Ms. Wejman

October 28th, 2010

6th Grade Homework – Week of November 1st

November 1, 2010

This week for homework, read Science Friction by David Lubar. 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.

Answer the Stop and Think question on page 202 in three or more sentences.

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

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 196-197 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Sequence the five main events of the story in the order that they happened.

Answer the Essential Question on page 201. Please answer the question in three sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 205 in three or more sentences.

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

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

October 28th, 2010

5th Grade Homework – Week of November 1st

November 1, 2010

This week for homework, read Everglades Forever by Trish Marx. 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.

Answer the Stop and Think question on page 205 in three or more sentences.

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

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 196-197 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Complete the Persuasion Graphic Organizer found on page 199.

Answer the Essential Question on page 201. Please answer the question in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 208 in three or more sentences.

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

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this non-fiction story. Your letter must have five sentences.

October 28th, 2010

Peek at the Week – Week of November 1st

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of November 1st-5th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers in fifth grade will be identifying the author’s purpose for writing the story. They will also be able to identify details in the text supporting the author’s purpose.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers in sixth grade will be sequencing the events of the story in the order that they take place. They will use a graphic organize to sequence the events. For a vocabulary activity, they will be learning Latin roots and identifying words that include these word parts.

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

The students will be excited to know that they will be fiction writing during the month of November. This week, they will be generating ideas in their writer’s notebook. Mini-lessons will focus on the students using real events to write fiction. First they will re-read their writer’s notebook and pick an event that happened to them to fictionalize. They will also be able to imagine an event that they would like to happen in the real world. Finally, they will list the characteristics of a character that they would like to write about in a story.

October 25th, 2010

Miss Wejman’s Peek at the Week ~ Week of October 25th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of October 25th-29th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

As the fifth grades are reading their reader’s workshop, guided reading, and independent books they will be identifying the thoughts, actions, and words of characters. They will record the exact thoughts, actions, and words of the character by including the page number where it is found in the text using a graphic organizer.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers of sixth grader will be identifying the author’s goal in writing the story. They will be able to support the goal with three details from the text.

Writer’s Workshop

All research papers will be due by the end of the week. Mini-lessons this week include writing a correct title page, reviewing how to write the bibliography using correct APA format, and ending their research papers with a strong conclusion.

October 25th, 2010

Sixth Grade Homework ~ Week of October 25th

October 25, 2010

This week for homework, read Dancing Kane by George Ancona. 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.

Answer the Stop and Think question on page 178 in three or more sentences.

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

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 172-173 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

What was George Ancona’s goal for writing Dancing Kane? Please write two details explaining why you think this was his goal in writing the text.

Answer the Essential Question on page 177. Please answer the question in three sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 181 in three or more sentences.

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

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this non-fiction story. Your letter must have five sentences.

October 25th, 2010

Fifth Grade Homework ~ Week of October 25th

October 25, 2010

This week for homework, read Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. 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.

Answer the Stop and Think question on page 181 in three or more sentences.

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

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 172-173 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Use a three column graphic organizer (like the one we completed in class) to identify three of Travis’ thoughts supported by action and words (please include the page numbers of Travis’ actions and words.)

Answer the Essential Question on page 177. Please answer the question in three sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 183 in three or more sentences.

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

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

October 15th, 2010

Fifth Grade Homework ~ Week of October 18th

October 18, 2010

This week for homework, read Interrupted Journey by. 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.

Answer the Stop and Think question on page 152 in three or more sentences.

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 146-147 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

What was the final effect of the turtle in this information text? What were three causes to support this effect?

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 157. Please answer your question using three sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 155 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Short Response found on page 163. Please answer the question in five sentences.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this information text. Your letter must have five sentences.

October 15th, 2010

Sixth Grade Homework ~ Week of October 18th

October 18, 2010

This week for homework, read The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter. 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.

Answer the Stop and Think question on page 159 in three or more sentences.

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 146-147 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

After reading The Boy Who Saved Baseball, what conclusion did you make? Support this conclusion with three details.

Answer the Essential Question on page 151. Please answer the question in three sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 155 in three or more sentences.

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

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

October 15th, 2010

Peek at the Week ~ Week of October 18th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of October 18th-22nd

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

As the students are reading their reader’s workshop, guided reading, or independent book, they will be identifying the causes of an effect that occurs in the book.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The sixth graders will be identifying details in the story that support the conclusion of the story.

5th and 6th Writer’s Workshop

Last week, the writers researched facts. This week, the writers will use these facts to compose a research paper. Today, the writers received a rubric stating how their research reports will be graded. Writing strategies that will be taught this week include outlining, citing a source in their paper, and how to write an effective introduction.

October 12th, 2010

5th Grade Homework – Week of October 12th

October 12, 2010

This week for homework, read Elisa’s Diary by Leonard S. Marcus. 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 ten vocabulary words found on pages 118-119 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Identify the character’s qualities, motives, and actions to describe the theme of the story.

Answer the Essential Question found on page 123. Your answer must have three sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 129.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 131. Please answer the question using three sentences.

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

October 12th, 2010

6th Grade Homework – Week of October 12th

October 12, 2010

This week for homework, read The Myers Family by Leonard S. Marcus. 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 ten vocabulary words found on pages 120-121 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Identify three opinions and three facts in this biography.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 130. Your answer must have three sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 127.

Answer the personal response found on page 133.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this biography. Your letter must have five sentences.

October 12th, 2010

Peek at the Week – Week of October 12th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of October 12th-15th

Sixth Grade Reading

The readers of sixth grade will be differentiating between fact and opinion. They will be identifying facts and opinion in their reader’s workshop book and their guided reading book.

Fifth Grade Reading

The readers of fifth grade will be identifying character qualities, motives, and actions. As they are identifying the character details, they will use this information to identify the theme. They will practice this reading strategy using their reader’s workshop book and their guided reading book.

Fifth and Sixth Grade Writer’s Workshop

Last week all of the fifth and sixth graders picked their social studies research topic. This week, they will learn how to write a correct bibliography before they begin gathering their facts. As they gather their facts, they will be encouraged to use fragments rather than sentences. This practice will avoid plagiarism.