Ms. Mujal's 5th Grade Englishamujal@latinpcs.org

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English is awesome because we use it everyday to communicate.

Here is our course syllabus.



Need Help? Come to Ms. Mujal's Tutorial

Ms. Mujal is available to answer questions and offer assistance on Mondays through Thursdays during tutorial period, 3:25-3:50 in Room 133.

Upcoming Assessment and Projects:

Mal Words Assessment - Friday, 12 January (Mal and Ben Words Assessment for Extra Credit)
DBQ Academic Paragraph - Tuesday, 16 January (Final version and revised and edited draft)

Things You Will Need:





Week of January 15, 2017
Week 10 of Quarter 2, End of Quarter 2

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
1/15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
No school



Tuesday
1/16
Do Now: Silent, Sustained Reading
Intro TNT#1 Words
TNT#1 Graphic Organizer.
Study TNT#1 words for 3-5 minutes.
Mal Word Quiz Corrections (if applicable)


If you didn't turn in your DBQ draft academic
paragraph today, please bring your packet to
class tomorrow.
Study for Spelling Bee Quiz on Thursday.
TNT #1 Word List
TNT #1 Graphic Organizer
Mal Word Quiz (if applicable)
DBQ Packet (if applicable)
1/17
Wednesday
1/17
Do Now: The Silence of Snow
Revised and Edit DBQ Paragraph
Create Final Version
Creative Writing for 20 minutes.
Study TNT#1 words for 3-5 minutes.
Study for Spelling Bee Quiz tomorrow.
Writer's Notebook
TNT#1 words
1/18
Thursday
1/18
Do Now: TNT#1 Word Sort and
Spelling Bee Written Preassessment
Start The Night Tourist-Chapter 1
Begin Reading Log, 1 entry
Read TNT Chapter 2
Complete one reading log entry for TNT.
Study TNT#1 words for 3-5 minutes.
TNT chapters
TNT Reading Log
TNT#1 words and sort
1/19
Friday
1/19
Do Now: Silent, Sustained Reading
Read The Night Tourist-Chapter 3
Reading Log Entry #3
Read TNT Chapters 4 & 5
Complete one reading log entry for each chapter.
Study TNT #1 words for 3-5 minutes at least
2 times.
TNT chapters
TNT Reading Log
TNT#1 words and sort
1/22
Week of January 8, 2017
Week 9 of Quarter 2

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
1/8
Do Now: Silent, Sustained Reading
Orpheus and Eurydice Document-
Based Question
Complete Document 1 on DBQ Evidence Sheet.
Study Mal words for 3-5 minutes.
DBQ Packet
Mal Words and Sort
1/9
Tuesday
1/9
Do Now: Silent, Sustained Reading
DBQ-Orpheus and Eurydice
Documents 2 & 3
Complete Documents 2 & 3 on DBQ Evidence Sheet
Study Mal words for 3-5 minutes.
DBQ Packet
Mal Words and Sort
1/10
Wednesday
1/10
Do Now: Mal Words Read Around
DBQ-Orpheus and Eurydice
Documents 4 & 5
Draft Creative Writing for 20 minutes.
Study Mal words for 3-5 minutes.
Writer's Notebook
Mal Words and Sort
1/11
Thursday
1/11
Do Now: Mal Words Activity
DBQ-Orpheus and Eurydice
Reasons and Evidence
Study Mal words for 3-5 minutes. Quiz tomorrow!
Bring in Mal word graphic organizer to turn in.
Mal Words and Sort
Mal Words Graphic
Organizer
1/12
Friday
1/12
Do Now: Mal Words Quiz
Silent, Sustained Reading
Academic Paragraph Outline
1. Draft DBQ Academic Paragraph.
Format for Academic Paragraph
First Sentence-State opinion; claim; thesis.
Second Sentence-Your reason
Third and Fourth Sentence-Provide at least 2 pieces
of evidence based on 2 different documents
Fifth Sentence-How evidence supports your opinion
Sixth Sentence-Restate you opinion in an interesting
way.
2. Bring in Mal word graphic organizer to turn in.
Some students turned one in today, but if you did
not, please bring it in on Tuesday. If you need to
print another copy, go to Tuesday, 1/2 below.
DBQ Packet
Mal Words Graphic
Organizer
1/16
Week of January 1, 2018
Week 8 of Quarter 2

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
1/1
Happy New Years!
No school



Tuesday
1/2
Do Now: Silent, Sustained Reading
Intro Mal Words
Letters About Literature (LAL)-Work on graphic organizer
Bring in LAL book if you can
Study Mal Words for 3-5 minutes.


