Sorry for not updating yesterday! Once in a blue moon I will forget, or get stuck in a meeting and then forget. Sorry!
Today in class the advanced students discussed their analysis over “The Necklace” from yesterday. We looked at all of the responses and why some of them were really good answers and why some people (anonymously) may have missed getting points for that question. We then practiced using context clues with dictionaries for multiple meaning words. This is something the students already know how to do, but we needed to review it because there will always be 1 or 2 questions on a quiz or test referring to the meaning of the word in the context of the story. They did great with this today! I did send home a homework paper that was very similar to what we did in class today for some extra independent practice. We will continue to review multiple meaning words in context throughout the school year.
Core students took a short 4 multiple choice question quiz. They were given the whole class period for today’s quiz only because some students were taking the quiz using technology and we’ve had a few bumps so far with the wi-fi and the technology working. If they finished, they could work on their homework worksheet, complete a MobyMax lesson, or silently read their independent reading book.
Advanced students will have a similar 4 multiple choice quiz tomorrow in class!
MAP Testing has started back for the school year! My classes are MAP testing on Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8.
Homework for Advanced & Core:
- Multiple Meaning Word Worksheet (front and back) is due tomorrow.
- Read at least 20-30 minutes of your independent reading book.
- Core ONLY: Complete 30 minutes of MobyMax by 9/9.