Sunday, February 22, 2015

Average Reading and Spelling Scores

Let's discuss these numbers and figure out a way to make them even better by the end of the year:

PERIOD 1
average reading level
August: 4.25
December: 4.9
Growth: 0.65
average spelling level
August: 4.11
December: 4.5
Growth: 0.39
PERIOD 2
average reading level
August: 5.6
December: 5.79
Growth: 0.19
average spelling level
August: 5.89
December: 5.97
Growth: 0.08
PERIOD 3
average reading level
August: 5.15
December: 5.62
Growth: 0.47
average spelling level
August: 6.16
December: 6.48
Growth: 0.32
PERIOD 4
average reading level
August: 4.13
December: 4.63
Growth: 0.50
average spelling level
August: 4.02
December: 4.33
Growth: 0.31
PERIOD 5
average reading level
August: 4.57
December: 5.0
Growth: 0.43
average spelling level
August: 4.77
December: 4.71
Growth: -0.06
PERIOD 6
average reading level
August: 4.84
December: 5.21
Growth: 0.37
average spelling level
August: 5.0
December: 5.23
Growth: 0.23

Week of Feb. 23 root words

This week's roots: 
1. son=sound
2. as=to
3. solv/solu=to loosen
4. in=not
5. ent=inclined to
6. disci=learn
7. tort/tor=twist
8. tone/ton=tone

Last week's roots which will be added to this week's quiz:
1. dur=hard or lasting
2. sent=feeling
3. fix=to fix
4. cron=time

Feb. 23 journal

Read the following article: 
How We Ruined the Oceans

Underline the most important thing from each section of the article. 
Write your thoughts and questions on the sides of the page.

Write a response to the following questions:
Why should it matter to me?
What can I do? 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Review Unit 7 Roots


PRE/POSTTEST: UNIT 7 (91-105)

ROOT
ROOT MEANING
ROOT
ROOT MEANING
a
to 
gress
go or step 
ability
fitness or capacity 
loco
place 
af 
 to or toward
mot
move 
bio
 life
mount
*** 
cept
to take or receive 
phon
sound 
co
 with
pur
cleanse 
fac
 to do or to make
retro, re
back 
fin
 end
sign
mark 
geo
 earth
spir
breath 
grad
step 
soc
companion 
gran
seed 
tain
hold 
graph
 write



***mount:
1. climb; 2. get up on; 3. put in a position; 4. organize; 5. prepare; 6. increase; 7. short for “mountain

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Week of Feb. 9 root words

This week's roots:
1. mount=
                 a. climb
                 b. get up on
                 c. put into a position
                 d. organize
                 e. organize
                 f. prepare
                 g. increase
                 h. short for "mountain" 
2. mot=move
3. loco=place
4. spir=breath
5. a=to
6. crim=crime or accuse
7. cur=care

The quiz on Friday will have those roots PLUS last week's roots, listed below: 
1. phon=sound
2. tain=hold
3. grad=step

February 9 Journal

After doing last week's hot reading of a story from Jan. 22, what can you say about how snow days affect your learning? What are possible solutions to the problem?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Root Words Test- average scores

How many root words can Reading students define on average? Here's the breakdown of our progress this school year:

TEST DATE
AVERAGE NUMBER OF ROOTS CORRECTLY DEFINED (ALL 6 CLASSES COMBINED)
IMPROVEMENT FROM PREVIOUS TEST
Aug. 22
4.96
N/A
Sept. 5
9.45
4.49
Sept. 30
16.19
6.74
Oct. 21
24
7.81
Nov. 11
24.16
0.16
Dec. 2
30.72
6.56
Jan. 7
41.93
11.21

Because we have missed a number of days for snow and have had an inconsistent schedule for practicing and reviewing root words, our next test will be NEXT Tuesday, February 10 (no matter how many snow days or delays happen between now and then).

Week of Feb. 3 root words

1. phon=sound
2. tain=hold
3. grad=step
4. mount=
                 a. climb
                 b. get up on
                 c. put into a position
                 d. organize
                 e. organize
                 f. prepare
                 g. increase
                 h. short for "mountain" 

Week of Feb. 3 Difficult Words

Cold readings for these stories were a couple of weeks ago, but snow days and other schedule changes have put them on pause for a while. We will review these hard words today and continue practicing the stories throughout the week.

Just to make sure everyone is caught up, you should have already done the following:
1. Read the title of the story.
2. Write one sentence saying what you already know about this topic.
3. Write one sentences saying what you predict this story is going to tell about this topic.

Today, you will do the following:
1. Circle 5 hard words. Your group should then choose one word to write on the board.
2. Underline 1-3 sentences in the story that are the main idea.

Here are the difficult words from this week's stories, based on mistakes made during the cold readings. Do you know all of the words at your level? Do you know the words in the next level up?

1
3
4
5
6
chairs
sharecropper
Europeans
molds
houses
Riley
nations
laurel
convention
wood
Hitler
sacred
certain
national
dry
event
claiming
relied
delegates
cool
marine
membrane
thought
states
things
cold
digits
compromise
change
climates
Silvis, Illinois
distinct
executive
music
there
stretches
crest
legislative
jazz
mammals
webbed
753
existence
liked
curved
Chicago
quite
2
used
honor
identified
Omega
trails
Arabia
residents
determine
miracle
easier
Asia
served
magma
ingredient
became
fiddle
paved
igneous
delicious
rafts
7
Hispanic
constantly
precipitation
chain
temperate
unusual
vivid
consequently
cycle
continually
minds
alligator
almost
chief
generates
glacier
1600s
everywhere
350,000
Holland
nestled
scientist
smaller
windmills
eventually
magnified
rot
spinning
9
melted
nutrients
Susan
hotter
Venice
Hawaii
seawater
Anchorage
Incas
father


Iditarod
Aztecs
deserts



Johann Gutenberg

Not sure how to say a word? You can click on some of them to go to a page where you can hear the word.