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Keep your eyes on excellence:
Have pride in your school, your work, and your name.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Trimester 2 - Progress Reports
No School - February 18 - February 21 (Presidents' Day)
Trimester 2 - Report Cards
No School - April 15 - April 22 (Spring Break
Trimester 3 - Progress Reports
No School - May 30 (Memorial Day)
Last Day of School - June 9
Trimester 3 - Report Cards

Student Links

BrainPop

Google Drive

Applied Digital Skills

GO MATH    

FOSS (Science)

Achieve 3000

 Prodigy 

GoNoodle

Rosetta Stone

Scholastic Book Orders (Class Code: L44HP)

Typing Practice

Coding

TumbleBooks

FreeRice (Multiplication Practice)

Proofreading Practice

Current Writing Frame

Persuasive


Paragraph Frame:

While many people believe ___________, it is my opinion that _____________.  I believe this because ____________.  An example of this is _________________. Another reason of why I believe ______________ is _________________________.  (Give another example or anecdote).  My final reason for believing _____________________ is _____________________.  (Give another example or anecdote).  As you can see, __________________ (restate opinion).

Basic Sentence Frames:
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(All examples can be more than one sentence.)

1st Sentence:  Hook - While many people believe____________, in my opinion _________________.
2nd Sentence: Reason 1 - I believe this because _____________________.
3rd Sentence:  Example that supports reason 1.  Could be a short story (anecdote), or a detailed example.  
4th Sentence:  Reason 2 - Another reason I believe ____________ is _________________.
5th Sentence:  Example that supports reason 2.  Can NOT be the same example already used.
6th Sentence:  Reason 3 - My final reason for believing ___________ is _____________.
7th Sentence:  Example that supports reason 3.  Can NOT be an example you have already used.
8th Sentence:  Conclusion - As you can see, there are many reasons that _____________________, but (restate opinion in different words) _________________________.

Extra Links

Khan Academy
Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids
Sesame Street
PBS Kids
Cool Math 4 Kids
National Geographic Kids
Starfall.com
TheKidzPage
How Stuff Works
Scholastic
Scholastic Learn at Home
Fun Brain
Exploratorium
BBC History for Kids
Nick Jr.
Learning Games for Kids
Time for Kids
Kids Discover
Disney Jr.
Duolingo
Highlights Kids
Google Arts & Culture
Audible
Adventure Academy




Calendars

Calendar

Math Practice - Grade 5

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Base 10 - Number and Operations

5nbt1
Place Value Relationships
Finding Value (with Decimals)
Examining Digit Place Values

5nbt2
Decimal Equation Patterns
Multiplying and Dividing Powers of Ten
Dividing Multiples of Ten
Multiplying and Dividing Powers of Ten
Understanding Multiplying by 10s & 100s
Understanding Multiplying by 10, 100, or 1,000

5nbt3a
Decimals (Up to Thousandths)
Expanded Notation to Numeric with Decimals
Expanded to Numeric with Decimals
Word to Numeric with Decimals

5nbt3b
Comparing to Thousandths
Up to Thousandths

5nbt4
Tenths, Hundredths, and Whole

5nbt5
3 digit x 2 digit (lattice)
Vertical 3 digit x 2 digit
Vertical 4 digit x 2 digit
3 digit x 2 digit (word)
3 digit x 3 digit (word)

5nbt6
4 digit divided by 2 digit (with remainder)
3 digit divided by 2 digit (word with remainder)

4nbt6
3 Digit divided by 2 digit
Word 3 Digit divided by 2 digit
3 digit divided by 1 digit (with remainder)
Division with remainders
3 digit divided by 1 digit (no remainder)
3 digit divided by 1 digit (with remainder)

5nbt7
Adding & Subtracting Decimals (horizontal)
Adding & Subtracting Decimals (vertical)
Adding & Subtracting Up to Hundredths (Word)
Adding Decimals with a Number Line
Subtracting Decimals with a Number Line
Dividing: Decimals in Dividend and Divisor
Estimating Multiplication with Decimals
Multiplying Decimals (Vertical)
Multiplying Decimals Visually (decimal x decimal)
Multiplying Decimals Visually (whole number x decimal)