LAL graphic organizer
Mal Words
1/3
Wednesday
1/3
Do Now: Poem-The Snowfall is So Silent
Letters About Literature
Letter Format
LAL-Finish drafting letter
Study Mal Words for 3-5 minutes.
LAL graphic organizer
LAL draft
Mal Words
1/4
Thursday
1/4
Do Now: Mal Word Sort
Letters About Literature
Revising/Peer Revising and Edit Checklist
LAL-Make draft
Study Mal Words for 3-5 minutes.
LAL draft
RADaR Handout
Mal Words and Sort
1/5
Friday
1/5
Do Now: Silent, Sustained Reading
DBQ-Orpheus and Eurydice
LAL-Revise and edit letter and make final version. Turn in
revised and edited draft and final version on Monday.
Study Mal Words for 3-5 minutes at least 2 times.
LAL draft
RADaR Handout
Revising and Editing Checklist
Mal Words and Sort
1/8

Week of 18 December 2017

Week 7 of Quarter 2



Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
12/18
Silent Sustained Reading
Intro Letters About Literature
Work on revising and editing your selected page of creative
writing. Final version is due on Wednesday.
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
Writer's Notebook
RADaR Handout
12/19
Tuesday
12/19
Silent Sustained Reading
Intro Letter Format
Finish revising and editing your selected page of creative
writing. Final version is due tomorrow.
Writer's Notebook
RADaR Handout
12/20
Wednesday
12/20
Half day
Do Now:
Writer's Celebration
Enjoy your Winter Break. Read some books for pleasure.
See you next year!
Choice books


Scholastic Book Club

We put in an order every month. Our class code is LLNKZ. You can shop for books from the flyers or online. Flyers will be coming home soon!
Your orders help us renew the English classroom library with high-interest titles.

Storyworks Access

If you would like to work on your Storyworks handouts at home, you can access the articles at this website with this password.
www.storyworks.scholastic.com
Classroom password: hedgehog133

Word and Vocabulary Study
Ben Words







Sort Answers: If you keep the definitions together in one block, the words will line up in this order from top to bottom:
benevolent, beneficial, benign, benediction, bonus, bon voyage, bonafide, beneficiary, benefit, benefactor

Week of 11 December 2017

Week 6 of Quarter 2



Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
12/11
Silent Sustained Reading
Close Reading in BCB groups
Island - Ch 18
Week/Woods - Ch 21
Work on BCB Projects
Key Event Check-In
Read and annotate the assigned chapter or chapters in your BCB.

Island - Ch 19 and 20 (Finished)
Week/Woods - Ch 22 (Finished)

Complete one reading log entry of your choice. (#8)
Choose a page to propose for close reading.
Other books - Work on BCB Project
Bring your BCB Project materials to class tomorrow.
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
BCB
BCB Project Handout
Reading Log
Choice book
12/5
Tuesday
12/12
Silent Sustained Reading
Close Reading in Book Groups
Work on BCB Projects
Main Idea Packet
Work on BCB Project. Bring BCB Project materials to class tomorrow.
BCB
BCB Project Handout
Reading Log
12/6
Wednesday
12/13
Do Now: You vs. You're
Academic Paragraphs
Work on BCB Projects
Main Idea Packet
Choose a page of your creative writing to revise and edit and bring
it to class tomorrow. Final version due next Wednesday, 12/20.
Work on BCB Project. Bring BCB Project materials to class tomorrow.
Writer's Notebook
BCB
BCB Project Handout
Reading Log
12/7
Thursday
12/14
Do Now: Subject-Verb Agreement
Work on BCB Projects
Main Idea Packet
Work on BCB Project. Due tomorrow.
Bring final version and revised and edited draft of BCB Project to
class tomorrow.
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
BCB
Reading Log
BCB Project Handout
RADaR Handout
Choice book
12/8
Friday
12/15
Silent Sustained Reading
Share BCB Projects
Main Idea Packet
Revise and edit creative writing.
Make a list of your five favorite books of all time and give one reason
why each one is your favorite. Use the handout or a piece of paper.

Bring a choice book for class on Monday.
Creative Writing Draft
RADaR Handout
Five Favorite Books Handout
Choice book
12/11

Week of 4 December 2017

Week 5 of Quarter 2



Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
12/4
Silent Sustained Reading
Ben Words Read Around
Reading in BCB groups
Island - Ch 9
Hatchet - Ch 12
Week/Woods - Ch 12
Mixed-Up - Ch 8
Our Plane - Ch 8
Reading Log Entry Demo
Read and annotate the assigned chapter or chapters in your BCB.
Island - Ch 10 and 11
Hatchet - Ch 13 and 14
Week/Woods - Ch 13 and 14
Mixed-Up - Ch 9
Our Plane - Ch 9

Complete one reading log entry of your choice (#4).
Choose a page to propose for close reading.
Study Ben words for a few minutes.
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
BCB
Reading Log Entries Handout
Ben Word List
Ben Word Graphic Organizer
Ben Word Sort
Choice book
12/5
Tuesday
12/5
Silent Sustained Reading

Ben Words Read Around

Close Reading in Book Groups
Comprehension Check
Read and annotate the assigned chapter or chapters in your BCB.
Island - Ch 12 and 13
Hatchet - Ch 15 and 16
Week/Woods - Ch 15 and 16
Mixed-Up - Ch 10 (Finished)
Our Plane - Ch 10

