Journal entry:(write in minimum 8 sentences )The first day of school is exciting. Think about what you did on your first day of school. Did you see old friends or make new ones? Write about it. Include strong topic sentence. Topic sentence...Example: Today was the first day of school.
Journal writing:(min. 10 sentences) Respond to the following prompt below. Write for 3 minutes. Write as much as you can, as well as you can. Review the hints below before and after you write. PEOPLE LEARN NEW THINGS FROM FRIEND AND FAMILY. THINK ABOUT SOMETHING YOU LEARNED FROM A FRIEND. NOW WRITE A PERSONAL NARRATIVE ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED.
Journal writing: (min. 7 sentences) Everyone has an activity that he or she likes to do with a friend. Think about what you like to do. Write a friendly letter to a new friend telling about what you like to do. ( Don't forget friendly letter format: include date, greeting, body, and closing.)
Journal entry in minimum 10 sentences: A journal entry that tells about something that has happened to you. Think about a day that was special for you. Why was is special? Write about this special day.
OCTOBER 17TH TREASURES FINAL ON FRIDAY October 24th Babu's Song
Spelling Blue: main, wait, sail, tail, train, jay, pay, stay, hay, may, rope, nose, island, special, though
Spelling Green: mainland, waited, sailed, raid, train, plain, tray, staying, haystack, whale, wrote, nose, island, special, though
Vocabulary Collection, concern,exclaimed, figure, vendors Writing: A family member can be a hero in many different ways. Think about a family member who has done something heroic. Write a story about what that person does.
October 31st Story: Tomas and the Library Lady
Spelling Blue:eat, mean, need, baby, he, leaf, queen, seek, pony, we, train, stay, word, morning, against
Vocabulary: amount, clever, collectors, double, reward, store
Writing: it is kind to say thank people who have done something heroic. Think about someone you know who has acted bravely. Write a letter thanking this person for doing something brave. (Don't forget friendly letter format)
November 1, 2011
I would like to thank you. I often remember......
Story:African American Inventors Short Week Assessment on Monday following Thanksgiving. (Note: Don't forget Family Project Due as well)
Group Y: star, part, care, stare, car, dare, hair, pair, chair, fair, more, store, believe, material, built.
Creating: you are making something new
Familiar :is known because it has been heard or seen before.
Glamorous: is fascinating or exciting.
Imagination: you make pictures of things in your mind
Memories: are persons, things, or events remembered from the past.
Occasions: are important or special events.
Journal: A poem can be about a topic.
Think about something you like to do with your family.
Now, write a poem about an activity. Your poem should have a rhythm.
() My writing is clearly a poem that describes an activity with a family member.
() My poem includes a main idea and details.
() I use precise words to express my emotions and let my voice as a writer come through.
() My punctuation is correct. My poem has rhythm . I combine sentences correctly.
Study packet like in past units will be given on February 10th... All spelling, vocabulary, and grammar exercises February 13th no Journal or reading log STUDY FOR UNIT 3 FINAL which will be given Friday, February 17th.
Unit 4 Week 1
Head Body and Legs
Grammar: Linking verbs, and Capitalization of Proper Nouns
gasped: you took a fast and loud breath from being scared or surprised.
swung: moved back and forth.
Impatient : is easily annoyed.
Journal:Some jobs are too big for one person to do alone. Think about a time when you worked in a group to get something done. Now write a personal narrative about that event.
() My writing is a letter that clearly tells about a time when I worked in a group
() My writing is a strong paragraph with a topic sentence and supporting details.
()The details in my writing give more information about the topic.
() My punctuation and capitalization are correct. I use linking verbs correctly.
Unit 4 Week 2 February 27th Officer Buckle and Gloria
Grammar: helping verbs, quotation marks Spelling words with oi, oy
Spelling group x: soil broiling, moist, annoyed, coil, choices, foil, coy, avoid, royal, crown, crowds, above, color, song
Spelling group y:soil, boil, choice, point, broil, oil, toy, joy, soy, noise, brown, house, above, color, song
Vocabulary: attention: you watch and listen carefully
buddy : a good friend
enormous: is very, very big
obeys: he or she does what he or she is told
Journal:Safety is important. Think about something you do that helps you stay safe. Write an essay about how people can stay safe.
() My essay is clearly about something people can do to stay safe
() I include a strong opening to interest readers
()I include important details that illustrate why safety is important.
()I use helping verbs correctly. All my sentences end with a punctuation mark.
Unit 4 week 3 March 5 A Trip to the Emergency Room Grammar: Irregular Verbs, punctuating Book Titles
Spelling: blend with variant Vowel sound /oo/ group x:school, moody, bruise, fruitcake, clues, glued, flew, chewed, shoelace, canoe, moist, royal, follow, near, paper
group y: too, room, zoo, suit, fruit, clue, glue, dew, new, shoe, point, joy, follow, near, paper
Vocabulary: heal: to get better.
informs: he or she tells you something
personal: has to do with you
serious: is dangerous or important
Journal: Write as much as you can about things in this paragraph:
There are many people who can help you. Think of a time when a worker helped you. Write about how and why this person helped you.
Writer's Checklist () Thing about your purpose for writing ()Make sure the events in your writing are told in a clear sequence () use your best spelling, grammar, and punctuationW
Unit 4 Week 4 March 12 A Harbor Seal Pup Grows Up
Grammar:Letter punctuation and irregular verbs
Spelling:Words with oo,ou
Group x:shook, hooked, crooked, good-bye, should, brook, soot, wooden, couldn't , wooden, couldn't , would, glued, canoe, below, city, own
Group y: shook, hook, cook, book, look, good, hood, could, would, zoo, new, below, city, own
Vocabulary: hunger: feels a strong need to eat.
mammal: is a warm-blooded animal that drinks its mother's milk
normal: happens in a regular or healthy way.
rescued: is saved from danger.
young: it is at an early time of its life
Journal: An animal you take care of could be your pet or the pet of someone you know. Think about what to do to care for this a kitten or puppy. Write a letter to a friend that tells how to take care of this pet.
