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Hello Parents : This year I am at 2 schools. I am at West Manor Monday and Tuesday and Half-day on Wednesday. I am glad to announce that I will be working with Ms. Ferguson and her 5th grade class in the area of Reading and ELA!
This Second Unit and 9 weeks we are doing:
ELACC5RI10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
ELACC5W1b. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
ELACC5W2b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
ELACC5W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
ELACC5W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
ELACC5SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
ELACC5SL2: Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ELACC5SL3: Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
We are working with graphic organizers to learn strategies to improve comprehension when reading stories, content like science and social studies. When you are working with your child, pull one of these graphic organizers and use it like a puzzle to enhance your child's reading experience. They are great to use after watching your favorite T.V. show or if you want to write a story. Click this link and print and use!! Graphic Organizers
USE THIS LINK TO HELP YOUR CHILD WITH USING A GRAPHHIC ORGANIZER FOR WRITING! IT'S FUN AND EASY TO USE AND IT IS ALL ONLINE FOR THEM TO BUILD THERE OWN STORY USING AN ESSAY MAP! CLICK ON THE LINK NOW AND GET STARTED!http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/essaymap/
Here are some links that I want you to make sure you let your child visit and practice using. It will be fun for you to help your child visit these as well!!
1.) Note taking and using a virtual note page: http://interactive-notebooks.wikispaces.com/
2.) Follow this mini lesson with your child and help him/her read for information and understanding:
- Activate background knowledge by sharing the Bill of Rights rap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7RxrQJrdh4
- Have students discuss the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights
- Explore Slavery Photo Tour, History.com: http://www.history.com/topics/harriet-tubman/photos#
- Discuss how slavery violates the Bill of Rights, call upon the viewed material to support answers
- Have students create a journal entry in their interactive notebook responding to the their thoughts on slavery and the violation of the Bill of Rights
- Establish rules and protocols for classroom and group discussions
- Conclude with a discussion about how slaves might have escaped slavery
3.) Here is a guide on note taking and some fun links to help you and your child take notes in a fun way! Remember, an education is only important to your child if you make it important to you by interacting daily with him/her!
Provide explicit instruction on how to take notes on the text using the interactive notebooks. You may choose to use the Cornell method for note taking ht Notes should be taken each day reading occurs http://coe.jmu.edu/LearningToolbox/cornellnotes.html.
In the interactive notebook, students should include pages for new vocabulary. You may choose to have one vocabulary page for each chapter or specific sections of the book. Students will use the resources available (i.e. dictionaries, thesauruses, computers, electronic devices, etc.) to determine the meaning, synonyms, and antonyms of the vocabulary words chosen.
- Provide explicit instruction on the Frayer model for learning vocabulary http://interactive-notebooks.wikispaces.com/Frayer+model+vocabulary
Remember that figurative language in reading sometimes confuses students when they are tryng to undertsand what the author is trying to say. Click this length and read with your child this mini leasson on figurative language. Also relate it to musical lyrics. Music is all about using figurative language!http://www.freeclubweb.com/powerpoints/languagearts/figurative.html
READING COMPREHENSION PRACTICE:
Please go to http://www.mrnussbaum.com click on Language arts and scroll down and you will see games but click on the Reading comprehension game. Read and play with your child to improve their comprehension!!
This next site will provide fun practice with cause/effect/ author's purpose and other skills we are learning. PLEASE USE THESE GAMES!
I love math so here are some links from last year that are still free for you and your child to play. You have to keep up those math skills!!!!!
LOOK HERE FOR A FREE GAME I PURCHASED FOR YOUR CHILD TO LEARN MULTIPLICATION! http://www.bigbrainz.com
Use this website for DROP AND DRAG MATH and other games:
DIRECTIONS FOR USING MULTIPLICATION GAME:
CLICK the above link, you will see icon to download for Windows or MAC
CLICK to down load and follow prompts on your screen.
It will create the icon for TIMEZATTACK game and your child already has his username and password.
If you have questions, call or email me!