Complete one reading log entry of your choice (#5).
Choose a page to propose for close reading.
Study Ben words for a few minutes.
BCB
Reading Log Entries Handout
Ben Word List
Ben Word Graphic Organizer
Ben Word Sort
12/6
Wednesday
12/6
Do Now: Ben Word Slates
Poem-The Blind Men and the Elephant
Academic Paragraph
Draft a creative writing piece for 20 minutes.
Study Ben words for a few minutes.
Writer's Notebook
Ben Word List
Ben Word Graphic Organizer
Ben Word Sort
12/7
Thursday
12/7
Do Now: Ben Word Partner Quizzing
Intro End-of-BCB Project
Adding Transition Words
Read and annotate the assigned chapter or chapters in your BCB.
Island - Ch 14 and 15
Hatchet - Ch 17 and 18
Week/Woods - Ch 17 and 18
Our Plane - Ch 11 (Finished)
Complete one reading log entry of your choice (#6).
Choose a page to propose for close reading.
Study Ben words for a few minutes.
Mixed-Up - Work on BCB Project

Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
BCB
Reading Log Entries handout
Ben Word List
Ben Word Graphic Organizer
Ben Word Sort
BCB Project Handout
Choice book
12/8
Friday
12/8
Silent Sustained Reading
Ben Word Assessment
Identifying Key Events
Read and annotate the assigned chapter or chapters in your BCB.
Island - Ch 16 and 17
Hatchet - Ch 19 (Finished)
Week/Woods - Ch 19 and 20
Mixed-Up - Work on BCB Project
Our Plane - Work on BCB Project

Complete one reading log entry of your choice (#7).
Choose a page to propose for close reading.
Study Ben words for a few minutes.
Bring a choice book for class on Monday.
BCB
Reading Log Entries handout
Ben Word List, Graphic
Organizer and Sort
BCB Project handout
Choice book
12/11

Week of 27 November 2017

Week 4 of Quarter 2



Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
11/27
Friday
schedule
Silent Sustained Reading
Introduce Ben Words
Read Chapter 3 or Chapters 3 and 4 (See below.) in your Book Club Book (BCB).

Students who just received their book today, read Chapter 1.
Annotate and choose a page to propose for close reading.
Complete Ben word graphic organizer if you did not complete in class today.
Study Ben words for a few minutes.
Bring a choice book to class tomorrow.

Number of Chapters for Assignments in BCB's

Hatchet - 19 chapters (read two chapters per assignment)
A Week in the Woods - 22 chapters (read two chapters per assignment)
Island: Shipwreck - 20 chapters (read two chapters per assignment)
From the MixedUp Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - 10 chapters (read
one chapter per assignment)
Our Plane Went Down - 11 chapters - (read one chapter per assignment)
BCB
Ben Word List
Ben Word Graphic Organizer
Choice book
11/28
Tuesday
11/28
Silent Sustained Reading
Reading in BCB groups
Island - Ch 2
Hatchet - Ch 5
Week/Woods - Ch 5
Mixed-Up - Ch 4
Our Plane - Ch 4
Read and annotate the assigned chapter or chapters in your BCB.
Island - Ch 3 and 4
Hatchet - Ch 6 and 7
Week/Woods - Ch 6 and 7
Mixed-Up - Ch 5
Our Plane - Ch 5

Complete one reading log entry of your choice (#1).
Choose a page to propose for close reading.
Study Ben words for a few minutes.

BCB
Reading Log Entries handout
Ben Word List
Ben Word Graphic Organizer
11/29
Wednesday
11/29
Do Now: Ben Word Sort
Introduce Academic
Paragraph
Draft a creative writing piece for 20 minutes.
Study Ben words for a few minutes.
Writer's Notebook
Ben Word List
Ben Word Graphic Organizer
Ben Word Sort
11/30
Thursday
11/30
Do Now: Subjects & Predicates
Academic Writing
Read and annotate the assigned chapter or chapters in your BCB.
Island - Ch 5 and 6
Hatchet - Ch 8 and 9
Week/Woods - Ch 8 and 9
Mixed-Up - Ch 6
Our Plane - Ch 6
Complete one reading log entry of your choice (#2).
Choose a page to propose for close reading.
Study Ben words for a few minutes.
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
BCB
Reading Log Entries handout
Ben Word List
Ben Word Graphic Organizer
Ben Word Sort
Choice book
12/1
Friday
12/1
Silent Sustained Reading
Reading in BNB group
Close Reading in BCB groups
Read and annotate the assigned chapter or chapters in your BCB.
Island - Ch 7 and 8
Hatchet - Ch 10 and 11
Week/Woods - Ch 10 and 11
Mixed-Up - Ch 7
Our Plane - Ch 7
Complete one reading log entry of your choice (#3).
Choose a page to propose for close reading.
Study Ben words for a few minutes.
Bring a choice book for class on Monday.
BCB
Reading Log Entries handout
Ben Word List, Graphic
Organizer and Sort
Choice book
12/4

Week of 20 November 2017

Week 4 of Quarter 2



Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
11/20
Silent Sustained Reading
Book Club Book Groups
No homework


Tuesday
11/21
Half day
Sentence Diagramming
No homework. Have a great Thanksgiving break.
Read choice books for fun!



