FHSD Elementary ELA Newsletter

December 2014

Data and Assessment Information

Mastery Connect Data will be generated on January 12th for all 2nd quarter Units of Study data

ELA Study Island Benchmark dates for participating schools

  • 3rd quarter February 23-March 8
  • 4th quarter April 27th-May 15th

Kindergarten Information

Mastery Connect optional data entries for second quarter

  • Unit 3 Formative #1-Journal check on student writing about a narrative event
  • Unit 4 Formative #2-Week 2 writing identify if students are using capital letters at the beginning of a sentence
  • Unit 4 Second Quarter Summative-Week 3 narrative writing piece about something students have done with their family.

First Grade Information

Mastery Connect optional data entries for second quarter

  • Unit 3 Formative #1 Narrative writing (topic of choice day 8)
  • Unit 4 Formative #2 Opinion writing (topic of choice days 3-8)
  • Unit 3 Second Quarter Summative Opinion Writing (write opinion about a fairy tale days 14-15)

Second Grade Information

Mastery Connect data entries for second quarter

  • Unit 3 Formative #2-Multiple Choice "The African Landscape" (week 4)
  • Second Quarter Summative Assessment Native American Recording Presentation

Mastery Connect optional data entries for second quarter

  • Unit 3 Formative #1-Opinion Writing (week 3)
  • Second Quarter Summative Assessment Native American Informative Writing

Third Grade Information

Mastery Connect data entries for second quarter:

  • Unit 3 Formative #2-Multiple Choice & Constructed Response quiz on cause/effect: This is a single standard assessment. To locate it in Mastery Connect you will need to enter the score on standard RL.3.3.
  • Unit 3 Second Quarter Reading Summative

Mastery Connect optional data entries for second quarter

  • Unit 3 Writing Summative-Write like Lynne Cherry Narrative
  • Unit 3 Formative #1-Ecosystem Informational Writing


Units of Study Revision Teams for 3rd grade units of study (1 person per building)

1st semester revisions: January 13th @ District Learning Center (DLC) sub code 005

Fourth Grade Information

Mastery Connect data entries for second quarter:

  • Unit 3 Second Quarter Reading Summative Day 35

Mastery Connect optional data entries for second quarter:

  • Unit 3-Formative #1 Perspective Letter (Day 5)
  • Unit 3-Formative #2 Transcontinental Railroad Comparison (Day 28)
  • Unit 3 Literary Essay


Please take the unit 3 survey, your feedback is appreciated and valued. The survey closes on December 19th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UnitsofStudy-Unit3-4thgrade


Units of Study Revision Teams Revision Teams for 4th grade units of study (1 person per building)

2nd Quarter revisions: January 14th @ District Learning Center (DLC) sub code 005


Place the books below in the following units:

Tuck Everlasting – Unit 2

Tiger Rising – Unit 4

Pipi Goes on Board – Unit 5

Sierra – Unit 4

Fifth Grade Information

Mastery Connect data entries for second quarter:

  • Unit 3 Second Quarter Reading Summative

Mastery Connect optional data entries for second quarter:

  • Unit 3 Formative #1 Close Reading
  • Unit 3 Formative #2 Colonial Commercials
  • Unit 3 Formative #3 Notecard Confessions


Please take the unit 3 survey, your feedback is appreciated and valued. The survey closes on December 19th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UnitsofStudy-Unit3-5thgrade


Units of Study Revision Teams for 5th grade units of study (1 person per building)

2nd Quarter revisions: January 15th @ District Learning Center (DLC) sub code 005


In the unit 4 daily plans, teachers will use a DVD from the Linda Dorn Book “Teaching for Deeper Comprehension.” See your literacy coach for the DVD and book.

Information

Phonics plans will not change for the 2015-2016 school year.


HowellNET Teacher Share Files:


  • Add current school year in the title of the files uploaded to the HowellNET
  • Always have a copy of files
  • Teachers can delete files they have uploaded to the Teacher Share file on HowellNET
  • Please delete your files on HowellNET that no longer match curriculum