march: all classes: continue to study the march vocabulary words. continue to practice listening skills. use audio stories on raz-kids, brain pop/brain pop jr/imagine learning : answer any questions or do retelling continue to practice reading passages/stories independently and answer questions. continue to write about a story. see the writing checklist on the blog. all classes-continue to think about the importance and reasons why we use our listening and speaking skills. continue to use reading strategies and writing mechanics, organize your writing class 406-homework due tuesday, feb 13th-please remember to bring in one or two reading passages about your favorite winter olympic event. all classes can watch the winter olympics and tell their opinions about their favorite events and what they liked most about the opening ceremonies.
february VOCABULARY words: we are learning new vocabulary words. remember to study them and use them in a sentence. be familiar with parts of speech (noun, verb, or adjective); find synonyms and antonyms. Remember that vocabulary words are found in stories or passages we read and we are practicing context clues. How does this word help me understand what i am reading in the sentence- use the words around the specific vocabulary words as clues to help you.
NYSESLAT PRACTICE: ONGOING LISTENING SKILLS, READING, WRITING, AND SPEAKING SKILLS, STRATEGIES FOR THE TEST IN MAY. CONTINUE TO PRACTICE COMMUNICATING WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, CLASSMATES, TEACHERS, NEIGHBORS... ANSWER IN COMPLETE SENTENCES. LISTEN WHEN SOMEONE IS SPEAKING THEN RETELL WHAT THE OTHER PERSON SAID. LISTEN TO A STORY ON CD. TAKE NOTES AND RETELL WHAT IT IS ABOUT. CONTINUE TO PRACTICE ORGANIZING AN ESSAY WITH REVISING AND EDITING. REMEMBER TO READ EVERY NIGHT. ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT A BOOK OR PASSAGE. USE RAZ-KIDS, IMAGINE LEARNING, AND BRAIN POP/BRAIN POP JR.
December: Please bring in pictures from magazines or From the computer -action verbs and adjectives (class 406)
ALl classes-continue to review all vocabulary words from september THROUGH december
all classes-continue to work on listening skills, speaking skills: see the home page for ideas
reading strategies-fluency, main idea and details, comprehension, making connections, finding text evidence in the passage
writing strategies-grammar, capital letters at the beginning, proper nouns capital (names of people, specific places), punctuation at the end, spelling, revision-does it make sense? read it over-does it sound right ? should i add words or remove any words?