Ms. Wejman

March 28th, 2013

Homework ~ Week of April 1st

April 1, 2013

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


ReadDNA 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 five 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 five or more sentences. 
Answer the Essential Question found on page 535 in five 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 28th, 2013

Miss Wejman’s Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 1st

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of April 1st-5th


Reader’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

In guided reading groups, students will compare their books with another book that they have read.  They will be able to identify a reason of how the books are both similar and different. 


Writer’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

During the month of April, the students will be writing poetry.  Writing mini-lessons will begin with reading a chapter from the book Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher.  The students will experiment with the strategy that Ralph Fletcher suggests. 


Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

The students will begin to learn about Early Greece.  They were also assigned a Greek god/goddess art project.  The students are to pick a Greek god/goddess and illustrate their characteristics. They also need to write about the god or goddess.  This project will be due on Thursday, April 11th.  Students have received a rubric and it can also be found on my blog.