4-Doyle ELA Newsletter
September 26, 2015
Houghton Mifflin Anthology
Dear 4-D ELA Parents/Guardians:
It was a pleasure meeting many of you at Lynnewood's Back-to-School night and I've enjoyed getting to know your children these past three weeks! I look forward to developing both critical readers and enthused writers.
Mrs. Winnie Doyle
Akiak Open-Book Assessment
Houghton Mifflin Anthology Assessments are administered in an open book format upon the completion of multiple readings. Each reading is purposeful, targeting multiple comprehension skills/strategies, and grounded in literary conversations and writings about the selection.
- Multiple choice portion and one Text Dependent Analysis question completed this past Friday.
- One additional Text Dependent Analysis question to be administered on Monday.
- Graphic organizers and teacher guidance is present until the students become more comfortable with the Text Dependent Analysis process.
- After each anthology assessment, your child will bring home a test summary sheet for you to sign.
Figurative Language and Grammar: Please reinforce concepts at home,
- Nouns and pronouns-please reinforce the concept of pronouns with your child.
- Alliteration is a literary device using repeated sound of the first consonant: Crawling caterpillar or crazy kangaroo.
- Ask your child to tell you an idiom.
ELA Conference Reminder: SignUpGenius
Our first formal writing assignment is a five-paragraph personal narrative. Your child had a choice of one of the following topics: Setting & Achieving a Personal Goal, A Favorite Holiday Celebration, or a Memorable Time with a Friend.
Graphic organizers, teacher modeling, student share-out components set the stage for an engaging writing process.