Fractions - Number and Operations

5nf1
Combining Amounts
Different Denominators

5nf2
Word Problems Different Denominators

5nf3
Division as Fraction - Word
Examining Fraction Value
Fractions as Division Problems

5nf4a
Multiplying Fractions

5nf4b
Multiplying Fractions (visual)

5nf5a
Finding Fraction Product Comparison

5nf5b
Estimating Multiplication of Fractions

5nf6
Multiplying Fractions (word)
Multiplying Fractions with Cross Cancelling

5nf7a
Dividing Unit Fractions
Dividing Unit Fractions (Visual)
Division Relative to Multiplication
Numberline Fraction by Whole
Numberline Unit Fraction by Whole

5nf7b
Dividing By Unit Fractions
Dividing By Unit Fractions (Visual)
Numberline Whole By Fraction
Numberline Whole By Unit Fraction

5nf7c
Dividing By Unit Fractions
Unit Fraction Word Problems


Operations and Algebraic Thinking

5oa1
Solving with Parenthesis

5oa2
Rewrite Number Sentences (with parenthesis)

5oa3
Function Machine - Creating Equations
Function Machine - Creating Expressions

Session One Fraction Review

Fraction Line Practice
Number Line Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions (Missing Number)
Filling in a Pattern
Reducing Fractions (Simplest Form)
Improper to Mixed Number

Geometry

5g2
All Positive Coordinates


Create a Line Line Graph


Measurement and Data

5md1
Converting American Capacity
Converting Metric Capacity
Converting American Lengths

5md2
Distributing Fraction Values
Distributing Fraction Sums

5md3b
Creating Expressions for Volume
Identifying Volume of a Box

5md4
Finding Volume with Unit Cubes

5md5b
Finding Volume of Rectangular Prisms

5md5c
Finding Total Volume


4th Grade

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Place Value

4.NBT.1
Place Value Relationships
4.NBT.2
Expanded to Numeric Within 1 Million
Word to Numeric Within 1 Million
Comparing Within 1 Million


Waves of Sound (Sound, Waves, & Communication)

Mystery 1 - Sound & Vibrations: How far can a whisper travel?

Mystery 2 - Sound & Vibrations: What would happen if you screamed in outer space?

Narrative

Beginning - Introduce your characters, setting, and begin story
Middle 1 - Begin building story - identify a problem 
Middle 2 - Climax - most exciting part of story - choices
Middle 3 - Solve the problem
Ending/Conclusion - bring everything together into an appropriate ending

Narrative

Beginning - This is your introduction, or beginning paragraph. You need to introduce your main character and setting (time and place), and start setting up your story.
Middle 1 - This is where the story starts getting interesting. You may want to introduce your problem here, and build on the story events that you introduced in paragraph one.
Middle 2 Choices, choices, choices.... think about your problem. In this paragraph, you are going to have your character explore two or three possible solutions to the problem they are facing. Don't make your final decision yet. Your character is going to talk about all of the possibilities, and why they might be good or bad solutions.
Middle 3 - Make a decision. Your character needs to make a final decision, explain what it is, and why it was made. 
Ending/Conclusion - Wrap it up - this is your conclusion. How does your story end? Pull everything together and make your ending make sense with the events from the story. "The End" is not a conclusion!

Energizing Everything (Energy, Motion, & Electricity)


Mystery 1 - Speed & Energy: How can a car run without gas?

Mystery 2 - Energy Conversion & Engineering: What makes roller coasters go so fast?

Mystery 3 - Energy & Collisions: Why is the first hill of a roller coaster always the highest?

Mystery 4 - Energy & Engineering: Could you knock down a building using only dominoes?

Mystery 5 - Energy & Engineering: Can you build a chain reaction machine?

