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Weekly News 


  

 

**October 15-19**

 

 

             

  

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**ELA Homework Packet (This week's focus is on theme and character traits.)...due Thursday

**Report Cards...Sign and return by Monday.

 

 

**Red Ribbon Week...October 22-26

**Dress for Success Day...October 23 

 

 

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Monday...none

Tuesday...none

Wednesday...none

Thursday...none

Friday...Tuck Everlasting Quiz (Ch. 1 & 2)

 

 


 

This week, we are studying…

 

Reading... 

 

 

Read Alouds:

Tuck Everlasting 

by Natalie Babbitt

Comprehension Focus:

*Unit 4-Story Elements

*Story elements (theme, characterization, setting, plot, conflict, foreshadowing)

*use questioning to help understand a work of fiction

*use schema to articulate all they think they know about a topic

*Independent Daily Reading (IDR)

 

Social Development Focus: 

*analyze why it is important to be respectful

*develop the skill of explaining their thinking


 

(Materials Needed: Making Meaning Workbook, Response Folders)

 


 

Writing... 

Writing Focus:

Character Change 

Social Development Focus:

*Building a writing community 

 

(Materials needed:  Journal, thesaurus, dictionary, graphic organizers)


 


 Vocabulary....

 

bovine, gallows, contemplation, trod, immortality

 

 


 Grammar... 

 

 

  *Mountain Language (Week 9)

*Compound Sentences (using coordinating conjunctions and semicolons)

 


 

 

 

***All objectives and test dates are subject to change.