Ms. Wejman

December 9th, 2010

5th Grade Homework – Week of December 13th

December 13, 2010

This week for homework, read James Forten by Walter Dean Myers. 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 355 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 348-349 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 351. In the chart, identify the three main events in chronological order.

Answer the Essential Question found on page 353 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 357 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 biography. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

December 9th, 2010

Sixth Grade Homework Week of December 13th

December 13, 2010

This week for homework, read Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston. 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 359. Identify an example of hyperbole in paragraph six and write three sentences of how it adds to the text.

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 350-351 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 353. In the chart, identify the author’s purpose supporting it with text details from the text.

Answer the Essential Question found on page 355 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 361 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 at least five sentences.

December 9th, 2010

Peek at the Week – Week of December 13th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of December 13th-17th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers of fifth grade will be sequencing the events of the text in chronological order. As they are sequencing events, they will use transitional words to help them identify the order. The fifth graders will also be taking the unit test which is composed of the students reading passages and answering questions about the passage. This test accounts for 30% of the quarter grade.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers of sixth grade will be able to identify the author’s purpose of the text that they are reading. They will be able to support the author’s purpose with specific details that happened in the text. As the readers are reading, it is always a good idea to identify the page number of the evidence so that they are able to go back in the text to support their ideas. The readers of sixth grade will also take the Unit 3 test which is composed of the students reading passages and answering questions about the passage.

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

This week, the writers will continue to write their persuasive essays. As they are writing their essays, they will use transitional words to help the sentence fluency of their arguments in the persuasive essay.

December 2nd, 2010

Peek at the Week ~ Week of December 6th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of December 6th-10th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers of fifth grade will be making a generalization or drawing a conclusion from the text that they are reading. They will be able to support the generalization that they are making with specific details from the text. The readers are always encouraged to find evidence to support all of their thoughts.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers of sixth grade will be able to identify the main idea of the text that they are reading. They will be able to support the main idea with specific details that happened in the text. As the readers are reading, it is always a good idea to identify the page number of the evidence so that they are able to go back in the text to support their ideas.

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

This week, the writers will be given a rubric stating how their persuasive writing will be graded. The writers will be responsible for writing an introduction, two paragraphs with arguments, and a conclusion. As they are supporting their position with two different arguments, they will be encouraged to start sentences different ways using transitional words.

December 2nd, 2010

5th Grade Homework ~ Week of December 6th

December 6, 2010

This week for homework, read They Called her Molly Pitcher by Anne Rockwell. 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 331 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 324-325 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 327. In the chart, identify a conclusion or generalization supported with four text details.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 332 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 335 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.

December 2nd, 2010

6th Grade Homework ~ Week of December 6th

December 6, 2010

This week for homework, read Onward by Dolores Johnson. 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 335. Identify an example of jargon and write three sentences of how it adds to the text.

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 326-327 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 329. In the chart, identify the main idea supporting it with four details from the text.

Write a Place Poem. Follow the directions found on page 344.

Read the three examples of geography in poetry found on pages 342-344. Which poem is your favorite? Answer why it is your favorite poem in three 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.

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