Hawker-Shipley Newsletter

May 20, 2016


MAP assessments will take place on:

Tuesday May 24th MATH

Thursday May 26th READING

The following are great websites to practice all kinds of skills. Students click on their RIT score and above to practice.

What's Up In the Classroom


Important Things To RememberAbout Demonstration Speeches

  1. REHEARSE – REHEARSE – REHEARSE!!! This is the most important thing you can do to prepare for this speech. The more you practice, the more comfortable and ready you will be to demonstrate your process in front of the class. You also need to make sure that you meet the time limit requirements of 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Practice how you will introduce your speech. (When thinking about your introduction, consider sharing interesting facts that would capture the audience’s attention or a question that would lead them into your speech.)

  3. Practice speaking at a steady pace without pausing to think of what to say next.

  4. Practice projecting your voice loud enough so a room full of listeners would be able to clearly hear you, even if sitting in the back of the room. This is extremely important because you may be demonstrating actions as you are speaking and the audience needs to be able to clearly hear you throughout your whole speech.

  5. Practice facing an audience as you practice your speech to make sure that no matter what it is you are demonstrating, the whole audience will be able to clearly see each step.


We have been studying figurative Language. See the poster below.

Questioning Technique

I can ask myself "thick" questions as I read to help me understand (in my head) and keep me reading (in my heart). Students:

  1. Read a section of text
  2. Stop
  3. Write a question.


We are working on MAP Math strands. Here is a great website to practice all kinds of skills. Click here for MATH MAP PRACTICE QUIZZES

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