Week of 13 November 2017

Week 3 of Quarter 2



Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
11/13
Silent Sustained Reading
Spelling Assessment
Subjects & Predicates
No homework


Tuesday
11/14
National
Building
Museum
Field Trip
No homework


Wednesday
11/15
Do Now: Capitalization
Book Groups
Draft a creative writing piece for 20 minutes.
Writer's Notebook
11/16
Thursday
11/16
Do Now: Capitalization
Close Reading
Read and annotate Chapter 2 in your book club book (BCB)
Choose a page for close reading
Bring a choice book for tomorrow
BCB
Choice Book
11/17
Friday
11/17
Silent Sustained Reading
Book Groups
Read the Reading Logs Entries handout and write at least
three questions about entries on the back.
Bring a choice book for tomorrow

Reading Log Entries handout
Choice Book





Week of 6 November 2017

Week 2 of Quarter 2

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
11/6
Friday
schedule
Silent Sustained Reading
Close Reading
Bring a choice book to class tomorrow.
Word Sort
Choice book
Word Sort
11/7
Tuesday
11/7
Silent Sustained Reading
Word Sort
Close Reading
-Bring your personal narrative draft to class tomorrow.
-Finish handouts about "The Good Deed" if you didn't finish in class.
You can access the article at www.storyworks.scholastic.com
Password is hedgehog133
-Word Sort
If you have the -er, -est, -ier, -iest suffix sort, please sort your words into the
following 3 categories.
1. No change to the base word before adding the suffix
2. Take the final y off the base word before adding -ier or -iest
3. Take the silent e off the base word before adding the suffix-
Personal narrative draft
Word Sort
11/8
Wednesday
11/8
Do Now: Capitalization
Speed Word Sort
Personal Narrative-Using
RADaR to revise
Draft a creative writing piece for 20 minutes.
Speed Word Sort
Writer's Notebook
Word sort
11/9
Thursday
11/9
Do Now: Capitalization
Speed Word Sort
Personal Narrative
Editing
Make a final version of your personal narrative incorporating your revisions and edits.
Turn in your revised and edited draft and your final version.
Word Sort (assessment on Monday)
Bring a choice book for class on Monday.
Personal Narrative and
checklist, RADaR handout
Word sort
Choice book
11/13
Friday
11/10
Student-
Family-Teacher
Conferences
No classes.



Week of 30 October 2017
Week 1 of Quarter 2

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
10/30
Friday
schedule
Silent Sustained Reading
Spelling Assessment
Choose Book Club books
Grade First Quarter
Assessments (partial)
Replacing and Adding
- Focus on Replacing and Adding as you revise one page of your creative writing.
A revised and edited draft and final version are due on Thursday.

- If you did not take your spelling assessment today, you will have it tomorrow.
- Please turn in your First Quarter Assessment Study Guide if you have not
done that yet.
Creative Writing
RADaR Handout
Choice book
10/31
11/2
Tuesday
10/31
Silent Sustained Reading
More Spelling Assessments
Deleting and Reordering
No homework. Happy Halloween.


Wednesday
11/1
Do Now: Capitalization
Word Sort
Poetry-
Personal Narrative
- Focus on editing your one page of creative writing and creating
your final version. Your revised and edited draft and final version
are due tomorrow.
Word sort
Writer's Notebook
Word sort
11/2
Thursday
11/2
Do Now: Capitalization
Speed Word Sort
Personal Narrative
-Continue draft of personal narrative or begin revising it.
Speed word sort
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
MSM
Signpost bookmark
Word sort
10/6
Friday
11/3
Student-
Family-Teacher
Conferences




Week of 23 October 2017

Week 9 of Quarter 1


Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
10/23
Silent Sustained Reading
Word Study
Chapter 22-Finish MSM
Work on Chapters 10-18 Review Sheet for 20 minutes.

Word sort
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
Chapters 10-18 Review Sheet
My Side of the Mountain
Word Sort
Choice book
10/24
Tuesday
10/24
Silent Sustained Reading
Word Sort
First Quarter Assessment
Study Guide
Work on First Quarter Assessment Study Guide
Word sort
First Qtr Assessment Study Guide
MSM
Signpost notes or bookmark
Word sort
10/26
Wednesday
10/25
Last Day
of Quarter 1
Do Now: Review Capitalization
Word Sort
First Quarter Assessment
Study Guide
Choose one page of your creative writing to revise and
edit over the next week. Bring it to class tomorrow.
Work on First Quarter Assessment Study Guide
Word sort
Writer's Notebook
Word sort
10/26
Thursday
10/26
First Quarter Assessment
Speed word sort
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
Word sort
Choice book
10/27
Friday
10/27
Half-Day
Silent Sustained Reading and
Latin Library Visit
Study for Spelling Assessment on Monday.
Read your creative writing page and start thinking
about what changes you can make to improve it.
Word sort
Choice book
10/30

