Ms. Wejman

September 24th, 2010

6th Grade Homework – Week of September 27th

September 27, 2010

This week for homework, read The Fruit Bowl Project by Sarah Durkee. By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook. At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

Did you like this story? Write three sentences explaining why you like this story or not.

Illustrate your favorite part of the story. Write a caption underneath the illustration.

Before reading this story, preview the story. Write three sentences predicting what you think this story will be about.

Use all eight vocabulary words found on pages 66-67 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Identify three text features, indicate the page number, and explain the purpose for each one.

Which student’s writing assignment do you like the best? Why do you like this one the best? Write three sentences explaining why you like this writing the best.

There is a haiku on page 72. Write three of your own haikus.

On page 75, Brendan used the feature of listing. Using the list format, write twenty words that make you think of this story.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this fruit bowl. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

September 24th, 2010

5th Grade Homework – September 27th

September 27, 2010

This week for homework, read Off and Running by Gary Soto. By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook. At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

Using a Venn Diagram, compare and contrast two characters from Off and Running.

Illustrate your favorite part of the story. Write a caption underneath the illustration.

Before reading this story, preview the story. Write three sentences predicting what you think this story will be about.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 68-69 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

A multiple meaning word is a word that has more than one definition (examples: run, race, bank). Pick any multiple meaning word and write a sentence that explains each meaning. Underneath each sentence, illustrate the sentence.

In your homework notebook (or piece of loose leaf paper). Make a campaign poster (like the posters found on page 87-88) that would persuade people to vote for you.

Answer the Reflect and Write found on the top left corner of page 59.

Write three sentences answering the question at the bottom left hand corner of page 88.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this realistic fiction story. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

September 24th, 2010

Miss Wejman’s Peek at the Week – September 27th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of September 27th-October 1st

Fifth Grade Reader’s Workshop

Using a Venn Diagram, the readers of fifth grade will compare and contrast two characters in the text that they are reading. They will also be defining the different definitions of multiple meaning words.

Sixth Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers of sixth grade will be identifying the purpose of different text features in the story that they are reading. They will also be defining the different definitions of multiple meaning words.

Fifth and Sixth Grade Writer’s Workshop

All narratives are due at the end of the week. This week, the writers will have the opportunity to edit and revise their writing to make any necessary changes to fulfill the requirements of the rubric that every writer received last week.

September 16th, 2010

Sixth Grade Homework – Week of September 20th

September 20, 2010

This week for homework, read Knots in My Yo-Yo String by Jerry Spinelli. By Thursday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook. At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

Write a sports poem.

Illustrate your favorite part of the story. Write a caption underneath the illustration.

Before reading this story, preview the story. Write three sentences predicting what you think this story will be about.

Use all eight vocabulary words found on pages 42-43 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight sentences.

Identify three details that explain the author’s purpose for writing this autobiography. What is Jerry Spinelli’s purpose?

Read the sports poems found on pages 59-60. Which poem is your favorite? Why is it your favorite? You must include three sentences about why it is your favorite.

Answer the Share Your Thoughts question found on page 57.

Write your answers to the Turn and Talk questions on page 57 in your homework notebook.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this autobiography. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

September 16th, 2010

5th Grade Homework – Week of September 20th

September 20, 2010

This week for homework, read Blasting Off in Space Academy by Susan E. Goodman. By Thursday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook. At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

Write three facts of what you learned about Space Academy.

Illustrate your favorite part of the story. Write a caption underneath the illustration.

Before reading this story, preview the story. Write three sentences predicting what you think this story will be about.

Use all eight vocabulary words found on pages 42-43 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Create four lists of words starting with non-, un-, dis-, and mis-. Each list must have at least ten words in them.

Write five questions that you would have for an astronaut.

Answer the Personal Response found on the top left corner of page 59.

Read Profile of a Spacewalker on page 60. Write three facts about what you learned about Michael Lopez-Alegria.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this autobiography. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

September 16th, 2010

Miss Wejman’s Peek at the Week

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of September 20th-23rd

Sixth Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers of sixth grade will identify details in the text that demonstrate the author’s purpose for writing the selection.

