Mrs. Cormier's Announcements
What we are learning this week:
Monday- iReady & Data Tracking (update class poster and independent trackers with stamps)
Tuesday- Quill Bell Ringer Level 6- Analyze Plot Elements Scaffold Passages
Wednesday- Quill Bell Ringer Level 6- Analyze Plot Elements Scaffold Passages
Thursday- Quill Bell Ringer Level 7-Analyze Plot Elements Target Lesson Annotations
Friday- Quill Bell Ringer + Library Time Level 8: Analyze Plot Elements Seminar Prep
Week of 11/13
Monday- Quill Bell Ringer. Students will work on iReady lessons.
Tuesday- Quill Bell Ringer. Level 4: Standard 2 Socratic Seminar
Wednesday- Quill Bell Ringer. Level 5- Standard 2 Seminar Finale: Show What You Know Competition
Thursday- Quill Bell Ringer. Boss Battle
Friday- Flocabulary Lesson # 2/Library before the break
Week of 11/6
Monday- Flocabulary & iReady and Data Talks
Tuesday-Students will formulate discussion questions for the Socratic Seminar and finish up their annotations.
Wednesday- Students will finish annotating their packet to prepare for discussion topics for tomorrow. Early finishers can work on side quests. Veterans' Day Program
Thursday- Students will engage in a Socratic Seminar using a Fish Bowl format. Students will sit in an inner/outer circle arrangement. Students in the middle will be the only students allowed to engage in the discussion. The outer circle will be listening and taking notes to prepare for discussion. As students enter the chat, they will tap in and keep tally of their talking score on the paper. As students exit the chat, they will continue to add notes and listen to the discussion. At the end of the discussion, students will turn in their packets and their organizers.
Friday- No School!
Week of 10/30
Monday- Students will finish their Flocabulary activity and work on iReady.
Tuesday- Students will read the passage "The Wild Dog of Cuacomgomoc" aloud and independently and take Cornell notes with their small group summarizing the passage. (Level 2 activity)
Wednesday- Students will finish reading and taking their Cornell notes. Students will discuss the answers with their small group. Groups will then formulate a summary on Padlet. Students will rate each other's summaries from 0-5. Winning groups will earn a snack pass or candy. (Level 2 activity)
Thursday- Students will prepare for their Socratic Seminar by annotating the text using Canvas assignments. Students will discuss the skills of the week (summary and theme). They will also discuss author's craft and engage in discussions about the text.
Friday- Students will engage in a Socratic Seminar using a Fish Bowl format. Students will sit in an inner/outer circle arrangement. Students in the middle will be the only students allowed to engage in the discussion. The outer circle will be listening and taking notes to prepare for discussion. As students enter the chat, they will tap in and keep tally on the paper. As students exit the chat, they will continue to add notes to their Canvas assignment and listen to the discussion.
Week of 10/23
Monday- Students will start the class working on their Quill bell ringer. They will then determine the theme of a passage by working on their Level 1 activity.
Tuesday- Students will start the class working on their Quill bell ringer. We will finish with the Level 1 activity and move on reviewing theme and summary in our Level 2 activity.
Wednesday-Students will work on Quill. They will then continue their Level 2 activity.
Thursday- Students will work on Quill. They will then finish their Level 2 activity. If time permits, we will begin our side quest challenges.
Friday- Side Quest Friday! Students will work on Flocabulary and iReady. Library Time will be permitted, but students MUST already have two books picked out before they go. AR tests are encouraged and count as side quests IF THE BOOK IS AT LEAST WORTH 4 POINTS OR MORE!
Week of 10/16
Monday- First 9 Weeks ends today! Quill lessons tracker/ Flocabulary Lessons Tracker/ iReady lessons tracker (Data Talks/Class Poster Updated)
Tuesday- Enrichments rotate/Students of the 9 Weeks recognized/ SLT Pretest-Fiction and Poetry
Wednesday- Academic RTI/ SLT Pretest Continued/ Theme Scaffold A and B Passages/ Students will work on it in pairs and come check answers as they finish.
Thursday- SHHS Homecoming Parade ½ day/ Report Cards Issued/ Review Games (Vocabulary and Grammar Concepts)
Friday- PBIS No Referrals Dress Up/ iReady Lesson/ Flocabulary Lesson *Track Data
Week of 10/9
Monday- Teacher In-Service
Tuesday-Students will complete 3 Quill lessons with proficiency. They will continue working on the writing prompt for
Wednesday-Students will work on their small group activity in order to further practice summarizing. &
Thursday- Students will share out their answers on the small group activity. Students will begin independently reading
Friday: Students will continue reading the passage and practicing summarizing and determining theme.
