## Week at a Glance: February 17 – 21

## Monday

**Objectives:**

- Overcome distractions while reading.
- Choose books to read from library
- Define Group 8 roots.

Daily Grammar Practice Week 13 (Monday – parts of speech). Have you ever had the experience of reading and after a few pages you realize that you remember nothing of what you read? That often happens if your mind wanders while reading. Check out the strageties we discuss in class to focus on your reading. Which strategy will you try? Define the roots for Group 8.

**Homework: **Read 15-30 minutes in a book of your choice. I have nominated seven bloggers/students for a Sunshine Award. Each of them will then nominate seven more students. Once you are nominated, complete the directions as given here and check out the other posts here. Group 8 Roots due Friday.

## Tuesday

**Objectives:**

- Read “Sierra Oscar Sierra” and answer constructed response questions.

Daily Grammar Practice Week 13 (Tuesday – sentence parts). Look at the first question and circle the key words that tell you what to do and what content to look for. We’ll read the first part of the story together and underline the details that answer the question. Use the key words in the question to begin your answer by Restating and Answering the questions. Then Tie your answer to details from the story and Explain how they support your answer. Work with a partner to answer the second question the same way. For the third question, try it on your own.

**Homework:** Read a book of your choice for 15-30 minutes. I have nominated seven bloggers/students for a Sunshine Award. Each of them will then nominate seven more students. Once you are nominated, complete the directions as given here and check out the other posts here. Group 8 Roots due Friday.

## Wednesday

**Objectives:**

- Evaluate past ISTEP essays using the scoring rubric.

Daily Grammar Practice Week 13 (Wednesday – clauses, sentence type and purpose). We’ll read the prompt together and underline the key words. Then read the six sample essays and rate them from best (Score 6) to worst (Score 1). Using the rubric, give at least three reasons to explain your choice for each essay.

**Homework:** Read a book of your choice for 15 -30 minutes. I have nominated seven bloggers/students for a Sunshine Award. Each of them will then nominate seven more students. Once you are nominated, complete the directions as given here and check out the other posts here. Group 8 Roots due Friday.

## Thursday

**Objectives:**

- Use RUPR to creat a plan for the writing prompt.

Daily Grammar Practice Week 13 (Thursday – Correct capitalization and punctuation). Use the steps of RUPR to create a plan for the writing prompt. Once your plan is complete, work with a partner to revise your plan. What other kinds of details can you add?

**Homework:** Read 15-30 minutes in a book of your choice. I have nominated seven bloggers/students for a Sunshine Award. Each of them will then nominate seven more students. Once you are nominated, complete the directions as given here and check out the other posts here. Group 8 Roots due Friday.

## Friday

**Objectives:**

- Set reading goals for the week.

Daily Grammar Practice Week 13 (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. I have nominated seven bloggers/students for a Sunshine Award. Each of them will then nominate seven more students. Once you are nominated, complete the directions as given here and check out the other posts here. Group 8 Roots due Friday.