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Today we had the following choices for warm-up writing prompts!
Choose 2 to write a minimum half page response to. Yes it is homework.
Don't forget your pencil tomorrow!
We have done another writing prompt over this week. The students had to write a description of the picture below, and then if they ran out of things to describe, they could begin to tell and story about what was happening in this interesting place in the picture!
We have also completed 2 700 lexile passages with selected and constructed response questions after. One passage was called "A Brush with History" and the other was called "Bird Man."
We also continued working on www.readtheory.org and played an online quiz game about finding the main idea.
Finish the story. Choose which one you like. You must write more than half a page in your Writer’s Notebook!
Then we started working on "Her Own Room" from ReadWorks.org at Lexile 680 with selected and constructed response questions. We are attempting to see how the students do independently on this one!
Over the last week, we have accomplished quite a bit. Our work on reading has paid dividends, as nearly all have made improvements in their lexile score. (The greatest gain was one of 244 lexile points!) Parents can e-mail me at the link above if they would like to see a Reading Inventory Report. Please keep reading on Readtheory.org all through the break coming up to keep practicing. We have done more passages on ReadWorks.org and are up to 670 lexile passages now. We did some grammar work this week on Nouns, identifying subjects in sentences, and on plural and possessive nouns. I recommend you check out a library book to read over the Christmas break. There are some graphic and audio books available at the following link as well if you need something good to read!
The students have a brief passage to read for homework and 4 selected response questions to answer after reading the passage. See the following links for help with Types of Sentences
This week we continued our work in readtheory.org. We also completed 2 readworks passages at Lexile 630 this week. The first had only constructed (written) responses and the second has selected and constructed responses. The first was called A Bone to Pick about a conflict between a guy who works at a barbeque place and a vegetarian girl. The second (A Kid in a Candy Store)was about a kid who wanted to buy a skateboard so he went looking for a job in a candy store.