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.WONDERSOpen the link below to find this week's focus, spelling and vocabulary.Reading - 40 Book ChallengeThe 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
Play a fun, interactive proofreading game!
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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/