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ELA Assignments

Instructor
Mrs. Kelly McCoy
Term
2020 - 2021 School Year
Department
ELA
Description

Amplify CKLA is our reading curriculum chosen by Phoenix Community Learning Center.  Amplify CKLA is based on a whole group/small group daily participation plan. Whole group learning opportunities occur daily with the introduction of key focus points.  The students will then practice these key focus points during the week independently and in small groups while guided reading groups take place with the teacher.  Independent/small group practice will include fluency, spelling, phonics, and phonemic awareness skills.

 


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Due:

Monday, May 10, 2021

Lesson 2- 1492: A Year That Changed the World

Today we will determine the main idea of “1492: A Year That Changed the World” and recount the key details using the 5 Ws (who, what, where, when, why),  answer questions about navigation in the Age of Exploration and explain how explorers kept track of where they were going by explicitly referring to the text, use linking words for example to connect reasons and to connect ideas with categories of information, and use a glossary to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

  • Chapter 3 “Navigation in the Age of Exploration”
  • 2.1 Navigation in the Age of Exploration
  • 2.2 Creating Sentences Using Linking Words for example
  • 2.3 Multiple Meanings of Vocabulary Words

Homework and activities for today’s lesson are found in Google Classroom.

1.  Log on to Amplify and read "Navigation in the Age of Exploration" on the Hub.

2.  So Many Spices - ReadWorks - Read and answer questions

Learning Target:

I will answer questions about navigation in the Age of Exploration and explain how explorers kept track of where they were going by explicitly referring to the text. [RI.3.1]

Due:

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

NWEA-MAP Reading Test

Students will take their NWEA-MAP Reading Test.

Learning Target:

I will take my NWEA-MAP Reading Test.

Due:

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

NWEA-MAP Reading Test

Students will take their NWEA-MAP Math Test.

Learning Target:

I will take my NWEA-MAP Math Test.

Due:

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Lesson 3- Columbus and the Conquistadors

Today we will categorize and organize facts about the explorations of Christopher Columbus, closely read “Navigation in the Age of Exploration” and determine the meaning of words and phrases relevant to navigation, identify and use the meaning of prefixes pro– and anti–, and use linking words in conclusion to connect reasons and to connect ideas with categories of information.

  • Introduction to The Age of Exploration
  • Chapter 1 “The Lure of Spices”
  • 3.1 Expedition Log
  • 3.2 Short Answer
  • 3.4 Prefix pro -: Meaning forward or before
  • 3.6 Prefix anti- : Meaning against or opposite

Homework and activities for today’s lesson are found in Google Classroom.

3.8 Blank Busters

Learning Target:

I will identify and use the meaning of prefixes pro– and anti–[RF.3.3a]

Due:

Friday, May 14, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Past Assignments

Due:

Monday, May 3, 2021

Lesson 12- The Hunting of the Great Bear

Today we will explain how specific aspects of the illustrations in “The Hunting of the Great Bear: An Iroquois Tale” contribute to what is conveyed by the words of the story, practice reading a text aloud in order to create an engaging audio recording, and describe characters in “The Hunting of the Great Bear: An Iroquois Tale.”

  • Chapter 8 “The Hunting of Great Bear: An Iroquois Tale”
  • 12.2 Self Reflection

Homework and activities for today’s lesson are found in Google Classroom.

12.3 The Hunting of Great Bear: An Iroquois Tale

Learning Target:

I will describe characters in “The Hunting of the Great Bear: An Iroquois Tale.” [RL.3.3]

Due:

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Unit 8 Assessment

Today we will demonstrate comprehension of stories we read independently.

  • Unit Assessment

Homework and activities for today’s lesson are found in Google Classroom.

Learning Target:

I will demonstrate comprehension of stories I read independently. [RL.3.10]

Due:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Lesson 1- Introduction to Early Explorations of North America

Today we will locate key places visited by early explorers, answer questions about the European quest for spices and Toscanelli’s map, write an opinion piece on the motivating factors of the early explorers supporting their point of view with reasons, and use spelling patterns and rules for words with the /ue/ sound.

  • Introduction to The Age of Exploration
  • Chapter 1 “The Lure of Spices”
  • 1.1 The Lure of Spices
  • 1.2 Toscanelli's Map

Homework and activities for today’s lesson are found in Google Classroom.

1.3 Family Letter

Learning Target:

I will answer questions about the European quest for spices and Toscanelli’s map. [RI.3.1]

Due:

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Friday, May 7, 2021

No School for Students - Records Day

Due:

Monday, April 26, 2021

Lesson 8 - Native Americans of the Northeast

Today we will explain how specific aspects of the illustrations in “Meda and Flo, the Forest Children” contribute to what is conveyed by the words of the story, determine the main idea and supporting details in “Native Americans of the Northeast,” recall information from the reading and write a short reflection, and determine the meaning of words formed when –able or –ible is added to a known root word.

  • Chapter 5 “Meda and Flo, the Forest Children”
  • 8.2 KWL Native Americans of the Northeast
  • 8.3 Journal Entry

Homework and activities for today’s lesson are found in Google Classroom.

  • 8.4 Suffixes -able and -ible

Learning Target:

I will recall information from the reading and write a short reflection. [W.3.8]

Due:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Lesson 9 - Native Americans of the Southeast

Today we will compare and contrast the climate in the Southeast to that in the Northeast as presented in “Native Americans of the Southeast,” determine the meaning of words formed when –able or –ible is added to known root words, and practice reading aloud a text in order to create an engaging audio recording.

  • 9.1 Compare and Contrast the Northeast and Southeast Tribes
  • 9.2 -able and -ible

Homework and activities for today’s lesson are found in Google Classroom.

* 9.3 Word Sort

  • 9.4 Presentation Rubric

Learning Target:

I will practice reading aloud a text in order to create an engaging audio recording. [SL.3.5]

Due:

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Lesson 10 - Adoette and Awan, the Bird Chasers

Today we will use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words with the /ə/ sound spelled ‘al’, ‘le’, and ‘el’, and /sh/ + /ə/ + /n/ spelled ‘tion,’ ask and answer questions, orally and in writing, requiring recall and understanding of the details of “Adoette and Awan, the Bird Chasers,” by explicitly referring to the text, practice reading aloud a text in order to create an engaging audio recording, and form and use singular and plural possessive nouns.

  • Chapter 6 “Adoette and Awan, the Bird Chasers”
  • 10.2 Summary Chart
  • 10.3 Grammar Skills
  • 10.4 Dictionary Skills

Homework and activities for today’s lesson are found in Google Classroom.

Learning Target:

I will practice reading aloud a text in order to create an engaging audio recording. [SL.3.5]

Due:

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Lesson 11- Native Americans and the Arctic/Subarctic

Today we will describe characters in “Yutu, the Dog Trainer” and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events, describe steps in procedures by identifying sequenced events related to the Native Americans of the Arctic/Subarctic region, and practice reading aloud a text in order to create an engaging audio recording.

  • Chapter 7 “Yutu, the Dog Trainer”
  • 11.1 Yutu
  • 11.2 Text Connections

Homework and activities for today’s lesson are found in Google Classroom.

Learning Target:

I will practice reading aloud a text in order to create an engaging audio recording. [SL.3.5]

Due:

Friday, April 30, 2021

Friday ELA Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Monday, April 19, 2021

Lesson 4 - Native Americans of the Greater Mississippi River Areas

Today we ask and answer questions about Native Americans of the Greater Mississippi River areas, recall information about Mound Builders in order to share key points about a mound that exists today, and determine the meaning of words formed when –ish and –ness are added to the root words. [L.3.4b]

  • 4.1 Finding the 5Ws and How
  • 4.2 Mound Guide
  • 4.4 Suffixes –ish and –ness

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

4.3 Practice Possessive Pronouns

4.5 Spelling: Word Sort

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions about Native Americans of the Greater Mississippi River areas. [RI.3.1]

Due:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Lesson 5 - Native Americans of the Southwest, Part 1

Today we will use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words spelling with /ə/ spelled ‘a’ and ‘e’,  describe cause and effect events of the Native Americans of the Southwest, and ask and answer questions requiring literal recall and understanding of the details of “Alemeda, the Basket Weaver” by explicitly referring to the text.

  • Spelling Test on Quizziz
  • Chapter 3 “Alemeda, the Basket Weaver”
  • 5.2 Cause/Effect Relationships Quick Writes
  • 5.3 Summary Chart

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

5.4 “Alemeda, the Basket Weaver”

Learning Target:

I will use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words spelling with /ə/ spelled ‘a’ and ‘e’. [L.3.2f]

Due:

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Lesson 6 - Alemeda, the Basket Weaver

Today we will use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words with the /ə/ sound spelled ‘al,’ ‘le,’ and ‘el,’ and /sh/ + /ə/ + /n/ spelled ‘tion,’  closely read “Alemeda, the Basket Weaver,” read aloud stories from the Native American Reader using their own voice to make the story come to life, and form and use plural possessive nouns and use a beginning dictionary to determine key words.

