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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.
Today we started working on a lexile 550 passage about Dodgeball with selected and constructed response questions! We practiced choosing a side of an argument (should we/shouldn't we ban Dodgeball from PE classes at school?) and using evidence from the text to support your side of the argument.
This last week we continued working on our commas in IXL, completed several passages from readworks.org (A Child in Hiding at 560 lexile, and Ancient Egypt-Making Mummies at lexile 600). The latter was an all constructed written response packet. Some students are continuing to work on Read Theory.org to improve their lexile levels as well. Please make sure your student has a chapter book to read over the Thanksgiving break coming up soon!
This week we finished up another lesson in the Coach books called The Treacherous Journey. Some of the essays written at the end of this lesson were quite good using text evidence to support their answers!!! We also finished a Read Works passage at 670 lexile that had all constructed written responses. It was entitled "A Strange Day on the Highway" Those students that have not completed all the Commas sections in ixl.com need to work on this over the weekend! 6.A.1-6.A.5