3rd Reading and Writing Planning

Feb. 8-12 and Feb. 15-19

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Twitter Time

Please come ready to discuss a Twitter article you have recently seen or read on the Rees Twitter feed. We will do this at the beginning of every CPC for the first 5-10 minutes.

Reading TEKS Fig. 19 D, E (Nonfiction)

3.4 A, B, C- vocabulary development (2/8)

Poetry 3.6 A (2/16)

Fig. 19 (D)(R)make inferences using text evidence to support understanding .

(E)(R)summarize information in text, maintaining meaning and logical order.


Question Stems:


  • (D) The reader can tell from this article that__________________
  • What inference can be made from this information?
  • Which sentence in this information tells that reader that the discovery is __________________________?
  • How can the reader tell that scientists do not agree on the finding of this investigation? Which information in this article tells the reader that _________________should receive credit for the discovery?
  • Which sentence informs the reader that this information has been written about before?
  • (E) Which of the following is the best summary of this information?
  • What happened when__________discovered ____________?
  • What is the most important fact in the subtopic____________________?
  • What happened that caused ___________________to begin an investigation?


Upcoming:

DCA #2 March 2

Writing TEKS

3.20 A, C Expository

(i) establish a central idea in a topic sentence

(ii) include supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations

(iii) contain a concluding statement

3.17 A, B, C, D, E-Writing Process



Grammar as needed.


Rees TELPAS Calendar 2016


Week of 2/16-expository due for TELPAS and math or science piece

Week of 2/22-past tense and social studies or science piece for TELPAS

Social Studies TEKS 3.4 B, D, E

(4) Geography. The student understands how humans adapt to variations in the physical environment. The student is expected to:

(B) identify and compare how people in different communities adapt to or modify the physical environment in which they live such as deserts, mountains, wetlands, and plains;

(D) describe the effects of human processes such as building new homes, conservation, and pollution in shaping the landscape;

(E) identify and compare the human characteristics of various regions.


Essential Resources

Lesson Plan: People Change Environment (Dr. T. Jensen)

(Lesson Idea: Google Earth- pictures of Alief Then & Now, TM: Double Bubble)

Supplemental Resources

Discovery Ed Streaming:

- Geography Basics: Landforms and Living Patterns, Part II, Human Activities That Impact the Earth’s Surface.

Thinking Maps