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5th Grade Literature (Period 6)

Instructor
Richard Schumacher
Term
2019-2020
Department
Schools - Peoria // Main
Description
In this class students will build close reading skills by working with short stories, articles, novel excerpts, and poems from the Open Court 5th Grade curriculum. 

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Past Assignments

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Lesson 5 - Citing Sources (Packet pgs. 45-48)

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Lesson 4 - Character Analysis (Packet pgs. 33-37)

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Lesson 3 - Capitalization (Packet pgs. 18-22)

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Lesson 2 - Academic and Domain Specific Vocab (Packet pgs. 4-6)

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Review directions of the at-home learning packet for this week with your parents. Think of a good time of day that you could set aside for school work while you are at home. 

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Review the directions for this week's learning packet with your parents. Decide on a time of day that you can set aside to complete school work at home. 

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Study Vocabulary for Friday's Open Court Assessment. 

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Prefix and Suffix Activity #1 - Unit 5, Lesson 1 
 

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Complete Vocabulary Practice - Unit 5, Lesson 1 (front and back) 

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Finish Vocabulary Assignment for Unit 4, Lesson 6 (What's the Buzz About?) 

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Close Reading – Park Volunteers are crucial
Read this passage at home, circle unfamiliar words, and have parent initial your assignment

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Open Court Vocabulary Practice: Unit 4; Lesson 4 (handout) 

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R.I.1 Focus Standard – "Liger or Tigon?" Informational Text and Response questions
(Remember, this is really helpful at-home practice for upcoming assessments.)

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Theme Reteach: Short Story Passage and response questions

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Open Court -  4.5 - Prefixes and Suffixes practice

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Theme Reteach: Short Story passage and response questions.

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Study your vocabulary for Friday's assessment. (20 minutes) parent initial in planner. 

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Write an original sentence using each of your vocabulary words for this week. 

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Review your vocabulary for Friday's assessment. 

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Study for Literature Unit 4 - Lesson 1 group quiz. (The quiz will be taken Friday)

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AZMerit Practice Passage - Bag and Old T-Shirt (expository text) 
Study for Literature Unit 4 - Lesson 1 group quiz. (The quiz will be taken Friday) 

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Review your vocabulary for the week – parent initial on Lesson Summary Sheet
Read for 30 min. – Parent Initial

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AZ Merit Close Reading Packet: “Flying” (fiction), and “Ecosystems” (informational)
This assignment is due when we return from vacation. Please read and answer all questions. 

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AzM2 Close Read Practice- Fighting for Freedom  
Please read the passage and answer the questions that follow. 

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Brainstorm 5 bullet point ideas to use for Wednesday's writing prompt. 
"Write a short biography summarizing the life of Juan from "The Pot that Juan Built". 
***This is a rescheduled assignment due to NWEA testing.

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Study your vocabulary for tomorrow’s assessment.
Review the extended response question, list 4 bullet-point ideas from this week’s story that may help you answer this question on tomorrow’s test.

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Open Court: Vocabulary Activity
Vocabulary is from, “The Pot that Juan Built” and the definitions can be found on your lesson summary sheet for this week.  

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Open Court: Latin Roots Exercise (pg. 185-186)

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Open Court: Latin Roots Exercise (pg.175-176)

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Fact vs. Opinion review 
Please complete this short review of distinguishing facts vs. opinions. 

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Open Court: Prefixes and Suffixes pg. 171-172
Please complete this review of yesterday's concepts, front and back. 

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Open Court: Prefixes and Suffixes pg. 161-162
Please complete this handout that was started in class, front and back. 

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Read the informational text "From Food to Fuel" and have parent initial paper. 
Finish the Mind Map for "From Food to Fuel" by finding three details that support the central idea of the text. 

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Read the Short Story "Choosing a King" and have parent initial your paper. 

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Write one sentence using each of your vocabulary words from Lesson 6 (Cycles). 

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Complete the Cause and Effect activity given out at the end of today's class. 

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Read the Short Story "Two Shots" and have parent initial your paper. 

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Write one sentence using each of your vocabulary words for this week. 

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Read for Thirty Minutes - Receive a Parent Signature 

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Students brainstormed words and phrases that describe the life cycle of the salmon in our story for this week.  
Their homework is to use these notes to compose a paragraph describing the salmon's life cycle. This is a rough draft that can be used for tomorrow's assessment. 

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Write once sentence using each of your vocabulary words. 

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Vocabulary Review Handout. (Short quiz tomorrow on vocabulary words) 

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Open Court: Compound Sentences Review (Handout) 

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Students show their parents the Lesson Summary sheet for Unit 2: Lesson 4. Have their planner signed. Only the vocabulary on the sheet needs to be practiced at home.