Friday, August 22, 2014 Share your PCR HW with someone! Happy Birthday Jose! 8:15 – 8:30
WORD STUDY WEEK 2 TEST 8:30 – 9:10
Word Study • It’s nice to receive an extra $200 in my Christmas paycheck. • My sister loves to go to big parties with lots of people. • Although we can’t ask questions, we can make a brief comment about his story. • The north is the coldest part of any country in the northern hemisphere. • Next Sunday at 11:00 I’ll be getting married.
6. While filling our car with gasoline, the smell of evaporating fuel was quite unpleasant. 7. The Boson Tea Party was done as a protest against taxes from England. 8. I’m glad we have laws to guide the positive direction of our people. 9. The soldier led his men into a fierce battle. 10. The 4th of July fireworks display is always entertaining to watch.
11. The inside of something – the space toward the middle of something. 12. The lightning bolt hit the tree next to me without warning. 13. When the plane crash landed it was fortunate it stayed in one piece. 14. Dad said you absolutely must eat all your dinner before eating dessert. 15. If you really care, try to convince your little brother not to smoke cigarettes.
16. The two countries always seemed to have some sort of fight going on. 17. those beautiful mountains parallel the east coast of the United States 18. The family packed their bags and moved to Europe. 19. I admire the country’s habits regarding food, clothes, music and religion. 20. Our assignment is to write one paragraph of main points about a two hour movie.
Restroom Break 9:10 – 9:20
Day 5 - Wonder Teacher Read Aloud/Paired Partners Part Two – Via Pages 81-117 9:20 – 9:50
Small Group – Use Context Clues to Determine Meaning Part Two – Viap81-117 9:50 – 10:00
Review READING REFERENCE – Page 14 Metaphor • a comparison of two unlike things by saying that one thing is a dissimilar object or thing
Figurative Language Search!! • Find the metaphor on page 82! • Metaphor – “August is the Sun. Me and Mom and Dad are planets orbiting the Sun.” 10:00 – 10:05
Vividly Describing Characters Building theories about characters takes effort. You are stepping outside your stories and looking back in, just as a researcher does, to study your characters. Today we are going to learn a technique that readers use to select just the right words to build wise and sophisticated theories about characters. Strive for precise, exact words to describe your characters and their actions. 10:05 – 10:25
Describe Characterswith Precise, Exact Words When you begin to describe a character, you describe the character and their actions; then you reach for precise, exact words to describe her. This helps you think more deeply about what the character is really like.
Story Character Analysis First:Olivia seems to take care of herself. She is self-reliant. She knows that her mom and dad have their hands full with August, so she tries to avoid burdening them with the problems in her world. Then: The word self-reliant isn’t the most precise word I could use. I rewind and think more carefully about Olivia. Olivia is very insightful. She can look at the big picture and realize what is important and what is not. She understands that everyone has spent so much time trying to make August think he’s normal that he actually thinks he is normal. And the problem is, he’s not (p90). She realizes that she has the capacity to take care of herself, and she does. She also has tenderness for August that seems to rise above everything else in her life. Yet, she has a slight bit of resentment for him because the world of her family revolves around him. Olivia makes sacrifices in her life because she is August’s sister.
Add to Anchor Chart: Building Theories about Characters • We step outside of the story to help us build theories about the characters. • We pay attention to characters’ actions to reveal what kind of people they are. • We pay attention to the ways in which other characters treat the main character. • We use precise, exact words to describe our characters and their actions.
Homework? Answer the following questions by writing a detailed paragraph or two. Cite the evidence that supports your answer from the page and paragraph in the book. Inferring Questions p51-80 • Which of the “3 Augusts” do you think August sees himself as being?
MOVE TO LEARN http://www.movetolearnms.org/how-do-i-do-it/fitness-videos-4-6/catcherprepositions/ 10:25 – 10:30
REMINDER!State Research Project – Due Friday, September 5, 2014 This will count as a grade for each subject – Social Studies, Science, Math, and Language Arts.
Small Group INDEPENDENT READING Analyzing Characters • Now let’s apply what we learned to your independent novel • Pay close attention to the precise and exact words the author uses to describe the characters and their actions. • Make notes, then you will have a chance to step outside of the story and build theories about the characters in your story. 10:30 – 11:00
MOVE TO LEARN http://www.movetolearnms.org/how-do-i-do-it/fitness-videos-4-6/buenos-dias/ 10:45 – 10:50
Writing Time! • Unit 1 – Week 1 – Day 4 Being a Writer 11:00 – 11:30
Two True, One False Activity • Let’s come to the carpet and continue learning about our classmates today. • Remember to bring your writing notebooks with you.
Remember we are building a CARING COMMUNITY. • How Can you show that you are interested in getting to know the student who is sharing? • You are responsible for listening to what others say. If you can’t hear, what can you do?
Well, how did it go? • What did you do to listen responsibly during the activity? • What did you do to show interest in your classmates? • We will continue this activity at a later time. ALL will have a chance to share.
Writing Time! • Today we will learn a new technique for starting to write. • The only way to grow as a writer is to write a lot. • At this time you should not be concerned with making your writing perfect. I want you to write freely and concentrate on getting your ideas down on paper.
Writing Time • Turn to the page in your writing notebook where you wrote your “Two True, One False” statements. • Pick one of those three statements and write it at the top of the next blank page in your notebook. • Begin with that statement and spend the next 15 minutes quietly writing whatever comes to mind about it. • Don’t forget to double space your writing.
Share Time • What did it feel like to write silently today? • Who would like to volunteer to read their writing aloud? • Note that I will be asking you questions about the speaker’s writing. Make sure you are a good listener. 11:20 – 11:30
All Good Things Must Come To An End • If you shared your writing today, then how did that feel? • Why is it important that our writing community be a safe a caring place for everyone?
Math Time! Watch Intro Video 11:30 –12:00
Out of Classroom! • 12:00 – 12:45 Activity • 12:45 – 1:15 Lunch • 1:15 – 1:45 Recess
MATH Stash - Page 7 Create page 7 – Prime & Composite Numbers (Don’t forget to update your Table of Contents) Create an Anchor Chart
SCIENCE TIME 2:30 – 3:10
S.T.A.R. – Pages 23&24 2:30 – 2:45
Review pgs 141-143 2:45 – 3:00
Homework • Math – • Read at least 30 minutes every day
3:10 – 3:15 Wrap Up! • Pack-Up • Office will announce: Car Riders – Leavearound 3:15 Bus Riders – Teacher walks out about 3:22 (listen to intercom-dismisses by grade)