Week of 16 October 2017

Week 8 of Quarter 1


Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
10/16
Calleva Field Trip
From Friday:Finish reading and annotating Chapters 16 & 17 in MSM
Find at least 2 signposts in each chapter
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow
My Side of the Mountain
Signpost notes or bookmark
Choice book

Tuesday
10/17
Silent Sustained Reading
New Word Sort
Review 10 & 18 in MSM
Read and annotate Chapters 18 and 19 for Friday.
Find at least 2 signposts in each chapter.
Home word sort
MSM
Signpost notes or bookmark
Word sort
10/18
10/20
Wednesday
10/18
Do Now: Capitalization
Word Sort
Poetry-
Personal Narrative
Brainstorm and Graphic
Organizer
Creative writing in your Writer's Notebook (black spiral)
for 20 minutes.
Bring it to class tomorrow. You can continue the draft you
began last week or begin something new. Your choice.
Word sort
Writer's Notebook
Word sort
10/19
Thursday
10/19
Do Now: Capitalization
Speed Word Sort
Narrative Writing-Drafting
Finish reading and annotating Chapters 18 and 19 in MSM.
Speed word sort
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
MSM
Signpost bookmark
Word sort
Choice book
10/20
Friday
10/20
Silent Sustained Reading
Word Study
Themes in MSM
Chapters 20 & 21 in MSM. Find at least 2 signposts in each chapter.
Word sort
Bring a choice book for the beginning of class on Monday.
MSM
Signpost bookmark
Word sort
Choice book
10/23

Week of 9 October 2017

Week 7 of Quarter 1

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
10/9
Columbus Day Holiday
No school



Tuesday
10/10
Silent Sustained Reading
Word Study
Chapter 13 in MSM
Read and annotate Chapters 14 and 15 for Friday.
Find at least 2 signposts in each chapter.
Home word sort
MSM
Signpost notes or bookmark
Word sort
10/11
10/13
Wednesday
10/11
Do Now: Capitalization
Speed Word Sort
Dialogue writing practice
Quiz preparation
Creative writing in your Writer's Notebook (black spiral)
for 20 minutes.
Bring it to class tomorrow. You can continue the draft you
began last week or begin something new. Your choice.
Word sort
MSM Quiz Preparation:
-Be sure your chapters are numbered correctly in the
table of contents and at the beginning of each chapter.
(See list below.)
-Be sure you have written the Signpost Steps in the front
of your book. (See below.)
-Be sure to review the signposts on your bookmark.

-Be sure to review the events in Chapters 7-13.
-Be sure to bring your book to class tomorrow.
This is an open-book, open-materials quiz.

Signpost Steps
1. Review the six signposts.
2. Read the text and find and underline a signpost.
3. Label the signpost.
4. In the page margin, answer the question for that signpost.

Author Visit on Friday. TODAY is deadline for ordering
a signed copy of her book.

Writer's Notebook
Word sort
10/12
Thursday
10/12
Do Now: Capitalization
Word Study
MSM Quiz Chapters 7-13
Calleva Writing Intro
Finish reading and annotating Chapters 14 and 15 in MSM.
Study words for assessment tomorrow.
Study the categories
and how to spell the words.
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
MSM
Signpost bookmark
Word sort
Choice book
10/13
Friday
10/13
Silent Sustained Reading
Spelling Assessment
Author Visit Today
No C Period
Chapters 16 and 17 in MSM.
Find at least 2 signposts in each chapter.
Word sort
Calleva Field Trip on Monday
Remember to wear good shoes for walking on
paths in the woods and to bring a bag lunch and a
water bottle.
MSM
Signpost bookmark
Word sort
10/16

My Side of the Mountain Table of Contents

Chapter #

Title

Page #




1
I Hole Up in a Snowstorm
3
2
I Get Started on This Venture
9
3
I Find Gribley's Farm
20
4
I Find Many Useful Plants
25
5
The Old, Old Tree
28
6
I Meet One of My Own Kind and Have a Terrible Time Getting Away
35
7
The King's Provider
41
8
What I Did About the First Man Who Was After Me
46
9
I Learn to Season My Food
50
10
How a Door Came to Me
54
11
Frightful Learns Her ABC's
58
12
I Find a Real Live Man
68
13
The Autumn Provides Food and Loneliness
85
14
We All Learn About Halloween
93
15
I Find Out what to Do with Hunters
101
16
Trouble Begins
107

Second page of Table of Contents

17
I Pile Up Wood and Go on with Winter
112
18
I Learn About Birds and People
116
19
I Have a Good Look at Winter and Find Spring in the Snow
131
20
The Spring in the Winter and the Beginning of My Story's End
148
21
I Cooperate with the Ending
161
22
The City Comes to Me
172

Week of 2 October 2017

Week 6 of Quarter 1

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
10/2
Silent sustained reading
WTW Spelling Assessment
My Side of the Mountain (MSM) Discussion
Read and annotate Chapter 7 in MSM.