  • Chapter 3 “Alemeda, the Basket Weaver”
  • 6.2 Alemeda, the Basket Weaver
  • 6.3 Presentation Rubric
  • 6.4 ’s and s’

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

6.1 Family Letter

6.5 Dictionary Skills

Learning Target:

I will closely read “Alemeda, the Basket Weaver” [RL.3.10]

Due:

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Lesson 7 - Native Americans of the Southwest, Part 2

Today we will describe characters in “Alo, the Spirit Giver,” compare and contrast the key details presented in “Native Americans of the Southwest, Part 2” about cultural identity to those in “Native Americans of the Southwest, Part 1,” and form and use plural possessive nouns.

  • Chapter 4 “Alo, the Spirit Giver”
  • 7.1 Southwest Foldable
  • 7.2 “Alo, the Spirit Giver”
  • 7.3 Compare and Contrast: Paper Plate Project

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

7.4 Read-Aloud “Alo, the Spirit Giver”

7.5 Presentation Rubric

Learning Target:

I will describe characters in “Alo, the Spirit Giver.” [RL.3.3]

Due:

Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Monday, April 12, 2021

Third Grade Math AIR Assessment

Today we will take the Third Grade Math AIR Assessment

Learning Target:

I will take the Third Grade Math AIR Assessment and do my very best!

Due:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Lesson 1 - Spreading through the Continents

Today we will identify North America, South America, and Asia on a map, identify the cause and effect relationship related to the change from nomadic Native Americans to Native Americans who settled in one place, describe characters in “Etu, the Hunter” and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events, and use spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words with the /ə/ spelled ‘a’ and ‘e.’

  • Chapter 1 “Etu, the Hunter”
  • 1.2 Ice Age Cause and Effect Chain
  • 1.3 Describe Etu: Character Analysis

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

1.4 Family Letter

1.5 Personal Internal and External Traits

Learning Target:

I will describe characters in “Etu, the Hunter” and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. [RL.3.3]

Due:

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Lesson 2 - Changing Ways of Life

Today we will explain the connection between words and illustrations in a text about Native Americans, make personal connections to the text by describing the cultural identity of present-day communities, and form and use plural possessive nouns.

  • 2.1 Beringia Migration Map
  • 2.3 Regions Map
  • 2.4 Comparison Quick Write
  • 2.5 Plural Possessive Nouns Not Ending in -s or -es

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

2.6   3,2,1 Reflection Card

Learning Target:

I will make personal connections to the text by describing the cultural identity of present-day communities. [W.3.8]

Due:

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Lesson 3 - Akando and Aponi, the Gatherers

Today we will explain the connection between words and illustrations in a text about Native Americans, make personal connections to the text by describing the cultural identity of present-day communities, and form and use plural possessive nouns.

  • 3.1 Akando and Aponi Illustrations
  • 3.2 -ish: Suffix Meaning “having the characteristics of” or “like”
  • 3.3 Spelling: Blank Busters

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

3.4 Akando and Aponi, the Gatherers

3.5 TV Watching

Learning Target:

I will determine the meaning of words formed when –ish or –ness is added to the known root word. [L.3.2f, L.3.4b]

Due:

Friday, April 16, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Monday, April 5, 2021

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Assessment

Today we will take the Third Grade Reading Guarantee Assessment.

Learning Target:

I will take the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and do my very best!

Due:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Lesson 17 - A Tour of the International Space Station

Today we will identify key ideas and details from websites and videos about the International Space Station, plan to write an informative piece about a day in the life of an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, read a story about a girl who goes to an astronomy camp and answer questions about the text, read a passage out loud, and use the correct punctuation to indicate singular possessive nouns.

  • 17.2 Planning: Informative Writing “A Day in the Life of an Astronaut on the International Space Station”
  • 17.3 Stargirl
  • 17.5 Singular Possessive Nouns

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Learning Target:

I will plan to write an informative piece about a day in the life of an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. [W.3.5]

Due:

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lesson 18 - Informative Writing: A Day in the Life of an Astronaut on the International Space Station

Today we will read about the International Space Station and respond in a variety of ways and for different purposes, use correct punctuation to indicate plural possessive nouns, and plan and draft an informative piece about a day in the life of an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.

  • Chapter 13 “The International Space Station”
  • 18.1 Reading/Writing Choice Board
  • 18.2 Plural Possessive Nouns

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Learning Target:

I will plan to write an informative piece about a day in the life of an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. [W.3.5]

Due:

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Unit 7 Assessment

Today we will take our Unit 7 Assessment - Astronomy: Our Solar System and Beyond.

  • Unit 7 Assessment on Quizziz.

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Learning Target:

I will take the Unit 7 Assessment - Astronomy: Our Solar System and Beyond.

Due:

Friday, April 9, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Monday, March 29, 2021

Lesson 14 - What’s It Like in Space?

Today we will compare and contrast two texts about the moon landing and what it’s like in space, read narrative text aloud during a Reader’s Theater about Nicolaus Copernicus, and use the meaning of suffixes to choose the correct word in sentences.

  • Chapter 9 “Walk on the Moon”
  • Chapter 10 “What’s It Like in Space?”
  • 14.3 Suffix Review

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

14.4 Nicolaus Copernicus

Learning Target:

I will use the meaning of suffixes to choose the correct word in sentences. [RF.3.3a]

Due:

Tuesday, March 30, 3021

Lesson 15 - The Space Shuttle

Today we will work collaboratively to make connections between sentences in text about the space shuttle and explain our ideas and reasoning, demonstrate comprehension of an informational text about the space shuttle, make connections between sentences in paragraphs from text about Jupiter, and write a brief informational paragraph using words that connect the sentences together in a logical sequence.

  • Chapter 11 “The Space Shuttle"
  • 15.2 The Space Shuttle
  • 15.3 Connecting Sentences

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

15.4 The Space Shuttle

Learning Target:

I will demonstrate comprehension of an informational text about the space shuttle. [RI.3.1]

Due:

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Lesson 16 - Mae Jemison

Today we will listen to text read about astronaut Mae Jemison and answer questions about her life,  read about astronaut Mae Jemison and put the events of her life in sequence, compare and contrast two texts about Mae Jemison, and write an opinion about a famous quote by Mae Jemison.

  • Chapter 12 “Dr. Mae Jemison”
  • 16.1 Read-Aloud: Mae Jemison
  • 16.2 Dr. Mae Jemison

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

16.3 Dr. Mae Jemison

Learning Target:

I will read about astronaut Mae Jemison and put the events of her life in sequence. [RI.3.3]

Due:

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Friday, April 2, 2021

No School - Good Friday

Due:

Monday, March 15, 2021

Lesson 10 - Exploring Space

Today we will take our spelling test for the sound /n/, and we will read informational text about space exploration and answer comprehension questions by finding evidence in the text.

  • Spelling Test on Quizziz
  • 10.2 Exploring Space

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

10.5 Exploring Space

Learning Target:

I will write words using spelling patterns and rules for the sound /n/ (L.3.2f).

Due:

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Lesson 11 - Gravity - Close Reading, Part 1

Today we will read informational text about gravity to find key ideas, details, words, and phrases, write a summary about our experiences during a gravity experiment, and write words using spelling patterns and rules for the sounds /ae/, /k/, /s/, /j/ and /n/.

  • 11.1 “Gravity"
  • 11.2 Gravity Experiment

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

11.3 Take Home Letter

Learning Target:

I will read informational text about gravity to find key ideas, details, words, and phrases (RI.3.2).

Due:

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Lesson 12 - Gravity - Close Reading, Part 2

Today we will demonstrate comprehension of the text about gravity during a close reading activity, write a reflection about what they’ve learned about gravity from the reading, and use correct punctuation in sentences with dialogue.

  • 12.1 Reflection 3-2-1
  • 12.2 Grammar Review

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Learning Target:

I will use correct punctuation in sentences with dialogue (L.3.2c).

Due:

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Lesson 13 - Reader’s Theater: Nicolaus Copernicus

Today we will demonstrate comprehension of a text read aloud about Nicolaus Copernicus, collaborate to write a narrative script based on informational text about Nicolaus Copernicus, and read narrative text aloud with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.

  • 13.1 Nicolaus Copernicus
  • 13.2 Reader’s Theater - Nicolaus Copernicus

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

13.3 Dictionary Skills

Learning Target:

I will read narrative text aloud with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression (RF.3.4b).

