Posted by Mrs. Jones | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05/18/2012
Today you will read a practice EOG selection independently. Doing something independently means you use the same strategies you used with the teacher, but without the teacher there to tell you to use the strategies. In this case, your test strategies are UNRAAVEL. Use them for this practice as well as the EOG. The only difference is that on the day of the EOG test, your teacher cannot tell you what to do or how to take the test or to “use your UNRAAVEL strategies. JUST DO THEM WITHOUT BEING TOLD…that’s what independent means…knowing what to do on your own without being told!!! You can do it, I believe in you!
Read the practice selection The Biscuit Tradition, use your whiteboard pen to “mark up” your “test booklet”…and use a piece of scratch paper to take notes, write down important ideas, key vocabulary and your thinking. Even create a T-chart if that’s a reading strategy that helps you. Then, follow the link below to answer to questions. Refer back to the passage for “proof”.
Do your best and take your time! You are all excellent readers but when you go fast, you’d don’t prove your excellence, you just show your hasty and careless…and we don’t want that to be a reflection of you because you’re better than that!
Practice EOG Reading Test – The Biscuit Tradition
Posted by Mrs. Jones | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05/11/2012
We have exciting news! Our blog has been notimated for a “Most Fascinating Blog Award” based on the Ruby’s Wish post and the higher level thinking student responses to that post. Voting begins on Monday, May 18th, so please help our class win this exciting award…and the kids thought nobody read our blog…please vote for our blog below. The blog with the most votes by May 21st will win the grand prize and a $100 gift certicate (ahhh, I see a pizza party in our future!)
Third graders…please make a thoughtful comment below telling your families how our blog makes you think at higher levels and develops your critical thinking skills.
Posted by Mrs. Jones | Posted in Webquest Response | Posted on 05/08/2012
A webquest is a set of self-guided lessons on the internet. YOU HAVE TO READ WHAT IT SAYS! It’s like a book that you learn from, expect the words are online. Read through the lessons from top to bottom and complete the quiz at the end. Do not rush. You may not finish in one day. After you complete the webquest, post a paragraph comment about the character traits you think pioneers needed to have in order to endure the hardships and challenges of pioneer life in early America.
Posted by Mrs. Jones | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05/03/2012
What do you think a plant scientist does all day? Where do you think they work? And what do they do with plants anway? Read this informational article about what a plant scientist might do in just ONE day in the rainforest.
CLICK HERE to read (but read the rest of this post before clicking)
Do not read fast, this article is COMPLEX. There is a lot of information and new words to process but I know you can understand it if you keep a T-Chart of your thinking as you read, with questions, inferences, and words and phrases to clarify. When you are finished reading, this is your assignment to post.
1. Write down at least 10 tasks in order that the plant scientist does in one day.
2. Write a reaction to what you read? What did you think? What did you learn? What is your opinion of plant scientists?
Please remember to write in complete sentences. Use words and phrases from the article as evidence of your learning to justify your thinking. Please apply Level 4 effort and show perseverance and stamina while reading the article. I know you can all read it…I believe in you!!!
Posted by Mrs. Jones | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05/01/2012
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