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Weekly Objectives 

Week of September 24-28




Mentor Text: 
Tuck Everlasting

Comprehension focus: *make text-to-self connections

* analyze text structure in a novel, including story elements.

*read independently 

 *use questioning to make sense of a novel

*think about whether questions are answered explictly or implicitly.

 Social Development: 

-Teachers and students build the reading community.

-Students learn and practice the procedure for gathering for "Think, Pair, Share."

-Students work in a responsible way.

-Students listen respectfully to the thinking of others and share their own. ELA Review Skills

Rs, Ss, Ts, Us, and Vs


Week 8 and 9

Week 8

tranquil- calm, peaceful

contemplate-think about something seriously

meager- very small in amount

grimace- twist your face

stroll- walk in slow relaxed way

battered- worn down

Week 9

helter-skelter- lying about in a disorganized way

loll- sit/stand in a relaxed or lazy way

luxurious- very comfortable or pleasurable 

thrust- push or shove

hunch-bend your body into an arch or hump



****Your child's vocabulary words will be located in their vocabulary journals each week.

 Please post the list in your home where everyone can see it and look for ways to include the words in conversation with your child. 

Try some of these activities: **Talk about the words when you hear them used or see them in storybooks, signs, or posters.  **Make games with them such as: memory, the guess game-which is where you give clues about the word and then try an guess the word. 

**Also have your child make stories in which they use these words or have them create picture cards that illustrate the words.

 ***six words will be given every week related to our read aloud. Students will be tested every four week.




Writing Workshop: 

Writing Focus: Narrative Essay

Mentor text: Knots in My Yo-Yo String

Focus Skills: 

 Students hear and discuss personal narratives 

Students learn about a professional author's writing practice

Students generate writing ideas from their own lives

Students visualize sensory details

Students draft personal narratives, focusing on single, interesting events or topics from their own lives



 Social Development Focus: -Teacher and students build the writing community. -Students learn procedures for "Think, Pair, Share." -Students express interest and appreciation for one another's writing.



Grammar Focus:  Compound Sentences

Students will write compound sentences completely.  They also will determine which fanboy goes into the sentence to make it complete.

IXL: As, Bs, Cs, (1-5) Ds 1-9, 14-15

E 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, F 1-4, 


Guided Spelling Focus: Week 7 

Drop e Generalization


***Starting this week students will have an opportunity to take a pretest  Monday. If they make a 100, they will not have to do their homework for that week nor the test on Friday.


Weekly Words: requiring, smoky, preparing, trader, broken, wisest, supposed to, refusing, topic, swimming, upstairs, attach, palace, glance, fence

review words: opposite, immediately, slept, cotton

challenge words: meanwhile, holiday,excused, amazing, confusing



 ***Students have these words in their agendas


~2 application words will be added to Friday's quiz.  Students will not be given these ahead of time.  These words will be used to see if students can apply the weekly spelling strategies learned. 3 review words from the previous week will also be included. 20 words plus 1 challenge word total will be on quiz.