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Ms. Fornelli's Class News

May 2nd-6th

Thanks to all of you who came out for Fun Day on Friday! A great time was had by all. Bingo night was also a great success.

This week we'll review Point of View as well as first and second hand accounts. Students will compare and contrast passages as we look at the narrator's voice in a story.

We'll continue to develop our test-taking strategies in class.

Students will have 2 EOG passages this week, one on Monday and one on Wednesday. Students should be SHOWING their close read strategies on these passages. We will be using the RELAX test taking strategy (seen below).

Students also know CRUD (Code, Read, Underline, Decide).

We'll continue to work on personal reading goals and text responses. Vocabulary will include Greek and Latin prefixes.

Have a great week!

Raleigh Field Trip

Our Raleigh Field trip is coming up soon. Thank you so much to all of the people who are chaperoning. It is going to be a great trip.

If you have not yet earned your level 2 chaperone for this trip, you must get it before the trip. The cost is about $20 and it will last for 3 years.

Click on the link below and select "Level II" Secure Volunteer Portal to begin the process.


Upcoming Dates

May 9 – Midterm Progress Reports

May 19 – Raleigh Fieldtrip

May 30 – Memorial Day (No School)

May 31- Progress Reports

June 17 – Last Day of School (Dismissal at 11:45)


Monday- Practice EOG passage, Vocab activity

Tuesday -Read for 20 min, Vocab or spelling activity

Wednesday- Practice EOG passage, Vocab or spelling activity

Thursday -Read for 20 min, Vocab or spelling activity,

What's Happening This Week?


Point of View, First and Second Hand Accounts, Compare and Contrast

Mentor Texts include

Slavery (2 points of view)

School Uniforms (2 points of view)

A Great War and Forever Friends (compare and contrast passages and point of view)


Literature Response

Point of view writing activities -

Ex. Point of view postcard from a historical figure in history,

Writing from the Point of View of a fire hydrant, a surfer

Immersion- Narrative Writing, Cynthia Rylant

What Makes a Great Author?


Sentence types, parts of speech, vocabulary in context, fragments, figurative language & idioms, subject/predicate, analogies

Tips for Parents to Help with Reading at Home!

If you're looking for ways to help your child at home, this article includes lots of ways for you actively help your child with reading at home!


  • Ask questions! What was the story about?
  • What do you think is going to happen next? Why?
  • What was most important about what you just read?
  • Can you figure out what that word means? Let's use context clues...
  • What do you do when you don't understand what you just read?
  • What are you picturing in your mind as you're reading?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this?
  • What would you change about this story?
  • What do you think is the main idea of this story/text? How do you know?