- Define Group 7 Roots.
Daily Grammar Practice Week 12 (Monday – parts of speech). We will define six new roots. You need to draw a picture that will help you remember the definition of each root and come up with two example words and definitions that use each root. Group 7 Roots are due on Friday. You may find the Group 7 Answers here.
Homework: Read 15-30 minutes in a book of your choice. Complete Group 7 Roots.
- Write on blog or in your notebook.
Daily Grammar Practice Week 12 (Tuesday – sentence parts). You should be writing twice and week in either your Writer’s Notebook or on our class blogs. Work on developing your ideas by adding details and examples. Strengthen your writing by focusing on part of your topic. It is actually easier to write more–and better–if your topic is smaller. You may write about anything you like (school appropriate), but if you need ideas, check out the Student Blogging Connection. Be sure to share the link to your post and connect with other bloggers. Make sure you click your name under Categories whenever you write a blog post!
Homework: Read a book of your choice for 15-30 minutes. Complete Group 7 Roots.
- Answer constructed response questions.
Daily Grammar Practice Week 12 (Wednesday – clauses, sentence type and purpose). In order to answer constructed response questions, use RATE: Restate and Answer the question. Tie it to the text with details. Explain your answer. When you read the question, circle key words that you should include in your answer. Answer the question concisely. Then support your answer with examples or details from the text. Watch the TED Talk video and take notes to answer these two questions: 1) So we know our minds change our bodies, but is it also true that our bodies change our minds? 2) Can power posing for a few minutes really change your life in meaningful ways?
Homework: Read a book of your choice for 15 -30 minutes. Complete Group 7 Roots.
- Write answers to constructed response question.
Daily Grammar Practice Week 12 (Thursday – Correct capitalization and punctuation). Use your notes from yesterday to write an answer to both questions on our class blogs. Your answer should include key words from the question and give specific details from the video to support it.
Homework: Read 15-30 minutes in a book of your choice. Coomplete Group 7 Roots.
- Set reading goals for the week.
Daily Grammar Practice Week 12 (Friday – Sentence diagramming). Fill out the reading goal slip with the title and author of your book and write down what page you begin on. Read for 10 minutes and write down what page you end on. Subtract the beginning page from the ending page to find out how many pages you read in 10 minutes. Multiply that number by 6 to discover how many pages you should be able to read in 1 hour. Double that answer to find out how many pages you should be able to read in 2 hours. That is your reading goal for the week. If you finish or switch to a book that has a very different reading rate, you will need to redo your goal and let me know the new one. After you finish your reading, tell your partner what you read today. If you can’t remember anything you read, you are reading too fast.
Homework: Read 15-30 minutes in a book of your choice. Group 7 Roots due today.