Ms. Wejman

January 27th, 2011

January 31st~ Peek at the Week

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of January 31st-February 4th

ISAT Prep

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.

Reader’s Workshop

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.

Writer’s Workshop

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.

January 20th, 2011

6th Grade Homework ~ Week of January 24th

January 24, 2011

This week for homework, read The Hero and the Minotaur by Robert Byrd. 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.

Write the answer to Wrte about Values (page 467) in three or more sentences.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this myth. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

Write the answer to Recipe for a Winner on page 467 in three or more sentences.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 450-451 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 453. Identify the characters, setting, and plot.

Read the Stop and Think on page 457 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 461. Identify a fact and an opinion.

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

Answer the Essential Question on page 455 in three or more sentences.

January 20th, 2011

5th Grade Homework~ Week of January 24th

January 24, 2011

This week for homework, read The Dog Newspaper by Robert Byrd. 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.

Write the answer to In Your Opinion (page 467) in three or more sentences.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this autobiography. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

Identify your favorite poem from pages 468-470. Why is it your favorite poem? Explain in three or more sentences why it is your favorite poem.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 454-455 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 457. Identify three facts and three opinions from the text.

Read the Stop and Think on page 464 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 462 in three or more sentences.

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

Answer the Essential Question on page 459 in three or more sentences.

January 20th, 2011

Miss Wejman’s Peek at the Week~Week of January 24th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of January 24-28th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

As the students are reading, they will be able to identify facts and opinions. They will learn that a fact needs to be backed up by evidence while an opinion is something that a character thinks or feels. They will also be taking the Unit 4 Test on Wednesday.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The reader will be identifying the story structure of the text that they are reading. For example, they will have to identify characters, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution. The sixth graders will also be taking the Unit 4 Test this week.

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

The writers will be publishing their final drafts of their fractured myths this week. They received the rubric about how this writing will be graded.

January 13th, 2011

Sixth Grade Homework ~ Week of January 17th

January 18, 2011

This week for homework, read The Emperor’s Silent Army by Jane O’Connor. 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.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this informational text. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

Answer the Express Yourself activity on page 441

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 424-425 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 427. Identify a fact and opinion from the text.

Read the Stop and Think on page 432. Identify three questions that you think will be answered in the next section.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 439. Identify a fact and an opinion.

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

Answer the Essential Question on page 429 in three or more sentences.

January 13th, 2011

5th Grade Homework~ Week of January 17th

January 18, 2011

This week for homework, read Lafff by Lensey Namioka. 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.

Read the Stop and Think on page 441. Answer the question in three or more sentences.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this informational text. Your letter must have at least five sentences.

Write your response to the Time Travel turn and talk prompt on page 445.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 426-427 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 429.

Read the Stop and Think on page 437 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 433 in three or more sentences.

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

Answer the Essential Question on page 431 in three or more sentences.

January 13th, 2011

Peek at the Week~ Week of January 17th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of January 17th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

As the fifth graders are reading their guided reading and reader’s workshop books, they will be identifying the elements of the story structure. Such elements include the setting, characters, problem, solution, and events.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The sixth graders will be able to identify fact and opinion of the text that they are reading. The readers will be learning about the ancient Chinese culture through their reader’s workshop books.

5th and 6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

This week, all of the writers will receive the rubric for the fractured mythology assignment. For this assignment, every writer will pick a myth from any culture to fracture. Using the requirements identified in the rubric, they will then write their own version of the myth. The writers will be graded on identifying the actual myth they are fracturing, using appropriate paragraph breaks, varying sentence structure, including a rising action, climax, and resolution, and using the proper mechanics.

January 6th, 2011

5th Grade Homework ~ Week of January 10th

January 10, 2011

This week for homework, read Lunch Money by Andrew Clements. 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.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this realistic fiction text. Your letter must have at least five 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 402-403 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 405. Identify the author’s purpose with three supporting details from the story.

Read the Stop and Think on page 411. Answer the question in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 414 in three or more sentences.

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

Answer the Essential Question on page 407 in three sentences.

January 6th, 2011

6th Grade Homework ~ Week of January 10th

January 10, 2011

This week for homework, read The Real Vikings by Melvin and Gilda Berger. 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.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this informational text. Your letter must have at least five 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 402-403 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 405. Compare and contrast how the Vikings are alike and different.

Read the Stop and Think on page 413. Answer the question in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 411 in three or more sentences.

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

Answer the Essential Question on page 407 in three or more sentences.

January 6th, 2011

Peek at the Week ~ Week of January 10th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of January 10th-14th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The fifth graders will be identifying the author’s purpose in the text. To support the author’s purpose, they will be identifying three supporting details.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

This week, the sixth graders will begin their mythology unit. This week, will focus on Viking mythology. As they are learning about this unique culture, they will be comparing and contrasting ideas in the text.

Writer’s Workshop

The writers of fifth and sixth grade will continue to learn about different myths mostly from Greek Mythology. After the students are introduced to a new myth, they will be able to practice “fracturing” it or changing the perspective or outcome of the story.

January 3rd, 2011

Fifth Grade Homework ~ Week of January 3, 2011

January 3, 2011

This week for homework, read We Were There, Too by Phillip Hoose. 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 384 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 372-373 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Venn Diagram on page 375. Compare and contrast two characters’ situations, motives, and traits using the Venn Diagram.

Read the Stop and Think page on Page 380. Rewrite Joesph’s words to fit what a person would say in 2011.

Using the directions on page 392, write your own patriotic poem.

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.

January 3rd, 2011

Sixth Grade Homework ~ Week of January 3, 2011

January 3, 2011

This week for homework, read Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh. 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 380 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 375 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the chart on page 377. In the chart, identify two text or graphic features with the page number and the purpose of each feature.

Answer the Stop and Think on page 388 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 384 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.