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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: Modal Auxiliary Verbs(can, may, might, could, should)




                            plunge, vigilant, dense, uniform, alternative, dazed
                     raises eyebrows, reputation, desperate, precarious, feat, hazard


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


Spelling:  quiz: March 23 (10 words)

ourselves, potatoes, lives, sheep, except

beginning, happened, remembered, difficult, maybe





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 11/12-Customary & Metric Measurement

 Students will...

-identify customary units of length

-convert customary units of length

-identify units of capacity

-convert customary units of capacity

-identify customary units of weight

-convert customary units of weight

-convert units of time

-display measurement data in a line plot



-identify metric units of length

-identify metric units of capacity


-identify metric units of mass


-convert metric units






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

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


Science TEST-

Students will:

Demonstrate an understanding of weather and climate patterns.