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Week at a Glance: April 17-21

Monday: Students will complete practice test questions for Milestone

Tuesday: Review Figurative LanguageComprehensivePowerpoint

Wednesday: Milestone Testing Part 1 of ELA. Practice Assessment for Milestone over poetry. BRING NUMBER 2 PENCILS TO CLASS AND PUT CELL PHONES ON SILENT AND IN LOCKER.

Thursday: Milestone Testing Part 2 of ELA.

Friday: Begin reading, “The Giver” by Lois Lowry.

Milestone Info



Some multiple choice questions may have more than one answer.

Get a good night’s sleep…start this week.

Eat a good breakfast.

Don’t stress…just do your best.


ELA test will be given:

Wednesday, April 19th. ELA section1 (70 minute minimum time; 90 maximum time)

Thursday, April 20th.ELA section 2, ELA section 3 (75 minutes maximum time)

Friday, April 21st- ELA makeups


Math test will be given:

Monday, April 24 Math section 1 (85 minutes Maximum per section)

Tuesday, April 25th Math section 2 (85 minutes Maximum per section)

Wednesday, April 26th and Thursday, April 27th makeups




Week of April 10

Week at at Glance:

Monday/Wednesday- This week is dedicated to reviewing the different text structures that can be found in informational passages. Students will review the different types by watching a Flocabulary, BrainPop, and completing various practices to ensure understanding.

The links below will be used to review text structure:


Thursday: Students will practice completing constructed response questions in a “Round Robin.”

Friday: Library

Week of March 27

Homework: Paragraph of the week due this Friday- Topic: Free choice. You can write about whatever you would like. Some ideas are: vacation plans, my birthday, etc.

Spring Photos are tomorrow, Thursday March 30th!”

Parents: Please send in tissues, wipes, pencils, copy paper, hand sanitizer if you are able to! Your child can earn stamps for any of these items. Thank you in advance!

Monday: Mrs. Hosford was out. Students were left two assignments to complete. Idioms and Point of View.


Read and Listen to “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”

Watch the video “The Three Little Pigs”

Complete a double bubble map comparing and contrasting the two stories.

Write one paragraph comparing and contrasting both stories.


Read a passage about sharks and answer  questions.

Read another passage. Compare and Contrast both texts by completing a double bubble map and then writing one paragraph.


“Quizziz” Compare and Contrast quiz. “Hot Cheetos Vs. Takis”

Students will read two passages about Hot Cheetos and Takis. Students will complete a double bubble map. Students will then write a compare and contrast essay.


Continue “Hot Cheetos vs. Takis” assignment.


Week of March 20, 2017

Week at a Glance:

For the next couple of weeks, we will be reviewing concepts previously learned in preparation for the GA Milestones. Last week our focus was point of view.  This week our focus is argumentative writing.

Homework for this week due Friday, March 20. Write one to two paragraphs explaining what your favorite cookie is and why. Make sure to include a claim, 3 reasons/arguments why, a counterclaim, a sentence explaining why the counterclaim is wrong, and a concluding sentence.

Monday: Review Argumentative Writing

Warm Up: Students watch a video over argumentative essay, and write a paragraph answering the following question: What are the parts of an argumentative essay?

Students will read  over various passages and evaluate them for effectiveness. Students will rate each writing sample with a check, check plus, check minus, or 0.

Vocabulary: Hook, claim, evidence, counterclaim, conclusion.

Tuesday: Students will watch a video about how to write an argumentative essay. Students will write a paragraph restating what they learned in the video.

Warm Up:


Work Session: Finish evaluating passages for claim, hook, counterclaim from yesterday. Students will review the steps of RACE and practice using a Pixar animation. After, students will review argumentative vocabulary and complete a “Gab and Go Claim” activity. Finally, students will read the below article on school lunch periods and practice finding a claim and evidence to support that claim.

Short lunch periods don’t serve students’ needs

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday- Students will participate in argumentative review stations. The stations will review argumentative vocabulary, how to correctly cite evidence in an argument, how to write an effective counter-claim, and how to draft a strong claim statement.

Assignments due by Friday (3/20):

  • Weekly warm-up sheet
  • “Gab and Go Claim” activity
  • Argumentative review stations
  • RACE Pixar practice
  • Paragraph of the Week: The Greatest Cookie

Assignments to be Graded:

ASSESSMENTS to be graded this week:

Thursday March 16,2017  Tuesday of the Other June Mini-Project due (test grade)

Friday March 17, 2017 Quiz over Tuesday of the Other June, Point of View, Weekly Warm Up (formative assessment)

IAN check over the following pages:

Page 36 Metaphor/Simile

Page 37 Poetry Analysis Flip Book

Page 38 Tuesday of the Other June Vocabulary

Page 39 Point of View Notes


Week of March 13, 2017


Week at a Glance:

Monday: Students are reviewing previously learned concepts in preparation for the Milestones. This week, students are working on reviewing different narrative points of view (1st person, 2nd, person, 3rd person limited, and 3rd person omniscient). Students took notes on POV and worked in partners analyzing different POVs in various passages. Begin reading “Tuesdays of the Other June”

Tuesday: Finish reading “Tuesday of the Other June” and begin choice board project.

Wednesday: Work on choice board projects.

Thursday: POV stations.

Friday: Finish POV stations, Weekly Language Quiz /POV quiz , IAN check (project grade).

Week of February 13

Monday: Weekly Language Warm Up: Grammar, Vocabulary, Figurative language practice for Monday. Mini-lesson on poetry. Read “The Rose that Grew in Concrete” (a poem by Tupac) and Number the Stars. Discuss how they are different.

Homework for the week: Weekly Language Homework-due Friday. Paragraph of the week will be done in class this week and is also due Friday. The Paragraph of the Week this week will be to write a one to two stanza poem on the theme of love. Students must include figurative language such as alliteration, simile, onomatopoeia, metaphor, and/or allusion.

Tuesday: Weekly Language Warm Up: Grammar, Vocabulary, Figurative language practice for Tuesday. Mini-lesson on alliteration. Students will brainstorm ideas for their poem on love, work on adjective practice, and read “Number the Stars”

For classes that have read to the end of chapter 10 in “Number the Stars” there will be a review game for tomorrow’s test.

Wednesday:  Weekly Language Warm Up: Grammar, Vocabulary, Figurative language practice for Wednesday. Mini-lesson on idioms. TEST over “Number the Stars.”  Read “Number the Stars.”

Thursday: Weekly Language Warm Up: Grammar, Vocabulary, Figurative language practice for Thursday. Mini lesson on allusion. Students will work on poems in class and conference with teacher. Students will read “Number the Stars” TEST over “Number the Stars” and figurative language.

Friday: Mrs. Hosford will check this week’s warm up and weekly language homework. Students will complete poems and participate in a poetry slam celebrating students as authors. Read and respond to “Number the Stars.”