Mrs. Claire Brooks « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Tissue boxes are needed for my classroom.
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 May 13th________
1st & 2nd Period Block- Language! Book D
Theme for Unit 24: Have A Dream
Spelling & Phonics: Review of Syllable Types Vocabulary: Review of affixes, roots, and base words
Grammar: Prepositions & Predicate Adj, Nouns, and Direct Objects Comprehension: Identify character traits in text
Writing: Character traits essay
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. 11 "Car Culture" Learning Goals: Text Structure Review & Persuasion
4th - 6th periods: Exp. 6 "The Internet" Learning Goals: Expository Text Structures & Signal Words (transition words)
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.
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!!
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