Parents: All Homework Must Be Signed
- Please cover your Reading text with a book cover.
ASSIGNMENT SHEET for READING/LANGUAGE ARTS/WRITING
PUT CORRECT HEADING ON YOUR PAPER
ALWAYS WRITE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR PARENTS!!!
This is your child’s yellow homework assignment sheet for Rdg./Lang. Arts/Writing- Lesson 2. Be sure your child has this sheet in his/her Rdg. folder every day. Ea. Mon., students will receive this yellow assignment sheet outlining all of the hw assignments for the week as well as important notes for parents. Please be sure your child completes the correct hw ea. day, that you check all papers, & sign ea. assignment so that I will know that you have checked your child’s work.
All LATE assignments will be lowered one letter grade beginning this week.
Also, try to listen to your child read ea. night, for at least 20 min. Ask questions about what was read to reinforce comprehension skills.
The Home Letter is also sent home ea. Mon. to keep you abreast of what skills are being covered in Rdg. & what you should be working on at home as well as suggestions for books to pick up at the library for that week.
This week we will be studying Spelling words that end with a silent “e” and follow the VCe pattern (Vowel Consonant e). The silent ‘e” added to the end of the word makes the vowel long or say its name.
Our Comprehension skill this week is CONCLUSIONS. When we find ways to tie story details together, we are drawing conclusions. A conclusion is a smart guess about something the author does not directly say. Readers can draw conclusions or make smart guesses about characters and events based on story details. They can also use information from their own experiences to draw conclusions.
Our Comprehension strategy that we will be using to develop the above skill is INFER/PREDICT. When we infer we “figure out” what is going on-we figure out what the characters are like by using our own information and what the author says. The author does not always give us all of the information that we need to make a conclusion; sometimes we have to infer to draw a conclusion. When we make a prediction, once again, we use story clues to figure out more about the selection or to draw conclusions. It is important to always check our predictions-Are they correct? Can we confirm that our predictions are true?
In Grammar, we will be working on identifying the four types of sentences: statements, questions, exclamations & commands. A statement is a telling sentence & ends with a period: I have my Reading text. A question is an asking sentence: Did you remember your homework? A sentence that is an exclamation expresses strong feeling & emotion & ends with an exclamation point: Wow, I had a great day! A sentence that is a command, gives an order & ends with a period: Hand in your homework. Practice identifying the 4 types of sentences.
In Writing, we will be working on writing “dialogue”. Remember dialogue refers to the actual words that are spoken by a character. We will be practicing using quotation marks & commas correctly in dialogue.
Remember to review all graded papers with your child. Students will receive their first graded Reading & Spelling Test from Lesson 1 this week along with many other graded papers. If your child’s test is below 70%, it will be stamped Parents Please Sign; you must sign the test & send it back to school as soon as you can. Please remember that Spelling words that are capitalized will be marked wrong unless they are proper nouns. So far we have not had any proper nouns in our Spelling Lists. Students should not capitalize Spelling words in ABC order. Spelling words must be spelled correctly and in ABC order on the ABC order assignments.
Last week students received a Ziploc baggie with all of their login information for the websites that we are using in class. Students received logins for: XtraMath, Think Central, Flocabulary, Coding, Grammaropolis, and IXL. This week we will send home the logins for Reading A-Z and MyOn. I will be assigning homework in ST Math and IXL consistently because these websites provide excellent practice for the MAP test. I will also reference Flocabulary, Grammaropolis, Reading A-Z and MyOn. Try to allow your child to access an iPad at home or a computer to complete assignments on these websites and to practice critical Math and Reading skills. There are also extra practice worksheets on the class website.