Mrs. Young

ELA and Social Studies 9/17 - 9/21, 2018


Upcoming Events:

September 19: Teacher Work Day - No School for Students

September 20: Rock Your School Day

September 20: Open House 5:00 - 6:30 - in your teacher's classroom

September 21: Reading Assessment and Vocabulary Quiz

September 20 is Open House from 5:00 - 6:30 - if parents wear 80's attire you will be earning points for your child's house - let's Rock Our School

Please check parent portal daily - we have had a little problem with parent portal (FOCUS) and I will be updating all formative grades. Please remember reading logs are put into FOCUS but the grades are not averaged into the overall grade. Reading is a homework expectations and students do need to read for 20 minutes each and every night as well as write a summary. A summary is not one sentence and will not be counted as completion toward this score. Students earn 20 points (5 points) for each night of completion - Monday through Thursday and the reading log is always due on Friday. We have been working on character traits so students will need to write a summary about their character using character trait words we have learned in both reading and writing.

5th Grade Washington, DC Trip

Coupon Book are available for sale to help fund raise for the 5th grade trip at the end of the year.

Parents if you have not received the informational letter in regards to the trip please let me know immediately through Remind 101

Reading - Non-Fiction (Informational Reading)

Most of our non fiction reading this year will come from integrated social studies. I will be using our social studies books, leveled readers as well as various articles and our district program Achieve 3000 in class. In addition our fiction reading will come from various novel studies, leveled readers and Achieve 3000.

We are focusing on non-fiction this week.

Monday, September 17, 2018

EQ: What role does the Constitution play in shaping and protecting its citizens’ choice to live in a free society that serves the common good—in the past, present, and future?

We will be completing a variety of activities today related to the constitution.

Homework: Reading log and summary - due on Friday

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Unit 5 Lesson 1 - The Road to the Revolution

EQ: How does the French expand and what is worth fighting for?

We will also be completing our problem/solution graphic organizer and begin to write our rough draft writing on Federalist and Anti-Federalist

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Teacher Work Day ~ Students are off today

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Rock Your School Day - We are going to have various activities involving description writing and a Fashion Show showcasing their writing for each outfit worn.

Unit 5 Lesson 2 - Where were the first shots of the revolutionary war?

writing to questions to gain understanding

Friday, September 21, 2018

Unit 5 Lesson 3 -Fighting the War

EQ: Why do people get involved?

Comparing and Contrasting the British and American Armies


I try to incorporate language lessons and daily oral language.

Students have both a writing interactive composition notebook as well as a writing folder.

ELA - Literacy L.5.3.a - Expand and Reduce Sentences - Expand and Combine and Reduce sentences for meaning, reader, listener, interest and style.

Last week we learned to expand sentences using adverbs, adjective, prepositions and prepositional phrases. This week we will learn how to reduce sentences

Monday, September 17, 2018

Reduce Sentences - Writing Composition Interactive Notebook Page

Writing rough draft for our papers on Federalist and Anti-Federalist - students will use their problem and solution graphic organizer to crate a T-Chart to help them organize their thoughts for their paper on Anti-Federalist and Federalist

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Students will have 4 sentences that they have to re-write to reduce it to make it more clear

Daily Oral Language Practice - this is usually a paragraph that students will past into their writing composition notebooks for daily editing and language practice

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Teacher Work Day - Students are off

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Rock Your School - Student will be writing lyrics today including adverbs, adjective, and preposition along with using the reducing sentences lesson to make their writing more clear.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Students will be expanding and reducing sentences practice

Daily Oral Language

Social Studies

The American Revolution

Road to Revolution

The Revolution Begins

Fighting the War

A Nation is Born

Wrap up: Self Check Quiz


Inquiry Investigation

  • Make an inquiry plan.
  • Deepen your understanding.
  • Publish and present.

Now it’s time to complete your Unit Project! Use the information from the unit to create a picture book about the American Revolution. Click on the Letter to Home to learn more about how to complete this project.

Click on the project rubric to see how your picture book will be graded.

Big Idea Conflict causes change.

What did you learn in this unit that helps you understand the Big Idea?

ELA / Social Studies Website (ConnectEd)

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Mrs. Young

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