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Reading
Qtr 1 Wk 2 SEES BEHIND TREES
RL 5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used
1. Collect standards and
write in student-friendly in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
L 5.6 Acquire and use accurately grade appropriate general academic
language
and domain specific words and phrases, including those that signal
contrast, addition, and other logical relationships

2. Identify purpose:
What do I want students
to know?
What do I want students
to understand?

Build consistent thinking strategies


Categories of context clues

What skills do I want


students to develop or
improve?
What attitudes do I want
to foster in my
students?
3. Rotate tasks to reach
all four learning styles.

Write context clues to help a reader understand


the meaning of a word

Context clues are written in a sentence to help a


reader understand meaning.

Independent consistent procedure with context


clues strategies
Complete all six tasks as homework kept in
reading journal during the week.

This reading homework/project follows class instruction in our Readers


Workshop mini-lessons. When new product types are introduced, I will model
strategies to create.

4. Create a scenario
and a hook to
arouse interest and
create meaning.

Once a blind and deaf girl names Helen Keller was


taught language by a very patient teacher, Anne
Sullivan. Helen had to learn strategies and tools
to overcome her challenge.

5. Look for criteria


that unite all four
tasks

Consistent nightly reading.


Organized CUPCAKE product. *Cupcake is a
teacher-modeled product expectation.

6. Establish a work
plan.

7. RESOURCES

After announcements, open books and


journals.
Teacher reads a section for 10 minutes.
Teacher writes the last sentence read and
underlines the last word read.
Students practice reading for one minute
with a partner and write the last word read.
Students complete tasks and turn-in on
Friday.
Students rotate daily to share journals with
a partner.
Helen Keller
https://youtu.be/WBIkm9UsM5M
Signing time
https://youtu.be/5uW2OQtEzUc
Virtue persistence (10 min marker)
https://youtu.be/CJGqNClq5Vg

Lesson Resources: links to pdf articles, etc. SCARSDALE

SELECTION TASKS
Complete all four tasks. Turn-in journal on Friday for review.
Bring journal to class EVERY DAY!
B - TEDDY BEAR A - PAPER CLIP - MASTERY
INTERPERSONAL TASK
TASK
Describe feelings or values;
Recall, Summarize, Sequence

Empathize; Make connections

Make a list of
all the things
Walnut can do
easily.

Write a paragraph
and tell about a
time that you were
worried that you
couldnt do
something.

MAGNIFYING C -

D - SLINKY - SELF-

UNDERSTANDING TASK

EXPRESSIVE TASK

Compare; Prove; Explain cause or effect

What if?; Create; Think metaphorically

How did Brings the


Deer figure out
Walnuts problem?

Create a name
for yourself
based on your
personality
and strengths.

READING HOMEWORK:
Every night, a text will be assigned.
Sometimes you will read or reread the whole short story, poem or article.
Sometimes you will read pages assigned in a chapter book.

ALWAYS ASSIGNMENTs:

VOCABULARY TABLE
Take a piece of white paper and fold it into an 8 block!
List 8 difficult words from the story.
Complete the DISCOVERED VOCABULARY WORD table!
Share the following:

This is the discovered word.

This is the page found.

This is a drawing.

These are context clues from the text.

WITH PARENT READ ALOUD

( 1 example)

Start from the beginning of the text or the beginning of a chapter.


Use a timer.
Read aloud without interruption for 10 minutes.
In your journal, date and write the last sentence you read. Underline the
last word you read.