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Language Arts and Social Studies  

Reading Workshop


Unit 8: Determining Important Ideas and Summarizing
During this unit, the students will continue to make inferences to understand text.  They also think about important ideas and supporting details in texts and use important ideas to build summaries.  

 Grammar focus skill: Figurative Language




                      speculate, envision, in the blink of an eye, imposing, recede, eerie
                             segregate, integrate, safeguard, defy, misfortune, merit


 **We work with our vocabulary words daily through a variety of activities.  Students are assessed every 2 weeks. 


Spelling:  quiz: April 20 (10 words)

earlier, actor, easiest, quieter, notice

terrible, vegetables, seriously, tiniest, responsible





Writing Workshop:


Genre, Opinion Writing

During this unit, the students read and write persuasive essays defending particular opinions as they explore elements of opinion writing.  


Week 6:


Writing Focus

  • students hear and discuss persuasive essays
  • students identify the purpose and audience for persuasive essays
  • students state opinions and use reasons to support them
  • students explore transitional words and phrases
  • students explore strong openings and conclusions for persuasive essays
  • students confer about their persuasive essays
  • students revise, proofread and publish their persuasive essays





We are studying, learning anW reading about famous African Americans including Harriet Tubman, Henry Box Brown and Rosa Parks.

Math and Science  


Math-Chapter 13/14-Perimeter, Area, Geometry

 Students will...

-measure perimeter

-measure area

-relate perimeter and area

-draw points, lines, and rays

-draw parallel and perpendicular lines

-model angles

-classify angles

-measure angles

-draw angles

-solve problems with angles



-draw lines of symmetry


  Reminder: your child can access or the website that accompanies the book 

The student password is taped on the inside of their Langdon folder.



Students will:

Compare and contrast life cycles of familiar plants and animals

Develop and use models to explain the unique and diverse life cycles of organisms other than humans(i.e. flowering plants, frogs, butterflies)