Mystery 6 - Electrical Energy: What if there were no electricity?

Mystery 7 - Heat, Engines, & Energy Transfer: How long did it take to travel across the country before cars and planes?

Mystery 8 - Energy Resources & Environmental Impacts: Where does energy come from?

Rounding

4.NBT.3
Round Within 1 Million

Addition & Subtraction

4.NBT.4
4 Digit Plus 4 Digit
4 Digit Plus 4 Digit (horizontal)
Addition Using an Open Numberline
4 Digit Minus 4 Digit
Subtracting Across Zeroes
Subtracting Using an Open Numberline

Area & Perimeter

4.MD.3
Perimeter - Area (words)
Quadrilaterals (Area and Perimeter)
Area of Joined Shapes
Area with Missing Side
Perimeter with Missing Side

Summary

     The story, "________(Title of story)_____________________," by ________(Author)_______________, __(verb)_______ readers with a story about ___(Main Idea)_____________________________. In the beginning of the story _______________________.  After that, ____________________.  Next, _______________________________.  Finally, ____________________________.  The story ends when ______________________________________.

***Example:

     Thr story, "No Lie, I Acted Like a Beast! The Story of Beauty and the Beast as Told by the Beast," by Nancy Loewen, entertains readers with the Beast's version of the classic fairy tale, "Beauty and the Beast."  In the beginning of the story...

Primes, Composites, Mulitples, Factors

4.OA.4
Finding Factors
Determining Factors and Multiples
Identifying Factors (with help)
Identifying Prime and Composite Numbers
Finding Multiples
Finding Multiples (2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10)
Multiples within 100

Multiplication & Division

4.OA.1 
Interpreting Multiplication Problems
4.OA.2
Word Multiplication Comparisons Within 100
4.OA.3
Understanding Division Answers
Solving Mixed Problems
4.OA.5
2  digit X 2 digit
Continuing Patterns (+ -)
Creating Patterns
Identifying Pattern Attributes
4.NBT.1
Multiplying 10s
Examining Whole Number Digit Place Values
Using Place Value to Solve
4.NBT.5
Determining Reasonable Answers
Multiplying using Arrays (with factors of 10)
Vertical 2 digit x 1 digit
Vertical 2 digit x 2 digit
Vertical 3 digit x 1 digit
Vertical 4 digit x 1 digit
4.NBT.6
Division with Partial Quotients
3 Digit divided by 2 digit
Word 3 Digit divided by 2 digit
Horizontal Division
Preparing for Long Division
3 digit divided by 1 digit (with remainder)
Division with remainders
3 digit divided by 1 digit (no remainder)
3 digit divided by 1 digit (with remainder)

Opinion/Response

Response / Opinion

Paragraph 1
         In  the story ________________, by _______________, the author is trying to teach the reader about __________(main idea).  In the beginning of the story __________________.  After that, ________________.  Next, __________________.  Finally, __________________.  The story ends when _____________________.

*** We will discuss main ideas in class.  Choose 1.  Details need to be complete thoughts/sentences that support your main idea (or theme) and flow smoothly.  You may want, or need, to add extra details for your summary to sound complete.  

Paragraph 2
        Clearly, in the story _______________, the reader learned that _______________________________________.  An example of ___________ from the story is ________________________________.  I know all about ________________ from an experience in my own life.  _________________________________(Share your personal experience.)______________________. I also remember seeing/watching/reading ________________ (movie/TV Show/book) and learning about _____________________ when ___________________(give a connection to the theme.  _______________(author) gives clear evidence in ___________________________(story title from paragraph 1) of _____________________(restate theme).

***If you are responding to more than one theme, each theme will need to be its own paragraph (similar to paragraph 2).

Comparing Fractions

4.NF.2
Comparing Numerically (Different Denominators)
Determining Value Relative to Half
Less, More, or Equal to 1/2 (evenly divisible)
4.NF.3d
Comparing Fractions with Addition & Subtraction
Word Problems Same Denominator

Sequence

It is __________________________________.

