Ms. Wejman

November 29th, 2010

6th Grade Homework ~ Week of November 29th

November 29, 2010

This week for homework, read Airborn by Kenneth Oppel. 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.

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

Answer the Stop and Think on page 306 in three 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 298-299 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 301. In the chart, identify the important story elements in Airborn.

Identify the personification mentioned in the Stop and Think found on page 309.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 313 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 fantasy story. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

November 29th, 2010

5th Grade Homework ~ Week of November 29th

November 29, 2010

This week for homework, read Can’t you Make them Behave, King George byJean Fritz. 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.

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

Answer the Stop and Think on page 309 in three 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 300-301 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 303. In the chart, identify three facts and three opinions from the story.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 311 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 313 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 Narrative Non-fiction story. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

November 29th, 2010

Peek at the Week ~ Week of November 29th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of November 29th-December 3rd

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

As the readers of fifth grade are reading a narrative non-fiction story about the Revolutionary War, they will be able to differentiate between fiction and the author’s opinions.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The sixth graders will be identifying the elements of the story that they are reading. They will be practicing this comprehension strategy through their reader’s workshop book and guided reading book.

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

As we begin the new genre of persuasive writing, the writers will list different audiences in their lives (parents, teachers, friends, principal, etc). Within each audience, the writers will identify different opinions that they want to persuade each group to believe. We will be practicing persuasive writing with the topic of behavior and character education.

November 18th, 2010

Fifth Grade Homework ~ Week of November 22nd

November 22, 2010

This week for homework, read Dangerous Crossing

By Stephen Krensky. By Wednesday, 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 Essential Question on page 279 in three 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 274-275 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 277.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 283 in three sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 285 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 at least five sentences.

November 18th, 2010

Sixth Grade Homework ~ Week of November 22nd

November 22, 2010

This week for homework, read Star in the Storm

By John Hiatt Harlow. By Wednesday, 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 Essential Question on page 279 in three 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 274-275 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 277. Identify Maggie’s thoughts, actions, and words from the story to describe her personality.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 280. Identify the example of figurative language and explain the literal meaning in three sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 285 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 at least five sentences.

November 18th, 2010

Week of November 22nd ~ Peek at the Week

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of November 22nd-24th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

As the readers are reading their guided reading and reader’s workshop books, they will be able to identify three causes that result in an effect.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers of sixth grade will be identifying the thoughts, actions, and words of a character to describe the character’s personality.

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

Fiction writing will be due this week. Mini lessons this week will focus on editing drafts. The writers will also have an opportunity to use peer editing to help improve their fiction writing. Partners will give compliments, ask questions, and give advice to help each other’s writing.

November 10th, 2010

5th Grade Homework~ Week of November 15th

November 15, 2010

This week for homework, read Cougars by Tricia Brown. 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 on page 254 in three 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 246-247 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 249. Identify the main idea with four supporting details.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 259. Please answer in two complete sentences.

Answer the Short Response on page 261 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 informative text. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

November 10th, 2010

6th Grade Homework ~ Week of November 15th

November 15, 2010

This week for homework, read Children of the Midnight Sun by Tricia Brown. 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.

Ask three questions in response to the Stop and Think on page 253.

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 246-247 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 249. Compare and contrast the different groups in the story.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 256. Please answer in three complete sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 259 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 narrative nonfiction story. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

November 10th, 2010

Peek at the Week~ Week of November 15th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of November 15th-19th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

As the students are reading informational text, they will be identifying the main idea. They will be able to support the main idea with four supporting details.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

Using a Venn Diagram, the sixth graders will be able to compare and contrast between two different groups of people in the text that they have read.

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

The writers of fifth and sixth grade will begin drafting their fiction stories. This week, they will be given a rubric that states how their fiction writing will be graded. The writers will be graded on using appropriate paragraph breaks, using dialogue, characterization, plot, and punctuation and capitalization.

November 4th, 2010

5th Grade Homework ~ Week of November 8th

November 8, 2010

This week for homework, read Storm Warriors by Elisa Carbone. By Wednesday, 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 230 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 222-223 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 225. Please identify the conclusion and four details to support it.

Answer the Essential Question on page 227. Please answer the question in three sentences specific to the sea.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 233 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.

November 4th, 2010

Sixth Grade Homework ~ Week of November 8th

November 8, 2010

This week for homework, read Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. By Wednesday, 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 231 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 222-223 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 225. Please identify three effects of three causes.

Answer the Essential Question on page 227. Please answer the question in three sentences specific to the castaways in the story.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 235 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.

November 4th, 2010

Peek at the Week ~ Week of November 8th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of November 8th-10th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

From the given text, the fifth graders will be drawing a conclusion from what they have read. They will also be able to identify details to support the conclusion. This work will be completed through the use of a graphic organizer. On Wednesday, they will be taking the Unit 2 Test. The test will have three passages for the fifth graders to read. Questions will focus on comprehension strategies taught during this unit.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

As the students are reading their leveled or guided reading book, they will be able to identify the cause of every effect in the text. In addition to reading their guided and leveled reading books, they will also be taking the Unit 2 reading test. On this test, the sixth graders will read three passages. After each passage, they will be answering questions relating to the story using the comprehension strategies that were taught over the last five weeks.

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

The students will continue to write fiction in their writer’s notebook. Mini-lessons will focus on character motivation, plot, and using dialogue. Writers’ notebooks will be graded and used as part of the 1st Quarter grades.

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