Week 17- 3.3: “Jalapeño Bagels”

News & Calendar:

  • Go to RTSUtah.com to log your reading days each week before Friday (OR if you have no access to internet, use the December calendar inside your planner by Monday each week.)
  • This is the last week of school before Winter Break. Last day will be Friday, December 19th, 2014. First day back will be Monday, January 5th.
  • There has been a special project that has been coming home for one group each day over the past few days; I will send the last two home this week: a “Let’s Explore” project some students have been working on in class. Please help your student finish his or her final draft before Friday if possible.  Since this is such a busy time of year, please contact me personally if you feel like you need more time to finish it.  Over the holiday break, I hope to be able to put all of the articles, illustrations, and photos together to make a class magazine!


Main Objectives for this week:3.3-Jalapeno Bagels

Students will be able to…

… read and comprehend this week’s selection, “Jalapeño Bagels,” focusing on the comprehension strategy “Adjusting Reading Speed.”

… learn and use these new vocabulary words:

  • business
  • culture
  • international
  • ingredients
  • dough
  • jalapeño

… use commas in a series.

… read and retell the decodable story #28: “Apples Up High.”

… read and practice this week’s poem: “Christmas Star.”


Objectives from our “Imagine It!” Program:

Reading Literature:

I can identify and understand key ideas and details in stories using clarifying, making connections, and asking/answering questions.

Reading Informational Text:

I can identify the sequence of events in an informational text.

In informational text, I can identify and understand key ideas and details.

Reading Foundational Skills:

I can recognize the rules for short and long vowel sounds.

I can identify long /i/ and /o/ vowel spellings in one and two-syllable words.

I can read irregularly spelled words both in isolation and in text.

To comprehend, I can identify the purpose of a text and check my understanding as I read.

I can fluently read on-level text focusing on accuracy.


I can strengthen my writing by revising and editing spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sequence.

I can develop a conjecture for my Inquiry project.

Speaking and Listening:

I can follow rules for participating in discussions including listening, asking appropriate questions and staying on topic.

I can describe key ideas and details from text read aloud.


I can follow long /?/ and /?/ vowel spelling rules and patterns.

I can understand word relationships to build vocabulary.



Spelling Words for this Week:

  1. tie
  2. bike
  3. why
  4. cone
  5. oak
  6. fight
  7. dry
  8. below
  9. soap
  10. tow
  11. July
  12. twilight
  13. shallow
  14. cocoa
  15. thigh


Spelling HOMEWORK for this week:

Monday– “Copy 3x”= copy the words you missed on the pretest 3 times
Tuesday & Wednesday: Choose any two other ways to study your words, including any of the following:
“Triple Color Words”= write words in pencil, then trace over top using 3 different colors
5 Sentences”= write 5 Sentences with at least 1 spelling word in each sentence
“Snap-Clap”= spell the word out loud while clapping for the consonants, & snapping for the vowels 
Thursday Test!


Common Core Standards we are focusing on that match this week’s objectives:

RL 2.10:  By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

RI 2.3:    Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

RI 2.10:  By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

RF 2.3:    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

RF 2.4:    Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

W 2.5:    With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

W 2.7:    Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

SL 2.1:    Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

SL 2.2:    Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

L 2.2:      Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L 2.5:      Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.


 Mystery Question!

Your student will receive a Skyhawk HERO Ticket if he or she can answer the “Mystery Question” in his or her planner or on a piece of paper sometime before Friday:

 What is one thing you will do during your holiday break before you come back on Monday, January 5th? (In addition to continuing to read 20 minutes each day…) ;o)

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