FIrst, _________________________________.

Before _______________, _______________.

Prior to _______________, _______________.

Then, _________________________________.

After _______________, __________________.

Finally, ________________________________.

Decimals

4.NF.6
Finding Decimals on Number Line (10ths and 100ths)
Determining Relative Value to Half
Converting Decimals to Fractions (10ths & 100ths)
Fraction, Decimal, and Percent (visual)
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents (Numeric)
Converting Fractions to Decimals (10ths & 100ths)
4.NF.7
Comparing to Hundredths
Determining Greater or Less Value
Number Sentences with Decimals
Up to Hundredths (choosing the order)
Up to Hundredths (ordering decimals)
Same dollar amount, different cent amount
Different dollar amount, different cent amount

Predicting Outcomes

I think _______________ is going to _______________.

I predict the _______________ will _______________.

The _______________ might _______________.

Because _______________, I predict that _______________.

Money

4.MD.2
Buying with Change
One Item - One Cost
Multiple Items, Multiple Prices
Multiple Items, One Price
Writing Value
Receipt Change

Making Inferences

I think _______________.

I think _______________ because I know _______________. (personal knowledge)

One clue from the text is _____________________.

I can infer ____________________.

Since ____________________, I can infer that ____________________.

I surmise ____________________ because ____________________.

Lines & Shapes

4.G.1
Perpendicular, Parallel, & Intersecting
4.G.2
Identifying Right Triangles
4.G.3
Determining Symmetry

Angles

4.MD.5a
Angle Estimation
Determining Angles By Degree
4.MD.6
Determining Angles with Protractors (starts at zero)
Determining Angles with Protractors (does not start at zero)
4.MD.7
Finding Missing Angle
4.G.1
Determining 90 Angle
Determining Angle (visually)
Determining Angles in Shapes

Main Idea and Detail

The main idea is ____________________.

The passage is about ____________________.

One detail is ____________________.

____________________ is a supporting detail.

____________________ are the supporting details.

____________________ supports the main idea because _______________.

Fractions

4.NF.1
Equivalent Fractions (Missing Number)
Filling in a Pattern
Reducing Fractions (Simplest Form)

Fact and Opinion

I like _________________________.

_______________ are _______________.

I think _______________ because _________________________.

I know _______________ because _________________________.

In my opinion ____________________ because _______________.

_______________ is a fact because ________________________.

Adding & Subtracting Fractions

4.NF.3c
Adding Mixed Fractions (Visual)
Improper Fractions (Same Denominator)
Mixed Fractions (Same Denominator)
Improper to Mixed Number
Mixed Number to Improper
Subtracting Fractions (with regrouping)
Subtracting Mixed Fractions (visual)
4.NF.5
Adding 10th and 100ths

Drawing Conclusions

_______________ is _______________.

_______________ is _______________ because ______________________________.

The text says ___________________________________________________________.

In the passage, I noticed __________________________________________________.

I know _______________ because _______________.

_______________ is _______________. Therefore, _______________ must be _______________.

I can draw the conclusion that ______________________________________________.

Multiplying Fractions

4.NF.4a
Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
Multiplying Unit Fractions by Whole Numbers
Multiplying Unit Fractions with Numberlines
4.NF.4b
Creating Equivalent Unit Fraction Problems
Multiplying Fractions by whole numbers (visual)
Multiplying Fractions & Whole Numbers
4.NF.4c
Multiplying Fractions by a whole (word)

Measurement

4.MD.1
American Capacity (visual)
American Capacity (word)
Determining Appropriate Measurement (American)
Estimating Length (American)
Determining Appropriate Measurement (Metric)
Metric Ruler
Estimating Length
Estimating Weight
Comparing Weights

Classify and Categorize

_______________ have _______________.

_______________ do not have _______________.

_______________ and _______________ are _______________.

_______________, _______________, and _______________ are all _______________.

_______________ is _______________ where as ________________ is _______________.

Both _______________ and _______________ could be classified as _______________.

