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5th grade ELA

Monday, 5/11/20

  • Read for 20 minutes (ck your email for a link to Epic books or read any book from home)

  • Read "The History of Deaf Culture and Sign Language" https://www.wonderstruckthebook.com/essay_deaf-culture.htm & consider how sign language might have helped Ben along his journey
  • What are the main ideas of the text?
  • Think about:
    • How old is American Sign Language? When was it created?
    • How does American Sign Language help people who are deaf?
    • What is the difference between fingerspelling and American Sign Language?
    • What details support the main idea?
  • Write the following words in the vocabulary section of your reading log & use context clues and your Latin Roots sheet to determine the definitions of the words:
    • universal
    • precise
    • adaptation
  • Read/listen to The Handmade Alphabet (https://youtu.be/3Y157m74gic) & take notes of the signs for the letters of your name.
  • After reading, practice signing the letters of your name.
  • Think about:
    • How could the information in these texts help Rose and Ben to improve their communication?
    • How would it help them improve their relationships?

 

Tuesday, 5/12/20

  • Read for 20 minutes

  • iReady Reading (30 minutes)

 

Wednesday, 5/13/20

  • Read for 20 minutes

  • Write a paragraph in response to the following questions from the discussion in the previous lesson:
    • How could the information in “The History of Deaf Culture and Sign Language” and The Handmade Alphabet help Rose and Ben to improve their communication?
    • How would it help them improve their relationships?
  • Revise your writing:
    • Highlight your transition words or phrases in blue. Add or revise transitions if needed.
    • Highlight your commas in yellow. Check that you have used commas to set off introductory words in a sentence.

 

Thursday, 5/14/20

  • Read for 20 minutes

  • iReady Reading (30 minutes)

 

Friday, 5/15/20

  • Read for 20 minutes

  • Think about:
    • How are some relationships in Wonderstruck affected by poor communication?
    • What forms of communication could be used to strengthen these relationships?

  • Read/listen to Chapter 7 of The Phantom Tollbooth (https://youtu.be/bwBO1Zyd34o) & look for examples of idioms that are a “play on words”.
  • Reread the following from the text (The highlighted text includes examples of idioms):
    • “'Why, my cabinet members can do all sorts of things. The duke here can make mountains out of molehills. The minister splits hairs, the count makes hay while the sun shines. The earl leaves no stone unturned. And the undersecretary,' he finished ominously, 'hangs by a thread. Can’t you do anything at all?'”
  • Think about:
    • Have you heard this idiom before? Where? In what context
    • What is the literal meaning of each idiom?
    • What is the figurative meaning? or What does this idiom actually mean in real life?

  • Look for 2 more examples of idioms that are a "play on words" & use the Analyzing Figurative Language chart to analyze the idioms WS Analyzing Figurative Language blank.docx 

 

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1-2pm

 

4th grade ELA

Monday, 5/11/20

  • Reading (20 minutes); ck your email for a link to Epic books or read any book from home

  • Review HC Culminating WritingTask.docx .
  • Think about:
    • What are you being asked to do in this prompt?
    • What is the purpose of this writing piece?
    • Who will be the audience of your piece?
  • Put your sticky notes on your desk in front of you so that you can easily see the events in your narrative in the order they will appear.
  • Begin writing your rough draft, modify the order of your sticky notes if needed, & Use your Narrative Essay Brainstorming Organizer to help you focus on character, setting, and theme in your narrative.
  • As you are writing, think about:
    • When did you introduce the narrator and other characters?
    • How did you set the scene for your audience? What details did you include?
    • Does your story have a beginning, middle, and end?
    • Have you included the thoughts, feelings, and actions of the main character?
    • Is the information about the hurricane accurate?
    • Do you use dialogue?
    • Is there an obvious theme?
    • Do you use figurative language and details to express emotions?
    • Do you include transition words and phrases to link the events in your narrative?

 

Tuesday, 5/12/20

  • iReady Reading (30 minutes)

 

Wednesday, 5/13/20

  • Reading (20 minutes)

  • Revise your writing's organization:

    • Write a “B” next to each paragraph that makes up the beginning of the story.
    • Use an “M” for the middle and an “E” for the end.
    • Use your yellow highlighter to highlight the transitional phrases that move the reader from one event to the next.
  • Review your writing for hurricane & character details:
    • Does the writer describe the hurricane that we studied in this unit accurately?
    • Is there realistic detail about the hurricane included in the narrative?
    • Does the narrative take place during a hurricane that we studied?
    • Does the writer describe the hurricane accurately?
    • Is enough realistic detail about the event included in the narrative?
    • What are some examples in the narrative where the reader can see how the character feels in response to events? Use your green highlighter for examples of details that describe the character's thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  • Review your writing for theme:
    • What message is the author trying to send for this story?
    • Write the theme at the top of the rough draft.
    • What sentences from the story help to show this message? Using a pink highlighter, find evidence that will support the theme.

 

Thursday, 5/14/20

  • iReady Reading (30 minutes)

 

Friday, 5/15/20

  • Reading (20 minutes)

  • Review the rubric  HC CWT rubric.docx 

  • On your draft, write notes about what you will revise based on the rubric.

  • Review the highlighted sections of your narrative.

  • Revise your essay!

 

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1-2pm

 

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