, September 28th.

Fiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Friday, September 29, 2017

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) advertising a book. 

Front of the poster:

Title

Author

Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

Characters

Setting(s)

Plot:  At least 7 events from the story that includes the conflict and resolution

Opinion:  Write 3-5 sentences telling why you liked/disliked the book


September 18-22, 2017 
Monday-read short story "Boy's Life"; answer text dependent questions
Tuesday-Book Fair; read "Emancipation:  A Life Fable"
Wednesday-review "Emancipation:  A Life Fable"/text dependent questions/discuss LAT writing rubric/graphic organizer for essay
Thursday-write introduction/body paragraph for essay
Friday-write introduction/body paragraph for essay
**Homework each night is to read fiction book and work on book report (see below for rubric).
**LAT (District Assessment) will be on Thursday, September 28th.

Fiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Friday, September 29, 2017

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) advertising a book. 

Front of the poster:

Title

Author

Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

Characters

Setting(s)

Plot:  At least 7 events from the story that includes the conflict and resolution

Opinion:  Write 3-5 sentences telling why you liked/disliked the book



September 11-15, 2017 
Monday-read folktale-"Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together"; discuss book report rubric (see below)
Tuesday-answer text dependent questions on "Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together"
Wednesday-read historical fiction text-"Growing"; answer text dependent questions
Thursday-review "Growing"/answer text dependent questions 
Friday-read short story "Boy's Life"; answer text dependent questions
**Homework each night is to read fiction book and work on book report (see below for rubric).

Fiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Friday, September 29, 2017

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) advertising a book. 

Front of the poster:

Title

Author

Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

Characters

Setting(s)

Plot:  At least 7 events from the story that includes the conflict and resolution

Opinion:  Write 3-5 sentences telling why you liked/disliked the book


 September 4-8, 2017 

Monday-LABOR DAY
Tuesday-read fable-"The Tiger Who Would Be King"/text dependent questions
Wednesday-Tic Tac Toe activity for a grade
Thursday-Tic Tac Toe activity for a grade
Friday-Library visit to check out book for book report (see below for rubric)


Fiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Friday, September 29, 2017

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) advertising a book. 

Front of the poster:

Title

Author

Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

Characters

Setting(s)

Plot:  At least 7 events from the story that includes the conflict and resolution

Opinion:  Write 3-5 sentences telling why you liked/disliked the book

 

August 28-September 1, 2017 
Monday-review & practice story elements
Tuesday-Tic-Tac-Toe activity for a grade
Wednesday-Test on story elements 
Thursday-Library visit; Tic-Tac-Toe activity
Friday-Professional Day-No School

August 21-25, 2017 
Monday-LEAP 360 Diagnostic Test (if not finished); capitalization practice
Tuesday-review annotating; read "The Stray"
Wednesday-text dependent questions on "The Stray"
Thursday-review & practice theme
Friday-review & practice story elements

August 14-18, 2017 
Monday-review characterization; read literary text; complete character map
Tuesday-review characterization; read literary text; complete character map
Wednesday-LEAP 360 Diagnostic Test
Thursday-LEAP 360 Diagnostic Test
Friday-LEAP 360 Diagnostic Test


August 9-11, 2017          

Wednesday-Welcome/class rules & procedures
Thursday-curriculum introduction/Learning Log setup
Friday-poetry elements review/read poem