Parents: All Homework Must Be Signed
should cover their Reading texts with a book cover; please do not use glue,
paste or tape on your book cover
SHEET for READING/LANGUAGE ARTS/WRITING
Spelling words in A-B-C order on loose-leaf paper. Number words! Use the correct heading on your
the Vocabulary word on the front
of the index card. On the back,
write the definition of the word and draw a picture to represent the
Spelling & Vocab. words.
There are extra practice Reading worksheets on the website that will help students with Grammar concepts. Look at the tabs on the left under "Extra Practice Reading Worksheets."
- Reader’s Notebook pp.
- Study Spelling &
1. Reader’s Notebook pp. 3-4
2. Reader’s Notebook p. 6
1. Reader’s Notebook pp. 9-10
2. Reader’s Notebook pp. 11-12
Test today-Lesson 1
Report- due Monday
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR
This is your child’s first yellow homework assignment sheet
for Rdg./Lang. Arts/Writing. Be sure your child has this sheet in his/her Rdg.
folder every day. Ea. Monday, students will receive this yellow assignment
sheet outlining all of the hw assignments for the week as well as important
notes for parents. Students are receiving this first sheet today. The Reading
Tests are comprehensive & do not just cover the plot of the story but also
the concepts & skills learned that week.
For Lesson 1 your child will be focusing on story structure:
plot, illustrations & mood in Reading
and in Grammar- simple sentences. In
Writing, we will be working on
narratives, writing a descriptive paragraph. The characters are the people
or animals in the story. The things characters say & do tell you what they
are like. The setting is where and when the story takes place. Where &
when a story takes place can be clues to what will happen. The plot
is the problem characters face and the events of the story. The illustrations
are the drawings or artwork that show a story’s events. The mood
is the overall feeling of a story.
will learn that a sentence is a group of words that tells a complete thought. A
sentence fragment is an incomplete thought or not a complete sentence.
Statements are sentences (or complete thoughts) that tell something, start with
a capital letter and end with a period. Questions are asking sentences that
also begin with a capital letter but end with a question mark. Both questions
and statements MUST express a complete thought to be correct.
We live in the city of Chicago. (statement)
Does she like to study ? (question)
On the board (fragment
or incomplete thought)
A simple sentence
has two parts-subject & predicate.
The subject tells whom or what the sentence is about; the predicate tells what
the subject does or is. The predicate can be one word or more words. The complete predicate includes all
the words in the predicate.
writers choose their words carefully so their readers can picture what they are
describing. Using exact words is one way writers can make their word choice
stronger. Good writers also use a variety of sentence structures to make their
writing sound smooth and interesting. We will be working on writing descriptive
Please be sure
your child completes the correct hw ea. day, that you check all papers, &
sign ea. assignment. Monday’s assignment is due Tues. and Tuesday’s
assignment is due Wed. & so on. Also, try to listen to your child read ea.
night, for at least 20 min. Ask questions about what was read to reinforce
There is a Home Letter that will also be sent home ea. Mon.
to keep you abreast of what skills/concepts are being covered in Rdg. &
what you should be working on at home.
On Fridays, students will receive a book report that is due
on Mon. Try to take your child to the library over the weekend to pick up
several books that he/she can have available for reports or you may order books
from Scholastic. (see the book order form that will be sent home this week or
next and the info. on the class website for ordering books from Scholastic. You
may also log onto the Scholastic website, choose your books & order online.
Just use the classroom code that you will see on our website. The books will
come to school and will be distributed to your child.
Students MUST know how to spell ALL of their Spelling words. They must keep track of their
assignment sheets. They will also be required, for Monday’s hw, to write their
Spelling words in A-B-C order on looseleaf paper and write their Vocab. words
on index cards with the definition of each word on the back with a picture to
represent the word. Students should punch a hole in the upper left-hand
corner of ea. card & attach the cards to the metal ring that they will
receive today- Sept. 14. Each week,
they will add a new set of 8 to 10 cards with the Vocab. words & def.
Students MUST keep track of their ring; they will not be given a 2nd
ring. If your child loses his/her Vocab. ring, a new one may be purchased at
any office supply store.
Also please encourage
your child to use the correct heading (that we learned in class) on his/her loose
(We will review how to complete the heading correctly.)
The instructions for logging onto Think Central are on the
class website under Links. Students may access the Reading Text on Think
Central, the Reader’s Notebook, test scores when we begin to take our weekly Reading
& Math Tests online, & many other materials for Reading & Math. Please
explore Think Central with your child. In addition, I have also made available
the Audio Hub & the Grammar videos on our classroom website but you will
also find them on Think Central.