Bring a choice book for the beginning of class tomorrow.

Signpost Steps

1. Review the six signposts.
2. Read the text and find and underline a signpost.
3. Label the signpost.
4. In the page margin, answer the question for that signpost.
My Side of the Mountain
Signpost notes or bookmark
Choice book
10/2
Tuesday
10/3
Silent Sustained Reading
New Word Sort
Chapter 8 in MSM
Read and annotate Chapters 9 and 10 for Friday.
Find at least 2 signposts in each chapter.
Home word sort
MSM
Signpost notes or bookmark
Word sort
10/4
10/6
Wednesday
10/4
Do Now: Capitalization
Word Sort
Poetry-
Personal Narrative
Creative writing in your Writer's Notebook (black spiral)
for 20 minutes.
Bring it to class tomorrow. You can continue the draft you
began last week or begin something new. Your choice.
Word sort
Writer's Notebook
Word sort
10/5
Thursday
10/5
Do Now: Capitalization
Speed Word Sort
Narrative Writing-Drafting
Finish reading and annotating Chapters 9 and 10 in MSM.
Speed word sort
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
MSM
Signpost bookmark
Word sort
Choice book
10/6
Friday
10/6
Half Day
Silent Sustained Reading
Word Study
Chapters 11 and 12 in MSM. Find at least 2 signposts in each chapter.
Word sort
Bring a choice book for the beginning of class on Tuesday.
Happy Columbus Day! No school on Monday!
MSM
Signpost bookmark
Word sort
Choice book
10/10

Week of September 25, 2017

Week 5 of Quarter 1

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
9/25
Sam's Tree House
My Side of the Mountain (MSM)
Complete Chapter 1 if we didn't finish in class. Read Chapter 2.
Underline the names of trees and animals. Annotate at least 2
signposts in each chapter.
Three Steps of Signposts:
1. Underline the words of the signpost you found.
2. Label the signpost with its abbreviation.
3. In the margins, answer the question that goes with that signpost.
You can refer to the notes you took last week or your bookmark.

Bring a choice book for the beginning of class tomorrow.
My Side of the Mountain
Signpost notes or bookmark
9/26
Tuesday
9/26
Silent Sustained Reading
Word Sort
Binder Filing
Chapter 3 in MSM
Chapter 4 of MSM. Annotate at least 2 signposts.

Signpost Steps
1. Review the six signposts.
2. Read the text and find and underline a signpost.
3. Label the signpost.
4. In the page margin, answer the question for that signpost.
MSM
Signpost notes or bookmark
9/27
Wednesday
9/27
Do Now: Capitalization
Word Sort
Poetry-"Stopping by woods on a
Snowy Evening"
Creative writing in your Writer's Notebook (black spiral)
for 20 minutes.
Bring it to class tomorrow. You can continue the draft you
began last week or begin something new. Your choice.
Writer's Notebook
9/28
Thursday
9/28
Do Now: Capitalization
Speed Word Sort
Poetry continued
Narrative Writing-Brainstorming
Draft your narrative.
Speed word sort
Writer's Notebook
Word sort
9/29
Friday
9/29
Do Now: Silent Sustained Reading
Word Work
MSM Chapter 5
Read MSM Chapter 6 and annotate at least 2 signposts.
Study for spelling assessment on Monday. Assessment
will be 12 words from your sort said out loud. You will have
to put them in the correct category and spell them correctly.
MSM
Signpost notes or bookmark
Word sort
10/2

Week of September 18, 2017

Week 4 of Quarter 1

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
9/18
Silent Sustained Reading
Words Their Way Intro
Reflection on Summer Reading
Assessments
My Life as a Speller. Write a paragraph describing your
life as a speller. Are you a good speller? Have you enjoyed
studying spelling? How have you learned to spell new
words? What have you liked or not liked about studying
spelling?
Word Study Notebook
9/19
Tuesday
9/19
Silent Sustained Reading
Poetry: The Road Not Taken
Do some creative writing for 20 minutes. You can write a
poem, a rap, or a story. Bring to class tomorrow. Write it in
your Writer's Notebook (black spiral) or on a computer
(print it out or share it with me electronically).
Writer's Notebook
9/22
Wednesday
9/20
Do Now: There, They're, Their
Notice and Note Signposts
Find two signposts in a book at home. Write the title and author,
then write the words that are the signposts, identify which
signposts they are and the answer the signpost question.

Book at home that you
know well.
Signpost bookmark
Piece of notebook paper
9/21
Thursday
9/21
Do Now: Reading Comprehension
Words Their Way Sort
Read for 20 minutes and bring the title and author of
your book to class tomorrow.
Choice book
9/22
Friday
9/22
Do Now: Homework Filing
Visit Latin Library
Sort the words you received in class yesterday.
A few students have not received their sorts because they were
not at school yesterday. I will give them their sorts on Monday
and they are exempt from this homework.
Word sort
9/25

Week of September 11, 2017

Week 3 of Quarter 1

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
9/11
Silent Sustained Reading
Binder Filing
Read a choice book for 15 to 20 minutes. Bring
the title and author to class tomorrow. Bring a choice
book to read in class tomorrow.
Choice book
9/12
Tuesday
9/12
Silent Sustained Reading
Plot in Ninth Ward
Complete the Final Version of the 8 to 10 plot events in
Ninth Ward in the order in which they occurred.
Put a star by the climax event.

