Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Reading Roles and A Christmas Carol

-Discussion of Readers' Circle Roles
-Continue reading section 2
-Complete your assigned role (on provided worksheet)

-Finish what you did not in class

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Introducing "A Christmas Carol"

-Reading "Stave 1"
-A brief discussion of simile and characterization

-Read the rest of "Stave 1"
-Answer the reading questions for all of Stave 1

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Context Clues Corrections

-Correcting Context Clues Quiz
-PRO Reading Program

-Make sure that you handed in your vocab chart from your free reading
-Finish your corrections if you did not in class

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Context Clues

-Reading program
-When you get to a readback do the following:

  1. Continue to read your free reading book
  2. Write down five challenging words as you read
  3. Guess at their definition from the context
  4. Once finished reading, add in their dictionary definition

-Finish vocab chart

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Writing an Ending for "The Landlady"

-Review of reading questions
-Review of ending of "The Landlady"
-Writing our own ending for "The Landlady"

-Finish writing an ending
-Make sure that it is between 1/2-1 page in length

Friday, November 1, 2013

"The Landlady" and Foreshadowing

-Define foreshadowing
-Reviewing types of it
-Making predictions from text
-"The Landlady" reading


Monday, October 21, 2013

Details in More Detail

-Note Taking Tips
-Notes on Details and Supporting Details
-Sample Reading Passages

-Finish the Olympics and Dinosaur readings on your own
-Answer the questions that go with each reading, including the short-answer questions

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Reading Program Day

-Continue to work on reading program

-None for today

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wrapping up "A Tell-Tale Heart" with a Readers' Cirlce

-What is a free write?
-Free write focused on "TTH"

  • How does Poe end the story?
  • How does it make you feel as a reader?
  • Why do you think Poe ends the story this way?
-Readers' Circle Discussion  (postponed to Fri due to shortened period)
  • Come to an agreement about question 3
  • Roles
    • Timekeeper
    • Record keeper
    • Proofreader
    • Illustrator
    • Presenter
  • be continued

-Finish you free write if you did not in class

Monday, September 30, 2013

Mind Movie Presentations

-Bell Work: Get out your homework.  Write down three key things about your drawing that you wish to share with the others in your class. Be prepared to watch for how your drawings are similar and different from those of your peers.

  • Practicing good presentation skills
  • Practicing good audience skills
  • Preparing to ask and answer questions

-None.  Bring the same materials to class on Tuesday.  We will be working on part 4 of our worksheets.  

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Visualization Day II

-Review of classroom policies
-Time to work on "movie still" of "A Tell-Tale Heart"

-Finish steps 2 and 3 of your visualization assignment
-Be sure to hand in missing work ASAP

Friday, September 20, 2013

Reading Program

*Today, we spent the class working on the PRO Reading Program.  No homework this weekend.*

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cornell Notes

-What are Cornell Notes?
-Setting up a Cornell Notes Sheet
-Practicing Cornell Notes with "A Tell-Tale Heart"

-Read pages 3-4
-Practice taking notes on main ideas, questions you have, and vocab that you do not know

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Main Idea & Supporting Details

-Overview + Notes on Main Idea and Supporting Details
-Example paragraph
-Reading "Martians Go Home!" + Questions on Main Idea and Supporting Details
-Google Account Activation

-Read "Heavy Weights" + Answer the Questions following the passage for class on Tuesday

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Entry Test II

-Finish work on entry test
-Select and work with free reading book


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Entry Test

-Homework Collection
-Chrome Books and usernames for Power Reading Online
-Entry Test


Friday, September 6, 2013

Reading Comprehension Test Day II


  • Finish reading comprehension test
  • Complete reading interest inventory
  • Google Account activation (If necessary)

  • Finish reading interest inventory if you did not during class

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Reading Comprehension Test

-Hand in signed syllabi
-Reading Comprehension Test
-Name Tents

-Finish your name tent if you did not in class
-Bring the name tent with you to the first couple of weeks of classes

Thursday, August 29, 2013

For Tuesday...

Do not forget to have your parents sign your syllabus and fill in the needed contact information.  If there is anything that you want me to know about you or how you learn, be sure to include it on that sheet!