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                 Our new curriculum is Wonders.  Wonders incorporates literature, grammar, close reading and writing.  All of which aligns with the state standards.
     
         Students must have a silent reading book to read with them at all times.  There will be consequences if he/she fails to have a book each day.
     
    Our schedule fluxuates between 2 schedules during langauge arts:
                                   A                                       B
                         Daily Langauge Review             Daily Langauge Review
                         Book Study                        Wonders
                         Wordly Wise                      Spelling
                         Spelling                            Close Reading
                         Close Reading                    40 Book Challenge Reading
                         Writing                           Writing
                         40 Book Challenge Reading
     
    To log into Wonders on line:  http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do 
    Log in:  ssdsLUNCH#
    Pass word:  Powerschool Password
     
     
    Book Study
    We are starting the year with The Sign of the Beaver

    Digital Journal

    Best Summer Getaway - Writing Prompt
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    Wordly Wise 3 Spelling Words
    Spelling Test in Friday, September 21st.
       ancestor
    carnivore
    comprehend
    duration
    evident
    extinct
    ferocious
    gigantic
    obscure
    option
    premature
    preserve
    prey
    puny
    survive
     
     Reading - 40 Book Challenge
         The 40 book challenge is not my idea.  It comes from Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer.  Books must be from various genres and should be chapter books.  Some books will count as more than one book.  Students must read books that are within their reading level determined by Achieve3000 at school.  Every 150 - 200 pages counts as a book.  Encourage your child to read for 30 minutes every night.  Set a timer, use a reading tracker app, whatever it takes.  Students will then journal after in their writing journals.   We will be keeping track the children's progress by regular Book Chat time with me, sharing their Reading Journals with me, Book Commercials for every 5 books and with the Book Reviews they create after each book. 
     
     
     
    Find Lexile levels of your books.  http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/
     Achieve3000  http://portal.achieve3000.com/index
     Fabulous online stories  http://www.storylineonline.net/
    Idioms   http://mrswarnerarlington.weebly.com/idioms.html
    A terrific resource to answer all your grammar questions.   http://www.ixl.com/ela/grammar
    Have fun getting to the root of words.   http://www.funbrain.com/roots/index.html
    Write your own Mad Libs and practice parts of speech.   http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
    Common Core Standards   http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/
    http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/proofread/index.html
    Mrs. Johnson
          Play a fun, interactive proofreading game!
    http://www.factmonster.com/analogies       Analogy of the Day
    http://www.mrcoley.com/flashcards/
         Fantastic tutorials in iPod or PowerPoint format.  Scroll down through the subjects - check out the grammar and math sections.
    Dictionary.com      http://www.merriam-webster.com/