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Raggio`s Weekly News  Updated at 4/27/2017 8:43:00 AM

 

 

 

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Week April 24-28

MCT Testing is still going on for other classes, but we have finished our testing for the year!! YAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW PRACTICE SITE FOR SKILLS!  Below, is the link for Moby Max.  Mrs. Wells has assigned every student on our team a login and passcode, which they have used for math skills.  It's time to add reading and language skills, particularly nonfiction reading.  Please have your child practice on this site.  It can take the place of the reading log.  The site keeps a record of progress.  This is a GREAT WAY to BUILD and PRACTICE SKILLS!!!!  Be sure to log in as a STUDENT.  You will have to click on the appropriate tab above on the site.

https://www.mobymax.com/signin


 

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This Week in:

ELA:   REVIEW OF PREVIOUS SKILLS

*  Working on Determining Important Ideas and Summarizing. Finishing this skill up.  We are also listening to and reading THE BFG.  The students are enjoying it immensely.  Reading skills will be tied in, and a short open book comprehension test given at the end.

Comprehension Focus:

*Students make inferences to understand a narrative nonfiction story.

*Students think about important ideas and supporting details in a narrative nonfiction story.

*Students explore elements of narrative text structure, including point of view and plot in a narrative nonfiction story.

*Students read independently.

Social Development Focus:

*Students develop the skill of giving reasons for their opinions.

*Students make decisions and solve problems respectfully.

*Students will build on one another's thinking during class discussions.

Read for 15-20 minutes nightly.  This can be anything of interest to your child.

It may be on MYON, a magazine, internet article, or book.

**Students may go ahead and turn in any reading logs that they have completed.

 

VOCABULARY Words for this test are the following words: speculate, envision, in the blink of an eye, imposing, recede, eerie, segregate, intetrate, safeguard, defy, misfortune, merit.  This test has been pushed back to April 28th.  We introduced and discussed these words in previous weeks.  We will review daily for the test on Friday.

Writing: POETRY!  We are exploring poetry through writing.  Students will create their own poetry folders with examples of different types of poetry.

 

Grammar: Basic skills

COMMAS IN LETTERS (ONGOING)

VERBS (ONGOING)

Complete Sentences-avoiding fragments/run-ons

**Students are responsible for showing evidence of their learning in all of their writing (example:  Writing should reflect understanding of sentence structure, as in no fragments or run-on sentences.)  In grading their essays, writings, paragraphs, etc...these things will be evaluated for grammar grades.  Anything that is evaluated for grammar will have a rubric attached so that it is clear where points were given or deducted.

GRAMMAR  IS ASSESSED THROUGH WRITING, AND AN OCCASIONAL QUIZ (CHECK-UP).

 

Social Studies: Social studies will be taught through the reading and Scholastic News.  Some assessments will be used for both reading and social studies grades this 9 weeks.

 

WISH LIST:

PENCILS. 

 

Copy paper (white or colored)

Candy (small wrapped)**No peanuts, please.

gently-used or new books for the library

gift cards for class treats or supplies (Sam's, Walmart, Kroger, Office Depot)

Clipboards

**Scented markers-for classroom (Mr. Sketch)

**WE ARE ALMOST COMPLETELY OUT OF PENCILS.  I AM NOW ASKING THAT STUDENTS BRING AND USE THEIR OWN.  I AM ALSO ASKING THAT THEY KEEP UP WITH THESE ON A DAILY BASIS.  MECHANICAL PENCILS ARE FINE.