Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 and Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2013: On Tuesday, the students worked whole group on a head-to-head team challenge with ELA CRCT review questions.

HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes.  Work on completing the ELA Infographic Project, which is due Friday, April 5th.

PowerPoint:Standards Centers (Day 2) 4.2.13

 

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013: Today, after much pleading from the students (that was a little example of hyperbole),though they had the option of working in three different centers,  they overwhelmingly voted to work on their infographic projects.  I reminded them that they could use PowerPoint, Infogr.am, and Visual.ly.   I have included information on these resources below:

HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes.  Work on completing the ELA Infographic Project, which is due Friday, April 5th.

PowerPoint:ELA Olympic Showdown (Day 1) 4.3.13 

Monday, October 8th, 2012 in Review

It’s always important to review concepts in a fun way.  Today we reviewed the sentence parts, phrases, and clauses that had been covered in class thus far (minus gerunds, next time) through a Sentence Auction.  Each sentence part, phrase, or clause was assigned a dollar amount.  This will serve as the minimum bid price for each sentence.  As the students work in pairs (or groups of three) to create the most expensive sentence that makes sense, one “expert student” served as the “appraiser” to verify that the sentences were grammatically correct.  Our end goal is to put the sentences on a sentence strip which will be auctioned off to other student groups.  This assignment will be concluded tomorrow.

We watched a video clip from the Discovery Channel Show “Auction Kings” where the students were able to see what an auction looked like in real-life.  This served to give everyone background on exactly what the Sentence Auction would entail.

Sentence Auction Guidelines

HOMEWORK: Take a look at the homework for the week (which can be found here).

PowerPoint: 10-8-12 Fun Times at the Sentence Auction

 

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 Recap

Thursday’s class began with our usual grammar practice.  After a review of the focus standards for the day, we picked up where we left off yesterday.  A “mission briefing”set the tone: follow the clues some more, complete the tasks, and move on to the beginnings of our Sentence Auction.  This Sentence Auction, which will begin Friday and finish Monday, the 7th of October, is where the students will sell sentences they have created.  The monetary value of each sentence will be determined by what each sentence contains.

Sentence Auction Guidelines:

HOMEWORK: Re-read pages 141-148 in your Reader/Writer Interactive Workbook.  This time, answer ALL of the questions on pages 149-150.

PowerPoint: 10-4-12 Follow the Context Clues

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 Recap

After the wonderful, 3-day Labor Day weekend we did a review of the basic sentence parts: subjects and verbs/predicates.  We then took a 10-question quiz on complete subjects and predicates as well as abstract nouns.  Finally, the lesson wrapped up with notes, discussion, and practice identifying direct objects.

HOMEWORK: AC: Write a 5-sentence story using SVO (Subject/Verb/(Direct) Object).  Highlight the sentence parts (Subject/Verb/(Direct) Object) in different colors.  2nd, 6th, and 7th: Write 5 sentences that use  SVO (Subject/Verb/(Direct) Object).  Identify each sentence part (Subject/Verb/(Direct) Object).

PowerPoint: 9-4-12 Subjects, Verbs, & Direct Objects