Ninth Ward
Plot handout
9/13
Wednesday
9/13
Do Now: Alphabetizing Handouts
Character in Ninth Ward
Choose two characters in Ninth Ward. Brainstorm some
character traits for them. Then choose one trait for each of them
and find a quote as evidence for that trait.

Alphabetizing: Finish all four pages by next Monday.
I cannot give you any more time in class to complete these
handouts.
1-Take the words from the two paragraphs, list them in the
lefthand column. Put them in alphabetical order in the righthand
column.
2-Put the ten sets of five words in alphabetical order on the
lines.
3-Brainstorm ten words about something you like in the lefthand
column and then put them in alphabetical order in the righthand
column.
4-Brainstorm ten words that all begin with the same letter
(food that begins with "c," for example) in the lefthand column
and put them in alphabetical order in the righthand column.



Ninth Ward
Character handout
Alphabetizing handouts
9/14
9/18
Thursday
9/14
Closed Word Sort Demo
Conflict and Resolution in Ninth Ward
Begin a storyboard for Ninth Ward showing 6 key events
with a picture and a one-sentence description of each event.
Work for a focused 20 minutes.

Ninth Ward
Storyboard handout
9/15
Friday
9/15
Silent Sustained Reading
Summer Reading Assessment on
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
and Ninth Ward
Themes in Ninth Ward
Finish storyboard for Ninth Ward if you haven't finished it yet.
Alphabetization handouts are due on Monday.
Ninth Ward
Storyboard handout
Alphabetization handouts
9/18
Week of September 4, 2017
Week 2 of Quarter 1

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
9/4
Labor Day
No Classes



Tuesday
9/5
Plot in Escape from
Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Work on Summer Reading Project for 15-20 minutes.
Make your final version to turn in tomorrow!
Remember to bring in your revised and edited draft to
turn in also.

Summer Reading Project
handout
Summer reading book
RADaR revision handout
9/6
Wednesday
9/6
Ms. Hammoncello Scavenger Hunt
in the Latin Library
Review your copy of Ninth Ward, the other required
summer reading book. Remind yourself about the
main events in the plot, and what you learned about
the characters and the setting.We will begin discussing
it next Monday.
Ninth Ward
9/7
Thursday
9/7
Ms. Hammoncello Scavenger Hunt
in the Latin Library
Read in an independent reading book for 15-20
minutes. Bring the title and author of the book to
class tomorrow.
Independent reading
book
9/8
Friday
9/8
Silent Sustained Reading
Themes in Escape from Mr. Lemmoncello's
Library
Brainstorm plot events on Ninth Ward handout. Only do the
Brainstorm side of the handout and you can do between
eight to twelve events.

Ninth Ward
Plot handout
9/11
Week of August 28, 2017
Week 1 of Quarter 1

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
8/28
Book Tasting in Latin Library
Read for 15 minutes in a DEAR book, an independent
reading book of your choice.
DEAR Book
8/29
Tuesday
8/29
Do Now: Reading Check
Silent Sustained Reading
Summer Reading Project
Work on Summer Reading Project for 15-20 minutes.

Summer Reading Project
handout
Summer reading book
9/6
Wednesday
8/30
Do Now: Alphabetizing
Parts of Speech Pre-Assessment
Mr. Lemoncello Story Tree
Letter to Self
Work on Summer Reading Project for 15-20 minutes.
Tip: Try drafting a few of your body paragraphs about
some of your words tonight.
Summer Reading Project
handout
Summer reading book
9/6
Thursday
8/31
Do Now: Alphabetizing
Setting Up Materials
Writing About Mr. Lemoncello
Word Sorts
Work on Summer Reading Project for 15-20 minutes.
Tip: Try to finish your draft of the entire essay. The
conclusion is very similar to the introduction.

Summer Reading Project
handout
Summer reading book
9/6
Friday
9/1
Do Now: Alphabetizing
Silent Sustained Reading
Dewey Decimal System
Enjoy Labor Day Weekend.
Attend National Book Festival if you can.
No homework.



