Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday/Wednesday, February 7/8, 2017

Announcements and Reminders:

Find your new seat on the seating chart. 
Book of the Month:  Historical Fiction  Multicultural Fiction  (Make sure your book is NOT on the DO NOT Read List.
    Sign-Ups were due January 26/27
        ↠ Your assessment is due by February 9/10.  If you did not receive the handout, pick up one right away.

            ↠ Study your sentence diagramming guide if you haven't yet mastered the sentences on the quizzes we have been taking.   

↠  You should have a composition book which you leave in your own folder under your own class each day.      

↠ Use your magical study guide to help you learn the word parts you will be tested on.
↠If you have not finished your magical study guide
finish it on your own time or in cavetime. 
↠If you haven't finished your preposition manipulative, finish it on your own time or in cavetime.

The last day to hand in late work, revised work, or extra credit   
for Term 3 will be March 10.  

Parent-Teacher Conferences are on February 9.  

Watch for a new word part challenge on the "spelling" bulletin board.  Only one class has claimed  the points on the first one yet! 

For the Health and Safety 
of Everyone Here, 
This Classroom is now a   

Targets for Today:

Be prepared for  (or complete) the Book of the Month Assessment on Historical or Multicultural Fiction.

Practice reading  Historical or Multicultural Fiction for comprehension and to inquire about the nonfiction background for the book. This is practice for your book of the month assessment. 

Today’s  Agenda:

Find your new seat on the seating chart.

1. Individual Reading, Research, and Writing
Read your historical or multicultural fiction book and search for information about the nonfiction background of the book.  Report on that information on a Google Doc.  When you are finished, print your document,  attach it to the filled-out rubric, and hand it in.
(If you are finished, see me for an assignment to work on.)

2. Optional quiz for Sentence Diagramming -- a retake is available.

3. Reading A Long Walk to Water.

A barn in Sudan might look like this. 

Building a Barn 

gourd, hollowed out for use

Women in Sudan, carrying water


The terrain of part of South Sudan

See the images here:  http://cavemanenglish.blogspot.com/search?q=a+long+walk+to+water+

If You Were Absent:

See above.
Finish your reading and research for the book of the month assignment.
Catch up in cavetime with our reading in A Long Walk to Water.
If you need to retake the sentence diagramming quiz, arrange to do that.