Writer';s Checklist: Follow Friendly letter Format () My writing is about how to care for an animal. () My letter is organized to describe events in the correct order. () I included important details that make the information in my letter clear to the readers. () I use a capital letter to begin each sentence. I use irregular verbs correctly.
Unit 4 Week 5 March 19th Mice and Beans Grammar:contractions, apostrophes
menu: you write a list of what foods will be served at a meal.
simmered: it was cooked slowly for a long time.
Journal: A flyer or a poster can advertise or tell about an event. Think about an event in your school or community. Write an advertisement about this event.
Writer's Checklist: () My writing clearly advertises an event. ()I give information about what will happen at the event and where it will take place. () I vary words to make my writing interesting and clear to readers. () I form contractions correctly. I capitalized and punctuate my sentences in the right places.
Unit 5 Week 1 week of April 9th
Story: The Tiny Seed Grammar:Singular nouns, plural pronouns, quotation marks
Spelling: words with Closed Syllables group x:nap, napkin, cab, cabin, in in, index, visitor, object, cotton, happening, launch, crawl, food, together, through group y: nap,napkin, cab, cabin, in index, kit, kitten, cat, catnip, saw, draw, food, together, through
Vocabulary: desert: a very dry place
drifts: carried through the air
drowns: it is covered by too much water
gently: moves in a soft and smooth way.
neighbor: is one person or thing that is close to another.
Journal: Think about what you know how to do and would like to share. Make a poster. Write the steps that tell what to do. Draw pictures with labels to show what is need. Writer's Checklist:
()My writing is about how to do something ()I included numbered steps that show the correct order of how to do something. ()I include important details that help the reader know exactly what to do. ()My sentences are complete. I use the correct end punctuation. I use pronouns correctly.
Unit 5 Week 2 April 16 The Ugly Vegetables Grammar: Singular, plural pronouns, capitalization of pronouns
group y: pen, pencil, net magnet, public, publish, fuzz, fuzzy, pocket, ticket, kitten, cabin, certain, field, hundred
Vocabulary: blooming: flowering and growing
Muscles: the parts of our bodies that move our bones
prickly: it is covered in sharp points
Scent: a word that means smell, especially a nice smell
trade: is the exchange of one thing for another.
Journal: Think about a real or make believe garden. Now write a story that takes place in the garden.
Writer's Checklist: ()My writing clearly presents a story about a garden. ()The sequence of events in my story is clear, with a logical beginning, middle, and end. ()I use descriptive details to make my story more interesting. (0 My sentences are complete and end with correct punctuation mark. I use pronouns correctly.
Unit 5 week 3 April 23rd Meet the Super Croc Grammar: Possessive Pronouns, Plural possessive pronouns, and Capitalization of possessives Spelling: Words with Open Syllables
group x:human, giant, lady, lazy, crazy, navy, gravy, solo, dinosaur, crocodile, publish, magnet, idea, often, second group y: lady, lazy, crazy, navy, gravy, polo, solo, silo, open, odor, net, magnet, idea, often, second
Vocabulary: confirm: something is to show that it is true based on facts.
hopeful: you think something is good may happen.
site: is the position of location of something
unable: to do something, you cannot do it.
valid: can be proven.
Journal: Some jobs are too big for only one person. Think about a time when you worked with a partner or a team. Write a personal narrative about this time.
Writing hints for prompts: () Think about your purpose for writing () Use interesting nouns and verbs ()Write strong paragraphs, with topic sentences and supporting details. ()Use your best spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Unit 5 Week 4 April 30
Farfallina and Marcel Grammar: Contractions and Possessive Pronouns
Spelling: Words with consonant + le Syllables group x: circle, little, gentle, settle, drizzle, ripple, uncle, paddle, middle, bubble, lady, dinosaur, group, important, only group y: lit, little, set, settle, rip, ripple, pad, paddle, mid, middle, lady, open, group, important, only
Vocabulary: giggled: you laughed
peered: looked over or around something.
recognized: someone you knew that person from an earlier time.
snuggled: held it close
vanished: is no longer able to be seen
Journal:Think about when you got something new. Write about this to a friend.
Writer's Checklist: () My writing is a letter that tells about something new in my life ()I vary the words that I use to make my writing more interesting ()I include details that give information about what is new in my life. () My spelling is correct. My sentences end with the correct punctuation. I form contractions correctly.
Unit 5 Week 5 May 7th Nutik, the Wolf Pup Grammar: Pronoun-verb agreement, Book titles
Spelling: Words with Open Syllables group x:tiger, noble, frozen, female, babies, basic, bacon, relate, return, lion, middle, gentle, door, order, remember
group y: no, noble, male, female, baby, basic, bacon, late, relate, return, little, middle, door, order, remember.
Vocabulary: glanced: something you looked at very quickly
gleamed: shone or glowed
noble: shows qualities of high moral character
promised: to do something, you said you would definitely do it.
wiggled: it moved from side to side in short, quick motion.
Journal: Think about this book. Describe why you liked or disliked it.
Writer's checklist: () My book report clearly gives information about a book that I have read. ()I include a strong concluding sentence to complete the book report. () I include details that give the reader specific information about my book. () My spelling is correct. My sentences are complete. The pronouns and verbs in my writing agree in number.
THEME: THE WORLD AROUND US Unit 6 Week 1 (Story: Plant and Animal Habitats) May 28th