Categorizing Ways or Types

One way to _______________ is _______________.

Another way is ______________________________.

One type of _______________ is _______________.

A different kind of _______________ is _______________.

One kind of _______________ is _______________.

A special kind of _______________ is _______________.

Technology Skills Practice

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Using a Mouse: Scrolling, clicking, etc.

·        Mousing Around – https://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/intro.htm 

·        Moucercise - https://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm 

·        Math Mavens – http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/index.htm

·        Mouse PracticeBubble Activity – http://www.letsgolearn.com/bubble.html

·        Spelling Bees – http://www.abcya.com/spelling_practice.htm

·        Math Arcade – http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html

·        Scrolling/Moving– http://www.abcya.com/abcya_paint.htm

·        Clicking – http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/capitalization.htm

·        Clicking – http://www.letsgolearn.com/bubble.html

·        Typing Olympics –http://games.sense-lang.org/Olympia.php

·        Typing Race – http://race.sense-lang.org/

·        ParagraphPractice –

http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/tutor/keyboardingArticles.php?lang=EN

·        Math Quiz – http://www.abcya.com/math_quiz.htm

Keyboarding: Introduces students to keyboards while focusing on letter location

·        Typing Practice –www.typing.com

·        Keyboarding Zoo –www.abcya.com/keyboarding_practice.htm

·        Monkey Paws – http://annrymer.com/keyseeker/

·        Typing Club – https://www.typingclub.com/typing-qwerty-en.html

·        Meteor – http://games.sense-lang.org/EN_stairs.php

·        Type for YourLife – http://games.sense-lang.org/EN_stairs.php

·        Numbers – http://touchtype.co/index.php/typing/numbers/23

·        Math Quiz – http://www.abcya.com/math_quiz.htm

Highlighting/Selecting Text

       

       Proof Reading Grade 2 -  http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/pmp/interactive_guide/g02/g02home.htm

       Proof Reading Grade 3 - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/pmp/interactive_guide/g03/g03home.htm    

       Proof Reading Grade 4 - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/pmp/interactive_guide/g04/g04home.htm

       Proof ReadingGrade 5 – http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/pmp/interactive_guide/g05/g05home.htm

·        Highlighting – http://www.skillfulsenior.com/skills/mouse/tutor.php?key=highlight

Navigation: Navigate a page, listen to audio, select pause/play, adjust volume


·        Friendly Letter –http://www.abcya.com/friendly_letter_maker.htm

·        Word Clouds – http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm

·        Study Jams – http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm

·        Story Starter – http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters

·        Make an Animation– http://www.abcya.com/animate.htm

·        Math Videos – http://www.mathplayground.com/mathvideos.html

·        Talking Library –http://more2.starfall.com/m/talking-library/library-index-demo/play.htm?f

·        Look, Listen, andLearn – http://more2.starfall.com/m/more-phonics/unit7-demo/load.htm?f&filter=first

·        Calculator Chaos– http://www.mathplayground.com/calculator_chaos.html

·        Equation ResponseEditor – http://demo.tds.airast.org/eqtutorial/

Drag and Drop: Following directions, dragging, dropping

·        Thinking Blocks –http://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html

·        Clean-Up YourGrammar – http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/cleanup_eng_launcher.htm.