Due:

Friday, March 19, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Monday, March 8, 2021

Lesson 6 - Galaxies and Stars

Today we will gather key ideas and details from text and answer questions about galaxies and stars, respond to text about galaxies and stars in a variety of ways and for different purposes, combine sentences using the conjunctions and and or,  write words using spelling patterns and rules for the sound /n/.

  • Chapter 6 “Galaxies and Stars”
  • 6.2 Galaxies and Stars
  • 6.4 Conjunctions and and or

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

6.5 Take Home Letter

6.6 Galaxies and Stars

Learning Target:

I will combine sentences using the conjunctions and and or (L.3.1h).

Due:

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Lesson 7 - Compare and Contrast: Galaxies

Today we will listen to and read text about galaxies to find key ideas, details, words, and phrases, compare and contrast two texts on the same topic, and change the meaning of root words by adding suffixes –ful and –less[L.3.4b]

  • 7.1 Galaxies
  • 7.2 Compare and Contrast Two Texts
  • 7.3 Word Sort

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

7.4 Dictionary Skills

7.5 Galaxies and Stars

7.6 Galaxies and Stars

Learning Target:

I will compare and contrast two texts on the same topic (RI.3.9).

Due:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Lesson 8 - Constellations and Stars

Today we will read informational text about constellations and answer comprehension questions by finding evidence in the text, listen to an informational text and a poem read aloud about constellations and stars and compare ideas in the texts, and show cause and effect by writing sentences using the conjunction so.

  • 8.1 Constellations
  • 8.2 “Escape at Bedtime” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 8.3 Practice Conjunction so

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

8.4 Take Home Letter

Learning Target:

I will read informational text about constellations and answer comprehension questions by finding evidence in the text (RI.3.1).

Due:

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Lesson 9 - Space Exploration

Today we will make before and after responses to text read aloud about space exploration, write an opinion about the future of space exploration, and write words with spelling /n/ and add the appropriate suffixes to make sense in sentences.

  • 9.1 Anticipatory Guide for “Space Exploration”
  • 9.2 The Future of Space Travel:  Opinion
  • 9.3 Blank Busters

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Learning Target:

I will write an opinion about the future of space exploration (W.3.1).

Due:

Friday, March 12, 2021

Friday, 3/12/21

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Monday, March 1, 2021

Lesson 3 - The Planets Closest to the Sun

Today we will listen to and discuss informational text about the planets in our solar system, read informational text about the inner planets and make connections between main ideas in paragraphs, write a summary statement of paragraphs in an informational text about the inner planets, and write words using spelling patterns and rules for words with the /j/ sound.

  • Chapter 3 “The Planets Closest to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars”
  • 3.1 Main Idea in Paragraphs
  • 3.2 Blank Busters

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

3.3 The Planets Closest to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars (read aloud to a parent)

3.4 The Planets Closest to the Sun

Learning Target:

I will read informational text about the inner planets and make connections between main ideas in paragraphs. (RI.3.2)

Due:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Lesson 4 - The Outer Planets

Today we will read informational text about the outer planets in the solar system and make connections between main ideas in paragraphs, compare and contrast texts about the inner and outer planets in the solar system, and add suffixes –ful and –less to change the meaning of words.

  • Chapter 4 “The Outer Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune”
  • 4.1 Main Idea in Paragraphs
  • 4.2 -ful: Suffix Meaning “full of”
  • 4.3 -less:  Suffix Meaning “lacking”

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

4.4 Suffixes -full and -less

4.5 The Outer Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune

4.6 The Outer Planets - comprehension questions

Learning Target:

I will compare and contrast texts about the inner and outer planets in the solar system. [RI.3.9; W.3.2, W.3.2c]

Due:

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Lesson 5 - Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

Today we will take a spelling test for the sound /j/, read informational text and use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast asteroids, comets, and meteors, differentiate between meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites, and write sentences using the conjunction so.

  • Chapter 5 “Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors”
  • Spelling Test on Quizziz
  • 5.2 Exit Ticket:  Meteors, Meteoroids and Meteorites

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

5.3 Building Sentences with the Conjunction so

Learning Target:

I will take a spelling test for the sound /j/ (L.3.2f).

Due:

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Friday, March 5, 2021

No School for Students-Records Day

Due:

Monday, February 22, 2021

Lesson 9 - Loki’s Punishment

Today we will analyze how a character changes over time, answer questions about a text, revise our paragraphs, and create sentences using the conjunction because.

  • Chapter 8 “Loki’s Punishment”
  • 9.1 Loki’s Punishment - comprehension questions

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

9.3 Loki’s Punishment

Learning Target:

I will answer questions about a text (RL.3.1).

Due:

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Lesson 10 - Concluding Norse Mythology

Today we will take our spelling test, identify cause and effect in sentences and create sentences using the conjunction because, write a final draft about our character, and take our unit assessment.

  • Spelling Test
  • 10.2 Grammar: Conjunction because

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Vikings and European Explorers - Viking Religion (ReadWorks)

Learning Target:

I will write words using spelling patterns and rules for the sound /s/ (L.3.2f).

Due:

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lesson 1 - The Sun, Earth, and Our Solar System

Today we will identify objects in our solar system, listen to an informational text that will introduce us to the solar system and sequence the steps of a solar and lunar eclipse, read and answer comprehension questions about the sun, Earth, and our solar system, and write words using spelling patterns and rules for words with the /j/ sound.

  • Chapter 1 “The Sun, Earth, and Our Solar System”
  • 1.1 A Solar Eclipse
  • 1.2 A Lunar Eclipse
  • 1.3 The Sun, Earth, and Our Solar System Comprehension Questions

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

1.4 Take Home Letter

1.5 The Sun, Earth, and Our Solar System

1.6 Take Home Letter

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the sun, Earth, and our solar system. [RI.3.1]

Due:

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Lesson 2 - Our Solar System, Part 1

Today we will read and answer comprehension questions about the moon, compare and contrast a video and a text read-aloud about the solar system, and use the conjunction so to understand cause and effect and combine sentences.

  • Chapter 2 “The Moon”
  • 2.1 The Moon - comprehension questions
  • 2.3 Conjunction so

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

2.4 The Moon (read aloud to a parent)

2.5 Practice Conjunction so

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the moon. (RI.3.1)

Due:

Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Lesson 6 - The Wedding Feast

Today we will make and confirm predictions about the concluding events of a story, answer questions about a text, compare and contrast two characters, and categorize words using different spelling patterns for /s/.

  • Chapter 5 “The Wedding Feast”
  • 6.1 The Wedding Feast

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

6.2 Take Home Letter

Learning Target:

I will compare and contrast two characters and plan a short narrative about one character (W.3.4).

Due:

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Lesson 7 - Balder, the Beautiful

Today we will identify a series of cause and effect relationships in a Norse myth, answer questions about a text, draft a paragraph to describe a character, and interpret the meaning of sentences that use the conjunction because.

  • Chapter 6 “Balder, the Beautiful”
  • 7.1 Balder, the Beautiful - comprehension questions

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

7.3 Balder, the Beautiful

Learning Target:

I will draft a paragraph to describe a character from a Norse myth (W.3.2, L.3.2).

Due:

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Lesson 8 - The Death of Balder

Today we describe a character from a Norse myth, answer questions about a text, complete a paragraph describing a character from a Norse myth, and choose with the correct suffix.

  • Chapter 7 “The Death of Balder”
  • 8.1 The Death of Balder - comprehension questions

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

8.3 The Death of Balder

Learning Target:

I will complete a paragraph describing a character from a Norse myth (W.3.2).

Due:

Friday, February 19, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Monday, February 15, 2021

No School-President's Day

Due:

Monday, February 8, 2021

Lesson 1 - Norse Mythology

Today we will categorize words using different spelling patterns for /k/, and we will make predictions about characters from Norse mythology.

  • Writing spelling words three times each
  • Record the name of favorite character and tell why he/she is your favorite, how would you would you describe the character, and tell what you think the character will do.

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

1.2 Take Home Letter

Learning Target:

I will make predictions about characters from Norse mythology (RL.3.3).

Due:

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Lesson 2 - Sif’s Golden Hair

Today we will write sentences using the conjunction because, and we will examine a Norse myth and identify the characters, setting, and plot.

  • Chapter 1 “Sif’s Golden Hair”
  • 2.1 Days of the Week
  • 2.2 Sif’s Golden Hair - comprehension questions
  • Conjunction because Quizziz activity

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

2.4 Sif’s Golden Hair - read aloud to parent tonight

Learning Target:

I will examine a Norse myth and identify characters, setting, and plot (RL.3.1).

Due:

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Lesson 3 - Loki and the Dwarves

Today we will determine the meaning of words formed when -ive or -ly is added to a root word, and we will answer questions about main ideas and details from a Norse myth.

