2014- Weekly Homework Assignments:
READING AND WRITING
*20 Minutes of Reading and Journaling Nightly (Monthly Book Reports start in January)
Book Reports Due:
Reading rubric and creative ways to display book report can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
*MobyMax - Complete 3- 20 minute lessons
per week (this will be checked weekly by the
teacher). See separate page to log in to
*Practice Math Facts for 10 Minutes Nightly on nights that you do not do complete
*Practicing Spelling - Test Friday
*Complete weekly Spelling Sentences.
Sentences are to be detailed, include
adjectives or adverbs, and use a variety of
punctuation. If you are unsure of
the meaning of a word, look it up and write
a definition. Any lined paper will do, or
sentences can be typed. Due every Thursday.
Additional homework assignments are assigned weekly.
Copy of Homework Checklist can be downloaded if needed.
Otherwise use a monthly calendar to record minutes read by your child on a daily basis. Click on Monthly Calendar to download a copy. Monthly calendar must be returned to receive points toward the report card.
Download Monthly Calendar to Record Reading Minutes Below:
Questions to ask when reading Biographies:
The setting is...
This is the life story of...
What interests and challenges did the character have as a young boy? (Give Evidence from the text)
What personality traits did the character have as a young boy?
Can you describe their family, important events, or education.
What kind of struggles did the character fact as a young man?
What was the most important accomplishment and why?
How is the world different because they lived?
Give 3 reasons to read the book and support with evidence.
Non Fiction Book Report Form- Click Below
Fiction Book Report Form- Click Below
Story Map Form- Click Below
Questions to ask while reading Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction and Fantasy
The setting is...
The Main Characters are...
What kind of a person is the character?
Why is the character feeling that way?
How Does the character change throughout the story?
An important event is...
My favorite part is when...
The problem in the story is...
The solution is ...
The lesson or theme the author is teaching...
Questions to ask while reading Informational Text/ Nonfiction
The main ideas of the text are...
The important details that support the main ideas are...
Can you compare and contrast information between text?
Can you add interesting research from another source?
Can you add text features into your book report such as Venn diagrams, charts, photos, captions, or headings and subheadings?
In your conclusion, be sure to include why this topic is important to you and others.
Document your sources.
Click Below for Creative Ways to Display Book Reports
Check Out This Clever Idea: Book in a Box
Click Below for Reading Rubric and Grading