Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Class Discussion

We will be finishing our unit on Short Stories within the next few weeks. Students seem to enjoy using ghost stories and some of the stories out of the literature book. The field trip to UNCW was successful. The kids really enjoyed watching plays of the short stories that we have read in class. Also, we have been focusing on the elements of a short story (plot, characters, theme, setting and conflict). We will start Mythology next.

Students are still reading their novels everyday in school. Please make sure that they are reading at home as well. I have added a lot of books to my classroom library for students to find books of interest. Everyone seems to enjoy reading a novel of choice. They are required to read certain genres. You can check their Reader's Notebook to see if they are meeting the genre requirements. They should have read at least 7 books by the end of the nine weeks.

Students can order books out of scholastic. Every time a parent places an order online, I get a free book for the classroom library!

The end of the nine weeks is soon. Report Cards will go home on November 9th. Please make sure all makeup work is turned in by Friday.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Weekly Essentials Vocabulary
Read Novel

Read novel
Be prepared for book talks
Turn in any missing work

Monday, October 18, 2010


Monday, Tuesday
Read your novel :)

Read your novel

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Core 1, 2, 3, 4

Weekly Essentials due Thursday
Read Novel
Finish "Eleven" Questions

Readers Notebook make a connection with your novel.
Analogies worksheet due

Read Novel :)

Monday, October 4, 2010


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Weekly Essentials-Reading skills
Read Novel
Book Talks-think about a book that you have read recently that you would like to share with the class.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Vocabulary Worksheet

I know the worksheet is very difficult. If you have access to, please use this website. Make sure that you look at whether or not is an adjective, noun or verb. This will change the definition and meaning of the word. We will go over the worksheet on Monday and you will have a quiz on the words. Have a great weekend!
Mrs. King