  • Chapter 2 Loki and the Dwarves
  • 3.2 Loki and the Dwarves - comprehension questions
  • 2.2 Sif’s Golden Hair - comprehension questions
  • -ive and -ly quizziz activity

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

3.7 Loki and the Dwarves - read to your parents.

Learning Target:

I will answer questions about main ideas and details from a Norse myth (RL.3.1).

 

Due:

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Lesson 4- Stolen Thunder

Today we will interpret the meaning of sentences that use the conjunction because, and we will answer questions about main ideas and details from a Norse myth.

  • Chapter 3 “Stolen Thunder”
  • 4.2 Stolen Thunder - comprehension questions
  • 4.3 Answer Comprehension Questions Using Conjunction because

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

4.4 Stolen Thunder - read aloud to parent tonight

4.5 Practice Conjunctions: and, but, and because

Learning Target:

I will answer questions about main ideas and details from a Norse myth (RL.3.1).

Due:

Friday, February 12, 2021

Lesson 5 - A Plan is Made

Today we will take a spelling test, answer questions about a text, and we will write a description of a character from a Norse myth.

  • Chapter 4 “A Plan is Made”
  • Spelling Test on Quizziz
  • 5.2 A Plan is Made - comprehension questions

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Learning Target:

I will write a description of a character from a Norse myth (RL.3.3).

Due:

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Friday Test

Students will take their Friday test based on skills and standards they have learned.

Learning Target:

I will take my Friday ELA test.

Due:

Week of 2/1/21-2/5/21

Mid Year Assessment Week of February 1 - February 5

 

Day

Assessment

Independent Work

Homework

Monday, 2/1

The Viking Settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows

CKLA

Amplify


 

 

 

 

Homework will be on Raz Kids.  Read a Level Up! book and take the quiz for your learning path.

To access Raz Kids, please click on the link below:

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Teacher name is tbennington0


 

 

 

Tuesday, 2/2

The Oseberg Ship

Wednesday, 2/3

Loki’s Children

Thursday, 2/4

Grammar Assessment, Part 1

Friday, 2/5

Grammar Assessment, Part 2

 

Learning Target for the week:  I will take my mid-year CKLA assessment.

Due:

Monday, January 25, 2021

Today we are taking the NWEA MAP Tests.   It is important that your child takes his/her time on these important tests.  These tests will help determine if your child is making progress.

For those students not testing at school today, you will get on ReadWorks and read “The Wizard of Menlo Park.” Please read this article carefully and respond to the question set. 

Login to your Amplify account and get on Reading K-5 and complete an activity.

Homework tonight will be on Raz Kids.  Read a Level Up! book and take the quiz for your learning path.

Due:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Today we are taking the NWEA MAP Tests.   It is important that your child takes his/her time on these important tests.  These tests will help determine if your child is making progress.

For those students not testing at school today, you will get on ReadWorks and read “Ants-on-a-Log.”  Please read this article carefully and respond to the question set. 

Login to your Amplify account and get on Reading K-5 and complete an activity.

Homework tonight will be on Raz Kids.  Read a Level Up! book and take the quiz for your learning path.

Due:

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Today we are taking the NWEA MAP Tests.   It is important that your child takes his/her time on these important tests.  These tests will help determine if your child is making progress.

For those students not testing at school today, you will get on ReadWorks and read “Important People.”  Please read this article carefully and respond to the question set. 

Login to your Amplify account and get on Reading K-5 and complete an activity.

Homework tonight will be on Raz Kids.  Read a Level Up! book and take the quiz for your learning path.  

Due:

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Today we are taking the NWEA MAP Tests.   It is important that your child takes his/her time on these important tests.  These tests will help determine if your child is making progress.

For those students not testing at school today, you will get on ReadWorks and read “Meet Rosa Parks.”  Please read this article carefully and respond to the question set. 

Login to your Amplify account and get on Reading K-5 and complete an activity.

Homework tonight will be on Raz Kids.  Read a Level Up! book and take the quiz for your learning path.

Due:

Friday, January 29, 2021

Today we are taking the NWEA MAP Tests.   It is important that your child takes his/her time on these important tests.  These tests will help determine if your child is making progress.

For those students not testing at school today, you will get on ReadWorks and read “Stop Bullying.”  Please read this article carefully and respond to the question set. 

Login to your Amplify account and get on Reading K-5 and complete an activity.

Homework tonight will be on Raz Kids.  Read a Level Up! book and take the quiz for your learning path.

Due:

Friday, January 22, 2021

Unit Assessment

Today we will take our Unit 5 Assessment

14.1 Unit Assessment

14.2 Newspaper Article Draft

Homework:

Work on research project

Learning Target:

I will write the first draft of my research project.   [W.3.2, W.3.2a]

Due:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Lesson 11 - The Human Voice

Today we will listen to the story about the human voice and its variations and answer questions about the text, read and answer comprehension questions about the human voice and how it is produced, use vocabulary and concepts from the reading and read-aloud to write a descriptive paragraph about a particular sound, and read and write words using alternate spellings for the  /ae/sound.

  • Chapter 8 “The Human Voice”
  • 11.1 Can You Guess My Sound

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

11.2 Take-Home Letter

11.3 The Human Voice

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the human voice and how it is produced. [RI.3.1]

Due:

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Lesson 12 - Alexander Graham Bell

Today we will read text about Alexander Graham Bell and answer questions about the text, write to a prompt based on the word inspiration from the text, categorize, define, and write sentences using new academic and domain-specific vocabulary words they learned from the text, and use the conjunction and to create compound sentences.

  • Chapter 10 “Alexander Graham Bell, Part 1”
  • Chapter 11 “Alexander Graham Bell, Part 1”
  • 12.1 What Inspires You?
  • 12.2 Comprehension Questions
  • 12.4 Conjunction and

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

12.5 Practice the Conjunction and

Learning Target:

I will read text about Alexander Graham Bell and answer questions about the text. [RI.3.1]

I will write to a prompt based on the word inspiration from the text. [L.3.5b]

Due:

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Lesson 13 - Thomas Edison:  The Wizard of Menlo Park

Today we will read text about Thomas Edison and then compare and contrast Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, work collaboratively and discuss ideas while analyzing a newspaper to identify informational text features, and begin planning for researching and writing a newspaper article on the invention of the telephone or the incandescent light bulb.

  • Chapter 12 “Thomas Edison:  The Wizard of Menlo Park”
  • 13.1 Planning a Research Article and Notes

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Work on research project

Learning Target:

I will read text about Thomas Edison and then compare and contrast Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. [RI.3.9]

Due:

Friday, January 15, 2021

Lesson 10 - Characteristics of Sound

Today we will take our spelling test, read and answer comprehension questions about sound and its characteristics, listen to the story about sound qualities and answer listening comprehension questions, and write a reflection about what we have learned about sound in the reading through the read aloud.

  • Chapter 7 “Characteristics of Sound”
  • Spelling Test
  • 10.2 Lab Notes

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

10.4 Characteristics of Sound

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about sound and its characteristics. [RI.3.1]

Due:

Monday, January 11, 2021

Lesson 6 - Refraction and Lenses, Part 2

Today we will demonstrate comprehension of the text about refraction and lenses during a Close Reading activity, write for a specific task to reflect on what we have learned about refraction and lenses, we will demonstrate understanding of the domain words opaque, translucent, and transparent, and we will also write words using spelling patterns and rules for words with the sound   /ae/.

  • Chapter 4 Refraction and Lenses
  • 6.1 Letter to My Partner

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

6.2 Take-Home Letter

Learning Target:

I will demonstrate comprehension of the text about refraction and lenses during a Close Reading activity. [RI.3.1]

Due:

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Lesson 7 - What Is Color?

Today we will find key ideas and details about light and color by reading the text, listen to the story “What Is Color?” And answer questions based on content and vocabulary in the text, and use the meaning of suffixes -ous and -ly to write words and sentences.

  • Chapter 5 Color and Light
  • 7.5 -ous:  Suffix Meaning “full of”
  • 7.7 -ly:  Suffix Meaning “in a ____ way”

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

7.9 Build Sentences

7.10  Color and Light

Learning Target:

I will find key ideas and details about light and color by reading the text. [RI.3.2]

Due:

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Lesson 8 - What Is Sound?, Part 1

Today we will write to show the relationship between content vocabulary words about light, discuss and answer comprehension and vocabulary questions related to the Read Aloud text about how sound waves are created and how they travel, identify the correct sequence of events to explain how sound is created and how it travels, state an opinion about how sound travels after watching a video clip, and write words using suffixes -ous and -ly.

  • 8.2A Sequence how sound is created and how it travels
  • 8.3 Exit Ticket
  • 8.4 Practice Using Suffixes -ous and -ly
  • 8.5 Word Sort

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

8.6 Take-Home Letter

Learning Target:

I will write to show the relationship between content vocabulary words about light, using information from a glossary, notes, and text. [RI.3.4]

Due:

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lesson 9 - What Is Sound?, Part 2

Today we will compare and contrast sound and light energy, write questions based on reading about sound and how it travels and answer questions in writing, choose adjectives, adverbs, and synonyms to expand simple sentences, and use dictionary skills to find the meaning of words.

