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    Homework Week of November 12, 2018

    Monday:

    No School Veteran's Day

    Tuesday:

    1 Read for 30 minutes.  

    2. Continue to work on main ideas and details.

    3. Try to find a video on the same topic as you are reading take notes.

    Wednesday:

    1.Read for 30 minutes.

    2. Write down 3 words that were tricky, write its meaning using a strategy you learned today.

    Thursday

    1.Read for 30 minutes.

    2. Use boxes and bullets to write main idea and key details.

    Friday:

    Enjoy your weekend!

     

     

    Homework Week of November 5, 2018

    Monday:

    1. Today we talked the volume of reading you do. Tonight I want you to read your nonfiction text and read a little more than you did this afternoon.  Set a goal for this week.
    2. Read for 30 minutes.

    Tuesday:

    1 Read for 30 minutes.  

    2. Think of a topic you might want to research.  Bring in any books or other sources.  

    Wednesday:

    :Read for 30 minutes.

     

    Write 3 things you learned from your reading.

    Thursday:

    1. Read for 30 minutes.
    2. What is the main or central idea of the text?

    *Remember:

    The chart we started in class to help you with larger chunks of text.  

    Friday:

    Enjoy your weekend!

     

     

    Homework Week of October 29, 2018

    Monday

    1. Read for 30 minutes

    2.Readers, tonight you will look through your nonfiction text, write;

    • I see
    • I notice
    • I am learning
    • I never knew...
    • That's weird...
    • Why?...

    Tuesday:

    1. Read for 30 minutes.  

    2. As you're reading stop at each heading to make a prediction. Were you right or did you have to change your thinking?

    Wednesday:

    1. No Homework Halloween

    Thursday:

    1.Read for 30 minutes.

    2. What is the main or central idea of the text.

    *Remember:

    •   Look for things that repeat.
    •   What is the text trying to teach me?

    Friday:

    Enjoy your weekend!

     

     

     

    Homework Week of October 22,2018

     


    Monday:

    1. Read for 30 minutes

    2.Readers, tonight you will look through your nonfiction text, write;

    • I see
    • I notice
    • I am learning

    Tuesday:

    1. Read for 30 minutes.  

    2. Readers choose to be fascinated.  Write;

    • I never knew...
    • That's weird...
    • Why?...

    Wednesday:

    1. Read for 30 minutes

    2. Write about whether you rather read fiction or nonfiction and why?

    Thursday:

    1.Read for 30 minutes.

    2.Write;

    • I see
    • I notice
    • I am learning
    • I never knew...
    • That's weird...
    • Why?...

     

     

    Friday:

    Enjoy your weekend!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Homework Week Of October 8, 2018

    Monday:

     

    No School Columbus Day

    Tuesday:

    1. Read for 30 minutes.  

    2. Readers, tonight, continue to think analytically about the books you are reading. Write about your reading keeping these questions in mind.

    Questions that Can Help You Think Analytically

    Divide into parts

    • What are the important parts or scenes?
    • How does this part fit into the book as a whole?

    Wednesday:

    1. Read for 30 minutes

    2. When you finish reading, go back to the revision you began in class yesterday.  Read over your revised writing with a critical eye. Act as your own partner, your own critic. You may be asking yourself questions like these:

    • Is this idea supported by evidence from the text?
    • Am I thinking and writing analytically? Am I comparing or pointing out cause and effect?
    • I have new insights from my reading. Did I weave them into the ideas in my writing?

    If you prefer to work on a different piece of writing, go through a few recent writing about reading entries in your notebook. Choose one that you feel has some interesting ideas, but needs more work. Then apply your partner’s feedback, as well as your own critical thinking, and start revising.

    Thursday:

    1.Read for 30 minutes.

    2. Readers, for homework, you’ll read and also write about your reading. You will probably be reading your club book for a bit, and then perhaps your club may have decided that you also keep another book going—that’s up to your club.

    But the important thing is that either way, you will be reading as someone who writes about your reading. So that means you need to read with that extra alertness, extra wide-awakeness, that writers have.

    Friday:

    Enjoy your weekend!

