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

     

     

    DAY 4- Monday, 3/23/20

    Reading-

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

    Estimated Time- 45 minutes

    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 last row of the author’s purpose chart (posted below). You may repeat an author's purpose you have already chosen, however please provide different text evidence.

    authors purpose practice

    Writing-

    Overview- Written responses to nonfiction literature involving multiskill comprehension strategies

    Estimated Time- 25 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 last 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 3-4 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 4

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    DAY 5- Tuesday, 3/24/20

    Reading-

    Overview- Using multi-skill reading comprehension strategies to demonstrate understanding of nonfiction texts

    Estimated Time- 45 minutes

    Explanation- Today you will use text evidence to help you complete the “Animal Communication” quiz then use the answer key to evaluate your understanding of the information provided within the text.

    Things to Know-

    • Make sure you write page numbers to prove your answers for numbers 2-8
    • Extended responses for questions 11 & 12 should follow the RACE format (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 “Animal Communication” Quiz to check your understanding of the text (posted below). Make sure you write page numbers to prove your answers for numbers 2-8. Also be sure to write an extended response for questions 11 & 12 using the RACE (Restate, Answer, Cite, Extend/Elaborate) procedure. Don’t forget to restate the question, include a minimum of 4 sentences for each response, and make sure you have appropriate capitalization and ending punctuation. Use the attached answer key to evaluate yourself.

    Animal Communication Quiz

    Writing-

    Overview- Comparing/Summarizing

    Estimated Time- 25 minutes

    Explanation- Today you will focus on one type of communication presented in the text. You will compare how animals use that specific type of communication and summarize the information within a chart.

    Things to Know-

    • Some of the types of communication addressed in the text that you may choose for your response include sound, sight, touch, chemical, and inter species communication
    • Summarizing focuses on the main ideas, important facts and information
    • Completing the chart first would provide an organizer to make the written response.
    • The type of communication you choose should be the heading and sections can include each of the ways the type of communication is used by different animals.

    Tasks-

    1. Choose one type of communication from the book. Compare how different animals use that form of communication. Summarize the information in a chart.

    Math-

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

    Math Plan- Day 5

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    DAY 6- Wednesday, 3/25/20

    Reading-

    Overview- Summarizing Fiction Texts

    Estimated Time- 45 minutes

    Explanation- Today you will read and summarize the first half of a fiction text titled “The Mystery at Granville Library”

    Things to Know-

    • Mystery is a fictional genre where characters solve problems, cases, or puzzles
    • Stopping to retell or summarize the events in a book helps a reader understand and remember what they read
    • Retelling or summarizing focuses on only the most important details or events

    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 “Mystery at Granville” text

     

    1. Begin completion of the “Mystery at Granville Library” assignment by reviewing the vocabulary words and definitions on page 1-9 of the vocabulary packet posted below. Try to rewrite the definitions in your own words so they have more meaning. Feel free to use page 5 to draw a picture and expand on any of the words you find most challenging. Mystery at Granville Vocabulary
    2. Before reading, take a book walk and peruse the pages. Generate a plausible prediction about what may happen in the story. A PDF of the text can be accessed below if you are unable to access the website. Mystery at Granville Book
    3. Read (or listen) to the first and second chapter of the text- “Prologue” and “King Arthur’s Clue”. After reading the second chapter “King Arthur’s Clue” record the important events from the chapter in the first box on the summarizing sheet (posted below). Mystery at Granville Summarizing Practice
    4. Continue reading then recording important events for chapter 3- “Birth Dates and Family Trees” and chapter 4- “Getting to the Root of the Matter”.

     

    Writing-

    Overview- Proper Nouns

    Estimated Time- 25 minutes

    Explanation- Today you will use your knowledge of proper nouns to identify them in sentences and apply appropriate capitalization to them within sentences from the “Mystery at Granville” text. Additionally you will generate sentences using proper nouns with appropriate capitalization.

    Things to Know-

    • A noun is a person, place, or thing (such as teacher, store, school)
    • A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing (such as Mrs. Scott, Target, Bridge Valley)
    • Each proper noun needs to begin with a capital letter since it is the mane of a specific person, place, or thing (don’t forget if the name has multiple words each word needs to begin with a capital such as Bride Valley Elementary School)
    • You may access the following BrainPOP link to view a short review of nouns https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/nouns/ username- cbucks password- cbuck

    Tasks-

    1. Complete the proper nouns worksheet posted below by reading each sentence and circling the proper nouns that name people. Rewrite each of the sentences using appropriate capitalization for the proper nouns. Complete items 7 and 8 by creating two of your own sentences that contain proper nouns that name people. Mystery at Granville Proper Nouns Practice

    Math-

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

    Math plan- Day 6

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    DAY 7- Thursday, 3/26/20

    Reading-

    Overview- Summarizing Fiction Texts

    Estimated Time- 45 minutes

    Explanation- Today you will read and summarize the second half of “The Mystery at Granville Library” text

    Things to Know-

    • Mystery is a fictional genre where characters solve problems, cases, or puzzles
    • Stopping to retell or summarize the events in a book helps a reader understand and remember what they read
    • Retelling or summarizing focuses on only the most important details or events

    Tasks-

    1. Continue completion of the “Mystery at Granville Library” assignment by reviewing the vocabulary words and your personal definitions for the words listed on page 1-9 of the vocabulary packet you began yesterday. Complete the analogies practice on pages 10-11.
    2. Continue reading then recording important events for the remaining chapters of the book on the summary chart you began yesterday.

     

    Writing-

    Overview- Similes

    Estimated Time- 25 minutes

    Explanation- Today you will generate similes using ideas from the “Mystery at Granville” text.

    Things to Know-

    • A simile is a sentence that compares two things using the words “like” or “as”
    • “She was as sweet as pie” is an example of a simile
    • “He was like a speedy cheetah running across the field” is also an example of a simile
    • Using mature word choice and descriptive language supports development of more sophisticated smiles
    • You may access the following BrainPOP link to view a short review of similes https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/similesandmetaphors/ username- cbucks password- cbuck

    Tasks-

    1. Complete the simile worksheet posted below by reading each sentence starter and finishing the comparison that has been started. Complete the last item by creating your own simile that is related to something in the Mystery at Granville Library text. Don’t forget to use appropriate capitalization and ending punctuation within your simile sentences.   Mystery at Granville Library Simile Practice

     

    Math-

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

    Math plan- Day 7

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    FRIDAY FUN DAY- Friday, 3/27/20