  • Chapter 6 “What Is Sound?”
  • 9.1 Lab Notes
  • 9.2 Lab Notes
  • 9.4 Building Sentences
  • 9.5 Dictionary Skills

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

9.6 What Is Sound?

Learning Target:

I will compare and contrast sound and light energy. [RI.3.9]

Due:

Friday, January 8, 2021

Lesson 5 - Refraction and Lenses, Part 1

Today we will take a spelling test on Quizizz, use events and details from listening to the story about refraction and lenses and apply what we have learned to show cause and effect, ask and answer questions about ideas and details in a text about refraction and lenses, and use suffixes -y and -ly correctly.

  • Chapter 4 Refraction and Lenses
  • Spelling Test on Quizizz
  • 5.2 Lab Notes
  • 5.3 Lab Notes

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

5.4 Words with Suffixes -y and -al

5.5 Dictionary Skills

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions about ideas and details in a text about refraction and lenses. [RI.3.1]

Due:

Monday, January 4, 2021

Lesson 1 - What Is Light?, Part 1

Today we will describe the concept of light, find key ideas and details in the text introducing the concept of light, take notes and write in response to the text about light, and review the spelling sound/ee/.

  • Chapter 1 What is Light?
  • 1.1 What Is Light?
  • 1.2 Lab Notes
  • 1.3 Suffixes: -er, -or, -ist, and -ian
  • 1.4 Suffixes: -er, -or, -ist, and -ian

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

1.5 Take-Home Letter

Learning Target:

I will find key ideas and details in the text introducing the concept of light. [RI.3.2]

 

Due:

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Lesson 2 - What Is Light?, Part 2

Today we will describe and compare characters in a narrative text about light, answer questions and provide evidence from an informational text about light, compare and contrast two texts about light, summarize the main idea and supporting details presented in a video, and create adverbs that show “how” and end in -ly.

  • Chapter 1 What Is Light?
  • 2.1 What Is Light?
  • 2.2 Read-Aloud Excerpts from “What Is Light?”
  • 2.3A Comparing and Contrasting Organizer
  • 2.4 Making Adverbs with the Suffix -ly

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

2.5 What Is Light?

2.6 Make Adverbs with the Suffix -ly

Learning Target:

I will answer questions and provide evidence from an informational text about light. [RI.3.1]

Due:

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Lesson 3 - How Are Shadows Made?

Today we will demonstrate understanding of cause and effect after reading an informational text about how light makes shadows, and identify adjectives and adverbs correctly.

  • Chapter 2 How Are Shadows Made?
  • 3.4 Use Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly
  • 3.5 Blank Busters

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

3.6 How Are Shadows Made?

3.7 How Are Shadows Made?

Learning Target:

I will demonstrate understanding of cause and effect after reading an informational text about how light makes shadows. [RI.3.3]

Due:

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Lesson 4 - Reflection and Mirrors

Today we will discuss ideas and apply information gained from listening to text about mirrors and reflections, compare and contrast ideas based on a hands-on investigation with convex and concave reflections, find the main idea and details in text about mirrors and reflections, and find connections between different paragraphs, and identify adverbs that tell when.

  • Chapter 3 Mirrors and Reflections
  • 4.1 Lab Notes
  • 4.2 Lab Notes
  • 4.3 Adverbs that Tell how, when, and where
  • 4.4 Word Sort

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

4.5  Adverbs that Tell how, when, and where

4.6 Mirrors and Reflections

Learning Target:

I will find the main idea and details in text about mirrors and reflections, and find connections between different paragraphs. [RI.3.8]

Due:

Holiday Break Work Information

Dear PCLC families,
 
Please see my homepage for the letter and information that is needed to complete the holiday break work assignments.  If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me! Have a great break!
 

Due:

Friday, December 18, 2020

Lesson 13 - Androcles and the Lion

Today we will describe Androcles and the Lion and explain how the characters’ actions contribute to the sequence of events, identify the parts of a play and read it aloud.

  • Chapter 18 Androcles and the Lion
  • Chapter 19 Androcles and the Lion: Reader’s Theater
  • 13.1 Androcles and the Lion

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Bibliotheca Alexandria

Learning Target:

I will describe Androcles and the Lion and explain how the characters’ actions contribute to the sequence of events [RL.3.3].

Due:

Monday, December 14, 2020

Lesson 9 - Julius Caesar: The Later Years and Crossing the Rubicon

Today we will identify key points about Julius Caesar, compare key points from two texts, and take a position on whether Julius Caesar is a hero or a traitor.

  • Chapter 12 Julius Caesar: The Later Years
  • Chapter 13 Julius Caesar:  Crossing the Rubicon
  • 9.2 Julius Caesar Debate Web
  • Study Island Assignment-Asking and Answering Questions

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom and www.studyisland.com

ReadWorks-"Ancient Rome and Byzantium-Julius Caesar"

Learning Target:

I will analyze Julius Caesar as a leader. [RI.3.10; W.3.1]

Due:

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Lesson 10 - Julius Caesar/Augustus Caesar and the Roman Empire

Today we will analyze Julius Caesar as a leader, summarize key contributions and events in the life of Augustus Caesar, and identify missing events in a timeline of Julius and Augustus Caesar’s lives.

  • Chapter 12 Julius Caesar: The Later Years
  • Chapter 14 Augustus Caesar and the Roman Empire
  • 10.2 Rome’s Rulers

Ancient Rome and Byzantium - Julius Caesar

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

10.6 Take Home: Augustus Caesar’s Diary

Learning Target:

I will analyze Julius Caesar as a leader. [RI.3.10; W.3.1]

Due:

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Lesson 11 - Augustus Caesar and the Decline of the Roman Empire

Today we will identify key details in a text, identify factors that led to the decline of the Roman Empire on a graphic organizer, compare POV with the author, and spell/sort words spelled /ee/.

  • Chapter 15 After Caesar: Augustus and the Roman Empire
  • 11.1 After Caesar: Augustus and the Roman Empire
  • 11.2 Decline of the Roman Empire
  • 11.3 Pompeii

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Ancient Rome and Byzantium: The Forum

Learning Target:

I will identify key details in a text [RI.3.2].

Due:

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Lesson 12 - The Western and Eastern Empires and the Second Rome

Today we will explain why the Roman Empire split using information from the text and images, and form/use irregular verbs.

  • Chapter 16 The Western and Eastern Empire
  • Chapter 17 The Second Rome: From Constantine to Justinian
  • 12.1 Picture Review
  • 12.3 How Horatius Held the Bridge
  • 12.4 Irregular Verbs

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Ancient Egypt:  Queen of the Nile

Learning Target:

I will explain why the Roman Empire split using information from the text and images [RI.3.1, RI.3.7].

Due:

Monday, December 7, 2020

Lesson 6 - Daily Roman Life, Part 1 and Cupid and Psyche

Today we will use a note-taking organizer to summarize the main aspects of Roman life, recount the myth “Cupid and Psyche” and compare outcomes to original predictions, identify the point of view of a passage, and sort words with two spellings of the sound/ee/.

  • Chapter 6 Daily Life in the City, Part 1
  • Chapter 7 Cupid and Psyche
  • 6.1 Picture Pause: Daily Roman Life, Part 1
  • 6.2 Anticipation Guide: Cupid and Psyche
  • 6.5 Spelling Sound /ee/

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

6.6 Family Letter

6.7 Write a Response to “Cupid and Psyche, Part 1”

Learning Target:

I will recount the myth “Cupid and Psyche” and compare outcomes to original predictions. [RL.3.1]

Due:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Lesson 7 - Daily Roman Life, Part 2 and The Sword of Damocles

Today we will summarize what we have learned about Roman life, analyze Damocles and explain how his actions caused events to occur in a certain order, outline an opinion essay, and utilize the proper verb tense of to have.

  • Chapter 8 Daily Life in the City, Part 2
  • Chapter 9 The Sword of Damocles
  • 7.1 Picture Pause: Daily Roman Life, Part 2
  • 7.2 Damocles: Character Analysis
  • 7.3 Practicing the Verb to have

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Learning Target:

I will analyze Damocles and explain how his actions caused events to occur in a certain order. [RL.3.3]

Due:

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Lesson 8 - Julius Caesar: Great Fighter, Great Writer

Today we will compare key points from two texts on Julius Caesar using a graphic organizer, identify key points about Julius Caesar, revise our opinion essay explaining why a statue of a god or goddess should be built, and determine the meaning of words formed when -ist or -ian is added to a known root word.

