Peek at the Week
Week of February 14th-17th
Common Core Standard: Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting.
The students will be putting this Common Core standard into practice by identifying the cause and effect of the text that they are reading.
Common Core Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
The students will continue to practice test writing strategies. They will be practicing with reading the prompt, identifying key words in the prompt, restating the prompt in a statement, identifying text support, and elaborating with interpretation.
Common Core Standard: Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies.
Connecting social studies to reader’s workshop, the students will be identifying the effect of Darius building roads in thePersian Empire.
Common Core Standard: Interpret figures of speech in context.
The students will be identifying assonance in the Edgar Allen poems that they are reading as a class. Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound within words.
Common Core Standard: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigating.
During February, every student will be researching the Incan, Mayan, or Aztec culture. They will complete the majority of the research in the computer lab. Every week, they will be responsible for answering questions pertaining to the culture that they are studying. They will be graded daily for the research work that they do. In March, they will be compiling the work to make a “museum box” on the computer.
Common Core Standard: Spell Correctly
The Ray School Spelling Bee will be on Friday February 17th at 1:30. Room 503 will have a class Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 14th and Room 512 will have a class Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 15th. The top two spelling bee participants from each class will participate in the Ray School Spelling Bee.