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     Bridge Valley Distance Learning Page: https://www.cbsd.org/Page/47778

     

    DAY 1- 3/17/20

    Reading-

    Overview- Reading nonfiction texts/Asking and answering questions

     Estimated Time- 1 hour

     Explanation- Today you will complete a KWL chart and read a nonfiction text titled “Animal Communication”

     Things to Know-

    • Humans use words to communicate, but they also communicate in many nonverbal ways as well
    • Engaged readers pause to ask and answer questions during reading
    • Nonfiction text features such as the glossary and captions can help to navigate and increase understanding of information in nonfiction texts

    Tasks-

    Access RAZ Kids online at https://www.raz-kids.com/

    • Select- “Kids Log in”
    • Select- “Continue to Kids A-Z”
    • Enter Teacher’s Username- “ereynolds27”
    • Select your name from the students listed
    • Access your assignments to get to the “Animal Communication” text

    1. Begin completion of the “Animal Communication” Assignment by completing the “What I know” and “What I want to know” portions of the KWL chart (posted below).

    KWL Chart

    2. Read (or listen) to the text. A PDF of the text can be accessed below if you are unable to access the website.

    Animal Communication Book

    3. During reading record important facts and information within the “What I learned” section of the KWL chart.

    4. After reading complete the “What I still want to know” portion of the chart.

     

     Writing-

    Overview- Past tense verbs

    Estimated Time- 30 minutes

    Explanation- Today you will use your knowledge of past tense verbs to change present tense verbs to past tense forms

    Things to Know-

    • Suffix -ed indicates a verb is past tense
    • Some past tense verbs have irregular spellings. Words that end in -e do not need an additional e added to them when adding an -ed suffix and words that end in y generally change to an -ied ending when they become past tense.
    • A complete sentence has a subject and predicate and all sentences should have correct capitalization and punctuation.

    Tasks-

    1. Complete the past tense verbs worksheet by adding suffix -ed to each of the provided verbs. Use the new past tense verbs to write a sentence about animal communication. Remember to include correct capitalization and ending punctuation.

     past tense verbs

    Math-

    1. Access the plan below to complete the activities outlined for today.

     Math- Day 1

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    DAY 2- 3/18/20

    Reading-

    Overview- Rereading to increase attributes of reading fluency/Analyzing Author’s purpose

    Estimated Time- 1 hour

    Explanation- Today you will reread the text “Animal Communication” and use text evidence to help you analyze the author’s purpose for writing the text.

    Things to Know-

    • Author’s Purpose is the reason the author wrote the text
    • An author can have more than one purpose for writing a text
    • The purpose of writing to inform is to give information
    • The purpose of writing to entertain is to amuse the reader
    • The purpose of writing to persuade is to convince the reader

    Tasks-

    1. Reread the “Animal Communication” text.
    2. Complete the first row of the author’s purpose chart (posted below).

    authors purpose practice

    Writing-

    Overview- Written responses to nonfiction literature involving multiskill comprehension strategies

    Estimated Time- 40 minutes

    Explanation- Today you will use text evidence and your knowledge of the RACE procedure to write open-ended responses for reading comprehension questions

    Things to Know-

    • The RACE acronym means Restate, Answer, Cite, Extend/Elaborate
    • Restating the question means you are borrowing words from the question to start your answer
    • Citing text-evidence helps to support well-constructed responses

    Tasks-

    1. Complete the first two discussion questions (posted below). Write an extended response for each question using the RACE (Restate, Answer, Cite, Extend/Elaborate) procedure. Be sure to restate the question, include a minimum of 4 sentences for each response, and make sure you have appropriate capitalization and ending punctuation.

    Discussion Questions

    Math-

    1. Access the plan below to complete the activities outlined for today.

    Math Plan- Day 2

     

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    DAY 3- 3/19/20

    Reading-

    Overview- Rereading to increase attributes of reading fluency/Analyzing Author’s purpose

    Estimated Time- 1 hour

    Explanation- Today you will reread the text “Animal Communication” and locate additional text evidence to support the identified author’s purpose for writing the text.

    Things to Know-

    • Author’s Purpose is the reason the author wrote the text
    • An author can have more than one purpose for writing a text
    • The purpose of writing to inform is to give information
    • The purpose of writing to entertain is to amuse the reader
    • The purpose of writing to persuade is to convince the reader

    Tasks-

    1. Reread the “Animal Communication” text.
    2. Complete the second row of the author’s purpose chart (posted below).

    authors purpose practice

    Writing-

    Overview- Written responses to nonfiction literature involving multiskill comprehension strategies

    Estimated Time- 40 minutes

    Explanation- Today you will use text evidence and your knowledge of the RACE procedure to continue to write open-ended responses for reading comprehension questions

    Things to Know-

    • The RACE acronym means Restate, Answer, Cite, Extend/Elaborate
    • Restating the question means you are borrowing words from the question to start your answer
    • Citing text-evidence helps to support well-constructed responses

    Tasks-

    1. Complete the second row of the discussion questions (posted below). Write an extended response for each question using the RACE (Restate, Answer, Cite, Extend/Elaborate) procedure. Be sure to restate the question, include a minimum of 4 sentences for each response, and make sure you have appropriate capitalization and ending punctuation.

    discussion questions

    Math-

    1. Access the plan below to complete the activities outlined for today.

    Math Plan- Day 3

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    FRIDAY FUN DAY- Friday, 3/20/20