·        Base Ten Fun – http://www.abcya.com/base_ten_fun.htm

·        Spelling Practice– http://www.abcya.com/dolch_sight_word_spelling.htm

SBAC Practice Tests

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SBAC Practice Site

 http://practice.smarterbalanced.org/student/

Grades 1 - 5 Summer Reviews

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Grade 1

Identifying Quantity

Moving Quantities

Counting Objects

Simple Addition & Subtraction

Missing Number

More than one answer

Grade 2

Add and Subtract

Adding multiple numbers

Comparing Addition and Subtraction

Addition up to 20

Addition Equivalents

Subtraction within 20

Fill in the blank

Words to Numbers

Counting Shapes

Place Value Blocks

Adding within 100


Grade 3

Adding & Subtracting within 20

Subtracting within 100

Place Value

Skip Counting

Expanded Form

Words to Numbers

2 digit minus 2 digit

Subtract Across Zero

Adding 4 digits

Mixed Practice

3 digit minus 3 digit


Grade 4

Free Rice Multiplication Practice

Changing Addition to Multiplication

Multiplying with pictures

Division with pictures

Fact Families

Multiplication Drill

Division Drill

Mixed Practice Drill

Function Boxes

Rounding

Subtracting Across Zero


Grade 5

Free Rice Multiplication Practice

Place Value

Factors

Expanded Form

Word Form

Rounding

Addition

Subtraction

Subtraction Across Zero

2 digit by 2 digit Multiplication

3 digit by 1 digit Multiplication

Long Division 

Writing Number Sentences (with parentheses)

Science

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GERMS

April 2 - 3 - How do germs get inside of your body?

FOSS Science

FOSS (Science)
To Read an Article:
  • Media Library
    • eBook  (English or Spanish is fine)
    • Interactive eBook (HTML)
    • Scroll to the article you are reading.
To complete an activity:
  • Online Activities
    • Tutorials
    • Select the activity that has been assigned

Ecosystems & the Food Web

 Why would a hawk move to New York City? (food chains, predators, herbivores, and carnivores)
 What do plants eat? (Plant needs)
 Where do fallen leaves go? (Decomposers & Matter Cycle)
 Do worms really eat dirt? (Decomposers, Nutrients, & Matter Cycle)
 Why do you have to clean a fish tank but not a pond? (Ecosystems & Matter Cycle)
 Why did the dinosaurs go extinct? (Food Webs & Flow of Energy)

Vocabulary - Ecosystems & the Food Web




Chemical Reactions & Properties of Matter

 Mystery Solutions - Part 1      Mystery Solutions - Part 2       Mystery Solutions - Part 3
 Layering Liquids - Part 1     Layering Liquids - Part 2
 Salt Saturation - Part 1     Salt Saturation - Part 2
 Epsom Salt Saturation
Chemical Reactions Part 1/3 
Chemical Reactions Part 2/3
Chemical Reactions Part 3/3 

Vocabulary - Chemical Reactions & Properties of Matter

Math Video Lessons

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Chapter 6

Chapter 6, Lesson 5 (Common Denominators & Equivalent Fractions)
Chapter 6, Lesson 6 (Add & Subtract Fractions)
Chapter 6, Lesson 7 (Add & Subtract Mixed Numbers)
Chapter 6, Lesson 8 (Subtract with Renaming)
Chapter 6, Lesson 10 (Problem Solving - Practice Addition and Subtraction)
Chapter 6, Lesson 11 (Algebra - Use Properties of Addition)

Chapter 10

Chapter 10, Lesson 1 (Customary Length)
Chapter 10, Lesson 2 (Customary Capacity)
Chapter 10, Lesson 3 (Weight)
Chapter 10, Lesson 4 (Multi-Step Word Problems)
Chapter 10, Lesson 5 (Metric Measures)
Chapter 10, Lesson 6 (Problem Solving)
Chapter 10, Lesson 7 (Elapsed Time)

Chapter 7

Chapter 7, Lesson 1 (Find Part of a Group)
Chapter 7, Lesson 3 (Fractrion & Whole Number Multiplication)
Chapter 7, Lesson 6 (Fraction Multiplication)
Chapter 7, Lesson 7 (Area & Mixed Numbers)
Chapter 7, Lesson 9 (Multiplying Mixed Numbers)