Fifth Grade Reader’s Workshop

Using the informational genre, the readers of fifth grade will identify the purpose of a variety of text features such as captions, diagrams, and headings.

Fifth and Sixth Grade Writer’s Workshop

Today every writer received a rubric that will be used to grade the narrative writing that will be due at the end of the month. For this writing assignment, every writer will have to pick an important event that happened to him or her and elaborate on it with descriptive words and details. Every day in writer’s workshop the writers will have an opportunity to draft their narratives. The final draft will be due on Friday, October 1st.

September 13th, 2010

Fifth Grade Homework – Week of September 13th

September 13, 2010

This week for homework, read A Package for Mrs. Jewls by Louis Sachar. By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook. At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

Identify a realistic part of the story. Why was it realistic? Your answer must have three sentences.

Illustrate your favorite part of the story. Write a caption underneath the illustration.

Before reading this story, preview the story. Write three sentences predicting what you think this story will be about.

Use all eight vocabulary words found on pages 18-19 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight sentences.

What is the problem of the story? What was the solution to the problem? What was the rising action or most dramatic part?

What funny events lead Louis to Mrs. Jewls’s classroom?

Answer the Short Response question on page 33. Your answer must have at least five sentences.

Who is your favorite character? Write three sentences about your favorite character.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this realistic fiction story. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

September 13th, 2010

Sixth Grade Homework – Week of September 13th

September 13, 2010

This week for homework, read The School Story by Andrew Clements. By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook. At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story. Now you are in sixth grade the expectations for homework are higher. As you complete your work, you need to put more thought into writing your answers.

How would you describe Zoe’s personality? Use three text details as evidence to explain how you would describe Zoe’s personality.

Illustrate your favorite part of the story. Write a caption underneath the illustration.

Before reading this story, preview the story. Write three sentences predicting what you think this story will be about.

Use all eight vocabulary words found on pages 18-19 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight sentences.

Create three lists of words with a prefix of dis-, inter-, and ex-. Each list must have at least ten words.

Write the answer to the question of Building Character on page 33.

Answer the Share Your Opinion question on page 33.

How would you describe Natalie’s personality? Use three text details as evidence to explain how you would describe Natalie’s personality.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this realistic fiction story. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

September 13th, 2010

September 13th Peek at the Week

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Room 301, 304, and 307

Week of September 13-20th

After become acclimated with the routines and expectations of language arts, the students are ready to begin instruction. Every student should have a reader’s notebook and folder and a writer’s notebook and folder to ALWAYS be kept in the classroom. Students will be doing a majority of their work in their notebooks. Additionally, students should always bring a take home folder to language arts to take home any papers ESPECIALLY on Monday when homework is assigned.

Homework

Today your child received a homework Tic Tac Toe sheet. This is your child’s language arts homework for the week. Every week, the student is required to make a Tic Tac Toe with three of the activities on the sheet using the story in the Journeys’ book. In addition to receiving the Tic Tac Toe sheet, the student also received a rubric stating how each activity will be graded. All work should be completed in a language arts homework notebook. Homework is due every week on Thursday for Room 304 and on Friday for Rooms 301 and 307. Homework accounts for 10% of the final grade. Parents will be notified if assignments are missing. The Tic Tac Toe sheet will be posted on my blog each week in addition to every child receiving their own hard copy.

Reader’s Workshop

Currently, the students are building stamina as readers.

301 and 304 Comprehension Strategy: Identifying details in a text that help to identify the personality of a character.

307 Comprehension Strategy: Identifying conflict, rising action, and resolution.

All students will be practicing these strategies with their independent book and their leveled reader that corresponds with the comprehension strategy and vocabulary in the Journeys’ anthology.

Writer’s Workshop

The writers of fifth and sixth grade continue to generate ideas in their writer’s notebook. All notebooks account for 50% of their final writing grade and will be collected at the end of the week. The purpose of the notebook is to collect ideas before they draft and publish their writing.

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