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.

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