     

     

     

     

    Homework Week Of October 1, 2018

     

    Monday:

    1.Read for 30 minutes

    2.Readers, earlier today you set goals for your writing about reading. Specifically, you thought back over the things you’ve learned about story elements and set goals for the elements you’d like to pay more attention to while reading. Be sure to take your goals home with you tonight. As you read, see if you can push yourself to think and write about some new topics. If you’ve been thinking a lot about character, consider shifting to a study of plot in your story, or of the setting. The “To Understand/Interpret a Story . . .” chart you marked up today will help remind you of the kinds of things that are worth paying close attention to. I can’t wait to see your new entries tomorrow!

    Tuesday:

    1. Read for 30 minutes.  Take note of where you are, and jot down a question that will guide your reading tonight.

    2. Readers, tonight for homework, continue reading your independent reading book or the book you chose to reread. As you read, continue the process you worked on today. As you read, refer to the chart you used in class and jot ideas on Post-its or in your notebook. Also, remember to fill in your reading log.

    To Develop Ideas, Readers . . .

    • Read, generating many ideas about the text. Choose one idea to develop.
    • Think, “Where does this idea live in the text?” and locate passages where the idea “lives.”
    • Reread a passage, mining it for new insights about the idea. Repeat with another passage.

    Wednesday:

    1. Read for 30 minutes

    2. Readers, tonight, continue to think analytically about the books you are reading.  Remember to use the chart to think of the different ways you might think and write about your reading. You’ll also want to refer to the Post-its you jotted during today’s gallery walk. They will give you new ideas for the work you can be doing. 

    Thursday:

    1.Read for 30 minutes.

    2.Look specifically at the heart of your story. Have you built up that part? In Peter’s Chair, the trouble seems to get worse and worse before it is resolved. Peter’s feelings of jealousy, exclusion, and anger get stronger and stronger for a bit. You might think about the story arc for each of the characters in the draft you like the best, revising to bring out the rising tension.

    Friday:

    Enjoy your weekend!

     

     

     

    Monday:

    1.Tonight, before you read, ask yourself these questions.

    • What kinds of patterns do I tend to notice?
    • Are the patterns based on what the character says or does?
    • How does the character think, feel, or react to events in thestory?

    2.Read for 20 minutes

    Then see if those patterns happen at the beginning of the story or if they continue or change.  Write what you noticed and support with text evidence.

    Tuesday:

    1.Readers, before you start reading tonight, think about where you are in your book. Some of you are ready to finish your first book. Some of you are starting your second book, or even a third.

    If you’re starting a book, are you noticing where your character lives? What he cares about? What he says and does?

    If you’re in the middle, are you noticing patterns? Growing an idea or theory about your character?

    If you’re at the end, are you noticing how things turn out for the character?

    2. Read for 30 minutes.  Take note of where you are, and jot down a question that will guide your reading tonight.

    Wednesday:

     

    No School 

    Thursday

    1.Read for 30 minutes.

    2.Readers, are you beginning to see your main character moving along his story mountain? Where is he on the story mountain? Is the character having an easy old time in his life, with nothing much happening to him? Are things flat and uneventful? Or has he faced some challenge or problem?

    Tonight as you read, continue to mark your character’s journey on the story mountain you started in your reader’s notebook. 

    Friday

    Enjoy your weekend!

     

    Homework Week of Sept. 10, 2018

    Monday:No School

     

    Tuesday:No School

     

    Wednesday:

    Bring in all supplies 

    Bring back notices filled out and signed

    Read 20 minutes

    Complete ELA Biography

    Decorate Writing Notebook

     

    Thursday

    Read for 20 minutes, What idea did you come up with about your character?  Support that idea with the text.

     

    Friday

    Rewrite ELA Biography

    Enjoy your weekend!

     

     HOMEWORK WEEK OF SEPT. 5, 2018

    Monday:

     

    Tuesday:

     

    Wednesday:

    Bring in all supplies 

    Bring back notices filled out and signed

     

    Thursday

    Read for 30 minutes write a summary.

     

    Friday

    Enjoy your weekend!

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
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