Mrs. Hensler's Helpful Hints
2/3 Multiage Classroom
Week of 1/12 - 1/16
Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed their E-Learning and Snow Days!
CHANGES to Weekly Reading Log!
I will post a Reading Response Question for your child to reflect on. These questions will be higher level thinking questions. This question will tie into what we are discussing and learning about in class.
For example, this week we are going to be discussing point of view, a Reading Response Question might be "How might the story be different if told from a different character's point of view? Write at least 1 paragraph from another character's perspective."
I will post these questions on our class website on Monday. Students will be able to type their answer directly into our Google Classroom (accessed through Google Docs) I understand that some, but not all, students have access to the internet at home. If this is the case your child may type their Reading Response Question Essay at home. However, if your child does not have access to the internet at home. They can still work on their Reading Response! Students can hand write their essay at home (or take detailed notes at home throughout the week) and type them at school. Students can work on this assignment once other in class assignments have been completed. This will require students to use time-management skills to complete the assignment. Each week the essays will need to be posted by Sunday night. Weekly Reading Response Essays will be graded. I will send home a rubric. The rubric will also be available on our class website.
Note - Students will still be required to read Journey's Text on Tuesday & Thursday Nights. This is crucial because your child's Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Tests (on Fridays) come directly from the Journey's Text. We RARELY focus on this text during the week, instead we read mentor texts to focus on the same skills at a more advanced content level.
Reading Response Question
If a character in your book made a New Year’s Resolution, what would it be? Why? Use text evidence from the story to support your answer. Remember to be specific, there is a good chance the reader of your essay has not yet read the book! You will need to briefly summarize the book (or the book so far, if you haven’t finished it) before you begin your paragraph response. You may write more than one paragraph if you wish.
Remember to include:
Title of your book
- Your (1) paragraph Reading Response
Snow Day ELearning
If there are any questions regarding E Learning Assignments. I will be available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check Out Our Class Website!
I have uploaded HUNDREDS of new pictures from the month of December! Enjoy!
I will keep our website updated daily. On our website you will find pictures of our learning in action! We will also use our website to post our weekly newsletters, spelling words, vocabulary words, class projects, etc.!
Spelling Practice & Tic-Tac-Toe Sheets
This Week's Lessons
- How to Essays
- Pronoun/Verb Agreement
- Proper Nouns
- Author's Purpose
- Point of View
Social Studies- Government and Citizenship
Topic 8: Adding Two-Digit Numbers
Anchor Text - Helen Keller - Biography & Talking Tools
Topic 8: Division Facts
Anchor Text - "Aero and Officer Mike" & "Kids & Critters"