Chapter 11

Chapter 11, Lesson 1 (Polygons)
Chapter 11, Lesson 2 (Triangles)
Chapter 11, Lesson 3 (Quadrilaterals)
Chapter 11, Lesson 4 (Three-Dimensional Figures)
Chapter 11, Lessons 5 & 6 (Unit Cubes, Solid Figures, Volume)
Chapter 11, Lesson 8 (Volume of Rectangular Prisms)
Chapter 11, Lesson 9 (Apply Volume formulas)
Chapter 11, Lesson 11 (Volume of Composed Figures)

Chapter 8

Chapter 8, Lesson 1 (Divide Fractions and Whole numbers)
Chapter 8, Lesson 2 (Problem Solving - Use Multiplication)
Chapter 8, Lesson 3 (Connect Fractions to Division)
Chapter 8, Lesson 4 (Fraction & Whole Number Division)
Chapter 8, Lesson 5 (Interpret Division with Fractions)

Writing Sentence Frames

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Narrative

Narrative

Beginning - Introduce your characters, setting, and begin story
Middle 1 - Begin building story - identify a problem 
Middle 2 - Climax - most exciting part of story - choices
Middle 3 - Solve the problem
Ending/Conclusion - bring everything together into an appropriate ending

Narrative

Beginning - This is your introduction, or beginning paragraph. You need to introduce your main character and setting (time and place), and start setting up your story.
Middle 1 - This is where the story starts getting interesting. You may want to introduce your problem here, and build on the story events that you introduced in paragraph one.
Middle 2 Choices, choices, choices.... think about your problem. In this paragraph, you are going to have your character explore two or three possible solutions to the problem they are facing. Don't make your final decision yet. Your character is going to talk about all of the possibilities, and why they might be good or bad solutions.
Middle 3 - Make a decision. Your character needs to make a final decision, explain what it is, and why it was made. 
Ending/Conclusion - Wrap it up - this is your conclusion. How does your story end? Pull everything together and make your ending make sense with the events from the story. "The End" is not a conclusion!

Response / Opinion

Response / Opinion

Paragraph 1
         In  the story ________________, by _______________, the author is trying to teach the reader about __________(main idea).  In the beginning of the story __________________.  After that, ________________.  Next, __________________.  Finally, __________________.  The story ends when _____________________.

*** We will discuss main ideas in class.  Choose 1.  Details need to be complete thoughts/sentences that support your main idea (or theme) and flow smoothly.  You may want, or need, to add extra details for your summary to sound complete.  

Paragraph 2
        Clearly, in the story _______________, the reader learned that _______________________________________.  An example of ___________ from the story is ________________________________.  I know all about ________________ from an experience in my own life.  _________________________________(Share your personal experience.)______________________. I also remember seeing/watching/reading ________________ (movie/TV Show/book) and learning about _____________________ when ___________________(give a connection to the theme.  _______________(author) gives clear evidence in ___________________________(story title from paragraph 1) of _____________________(restate theme).

***If you are responding to more than one theme, each theme will need to be its own paragraph (similar to paragraph 2).

Persuasive

Persuasive


Paragraph Frame:

While many people believe ___________, it is my opinion that _____________.  I believe this because ____________.  An example of this is _________________. Another reason of why I believe ______________ is _________________________.  (Give another example or anecdote).  My final reason for believing _____________________ is _____________________.  (Give another example or anecdote).  As you can see, __________________ (restate opinion).

Basic Sentence Frames:
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(All examples can be more than one sentence.)

1st Sentence:  Hook - While many people believe____________, in my opinion _________________.
2nd Sentence: Reason 1 - I believe this because _____________________.
3rd Sentence:  Example that supports reason 1.  Could be a short story (anecdote), or a detailed example.  
4th Sentence:  Reason 2 - Another reason I believe ____________ is _________________.
5th Sentence:  Example that supports reason 2.  Can NOT be the same example already used.
6th Sentence:  Reason 3 - My final reason for believing ___________ is _____________.
7th Sentence:  Example that supports reason 3.  Can NOT be an example you have already used.
8th Sentence:  Conclusion - As you can see, there are many reasons that _____________________, but (restate opinion in different words) _________________________.