Week of 10/2
Monday- Students will complete one iReady lesson with proficiency and earn a stamp on their weekly rubric. They will then play a Flocabulary Fly Swatter Game to review vocabulary words from the past two weeks.
Wednesday- Students will complete one Flocabulary lesson with proficiency and earn a stamp on their rubric. Students will continue to determine theme and summarize
Thursday- Fall Break!
Friday: Fall Break!
Week of 9/22
Monday- Complete 3 Quill lessons with proficiency. Then, you need to go to Flocabulary and study the past two weeks' words. Click on each vocabulary card. Make flash cards for each word. On the front, write the term. On the back, include the definition, synonyms, and a sample sentence. We will be playing vocabulary games tomorrow for prizes. You will need these cards to prepare for the game! If Flocabulary won't let you view the words, then click here for the Master Word List and use Google to define each term:
Tuesday-Vocabulary Fly Swatter Game! to review our vocabulary words.
Wednesday- Grammar "Capture The Flag" Competition to review Quill concepts we've been working on.
Thursday-Centers: Small Group Skill- (Scaffold B)/Flocabulary Lists 1 & 2 Review and Quiz (grade for the week)
Friday: Centers: Small Group Skill- (Scaffold A)/Flocabulary Lists 1 & 2 Review and Quiz (grade for the week)
Week of 9/18
Monday- Whole Group Lesson: Today we will practice identifying the best evidence to support ideas about the characters. We will read and discuss "
Tuesday-Whole Group Lesson: We will continue identifying strong evidence in the passage. We will complete the writing prompt to demonstrate our understanding using the Claim/Evidence/Reasoning format.
Wednesday- Center Rotations (Quill/ Flocabulary/Independent Reading) Homework- Fluency Practice
Thursday- Center Rotations (Quill/Flocabulary/Independent Reading) Homework- Fluency Practice
Friday-iReady Personalized Lessons/Data Talks/Rewards
Week of 9/11
Monday- Center Rotations (Quill & Chill/ Fluency Practice/Small-Group/Flocabulary)
Tuesday- Center Rotations (Quill & Chill/ Fluency Practice/Small-Group/Flocabulary)
Wednesday- Center Rotations (Quill & Chill/ Fluency Practice/Small-Group/Flocabulary)
Thursday- Center Rotations (Quill & Chill/ Fluency Practice/Small-Group/Flocabulary)
Friday-iReady Personalized Lessons
Week of 9/4
Monday- No school- Labor Day Holiday!
Tuesday- Group Expectations and Practice: Quill Diagnostic & Lessons
Wednesday- Group Expectations and Practice: Reading Fluency
Thursday- Group Expectations and Practice: Flocabulary
Friday-Library Day/Read Aloud
Week of 8/28
Monday- We will work independently to complete the UNRAVEL process on "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance." We will break down the writing prompt using CER format, and we will complete our two-column notes on what the author is doing/saying.
Tuesday- iReady Diagnostic (Reading & Math)
Wednesday- iReady Diagnostic (Reading & Math)
Thursday- iReady Diagnostic (Reading & Math)
Friday-Library Day/Read Aloud
Week of 8/21:
Monday- We will work with a partner to complete the UNRAVEL process on "" We will break down the writing prompt and complete it as a whole-class think-aloud using CER format.
Tuesday- Students will work with a partner to UNRAVEL a passage. They will practice diffusing vocabulary, chunking the sections, then complete the saying/doing t-chart before answering the questions that correlate with the article.
Wednesday- Students will begin their iReady diagnostic.
Thursday- Students will continue their iReady diagnostic.
Friday- Students will complete their iReady diagnostic and begin their Quill diagnostic.
Week of 8/14:
Monday- We will review Mrs. Cormier's classroom rules and routines. We will organize our class folders. Happy first week!
Tuesday- We will read "" in order to understand the importance of struggling through difficulties. We will begin practicing how to annotate a text.
Wednesday- Students will complete and share the annotations they created from yesterday's reading passage. We will play annotation BINGO (the teacher will call out annotations; if the students have matching annotations, they highlight them and if they match 3+ they get a BINGO!) They will then discuss the comprehension questions in small group discussions, then with the whole-group.
Thursday- Students will read "" and discuss with their partners. They will take notes as they read using two-column notes.
Friday- Annotation Bingo activity and think-aloud for comprehension questions. If time permits, introduce First Chapter Friday and then library time.