Peek at the Week
Week of March 26th-30th
Common Core Standard: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
As the students are reading their individual texts, they will be able to identify the author’s purpose for writing the text. In addition to identifying the author’s purpose, the students will be able to identify specific text to support the view point.
Common Core Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Students should have their young author’s book complete and ready to be bound. The students will be binding their pages in art (503-Tuesday and 512-Wednesday). Since presentation is an important part of the young author’s project, the students will automatically lose a point for not typing their stories. After the students have bound their books, they will spend the rest of the week illustrating their book. The finished books must be turned in on Tuesday, April 10th. If students finish before Spring Break, they are able to turn in their books in early if they wish. Please note, if a student does not bind their books as presented in art, they will not receive full credit for art and they will lose three points in their young author’s book. They will also not be qualified to win the young author’s contest.
Common Core Standard: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
The students will be assessed on Chapter 7 (512 on Monday and 503 on Thursday). The test will consist of 10 multiple choice questions, five true/false, two questions pertaining to reading a telescoping timeline, two inferential questions, and an essay question. The essay question will be as follows: Ashoka became known as the “the greatest and noblest ruler India has known.” Explain why he was a great leader and how he became a great leader. The answer must be written in five sentences. The students will have been instructed on how to write their paragraphs. The students will also be assessed on the Central and Northern Asia test (512 on Wednesday and 503 on Friday).
Common Core Standard: Use technology, including the Internet to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
This week, the students will receive a rubric of how the final museum box will be graded.
Common Core Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. The students will be identifying clichés in poetry.