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!
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:
… 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:
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:
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
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.
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)