Week 6-  1.4: “The Lion and the Mouse”

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.

General Objectives for this week:lion and the mouse

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…

Reading Literature:

… 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:

1.             repay

2.            hero

3.            eve

4.            these

5.            beside

6.            demand

7.            pretend

8.            gene

9.            elect

10.          meter

11.           compete

12.          create

13.          evening

14.          delete

15.          eraser


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
Friday- Test!


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?

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