Resource Teachers Weekly Update
January 14, 2022
Weekly Class Updates!
Math 6: This week we have done more percent problems and looked at different ways we can solve the problems. We are working on double number lines and the triangle strategy to find the different answers to our percent problems.
Learning Strategies Math: We are taking a look at all the different strategies we can use to solve percent problems. With each of the co taught classes using different strategies in class, this allows for the students to teach the other class how they learned how to figure the percentages of numbers.
Welcome to ELA 6
This week targets informational text. We have been learning to identify Topics, Central Ideas, and Supporting Details. This is a tricky skill and the students have been working really hard. I created resources to help them remember the strategies to identify each part and they are in the kids’ ELA folders. Ask your student to give you an example of a Central Idea from our book.
Learning Strategies (Period 2,3,4,6): We are continuing to work through our strategies, and doing some progress monitoring.. See below for current topics:
*Expressive Writing (Period 3-B Days): This week we are working through the writing process, and monitoring our progress on our writing goals. Students have completed their pre-write, and plans. They are currently working on their writing drafts.
*Step up to Writing (Period 3-A Days, Period 4-A and B Days): This week we are working through the writing process, and monitoring our progress on our writing goals. Students have completed their pre-write, and plans. They are currently working on their writing drafts.
*Finding the Evidence in Text (Period 3-B Days): Finding evidence in text to answer comprehension questions, and completing cloze reading tasks to improve reading comprehension and fluency.
*Fluency Solution (Period 3 -A Day, Period 2 -A Day and Period 6 -B Day): Reading passages and words lists multiple times to increase words read by minute. Completing comprehension checks on each passage. Completing Florida Center of Reading Research fluency tasks, and cloze activities to increase fluency and comprehension skills.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *REWARDS (Period 5, 6):
Period 5: Lessons 21 and 22, complete fluency drills, progress monitoring (fluency, and decoding).
Period 6: Lessons 20 and 21, complete fluency drills, progress monitoring (fluency and decoding)
Learning strategies: as we target to the close of the semester we are getting close to the the end of our Brainwise unit. We are working, looking determining our consequences now and later, and identifying choices.
We have also completed (almost everyone) the fastbridge math and reading benchmarks.
Study skills we are preparing for conferences, retaking any assessments as needed. We are also looking at our study habits and their effectiveness in learning.
ELA 7: Period 1: We are continuing our unit! On non-fiction. Unit Objective: Across this unit, students will develop a solid set of nonfiction reading skills including discerning central ideas, summarizing to create a concise version of a text, synthesizing within and across texts, building vocabulary, and reading critically to question an author’s point of view and perspective.
Period 3: We will be continuing our reading and writing strategies. For reading we will be working on REWARDS and for writing we will be working with Expressive Writing.
This week, students worked on writing algebraic expressions, combining like terms, and solving one step equations.
Learning Strategies for Study Skills
This week, students continued exploring ways to organize their materials and assignments for long-term success. They identified ways to find where homework expectations will be posted for future reference. They checked grades for missing assignments and worked on any missing work they may have had.
Math 8: This week we worked on finding the slope of a line with a pair of points and began y=mx. Next week, we will work on y=mx. Next week we will work on writing linear equations from points and/or graph.
Learning Strategies: This week we continue to work on math problem-solving skills and organization skills for long-term success this semester. This will be an ongoing goal for the 2nd semester..
ELA 8: This week students in the class read chapters 6-7 in Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and examined character, setting and plot. Next week we will continue with reading Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and read chapters 8-10. We will also continue practicing visualization, questioning and note-taking strategies.
Learning Strategies- Reading and Written Expression: This week students completed the draft, revise/edit stages of the writing process to complete a story. Next week students will examine theme within a short story.
Wilson Reading first period: This week students added 3 more vocabulary words to their fatstack, practiced reading and spelling high frequency words, reviewed all vocabulary words and read from our class novel.. Students reached mastery level on WR 6.3 and started introductory lesson 6.4. Students also completed progress monitoring for fluency and charted their progress. Next week students will continue WR activities, practice their flashcards, and read aloud from our novel.
Wilson Reading Second period: This week students added 3 more vocabulary words to their fatstack, practiced reading and spelling high frequency words, reviewed all vocabulary words and read from our class novel.. Students completed activities on substep 3.4 in WR. Students also completed progress monitoring for fluency and charted their progress. Next week students will continue WR activities, practice their flashcards, and read aloud from our novel.
Corrective Reading 4th period: This week students completed CR Lessons 29-33, took master test 3, practiced reading and spelling high frequency words, and read aloud from our class novel. Next week students will continue CR lessons, practice HF words, and read aloud from our novel.
Wilson Reading 6 period: This week students added 3 more vocabulary words to their fatstack, practiced reading and spelling high frequency words, reviewed all vocabulary words and read from our class novel. Students also completed progress monitoring for fluency and charted their progress. Group 1: Students reached mastery on WR substep 3.2 and started introductory lesson on 3.3. Group 2: Students completed book one posttest and started introductory lesson on 2.1. Next week students will continue WR activities, practice their flashcards, and read aloud from our novel.
Corrective Reading Group 1: Students completed CR lessons 44-47, practiced reading and spelling high frequency words, completed enrichment practice pages and read aloud from our novel. Group 2: Students completed CR lessons 2-4, finished the All About Me poster, practiced reading and spelling high frequency words, and read aloud from our class novel. Next week students will complete CR lessons, practice HF words, complete reading comprehension activities, and read aloud from our class novel.
Vocational- This week we have had lots of discussion on how facial expressions tell so much about how we are feeling. We have also discussed segregation and equal rights. Next week, we will continue with our jobs and have discussions about how we handle different situations that come up in the classroom.
3A - 6th grade Language Learning Strategies
We will begin a new unit of curricular vocabulary words to practice using graphic organizers. Students will continue to use their visualizing skills at the paragraph level. We are also practicing answering a variety of comprehension questions following a reading.
3B - Pragmatic Language Learning Strategies
This week we discussed positive and negative risk taking and how to assess the difference. We also completed social problem solving scenarios.
4A and B - 8th grade Language Learning Strategies
4A This week we continue to work through brainstorming a variety of solutions to problems and choosing the best one as well as reading 3 clues to determine the emotions and intentions of participants. We will wrap up our prediction unit after reading passages. Next week we will learn and practice drawing conclusions and will practice writing complex sentence structures.
4B This week students will review concepts we worked on last term and will continue to work on identifying the main idea and important details using a graphic organizer for support. We will also continue to use reference materials and context clues to define unknown words.
6A- This week we worked on reading comprehension. We also did more work with using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. We will continue these things next week
6B- This week we continued to focus on perspective-taking and coming up with at least three things each person in a situation. may be thinking and feeling as well as using that information to figure out a good way to solve the problem. We also continued with working on conversational exchange and the roles of a speaker and listener in a conversation. We will continue these things next week.
Students are discussing New Year’s Resolutions, and how to turn these types of goals into SMART goals. Students are developing new goal sheets for the semester including IEP goals and personal goals. Students will reflect back on these worksheets throughout the semester.
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