April Lesson Quick View

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Target: I can edit my writing.

In class: Students will continue to type their information books in the computer lab. Students will receive their first chapters back “graded” with feedback. Students will complete a practice Map Test.

At home: Practice MAP test questions 1-20 if not completed in class.

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Target: Writers make text more authoritative and academic by writing more complex sentences.

In class: Session 10: Lifting the Level of Sentence Complexity. Today students will go over and grade their practice MAP test. Students will print out their “rough draft” information books. We will do a mini lesson on using colons, parentheses, dashes, and commas to combine sentences and make sentences more complex and academic.

At home: Library books due tomorrow.

5

Target: I can determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text. I can determine the central idea of a text and cite textual evidence to support my answer.

In class: Today students will go to the library. Students will also complete a reading comprehension entitled "’Sesame Street’ welcomes new character with autism with open arms.” Students will answer comprehension questions regarding the article.  

At home: No homework.

6

Target: When writers have to write a chapter that’s ready to go, they go through the whole writing process in their minds, even before they write the first word on a the page.

In class: Session 12: Planning Ready to Go Chapters Students will work on crafting introductions that frame each chapters ensuring that they include a hook, background information, and a guide. Students will have additional time to type their papers.

At home: No homework.

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Target: When writers have to write a chapter that’s ready to go, they go through the whole writing process in their minds, even before they write the first word on a the page.

In class: Session 12: Planning Ready to Go Chapters Students will work on crafting introductions that frame each chapters ensuring that they include a hook, background information, and a guide.

At home: Information book must be completely typed with all chapters drafted by Monday in class. (Document is on student’s google drive.)

10

Target: Information writers create useful, engaging text features to teach information to readers in a variety of ways.

In class:  Session 11: Using Text Features to Strengthen Writing. Students will learn about different types of text features that they can add to their information books such as diagrams, illustrations, charts, graphs, glossaries, timelines, important information boxes, and resource lists. We will look at many examples.

At home: Information books will be due on 4/20. Read through all student samples if unable to complete in class.  

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Target: Information writers create useful, engaging text features to teach information to readers in a variety of ways.

In class:  Session 11: Using Text Features to Strengthen Writing. Students will learn about different types of text features that they can add to their information books such as diagrams, illustrations, charts, graphs, glossaries, timelines, important information boxes, and resource lists. We will look at many examples. Students will be in the computer lab in order to add text features into their own  paper.

At home: Information books will be due on 4/20.

12        Mid-Quarter

Target: Writers of information books use meaningful quotations with a specific purpose in mind.

In class: Session 13: Quoting with a Purpose in Mind. Students will edit and revise their information books by using accurate and meaningful quotations.

 

At home:  Information books due next Thursday!!

13

Target: Writers of information books use edit and revise their information books to add meaningful quotations and text features to enhance their writing.

In class: Students will continue to edit and revise their papers. Student will be in the computer lab.  

At home: Information books due 4/20!

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No School

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No School

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Target: Writers of information books use edit and revise their information books to add meaningful quotations and text features to enhance their writing.

In class: Students will make final revisions to their papers.

At home: Information books due NEXT WEEK.

19

Target: Students will show what they know by answering reading comprehension, listening comprehension and writing questions.

In class: Students will take a practice MAP test and go to the library.

At home: Information books due NEXT WEEK!

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MAP Testing

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MAP Testing

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Target: Writers of information books use edit and revise their information books to add meaningful quotations and text features to enhance their writing.

In class: Students will make final revisions to their papers on a printed copy.

At home: Information books due Friday.

25

Target: Writers of information books use edit and revise their information books to add meaningful quotations and text features to enhance their writing.

In class: Students will make final revisions to their papers on a printed copy.

At home: Information books due Friday.

26

Target: I can determine the meaning of words and phrases.

In class: Students will do two NewsELA articles one on WWI and the other on the Civil War. We will work on one together and do one independently. Student will also go to the library to return their old books and check out new books.

At home: Information books due Friday.

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Target: Writers of information books use edit and revise their information books to add meaningful quotations and text features to enhance their writing.

In class: Students will make final revisions to their papers in the computer lab.

At home: Information books due Friday.

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Target: Writers of information books use edit and revise their information books to add meaningful quotations and text features to enhance their writing.

In class: Students will make final revisions to their papers in the computer lab. Students will print their paper before leaving class.

At home: Information books due at the end of the hour. No homework.