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    ~Weekly Objectives (12/3-12/7)~

 

READING WORKSHOP: 

Unit 5: Making Inferences

Fiction and Poetry - During this unit, the students visualize and make inferences to make sense of narrative text and poetry, and they continue to ask questions and analyze the text structure of narrative text. 

Week Two: 

Comprehension Focus:  

  • make inferences to understand poems
  • visualize to make sense of the poems
  • learn to use a double-entry journal to record their thinking
  • read independently

Social Development Focus:

  • develop the skill of using clarifying questions and statements
  • analyze why it is important to be respectful

 

WRITING WORKSHOP:

During these next few weeks before Christmas, we will be writing responses to different prompts. 

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Writing Focus: 

Social Development Focus: 

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WORD STUDY:

Vocabulary: We will have a vocabulary quiz every other Friday.  Students must be able to use the words in sentences.  Our next test will be Friday, December 7th.

1. rugged – tough and strong; having a rough, uneven surface; harsh or difficult

2. conceal – hide

3. amiable – friendly and pleasant

4. pursue – follow or chase someone in order to catch him or her

5. deceive – trick or fool someone into believing something isn’t true

6. crouch – bend your legs and lower your body close to the ground

7. secure – fasten or tie firmly; safe and protected

8. thoroughly – in a thorough way, or completely

9. indignantly – in an indignant way, or in a way that shows

      you are angry because you feel insulted or unfairly treated

10. sustain – keep going for a long period of time

11. serene – calm or peaceful

12. stalk – follow or hunt a person or animal quietly and secretly

 

 Spelling: We will have a spelling test every other week.  Our next test will be after Christmas Break.

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GRAMMAR:

Each week we will learn different grammar skills using a sentence from text.  Our next test will be after Christmas Break.

This week's grammar focus is review.

  

SOCIAL STUDIES: