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
ASSIGNMENT SHEET for
PUT CORRECT HEADING ON YOUR
ALWAYS WRITE IN COMPLETE
Spelling words in A-B-C order. Number words.
Vocab. Words on front of index cards with the def. and a picture to represent the
word on the back. Please follow directions for Vocab.
Spelling & Vocab. words.
- Independent Reading
- Grammar Sheet 16-17
- Phonics/Phonics Sheet 15/18
- Dictionary Sheet 25
- Write a SENTENCE for
each Vocab. word; underline the word.
Report to do over the weekend.
on Sept. Reading Log
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR
This is your child’s yellow homework assignment sheet for Rdg./Lang.
Arts/Writing- Lesson 2. Be sure your
child has this sheet in his/her Rdg. folder every day. Ea. Mon., students will
receive this yellow assignment sheet outlining all of the hw assignments for
the week as well as important notes for parents. Please be sure your child
completes the correct hw ea. day, that you check all papers, & sign ea. assignment
so that I will know that you have checked your child’s work.
All LATE assignments will be lowered one letter grade.
Also, try to listen to your child read ea. night, for at
least 20 min. Ask questions about what was read to reinforce comprehension
skills. Students have already received
their monthly Reading log to complete for September, due Sept. 30 with 8 books.
The Home Letter is also sent home ea. Mon. to keep you
abreast of what skills are being covered in Rdg. & what you should be
working on at home as well as suggestions for books to pick up at the library
for that week. The Harcourt website is available to you through the Link
section on our class webpage as well as the Scholastic website so that you may
order books for your child. Students received book order forms last week.
This week we will be studying Spelling words that end with a
silent “e” and follow the VCe pattern
(Vowel Consonant e). The silent ‘e” added to the end of the word makes the
vowel long or say its name.
Our Comprehension skill this week is CONCLUSIONS. When we find ways to tie
story details together, we are drawing conclusions. A conclusion is a smart
guess about something the author does not directly say. Readers can draw conclusions
or make smart guesses about characters and events based on story details. They
can also use information from their own experiences to draw conclusions.
Our Comprehension strategy that we will be using to
develop the above skill is INFER/PREDICT.
When we infer we “figure out” what
is going on-we figure out what the characters are like by using our own
information and what the author says. The author does not always give us all of
the information that we need to make a conclusion; sometimes we have to infer to draw a conclusion.
When we make a prediction, once
again, we use story clues to figure out more about the selection or to draw
conclusions. It is important to always check our predictions-Are they correct?
Can we confirm that our predictions are true?
In Grammar, we will be working on identifying the
four types of sentences: statements, questions, exclamations & commands. A
statement is a telling sentence & ends with a period: I have my Reading text. A question is an asking sentence: Did you remember your homework? A
sentence that is an exclamation expresses strong feeling & emotion &
ends with an exclamation point: Wow, I
had a great day! A sentence that is
a command, gives an order & ends with a period: Hand in
your homework. Practice identifying the 4 types of sentences.
In Writing, we will be working on writing “dialogue”.
Remember dialogue refers to the actual words that are spoken by a character. We
will be practicing using quotation marks & commas correctly in dialogue.
Remember to review all graded papers with your child.
Students will receive their first graded Reading & Spelling Test from
Lesson 1 this week. If your child’s test is below 70%, it will be stamped
Parents Please Sign; you must sign the test & send it back to school as
soon as you can. Please remember that Spelling words that are capitalized will
be marked wrong unless they are proper nouns. So far we have not had any proper
nouns in our Spelling Lists.