Week of August 23, 2017

Week 1 of Quarter 1

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Wednesday
8/23
"Why I Never Ran Away From Home"
by Katherine Paterson
Read pages 52-55 in "Why I Never" and
underline/annotate new characters, surprises,
and notable words.
"Why I Never Ran Away From
Home"
8/24
Thursday
8/24
All About Me
Finish Why I Never Ran Away From
Home
Complete handouts if you did not finish in class.
All About Me and "Why I Never" Questions.
All About Me handout
"Why I Never" Questions

8/25
Friday
8/25
Spelling Pre-Assessment
Write a Story
Complete Reading Interest Survey
Finish story
N.B. I want to see your draft this time, so don't
worry about revising and editing your story.
Reading Interest Survey
Your story draft

8/28

Under Construction

A Typical Week in English 5

Class Activities
Homework
Date Due
Mondays
Silent sustained readin
15-20 minutes of reading homework,
including 3-5 minutes of vocab study
Tuesdays
Silent sustained reading
15-20 minutes of reading homework
including 3-5 minutes of vocab study
Wednesdays
Do Now
Writing
Poetry on Alternating Wednesdays
15-20 minutes of creative writing homework
including 3-5 minutes of vocab study
Thursdays
Do Now
Writing
15-20 minutes of writing homework
including 3-5 minutes of vocab study
Fridays
Silent sustained reading
Visit Washington Latin Library first Friday of each month
30-40 minutes of reading or writing homework
including 6-10 minutes of vocab study


Week of January 15, 2017
Week 10 of Quarter 2, End of Quarter 2

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
1/15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
No school



Tuesday
1/16
Do Now: Silent, Sustained Reading
Intro TNT#1 Words
TNT#1 Graphic Organizer.
Study TNT#1 words for 3-5 minutes.

1/17
Wednesday
1/17
Do Now: The Silence of Snow
Revised and Edit DBQ Paragraph

Create Final Version
Creative Writing for 20 minutes.
Study TNT#1 words for 3-5 minutes.
Writer's Notebook
TNT#1 words
1/18
Thursday
1/18
Do Now: TNT#1 Word Sort and
Spelling Bee Written Preassessment
Start The Night Tourist-Chapter 1
Begin Reading Log, 1 entry
Read TNT Chapter 2
Complete one reading log entry for TNT.
TNT
TNT Reading Log
TNT#1 words and sort
1/19
Friday
1/19
Do Now: Silent, Sustained Reading
Read The Night Tourist-Chapter 3
Read TNT Chapters 4 & 5
Complete one reading log entry for each chapter.
TNT Reading Log
TNT#1 words and sort
1/22

Week of January 22, 2017
Week 1 of Quarter 3

Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
1/22
Do Now Silent, Sustained Reading
TNT#1 word activity
Read TNT Chapter 6
Read TNT Chapter 7.
Complete one reading log entry.
Study TNT#1 words for 3-5 minutes.


Tuesday
1/23
Do Now: Silent, Sustained Reading
TNT Chapter 8
5th Grade Spelling Bee during
First Recess/Lunch
Read Chapters 9 and 10 for Friday.
Complete one reading log entry for each chapter.
Study TNT#1 words for 3-5 minutes.

1/17
Wednesday
1/24
Do Now: The Snowfall Is So Silent
Intro Academic Essay
Creative Writing for 20 minutes.
Study TNT#1 words for 3-5 minutes.
Writer's Notebook
TNT#1 words
1/18
Thursday
1/25
Do Now: TNT#1 Read Around

Begin Reading Log, 1 entry
Read TNT Chapter 9 and 10 for Friday
Complete one reading log entry for each chapter.
Study TNT#1 words for quiz tomorrow.
TNT
TNT Reading Log
TNT#1 words and sort
1/19
Friday
1/26
Do Now:TNT#1 Quiz
Silent, Sustained Reading
Read The Night Tourist-Chapter 3
TNT Comprehension Work
Complete one reading log entry for each chapter.
TNT Reading Log
TNT#1 words and sort
1/22











































































Week of 11 December 2017

Week 6 of Quarter 2



Class Activities
Homework
Materials for Homework
Date Due
Monday
12/11
Silent Sustained Reading
Close Reading in BCB groups
Island - Ch 18
Week/Woods - Ch 21
Work on BCB Projects
Key Event Check-In
Read and annotate the assigned chapter or chapters in your BCB.

Island - Ch 19 and 20 (Finished)
Week/Woods - Ch 22 (Finished)

Complete one reading log entry of your choice.
Choose a page to propose for close reading.
Other books - Work on BCB Project
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
BCB
BCB Project Handout
Reading Log
Choice book
12/5
Tuesday
12/12
Silent Sustained Reading
Close Reading in Book Groups
Work on BCB Projects
Work on BCB Project
BCB
BCB Project Handout
Reading Log
12/6
Wednesday
12/13
Do Now: You vs. You're
Academic Paragraphs
Choose a page of your creative writing to revise and edit and bring
it to class tomorrow. Final version due next Wednesday, 12/20.
Writer's Notebook
12/7
Thursday
12/14
Do Now: Subject-Verb Agreement
Academic Paragraphs
Work on BCB Project. Due tomorrow.
Revise and edit creative writing.
Bring a choice book for class tomorrow.
BCB
Reading Log
BCB Project Handout
Creative Writing Draft
RADaR Handout
Choice book
12/8
Friday
12/15
Silent Sustained Reading
Banish Boring Words
Revise and edit creative writing.
Bring a choice book for class on Monday.
Creative Writing Draft
RADaR Handout
Choice book
12/11