• Week of APRIL 20-24 Lessons For Reading, ENGLISH and LANGUAGE ARTS 



     These are the things we will be learning this week. Click on Focus Wall to see a summary. 


     Words To Know-High Frequency Words  page 42-43   

      (You can listen and view below in Journeys Text Book)

    ASSIGNMENT: Please practice reading these words daily. You can make flashcards with them to practice reading them too!

    learning, begins, until, eight, young, follow, years and baby



     ANCHOR TEXT:  Amazing Animals by Gwendolyn Hooks       Pages 47-65

    (You can listen and view below in Journeys Text)

    Target: We can make conclusion based on facts and details from the story.

    ASSIGNMENT: Read and analyze the text.  Get clues from the story and photos. Think about what you already know to figure out more information.


    Essential Question:  Why do some animals have spots or stripes?


    Students can listen to the story about amazing animals.  When you click the link below you will see Unit 5 Lesson #22. You will be able to pull up the high frequency words to listen to their meaning and you can practice reading them.  You can also listen to the anchor text.

                                        To view click here      Journeys Text Book 


    THE UGLY DUCKLING is a folktale found on pages 70-71 in the Journeys text book above.  A folktale is an old story that is told over and over throuh the years. A folktale teaches a lesson. The story is called The Ugly Duckling. Many folktales have story telling phrases such as "Once Upon a Time..." or "...Happily Ever After." 

    Please discuss the lesson you learned in the story with an adult

    The Ugly Duckling



    There is one phonics/skills activity per day for you to complete. There are 5 total.  Follow the directions on the pages. To work on the activities, click here on Phonics/Skills Work. (scroll down on page to view all 5 lessons)



     Narrative Writing: Write a story about something that you did with your pet. If you don't have a pet, tell me something you did with someone else's pet. 

    Remember to include the following: A beginning, 4 or more events, and an ending.  Don't forget transitional words and details.  This can be written on paper or in your notebook. I will read your story when we return to school.

     Here are some examples of a beginning to use for your sentence: (Choose 1)

    One day, Yesterday, Last week, Last night, Yesterday afternoon

    Here are some examples of transition words to use for your sentence: (Choose at least 4)

    First, Next, Then, After, Later, Finally (or) Lastly

    Here are some examples of endings to use for your sentence: (Choose 1)

    Would you like to...? When was the last time you...? I can't wait to do it again! I had a great time! I look forward to...

     Don't forget to draw a picture to go along with your story. I look forward to reading your stories!



    Monday-Thursday: Read one decodable a day and do the following activites.

    1. Read the title and decide whether the book is fiction or non-fiction, why?

    2. Read the story with your child, then they should read it alone, and then they could read it to you or another family member.  Reading over helps build fluency!

    3. Identify the vowel rule.  Look for words with er, ir or ur

    Book 1: See The Birds   Page 35-42

    Book 2: A Bath for Mert    Page 43-50

    Book 3: Fox and Crow   Page 51-58

    Book 4: Meet Gert        Page 59-66


    To read your story, click here on Decodable Reader

    FRIDAY: Choose your favorite decodable story. Re-read the story. Write why it was your favorite and make sure that you give a reason why it was your favorite. Draw a picture and label it. (Do on paper or in your notebook)
    (0n paper or in notebooks)
    * Write words 3x's each
    * Put each word in a sentence
    * Put in ABC order
    If time allows visit my reading resource page and enjoy some of your favorite sites under Symbaloo
    Have fun! Whatever at home learning you do in going to have a positive effect on you. I miss you all! Take some time for yourself, enjoy your families and stay safe and healthy. 
    love Mrs. Korzelius