Peek at the Week
Week of January 31st-February 4th
During the month of February, the students will be practicing for the ISAT. Every Monday, the students will be taking a practice test. The graded test will be given back to the sixth graders on Tuesday and the fifth graders on Wednesday. For homework, the students will be responsible for making corrections to the wrong answers. In order for the students to get credit for their work, they will have to have a parent signature on the test. The new test score will account for the test grade and for their homework grade. During the month of February, their will be no Tic Tac Toe sheets resulting in no homework from the Journeys book. Also, late homework will not be accepted in February.
Throughout the rest of the week, the students will be practicing vocabulary strategies. After each vocabulary strategy taught, they will take a short quiz on the skill. These quizzes will account for 30% of their grade.
The writing genre of the month will be responding to reader’s response questions. This week, they will be using graphic organizers to help with responses. Books relating to African-American History will be read aloud to the students. The students will use a graphic organizer to respond to the question after reading the book.