  • Chapter 10 Julius Caesar: Great Fighter, Great Writer
  • Chapter 11 Julius Caesar
  • 8.4 The suffix -ist means a person who plays or makes

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

8.5 Blank Busters

Learning Target:

I will compare key points from two texts on Julius Caesar using a graphic organizer. [RI.3.9]

Due:

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Lesson 9 - Julius Caesar: The Later Years and Crossing the Rubicon

Today we will identify key point about Julius Caesar, compare key points from two texts, and take a position on whether Julius Caesar is a hero or a traitor.

  • Chapter 12 Julius Caesar: The Later Years
  • Chapter 13 Julius Caesar:  Crossing the Rubicon
  • 9.2 Julius Caesar Debate Web
  • 9.3 Organizing the Debate

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

9.4 Grammar Review

9.6 Word Sort

Learning Target:

I will analyze Julius Caesar as a leader. [RI.3.10; W.3.1]

Due:

Friday, December 11, 2020

No School for Students - Records Day

Due:

Friday, December 4, 2020

Lesson 5 - The Punic Wars

Today we will read to identify and record important information related to the previous lessons and the Punic Wars, listen to identify and record the main ideas related to significance of the Punic Wars and Hannibal’s role, use guide words to identify which words would appear on a page of a dictionary, and use a note-taking strategy to summarize and categorize information about ancient Rome from previous readings.

  • Chapter 4 The Punic Wars
  • Chapter 5 Hannibal Crosses the Alps
  • 5.1 Main Ideas Chart
  • 5.2 The Punic Wars
  • 5.3 Dictionary Skills
  • Spelling Test

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

5.5 Punic Wars in Pictures

Learning Target:

I will read to identify and record important information related to the previous lessons and the Punic Wars. [RI.3.2]

Due:

Monday, November 30, 2020

Lesson 1 - Rome, Then and Now

Today we will define civilization and the terms BC/BCE and AD/CE, identify key information about ancient  Roman civilization and organize ideas in a graphic organizer, explain why Rome was a civilization, label a map, and sort words with the r-controlled spelling pattern.

  • Chapter 1 Rome, Then and Now
  • 1.1 Virtual Museum
  • 1.2 Rome, Then and Now
  • 1.3 Spelling Patterns

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

1.4 Family Letter

1.5 Rome, Then and Now

Learning Target:

I will explain why Rome was a civilization, label a map of Rome, and explain how ancient Rome grew in size. [RL.3.1]

Due:

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Lesson 2 - The Legend of Romulus and Remus

Today we will explain why the story of Romulus and Remus is considered a legend, compare and contrast two stories about Romulus and Remus written by the same author, and identify past, present, and future tense and change verbs to represent past, present and future tense.

  • Chapter 2 The Legend of Romulus and Remus
  • 2.1 The Legend of Romulus and Remus
  • 2.2 What We Know and Learned
  • 2.3 Past, Present, and Future Tenses

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

2.4 The Legend of Romulus and Remus

2.5 Past, Present, and Future Tenses

Learning Target:

I will explain why the story of Romulus and Remus is considered a legend. [RL.3.1]

Due:

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Lesson 3 - The Roman Gods and Goddesses

Today we will identify and describe gods and goddesses worshipped by the Romans using a 3-column graphic organizer, explain why Roman life and their beliefs in a short essay response, take notes on a graphic organizer, and determine the meaning of words formed when -er or -or is added to a known root word.

  • Chapter 3 The Roman Gods
  • 3.1 Gods and Goddesses Three-Column Graphic Organizer
  • 3.2 Roman Life and Beliefs

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

3.3 Word Shelf

3.4 Blank Busters

Learning Target:

I will identify and describe gods and goddesses worshipped by the Romans using a 3-column graphic organizer. [RL.3.1; W.3.5]

Due:

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Lesson 4 - The Roman Gods and The Roman Republic

Today we will analyze a Roman god and goddess family tree and add information, identify the main ideas and supporting details presented orally, form an opinion on the best type of government, and identify the present and past tense of to be. 

  • Chapter 3 The Roman Gods
  • 4.1 Roan Gods and Goddesses Family Tree
  • 4.2 Image Box Recording Sheet
  • 4.3 Compare and Contrast Patricians, Plebeians, and Roman Slaves
  • 4.4 Roman Empire Extended Response

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

4.5 The Verb to be

4.6 Word Clues for Suffixes -er and -or

4.7 Word Sort

Learning Target:

I will analyze a Roman god and goddess family tree and add pertinent information. [RI.3.10]

Due:

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Today we will complete our Thanksgiving dinner activity.  Your child will have a final Thanksgiving dinner plan as well as a guest list.  Your child will also write a letter to the guests telling them why they will not want to miss their Thanksgiving dinner.

 

I will present my final plan for Thanksgiving dinner.

Due:

Monday, November 23, 2020

Today we will begin brainstorming/planning a Thanksgiving dinner.  Your child will come up with a list of foods that he/she enjoys eating for Thanksgiving.  They will create a rough draft on a planning sheet.

 

I will brainstorm ideas and create a rough draft for a Thanksgiving dinner.

Due:

Friday, November 20, 2020

Lesson 14 - Unit Assessment

Today we will take our Unit 3 Assessment.

  • 14.1 Unit 3 Assessment
  • 14.3 Written Reflection
  • Spelling Test

 

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Tonight’s homework will be on www.readworks.org.

Learning Target:

I will take my Unit 3:  The Human Body:  Systems and Senses assessment.

Due:

Monday, November 16, 2020

Lesson 10 - Vision:  The Parts of the Eye

Today we will describe the relationship between the parts of the eye in”Vision:  The Parts of the Eye” using language that pertains to sequence and cause/effect, determine the main idea, write spelling words, and identify and use parts of a paragraph in a written piece.

  • Chapter 7 “Eyes and Vision”
  • 10.1 Help This Eye See!
  • 10.3 Titles for Paragraphs

 

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

10.4 Eyes and Vision

Learning Target:

I will determine the main idea of “Eyes and Vision,” recount the key details, and explain how they support the main idea.  (RI.3.2)

Due:

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Lesson 11 - Hearing:  The Parts of the Ear

Today we will describe the relationship between the parts of the ear in ”Hearing:  The Parts of the Ear” using language that pertains to sequence and cause/effect, ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of the text, use spelling patterns in writing words, and produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.

  • Chapter 8 “Ears and Hearing”

 

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

11.1 Parent Letter

11.2 Write a Letter

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of “Ears and Hearing,” referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. (RI.3.1)

Due:

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Lesson 12 - A Clean Bill of Health

Today we will compare the nervous system in the human body to other common systems, and use spelling patterns in writing words.

  • 12.1 Grammar

 

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

12.2 A Clean Bill of Health

Learning Target:

I will compare the nervous system in the human body to other common systems. (RI.3.3)

Due:

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Lesson 13 - Overcoming Disabilities

Today we will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of “Overcoming Disabilities,” referring explicitly to the text as the basis for answers, and use subject pronouns and explain their function in sentences.

  • Chapter 9 Overcoming Disabilities, Part 1
  • Chapter 10 Overcoming Disabilities, Part 2
  • 13.1 Overcoming Disabilities, Part 1
  • 13.2 Introduce Subject Pronouns
  • 13.3 Overcoming Disabilities, Part 2

 

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

13.4 Overcoming Disabilities, Part 2

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of “Overcoming Disabilities,” referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. [RI.3.1].

Due:

Friday, November 13, 2020

Lesson 9 - The Nervous System and the Brain, Part 2

Today we will closely read about the nervous system and the brain, write words using spelling patterns and rules for words with the /j/ sound, and write a paragraph

  • Chapter 6 “The Spinal Cord and Brain”
  • 9.1 The Spinal Cord and Brain
  • 9.2 Identify Irrelevant Sentences

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

9.3 Topic and Irrelevant Sentences

Learning Target:

I will closely read about the nervous system and the brain. (RI.3.10)

Due:

Monday, November 9, 2020

Lesson 5 - The Muscular System

Today we will identify different components of the muscular system, as well as how the muscular system is part of a larger, interconnected system, read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s muscular system, write topic and concluding sentences, and take a spelling test.

  • Chapter 3 “The Muscular System”
  • 5.1 Write Topic and Concluding Sentences

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

5.3 The Muscular System

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s muscular system. (RI.3.1)

Due:

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Lesson 6 - Joints and Muscles

Today we will read and answer comprehension questions about joints and muscles, and consider how they interact with other systems in the body, correctly change ‘f’ to ‘v’ and add -ed in plural nouns, and create a piece of writing that includes a topic and concluding sentence.

