News & Calendar:
- Go to www.RTSUtah.com to log your reading days each week ASAP (but no later than Friday.) OR if you have no internet, use the October calendar inside your planner.
- It was great to see many of you at S.E.P. conferences last week! Thank you for coming to support your student!
- PTA Donation Drive is still going this week. The class who donates the most this week will get to silly string their teacher! J
- Choir sign-ups are also going on right now. If you’d like to participate in our school choir, pick up an application at the front office.
Students will be able to…
… read and comprehend this week’s selection, “The Lion and the Mouse,” focusing on the comprehension strategy “Summarizing.”
… recognize the difference between Subject & Predicate in a sentence.
… learn and use these new vocabulary words: snoozing, furious, repay, raged, gnaw, sympathy
… continue to work on our “School Community” writing project.
… read and retell the decodable story #15: “Edith and Pete”
Objectives from our “Imagine It!” Program:
Students will be able to…
… recount details and determine the message, lesson or moral of a fable.
… describe how characters respond to major events and challenges.
… understand characters, setting and plot based on the illustrations and words in the text.
Reading Foundational Skills:
… read one and two syllable words with the long /e/ vowel sound.
… recognize the rules for short and long vowel sounds.
… read irregularly spelled words both in isolation and in text.
… read on-level text fluently focusing on automaticity and expression.
… use context clues to help me figure out word meanings.
… strengthen my writing by editing and revising grammar and punctuation for dialogue (e.g., commas and quotation marks).
… use a variety of resources to gather information about a research topic.
… answer a question from different resources and my own experience.
Speaking and Listening:
… participate in age appropriate discussions.
… verbally describe key ideas and details using illustrations from a text.
… use visual displays to clarify mental images of settings and characters in my writing.
… follow spelling rules and patterns for long /e/ vowel spellings.
… identify and use context clues to find the meanings of unknown or multiple meaning words.
Spelling Words for this Week:
Spelling HOMEWORK for this week:
Monday– “Copy 3x”= copy the words you missed on the pretest 3 times
Tuesday– “ABC Order”= list the spelling words in ABC order
Wednesday– “Syllables”= sort your words by how many syllables are in the words. For words that have more than one, place a large dot or slash in between each syllable, such as “ba/sic”
Thursday– “Quiz”= have a partner quiz you on the words
Common Core Standards we are focusing on that match this week’s objectives:
RL 2.2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
RL 2.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
RL 2.7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
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).
W 2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
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.
SL 2.5: Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
L 2.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L 2.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
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 your favorite way to tell if a number is odd or even?