Ms. Wejman

March 23rd, 2011

6th Grade Homework ~ Week of March 28th

 

March 28, 2011

This week for homework, read All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Raye Perkins. 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.

Read DNA Detectives. Write a five sentence summary about this narrative nonfiction.

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

Write your answer for the Stop and Think found on page 536 in three or more sentences.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 530-531 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Venn Diagram on page 533.

Read the Stop and Think on page 540 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Essential Question found on page 535 in three or more sentences.

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

Write a paragraph answering the Coming to Life on page 545 in five or more sentences.

March 23rd, 2011

5th Grade Homework ~ Week of March 28th

 

March 28, 2011

This week for homework, read Tucket’s Travels by Gary Paulsen. 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.

Read Desert Survival. Write a five sentence summary about this informational text.

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

Write your answer for the Stop and Think found on page 539 in three or more sentences.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 530-531 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on Page 533 sequencing the events

Read the Stop and Think on page 543 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think on Page 544 in three or more sentences.

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

Write a paragraph answering the Turn and Talk on page 549 in five or more sentences.

March 23rd, 2011

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 28th

 

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of March 28th-31st

 

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers of fifth grade will be identifying the sequence of events in their reader’s workshop book, guided reading, and independent book.

 

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

As the sixth graders are reading, they will be comparing and contrasting within the text with the use of the Venn Diagram.

 

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

All young authors’ books will be due on Thursday, March 31st. This week, students are able to bring their books home to publish. I will collect a book from everyone on Thursday. This will be our final writing grade since it is the last day of the quarter.

 

March 15th, 2011

6th Grade Homework ~ Week of March 21st

 

March 21, 2011

This week for homework, read Bodies from the Ash by Eric A. Kimmel. 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 Since Vesuvius. Answer the text to text on page 521.

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

Write your answer for the Stop and Think found on page 516 in three or more sentences.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 502-503 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 505. Identify the main idea with two supporting details.

Read the Stop and Think on page 510 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Essential Question found on page 507 in three or more sentences.

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

Answer the Turn and Talk on page 517 in three or more sentences.

March 15th, 2011

5th Grade Homework ~ Week of March 21st

 

March 21, 2011

This week for homework, read Don Quixote and the Windmills by Eric A. Kimmel. 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 Live from La Mancha. Answer the text to text on page 519.

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

Write your answer for the Turn and Talk found on page 517 in three or more sentences.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 502-503 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 505. Identify three thoughts, actions, and words of Don Quixote as you are reading this story.

Read the Stop and Think on page 511 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 513 in three or more sentences.

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

Answer the Stop and Think on page 515 in three or more sentences.

March 15th, 2011

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of March 21st-25th

 

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The readers of fifth grade will be identifying character traits. To do this, they will be identifying character actions, thoughts, and words through the use of a graphic organizer. They will be practicing this strategy through work in their guided reading book and reader’s workshop book. On Friday, they will be assessed on the reading strategies that they have been taught through Journey’s in the third quarter.

 

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

As the students are reading their guided reading book and reader’s workshop book, they will be identifying the main idea supported by details.

 

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

On Monday, they received the Young Author’s rubric. The published book will be graded based on the rubric that they received. Young Author books will all be due on Thursday, March 31st.

March 9th, 2011

6th Grade Homework ~ Week of March 14th

March 14, 2011

This week for homework, read The Princess Who Became a King byJoyce Hansen. 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.

Answer the Essential Question found on page 481 in three or more sentences.

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

Illustrate a monument that Hatshepsut would have designed. Label its various features.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 476-477 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 479. Identify the effect of a cause that you read in this text.

Read the Stop and Think on page 482 in three or more sentences.

Write your answer for the Turn and Talk found on page 493. Your answer must have at least five sentences.

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

Answer the Stop and Think on page 486 in three or more sentences.

March 9th, 2011

5th Grade Homework ~ Week of March 14th

March 14, 2011

This week for homework, read Darnell Rock Reporting 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.

Read DeZavala: A Voice for Texas. Answer the text to text on page 497.

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

Write your answer for the Turn and Talk found on page 493.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 476-477 in a sentence. Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 479. Identify Darnell’s goal and two reasons supporting the goal.

Read the Stop and Think on page 485 in three or more sentences.

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 489 in three or more sentences.

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

Answer the Stop and Think on page 491 in three or more sentences.

March 9th, 2011

Peek at the Week~ Week of March 14th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of March 14th– 18th

5th Grade Reader’s Workshop

Now that ISAT is over, we will continue to practice using comprehension strategies through the Journey’s reading series. The fifth grade readers will be identifying character persuasion and the reasons for the persuasion. In addition to working in the Journey’s book, the fifth graders will continue to meet with guided reading groups on a weekly basis.

6th Grade Reader’s Workshop

The sixth graders will also continue working in their Journey’s book. As they are reading, they will be identifying the cause and effect of the events in the story that they are reading.

5th and 6th Grade Writer’s Workshop

The writers will continue to draft stories for their Young Author’s project. Mini lessons will focus on language.

March 3rd, 2011

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 8th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of March 8th-11th

ISAT Schedule

Tuesday – Reading: 30 multiple choice questions

Wednesday – Reading: 20 multiple choice questions, 1 extended response

Thursday – Reading: 20 multiple choice questions, 1 extended response

Friday – Math: 40 multiple choice questions

While we take the ISAT, it is essential that students arrive to school on time, well rested, having received breakfast. During the two weeks that we take the ISAT, there will be no homework.

Young Authors

In the afternoon during the two weeks of the ISAT, the students will begin to draft their Young Author stories. They will write entries in their writer’s notebook. All entries will be graded on Friday, March 18th. Published Young Author books will be due on Thursday, March 31st.

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