  • Chapter 4 “Joints and Muscles”
  • 6.1 Joints and Muscles
  • 6.2 Write a Paragraph

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

6.3 Joints and Muscles

6.4 Family Letter

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about joints and muscles, and consider how they interact with other systems in the body. (RI.3.1)

Due:

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lesson 7 - The Nervous System

Today we will describe the nervous system as part of a larger, interconnected system, read and answer comprehension questions about the nervous system, and form and use irregular plural nouns.

  • Chapter 5 “The Nervous System”
  • 7.1 The Nervous System
  • 7.2 Blank Busters

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

7.5 Review Prefixes un–non–re–pre–dis–, and mis–

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the nervous system.  (RI.3.1)

Due:

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lesson 8 - The Nervous System and the Brain, Part 1

Today we will describe the relationship between the nervous system and the brain using language that pertains to sequence and cause/effect, read and answer comprehension questions about the nervous system and the brain, and identify and use the meaning of common prefixes.

  • Chapter 6 “The Spinal Cord and Brain”
  • 8.1 Your Brain Signal
  • 8.2 Review Prefixes un–non–re–pre–dis–, and mis–

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

8.3 The Spinal Cord and Brain

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the nervous system and the brain.  (RI.3.1)

Due:

Friday, November 6, 2020

Lesson 4 - The Skeletal System:  All About Bones, Part 2

Today we will close-read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s skeletal system and appendicular bones, spell words using spelling patterns and rules for regular and irregular plural nouns, and identify the correct use of prefixes dis- and mis-.

  • Chapter 2 “All About Bones”
  • 4.1 Word Shelf
  • 4.2 dis-: Prefix Meaning “Not”
  • 4.3 Word Shelf
  • 4.4 mis-: Prefix Meaning “Wrong”
  • 4.5 Practice Prefixes dis- and mis-

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

4.6 Order Sentences

Learning Target:

I will close-read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s skeletal system and appendicular bones. (RI.3.1)

Due:

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Lesson 3 - The Skeletal System:  All About Bones, Part 1

Today we will identify appendicular bones within the skeletal system, as well as how the bones function inside the body, read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s skeletal system and appendicular bones, and spell words using spelling patterns and rules for regular and irregular plural nouns.

  • Chapter 2 “All About Bones”
  • 3.1 The Skeletal System
  • 3.2 All About Bones
  • 3.3 Blank Busters

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

3.4 All About Bones - Read this aloud to your parent tonight

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s skeletal system and appendicular bones. (RI.3.1)

Due:

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Lesson 1 - Building Blocks and Systems

Today we will describe and review the systems of the human body, explain how the human body is an interconnected system, describe the ways various systems are working in our bodies, and write words using spelling patterns and rules for regular and irregular plural nouns.

  • 1.1 KWL Charts - completed together as a class
  • 1.2 Topic and Concluding Sentences

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

1.3 Topic and Concluding Sentences

1.4 Take Home Letter/Type spelling words in a Google Doc five times each.

Learning Target:

I will explain how the human body is an interconnected system. (RI.3.3)

Due:

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Lesson 1 - Building Blocks and Systems

Today we will describe and review the systems of the human body, explain how the human body is an interconnected system, describe the ways various systems are working in our bodies, and write words using spelling patterns and rules for regular and irregular plural nouns.

  • 1.1 KWL Charts - completed together as a class
  • 1.2 Topic and Concluding Sentences

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

1.3 Topic and Concluding Sentences

1.4 Take Home Letter/Type spelling words in a Google Doc five times each.

Learning Target:

I will explain how the human body is an interconnected system. (RI.3.3)

Due:

Monday, November 2, 2020

Unit 2 Assessment

Finish writing project

Homework will be on www.readworks.org - Bare Bones

Learning Target

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for my answers. (RL.3.1)

Due:

Friday, October 30, 2020

Lesson 15 - Unit Assessment

Today we will take our Unit 2 Assessment

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Homework will be on ReadWorks.

Learning Target:

I will read on-level stories with purpose and understanding (RF.3.4a)

Due:

Monday, October 26, 2020

Lesson 11 - Wings and Feathers, Part 2

Today we will use conventional spelling patterns when adding the suffix -es to root words, we will identify information about birds and explain how specific text features support our learning, write a short reflection on being a bird, and identify and use concrete and abstract nouns.

  • Chapter 12 “Birds”
  • 11.1 Bird Text Features
  • 11.2 Field Journal

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

11.4 Take Home Letter/Type spelling words in a Google Doc five times each.

Learning Target:

I will identify information about birds and explain how specific text features support my learning (RI.3.5)

Due:

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Lesson 12 - Live-Bearing Milk Producers

Today we will identify clue words used to signal a contrast or comparison of mammals, compare two texts on mammals using a graphic organizer, record key information about mammals, and use nouns, verbs, and adjectives, and explain their function in sentences.

  • Chapter 13 “Mammals”
  • 12.1 Text Structures
  • 12.4 Grammar Review

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Homework will be on ReadWorks.

Learning Target:

I will compare two texts on mammals using a graphic organizer (RI.3.9)

Due:

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Lesson 13 - Jane Goodall

Today we will identify information presented in a media clip about Jane Goodall, determine the main idea and supporting details about Jane Goodall from the media clip and the reading, and we will begin drafting an informative writing piece about a select vertebrate’s characteristics and classification, clearly stating ideas, facts, and details.

  • Chapter 14 “Jane Goodall”
  • 13.1 Taking Notes on Jane Goodall
  • 13.2 Jane Goodall:  Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • 13.3 Animal Report

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Homework will be on ReadWorks.

Learning Target:

I will determine the main idea and supporting details about Jane Goodall from the media clip and reading (SL.3.2)

Due:

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Lesson 14 - “Scientists Who Classify Animals” and “Vertebrates Around the World”

Today we will use text features to quickly locate information about scientists who classify animals, ask and answer questions about vertebrates around the world, and we will continue drafting an informative writing piece about an animal’s characteristics and classification, clearly stating ideas, facts, and details.

  • Chapter 15 “Scientists Who Classify Animals”
  • 14.3 Revision Checklist
  • 14.4 Informational Writing

 

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

Homework will be on ReadWorks.

Learning Target:

I will use text features to quickly locate information about scientists who classify animals (RI.3.5)

Due:

Friday, October 23, 2020

Lesson 10 “Wings and Feathers, Part I”

Students will use conventional spelling patterns when adding suffixes -ed or -ing to root words, determine the definition of key vocabulary words about birds, and write a short reflection about the most important thing about being a bird.

  • 10.1 Spelling Assessment
  • 10.3 Bird Vocabulary
  • 10.5 Field Journal

 

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

10.6 Birds

Learning Target:

I will determine the definition of key vocabulary words about birds (RI.3.4)

Due:

Monday, October 19, 2020

Lesson 6 “From Water to Land”

Students will identify clue words used to sequence the stages of metamorphosis, record key information about amphibians, produce compound sentences, and determine the meaning of words formed when -ed and -ing are added to a known root word. 

  • Chapter 7 “Amphibians”
  • 6.1 Common Bond
  • 6.2 Metamorphosis Sequencing
  • 6.3 Amphibians Web
  • 6.4 Identify Compound Sentences
  • 6.5 Identify Compound Sentences

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

6.6 Take Home Letter/Type spelling words in a Google Doc five times each.

Learning Target:

I will record key information about amphibians.  (W.3.2)

Due:

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Lesson 7 “Frogs”

Students will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of tree frogs, compare and contrast two texts about frogs, and write a short reflection about being a frog researcher.

  • Chapter 8 “Tree Frogs”
  • 7.3 Field Journal

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

7.4 Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of tree frogs, referring explicitly to the text (RI.3.1)

Due:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Lesson 8 “Cold-Blooded Scaly Vertebrates”

Students will determine the meaning of unknown words, write a short reflection on being a herpetologist, and determine the meanings of words formed when re- or pre- are added to known root words.

  • Chapter 10 “Reptiles:  Cold-Blooded Scaly Vertebrates”
  • 8.1 Reptile Vocabulary
  • 8.2 Field Journal
  • 8.3 Prefixes

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

8.4 Blank Busters

Learning Target:

I will determine the meaning of unknown words in the text (RI.3.4)

Due:

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Lesson 9 “Reptiles”

Students will read an informational text about reptiles, record key information about reptiles, and determine the meaning of words formed when -ed or -ing are added to a root word.

  • Chapter 11 “Reptiles”
  • 9.1 Reptile Web
  • 9.2 Blank Busters

 

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

9.3 Reptiles

Learning Target:

I will closely read an informational text to learn more about reptiles (RI.3.10)

Due:

Friday, October 16, 2020

Lesson 5 “Fins and Gills”

Students will take a spelling test, identify text features and identify information about fish to gain a greater understanding about fish, and they will identify nouns, verbs and adjectives in a sentence.

  • Spelling Test
  • Chapter 5 “Fish”
  • Parts of Speech

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.  Friday's Homework is not due until Monday, October 19, 2020.

