Rose-y Readers

Washington Rose English Language Arts-January 2013


Grades K-2

DIBELS - Results due February 6th

Benchmark Assessment, TBD

Grades 3-5

RRT ELA Book 1, Benchmark Assessment- January 7th

RRT ELA Book 2, Benchmark Assessment-January 8th

ELA Weekly Assessments- every Friday

Project Based Learning Contest- Grades 2-5, due February 6th

Washington Rose Spelling Bee- Grades 2-5, Week of February 11th

ELA Professional Development

January 9th- ELA Weekly Assessments (Iwuoha)

January 16th - Analyzing Student Assessment Data (Iwuoha)

January 30th- Expeditionary Learning Module 1 Training, Grade 4 (BOCES)

January 31st- Expeditionary Learning Module 1 Training, Grade 5 (BOCES)

Resource: Reading Passages

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Close Reading Strategies

Common Core State Standards push students to tackle rigorous texts. Finding ways for our students to grapple and eventually comprehend these texts is imperative. Below students in Andrew Hossack's 5th grade class use close reading strategies to determine the main idea and important details from a newspaper article about the Seneca people.
Common Core Literacy: Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text

Thinking Maps + Short Response

Parent Night & Little Doctor's Blood Drive

Below are the slides from Parent Night, January 9th. Though Grade 3-5 parents were the target audience for this workshop, all grades can benefit from information in these slides. Additional guidance for parents (English and Spanish) about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8 can be found at: