#1 *** Literature Response Journal Information (LRJ HOMEWORK) ***
* 1 (3 paragraph) LRJ from a Fiction/Literature text
* 1 (3 paragraph) LRJ from a Non Fiction / Informational text
*1 (3 total word) Vocabulary Assignment (required details in the printable chart below: students can use this chart or create their own)
DONE FOR Q2. Rest and recharge.
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LRJ Additional Resources:
While you are working on developing your critical reader's voice through your LRJ writing, please use the following
Sentence Leads and Transitional Phrases to help your thoughts FLOW FLUENTLY.
Be sure to avoid "REALLY BAD WORDS!"
for a Proficient look at the key elements required in a
Literature Response Journal entry.
Additional Ideas for LRJ
Comparison of story characteristics from 2
examples of the same genre
Comparison of writing techniques across 2
authors or yourself
Comparison of literary features across genres
Comparison of character change with your own
Comparison of a story's moral with one's own
Comparing two examples of text features and
Comparing patterns from multiple works of the
Comparing patterns from multiple stories within
the same series
Analyzing an author's purpose for writing
against writing strategies learned in school.
Predicting plot based on your own life
Click here for the LRJ Scoring Rubric!
VOCABULARY ASSIGNMENT: Click here for a printable Vocab Chart Template
#2*** READING HOMEWORK ***
Read your next 2 chapters (Half-A-Moon Inn only 1) and complete your Literature Circle Role Sheet
DAILY READING: Read 20 minutes DAILY
Need an idea for your next read? MCPS Good Book List for Student Readers!
Here are some links to help spice up your Literature Circle Presentations:
Click here for printable copies of Literature Circle Role Sheets
* This is the general rotation order of Literature Circle Role Sheet Jobs, but note that not all groups are large enough to have each of the jobs.
This will help if you're absent and not sure which job you missed.
GROUPS of 4 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Character Captain
GROUPS of 5 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Connector or Scene Setter 5) Character Captain
GROUPS of 6 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Connector 5) Scene Setter 6) Character Captain
GROUPS of 7 Students: 1) Discussion Director 2) Summarizer 3) Vocabulary Enricher 4) Connector 5) Illustrator 6) Scene Setter 7) Character Captain
Cross Word Puzzle Maker!
Word Search Maker
#3 SPELLING HOMEWORK
None. Waiting for Spelling Mid Year Data to be Analyzed.
#4 *** HOMEROOM WRITING HOMEWORK ***
Work on your essay. Note the updated due date below!
Remember to keep the big idea of your essay in mind at all times. If the evidence you research doesn't play a part in building toward this big idea, it might be interesting, but not important for your informational essay!
You do not need to teach me everything about your focus topic, but what you do teach me, needs to be detailed, supported, and professional.
UPDATED: Final Draft of Westward Expansion Essay is due on: Friday 1/12 @ the end of the day.
1) Introductory Paragraph
4) Focus Chapters (2-3 paragraphs each)
1) Conclusion paragraph
The big idea of your essay should be previewed in the introduction, touched on throughout your chapters, and reinforced in your conclusion.
Be sure to use the RUBRIC on Google Classroom as a checklist (Note ABCD instead of ES,P,I,N)!
Lucy Calkins' Writing Technique Posters
Click here for Mrs. Ruk's Math Homework page
Science and Social Studies
Click here for a link to Ms. Noonan's Homework page.