Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lesson 7

New vowel combinations in this lesson:
ow (low) (down)

Can you read these words with those vowel combinations?
township
showmanship

New suffixes in this lesson:
ful (careful)
or (tailor)
er (farmer)
al (final)

Can you read these words with those suffixes?
ungrateful
dishonor
redeemer
historical

Lesson 6

New vowel combinations in this lesson:
ow (low) (down)

Can you read these words with those vowel combinations?
bowstring
nowadays

New suffixes in this lesson:
s (birds)
ing (running)
ed (landed)
ness (kindness)
less (useless)
ic (frantic)
ate (regulate)
ish (selfish)
ist (artist)
ism (realism)
est (biggest)

Can you read these words with those suffixes?
unhappiness
regardless
ethnic
predominate
abolish
alarmist
faddism
loudest

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dec. 1 journal

Write a holiday story using as many word of the day words as you can. 

Nov. 28 journal

Choose a strategy from your folder to focus on this week. Discuss why you chose it. (Also mark today’s date in your folder.)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Week of Nov. 28 root words

mit=send
e=out
hydro=water
mod=within bounds; manner
bar=weight or pressure
meter=measure
pub=grown up or adult

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nov. 17 journal

Read the article and choose one question to respond to in your journal:   
Instead of detention, these students get meditation

Nov. 14 Journal

Did writing questions about your story make you think about it differently? How will your reading change this week to prepare for writing questions again this Friday? 

week of Nov. 14 root words

port=to carry
cycle=wheel or recurring event
path=suffer
vinc/vint=conquer
in=not
phil=love

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Week of Nov. 7 root words

sphere=round shape
litho=rock
crypt=hidden
en=in
just=has to do with correctness, rightness, or law
tomy/tom=cut
dich=in two
spond/spons=to pledge

Nov. 10 Journal

Write a fictional story (any topic) using at least 6 word of the day words.  

Nov. 7 Journal

What are things that you do to help you remember what you are reading? What works best? Why?   

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Supporting Reading Class From Home

How can you support your child’s Reading class at home?
1.     Read together.
2.     Talk about what you are reading just like you would talk about favorite movies or television shows.
3.     Encourage reading for fun. Share stories about your positive experiences with reading.
4.     Go to Mrs. Chapulis’s blog at http://chapulis.blogspot.com.

What can you do on the blog?

Review the word of the day listed at the bottom of the page. Encourage your child to use these words or the related words in conversation or in writing.
Do the ISTEP/ECA questions of the day in the blue boxes on the right side of the page. Discuss the vocabulary and how to figure out the answers.
Read digital books from the websites linked under the ISTEP/ECA questions on the right side of the page.
Play the root word review games on the right side of the page for extra practice with root word meanings (good for figuring out unknown words!).
Go to ActivelyLearn on the top right side of the page and practice reading your stories aloud.
Use the “What Should I Read Next?” link on the top right side of the page to choose new books.
Enter your email address to “follow by email” and get updates when the weekly root words or other things are posted.
Click on the Fluency tab at the top of the page to review difficult words in your stories from ActivelyLearn and to listen to audio of the stories.
Click on the Decoding tab at the top of the page to review vowel combination sounds, prefixes, suffixes, and to sound out longer words with these parts.
Click on the Journals tab at the top of the page to review and discuss the writing activities from class.
Click on the Students tab at the top of the page to do games and activities related to Reading and Language Arts.
Click on the Parents tab at the top of the page for resources related to parenting teens with disabilities.  

STUDENT HOMEWORK:
Look for the word of the day in other contexts and share back in class.
Use the word of the day at home and in other classes.
Practice reading your story for the week on ActivelyLearn. Listen to it on the blog.
Review root words on the blog.
Read at home for 20 minutes daily.