*I can identify the main idea, summarizing the text. (Assessed on cold read practice test)
* I can tell the meaning of unknown words using context clues. (Assessed on cold read practice test)
*Using various literary and nonfiction texts , I can UNRAAVEL the text, recount information to summarize the text, asking and answering questions referring to the text as a basis for my answers. (on-going, incorporating numerous RL standards with a focus on RL 4-5.1 and 4-5.2)
* Given a text based prompt and/or text related question using graphic organizers and writing strategies, I can unpack the prompt, determine the purpose of the writing, use the prompt to compose a turn -around statement and produce a clear and coherent response that is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience effectively addressing content, evidence, structure and conventions. (W4-5.3-5, W 4-5.10, W4-5.8) (Major Assessment)
*I can demonstrate a command of conventions of English grammar and usage when editing and writing sentences , effectively incorporating compound complex sentences into my writing. (L4-5.1;L4-5.3; L4-5.5) Minor Assessment
*Using Birchbark House and Hurricanes, I can use close reading strategies to engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in whole group, literature circles, and teacher-led) asking and answering questions using text evidence to support my responses, making connections, building on others’ ideas and expressing my own clearly using discussion starter sticks, question cards, graphic organizers, and bookmarks. (SL 4-5.1) (RF 4-5.4) (SL 4-5.2)(Numerous RL, RI standards addressed)
Homework will consist of completing work that was not finished in class and/or redoing tests and assignments to make necessary corrections. Please see the front of the manila folder marked ELA HW for further instructions.
Homework will be turned in completed on Friday.Please check to see that your child has completed all homework. Your child will receive a reward for completed homework that is mostly correct. I will also collect homework for a participation grade.