We have been online at 5 minute mysteries and have been solving crimes as a class. Today, students are assigned a mystery that they must read, highlight, take notes on, and then solve. See the assignment in the link below and become a detective!
15.01.19 reading comprehension – 5 minute mysteries assignment
Students have been doing quickwrite assignments and today we are choosing which ones we would like to share with the group. Students will need to ensure they have a printed copy of their quickwrite that they are willing to share with the group. We will sit together in groups and take turns sharing our written work. Students will be sharing the strengths and also suggestions for improvement. We will be using a work sheet called “peer revising questions” to guide our conversation. Students will submit their questions as an exit slip following the meeting on Tues. afternoon (Jan. 20).
By work-shopping our work we share creatively for future writing.
15.01.20 peer revising questions
Students were to complete their ELA skills package for Fri. Jasn. 09. Click the links below to see the official answer key. Students are to correct any circled areas of their assignment and then resubmit to Mr. Ewert for further assessment.
click on the link below for a copy of the answer key (“week 3”)
Click the link below for the answer key to “Estimation – 1000s and word problems”
15.01.08 estimation work – word problems
15.01.08 estimation work 3
When you submit an assignment on Edsby that is on your blog you should be including a link directly to your blog post. Click on the video below to learn how to do this.
Today you can choose from one of the 3 topics written below. To do this exercise you will…
- choose one of 3 options for your write
- first make a timed mind map that shows your initial thinking about the topic.
- Then you will take that mind map and use it to plan out what you are going to write. You will do this by highlighting the ideas from your mindmap that you plan to include in your written work.
- Once you have your planning ready you will begin writing.
Your final written piece will be posted to your blog and then submitted on paper. Be sure to attach your mind map work along with your writing to show your process.
-One thing I am proud of is…
-School would be so much better if…
-This is a story about something that never happened to me.
Due: Tues. Jan. 13
Students will be starting literature circles very soon. We are learning our literature circle jobs while finishing our class novel “Trash” by Andy Mulligan. Students are asked to complete various roles that show how they understand and reflect on the novel.
Download the section of “Trash” that we are reading by using the link below
15.01.08 Trash – Andy Mulligan – part 4
See the different jobs that literature circles has by using the links below
14.05.12 artful artist
14.05.12 discussion director
14.05.12 journal prompts
14.05.12 literary luminary
14.05.12 meaning connections