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Weekly Skills for the Week of January 22-26, 2018

*Due to snow days, no homework packet was assigned for this week. Students should study spelling words and multiplications facts.


Reading: Students will continue to read and analyze poetry. Review types of figurative language. (Comprehension Test on Friday)

Making Meaning: Mentor Text-Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx

  • Students identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.
  • Students use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.
  • Students read independently for 25 minutes.

*Extra comprehension practice: Read books on MyOn and take a test. Read text on Read Theory and take assessments. Log in information in located in student binder.

**No vocabulary words this week.

Grammar: Students correctly capitalize and punctuate titles.

Rules to Remember:

  • Underline titles of books, newspapers, movies, CDs, and magazines.
  • Use quotation marks around titles of articles, songs, poems, and book chapters.
  • In titles, capitalize the first and last word. Capitalize every word in between except a, an, the, by, for, with, in, of, and, or, and but. 

Writing: Read nonfiction texts on fossil fuels and write a response. This will be graded. 

Spelling: Week 18: cared, needed, chased, climb, wait, mean, loose, none, third, store, main, shared, eighteen, during, search, before, across, forty, doctor, modern (Test on Thursday)

Math: Fractions

  • identify parts of a whole and a set
  • match unit fractions to models
  • identify and label fractions on a number line

Students should know that anytime the numerator and denominator are the same, the fraction is equal to 1 whole. Examples: 2/2, 4/4, 12/12

Anytime the numerator is half of the denominator, the fraction is equal to one half. Examples: 2/4, 5/10, 6/12

Students need to also be able to spell fractions. Examples: 1/2 is written one half, 2/4 is written two fourths

Review all of the above. Use fraction bars to identify fractions on a numberline. Check My Progress will be completed by Thursday. Use as a review for assessment. (Fraction Assessment will be given next Tuesday)

**IXLMath review: W.1-W.8    F.5   F.9   G.1-G.4

**Students may also use IXL website to review ELA skills. Even though students do not have an account, they are able to complete a limited number of practice questions.

Starting this Friday, fact fluency quizzes will include 4's and 8's. Quizzes will also increase from 50 to 75 problems. 

Science: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

  • Students will watch a video and power point on weathering, erosion, and deposition.
  • Complete an activity with gobstopper candy to understand weathering, erosion, and deposition.
  • Complete cut and paste activity; put together a flap book to use as a study guide.

Important Dates

1/25 - Class Pictures

1/30 - PTA Meeting - 6pm

2/6 - Progress Reports

2/14 - Valentine's Day (No party-just treats & card exchange)

3/1 - Spring Pictures

3/5-9 - Case 21 Testing

3/12-16 - Spring Break