Students begin working in the Springboard textbooks. All students will be issued a textbook of their own as soon as we receive them. Replacement books are eighty dollars so please do not lose them.
Our learning target is to discover what makes a narrative. Students will read and annotate “The Circuit,” a narrative by Francisco Jimenez. This story is about the author’s life as a young boy and his family’s work as sharecroppers.As we read, we will underline words that indicate sequence, put a star next to changes the character experiences, and circle unknown words. Students will also answer comprehension questions about the text to turn in as a grade.
Students have homework this week that is due Friday: They are to write a paragraph about returning to school. Papers should have a circle map (for brainstorming), a rough draft, and a final draft. The final draft should be signed by the parent/guardian and written in blue or black ink.
Friday students will take the Scholastic Reading Index (SRI) to determine Lexile scores. Students should write down titles and books that appear at the end of the test. Students are expected to read independently, twenty minutes a night and it is strongly recommended that students read twenty books by the end of the school year.