5.5 Parts of Speech

Learning Target:

I will identify text features to gain greater understanding about fish.  (RI.3.5)

 

Due:

Monday, October 12, 2020

Today we will begin Unit 2:  Animal Classification. 

Lesson 1 - Animal Researchers (Meet Rattenborough)

Students will observe and describe basic characteristics of animals at the zoo and record observations on a graphic organizer.  They will write a short reflection on their experiences as animal researchers.

  • “Chapter 1:  Introduction: Meet Rattenborough.” 
  • Journal Entry
  • Spelling

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom. 

1.7 Family Letter

1.8 Spelling List Week of 10/12/20

1. finish

7. hop*

2. discuss

8. rub*

3. submit*

9. grab*

4. stretch

10. ship*

5. plan*

Challenge Wordgive

6. patch

Challenge Wordlive (rhymes with give)

 

Learning Target:

I will define and identify text features in the Reader. (RI.3.5)

Due:

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Today we will continue Unit 2 with Lesson 2 “Classifying Animals.” 

Students will use text features, define and determine the author’s point of view, and identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives in today’s lesson.

  • Chapter 2 “Classifying Living Things”
  • Parts of Speech

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

2.4 Field Journal

Learning Target:

I will explain how text features help readers identify information about classifying living things. (RI.3.5)

Due:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Unit 2 Lesson 3 “Vertebrate or Invertebrate?”

Students will identify the connection between vertebrates and invertebrates, identify important points from two informational texts, and determine the meaning of words from when -ed or -ing are added to a root word.

  • Chapter 3 “Vertebrate or Invertebrate?”
  • Review parts of speech

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

3.4 Blank Busters

Learning Target:

I will identify the connection between vertebrates and invertebrates.  (RI.3.3)

 

Due:

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Lesson 4 “Warm- or Cold-Blooded?”

Students will identify the main idea in passages about warm and cold-blooded animals, identify supporting details, write a short reflection about an interesting animal to research, and determine the meaning of word forms when un- and non- are added to a known root word.

  • Chapter 4 “Warm-Blooded and Cold-Blooded Animals”
  • Field Journal
  • Spelling

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

4.5 Warm-Blooded and Cold-Blooded Animals

Learning Target:

I will identify supporting details in a passage about warm and cold-blooded animals.  (RI.3.2)

Due:

Monday, October 5, 2020

Classic Tales Continued

Today student will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for their answers.

Students will review r-controlled vowels

Students will identify the characters, setting, and plot in “The Open Road.”

Homework will be on Epic:  www.getepic.com.      Students will read "The Three Frilly Goats Fluff," and take a quiz that follows.

 

Due:

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Today I will be conducting MAP testing for those students that need to come to the school and take them.  

Those students that need to come in and take a MAP test will arrive by 9:00.  Testing will be over with at 12:00

Today students will complete their ELA morning work on Google Classroom, work on CKLA Amplify for 45 minutes, and complete an assignment on Study Island.

Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com

CKLA/Amplify:  https://my.amplify.com/auth/realms/Amplify/protocol/openid-connect/auth?client_id=ckla-website&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fmclass.amplify.com%2Fckla%2F&state=a3a379b9-6314-45c1-a34c-8953d35caf45&response_mode=fragment&response_type=code&scope=openid&nonce=1b86fb5c-aa12-4ac7-8d96-7c1414b6a7bf

Study Island:   https://www.studyisland.com/login

Homework will be on Epic:  www.getepic.com    Students will read “Little Bad Riding Hood," and take a quiz that follows.

Due:

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Classic Tales Concluded

Today student will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for their answers.

Students will review r-controlled vowels

Students will identify the characters, setting, and plot in “The Open Road.”

Homework will be on Epic:  www.getepic.com.   Students will read “Hansel and Gretel and the Green Witch," and take a quiz that follows.

Due:

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Wind in the Willows assessment

Interim Reading Assessment

Friday Reading Test

Homework will be on Epic:  www.getepic.com   Students will read "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and take a quiz that follows.

Due:

Friday, October 9, 2020

All assignments for the week are due by midnight to receive full credit.  

Due:

Friday, October 2, 2020

Read "The Further Adventures of Toad, Part II"
Learning Target-
Students can use details of the story to describe Toad's personality.  

Students will draft an opinion paragraph.

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text. (RL.3.1).

Homework:  Log on to Epic https://www.getepic.com/

                    Read "The Three LIttle Recyclers" 

 

Due:

Thursday October 1, 2020

The Return of Toad, Part I

Today students will listen for examples of personification in “The Wind in the Willows.”

Students will revise their opinion paragraph.

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text (RL.3.1).

Homework:  Log on to Epic https://www.getepic.com/

                    Read "The Three Little Pigs and The New Neighbor"

 

 

Due:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Further Adventures of Toad, Part II

Today students will use details of the story to describe Toad’s personality.

Students will draft an opinion paragraph.

Reread “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Part I,” and answer questions.

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text (RL.3.1).

Homework:  Log on to Epic https://www.getepic.com/

                    Read "The Three Naughty Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf"

Due:

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Further Adventures of Toad, Part I

Today students will identify the main idea in The Wind in the Willows.

Students will complete a graphic organizer to prepare for writing an opinion paragraph.

Begin reading “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Part I”

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text (RL.3.1).

Homework:  Log on to Epic https://www.getepic.com/

                     Read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs"

Due:

Monday, September 28, 2020

NWEA MAP  Make-Up Testing 9:30 - 11:30

Homework:  Log on to https://www.getepic.com/

                     Read "The Three Little Pigs"

Due:

Friday, September 18, 2020

Today we will continue our reading of The Wind in the Willows. We will read Chapter 7, “Mr. Toad.”  Students will describe a character from today’s read aloud.
We will take Beginning of the Year assessment test Part 3.  
Students will continue reading “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Part II,” and answer questions.

Learning Target-I will ask and answer questions to better understand text.

All in class and homework assignments can be found on Google Classroom.  

Read 8.3- "Help the Cow."

Read "No Sunburn!"-Read the story and answer the questions using R.A.C.E.

Today we will continue our reading of The Wind in the Willows. We will read Chapter 7, “Mr. Toad.”  Students will describe a character from today’s read aloud.
We will take Beginning of the Year assessment test Part 3.  
Students will continue reading “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Part II,” and answer questions.

Learning Target-I will ask and answer questions to better understand text.

All in class and homework assignments can be found on Google Classroom.  

Read 8.3- "Help the Cow." and complete activity.

Read "No Sunburn!"-Read the story and answer the questions using R.A.C.E.

Due:

Monday, September 14, 2020

We will be reading The Wind in the Willows Lesson 5 "Mr. Badger".  We will be discussing the theme of hospitality.  
Learning Target-I can ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text.  
We will take the NWEA Reading Screener in class in preparation for the actual test on Tuesday, 9/15/20.  It is important that students take their time on the test and do their best.  
 
All homework assignments for the week can be found on Google Classroom.
For homework, we will be reading the guided reading story "Fire!". 
 
 
 

Due:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

We will take the NWEA Reading Test in class.  
 
All homework assignments for the week can be found on Google Classroom.
"Jen's Mistake"-Read the story and answer the questions using R.A.C.E.

Due:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

We will be reading  The Wind in the Willows Lesson 6 "Dulce Domum Part 1."  We will identify themes in the story and ways to support it.  We will take the CKLA Beginning of the Year Placement Test Part 1 in class.  
Learning Target-I can ask and answer questions to better understand text.  
 
All in class and homework assignments can be found on Google Classroom.
Activity page 6.3 Compound Words
"Polar Bears"-Read the story and answer the questions using R.A.C.E.
 

Due:

Thursday, September 17, 2020

We will be reading The Wind in the Willows Lesson 7 "Dulce Domum, Part 2".
We will take Placement Test Day 2 in class. Students will begin reading "Aladdin and the Wonderful Magic Lamp."
Learning Target-I can ask and answer questions to better understand text.  
 
All in class and homework assignments can be found on Google Classroom.  
"Tag at the Park"-Read the story and answer the questions using R.A.C.E.
 
 

Due:

The Hungry Troll

Read Activity 4.1 the story The Hungry Troll.  Answer multiple choice and written response Activity 4.2.  
 
Friday Test found on Study Island www.studyisland.com
 

Due:

All's Well That Ends Well

Read Activity 3.1 and the story All's Well That Ends Well.  Sequence the sentences in correct order Activity 3.2. Write examples of themes from the story Activity 3.3.

Due:

The River Bank Part 2

Lesson 2 - Read Activity 2.1 the story The Thief and answer questions Activity 2.2.
 
 

Due:

The River Bank Part 1

Lesson 1-

Read Activity 1.1 the story The Beginning and answer questions Activity 1.2.