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 PLEASE have your children come to school with pencils. Thank you.

AR update- students should make a daily plan to reach their goal (8 points). You may use the form I will give them in class to help your child decide how many books they should read (for example, 3 3-point books) and set a completion date for each book (for example, complete each book in 2 weeks). Then divide and find out how many pages they need to read each night in order to meet their goal. (For example, 220 pages in 14 days = 16 pages per night.)

Goal setting:  8 points by ____Dec. 19th________

1st & 2nd Period Block- Language! Book C

Theme for Unit 21: Join the Family. 

Skills/Learning Goals: schwa vowel sound, affixes & root words, identifying nouns and adjectives, explaining how character traits influence the plot of a story, writing an expository essay using text evidence.

Each unit consists of 10 lessons. Assessments are given as follows: (1) phonemic awareness- lesson 5, (2) spelling- lessons 5 & 10, (3) Vocabulary- lesson 8, (4) Grammar- lesson 8, 9 or 10, (5) Comprehension- lesson 10 in Units 15 & 18, (6) writing- no tests.

Your child may also get additional practice by going online to vocabjourney.com and use the user name & password I gave them to log in. They can compete for points against their fellow classmates & other students across the country. Each Friday, during class, we will be working in this program.

3rd - 7th Periods- our curriculum is titled Journeys II.

3rd period: Exp. 8 "The Environment"   Learning Goals: Persuasive Text & writing, connotative meanings & antonyms

4th - 6th periods: Exp. 3  "Space"  Learning Goals: How to figure out what an unknown word means, identifying the main idea

 The units are called 'Expeditions'; each one contains 10 lessons. Comprehension & vocabulary tests will occur in Lesson 9. Each Friday we will be utilizing our online program, SOLO.

Your child may also get additional practice by going online to vocabjourney.com and use the user name & password I gave them to log in. They can compete for points against their fellow classmates & other students across the country.

I do not let my students use pens. Pencils only, please.  :-)

ABSENT? The student simply needs to take home the workbook pages that were done in class on the day(s) they missed. If a textbook is needed, they may check one out from me. Please refer to the handbook in the student agenda for our school-wide absent work policies.

The A.R. reading program will be maintained in intensive reading. My students will need to earn 8 points each 9 weeks and their score will account for 20% of their intensive reading grade.

AR home connect: http://www.tvcs-ar.org/RenaissanceServer/HomeConnect/Login.aspx

Is it an AR book? Check here: www.arbookfind.org

Feel free to contact me, via email, at any time.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Claire M. Brooks

 

**Wish List**   Crayola Twistables or colored pencils (in red, blue, black & green), paper towels, small items for my treasure box (stickers, gel pens, erasers...), headphones to use with the computers, tissues

Any items purchased will count towards meeting your PI goal, provided you supply the receipt. Thank you!!

Contact: Claire.Brooks@tvcs.org

PDF documents
A.R. Goal Setting Log - set a goal for completion
I.R. Points Chart - chart to document student participation & grades
Lexile Conversion Chart - convert lexile to student's reading grade level
PMP information (power point presentation) -
PMP information between parent/school/student - documentation for Intensive Reading students

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Intensive Reading - Week's Assignments
Intensive Reading - 3rd period unit test

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Intensive Reading - FAIR testing

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Intensive Reading - FAIR testing

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Intensive Reading - substitute today
Intensive Reading - Daily Assignment

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Intensive Reading - Week's Assignments

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Intensive Reading - Veterans Day- assembly day schedule

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Intensive Reading - 50% AR (4 points is recommended to be earned by this date)

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Intensive Reading - Computer Day

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Intensive Reading - Week's Assignments

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Intensive Reading - 1st period spelling test & phonics (final consonant + le and vowel digraphs sound)

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Intensive Reading - substitute today

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Intensive Reading - Computer Day

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Intensive Reading - Fall Break

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