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**** Parent/Guardians please check students folder and planner every night and send it back with them for the next in-person learning day. The students are required to write their homework in their planner everyday. ***
Students will continue to grow as readers through the Reader's Workshop program this year. The Reader's Workshop method of instruction allows students to build their confidence as independent readers by strengthening their reading comprehension skills. We will begin our year with Unit 1: Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes, where students will be learning reading comprehension skills to assist in their analysis of fictional literature. As we progress through the year, we will be learning and practicing skills and strategies in Unit 2: Tackling Complexity: Moving Up Levels of Nonfiction ,Unit 3: Argument and Advocacy: Researching Debatable Issues, and Unit 4:Fantasy Book Clubs: The Magic of Themes and Symbols to assist in the analysis of nonfiction and fiction works. Throughout the year, it is important that students exercise these skills learned from the Reader's Workshop, so its is recommended that students read 30 minutes per night.
In Writer’s Workshop, students write daily studying author's texts to see how they can strengthen their own writing techniques by following the author. Teachers work to help students develop greater writing stamina with daily writing. Our students are demonstrating great enthusiasm with Writer’s Workshop.
Pre- and Post On Demand Writing Assessments
For each Unit of Writing’ Workshop, students complete a Pre-on Demand writing sample at the onset of the new unit and then a Post On Demand piece upon completion of the unit. The Pre On-Demand piece is a formative assessment used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student(s) before beginning the unit of study. The Pre On-Demand sample does not count toward the student’s grade. This assessment equips the teacher with an understanding of the student(s) needs while preparing instruction to meet the needs of his (her) learners.
At the end of each unit, the students will complete a Post On-Demand sample which is a summative assessment counting toward the student’s performance on the unit. The teacher analyzes each piece to identify the growth the student has made since writing the first sample.
Each assessment is scored on a rubric that analyzes development of ideas, organization, elaboration as well as conventions including sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar. It is expected that the child will show growth from the onset.
The rubric is scored on a scale of 1 - 4, with four being the highest score. It should be noted that the rubric used is set on a June expectation.
4= writing exceeds grade level expectations
3= writing is on grade level and meets the expectations of the grade level.
2= writing is approaching grade level expectations.
1= writing is below grade level expectations