• Week of APRIL 27-May 1 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  pages 78-79   

      (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!

    again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together


     ANCHOR TEXT:  Whistle For Willie      Pages 82-103

    Whistle for Willie (text- turn to page 82)


    Target: We can explain the events that happen in a story and the reasons why they happen. The cause is what happens in the story and what happens next is the effect. In the story, 'Whistle for Willie',  The boy whistles.  Then his dog runs to him.  The Cause (reason his dog ran to him) is Peter whistled; the Effect (what happened after) is the dog runs to him. The cause will make the effect. The Cause comes first.


     Essential Question:  How can you take good care of a pet?

    Assignment: What was Peter's problem in the story and how was it solved?  Write your response on a piece of paper or in your notebook.

     Students can listen to the story,'Whistle for Willie'.  When you click the link below you will see Unit 5 Lesson #23. 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 


    'Pet Poems', are a group of poems found on pages 108-109 in the Journeys text book above.  Many times a poem will have a rhythm and words that rhyme.  Poems can share the poets feelings, ideas and experiences.

    Please discuss the poem, 'Pet Snake' with an adult.  Could you identify the pet from the description in the poem if you didn't know the title. 

    Assignment For Fun: Could you write a poem about a pet? Use Pet Snake as a guide.

     Pet Poems (text-turn to page 108)




    This week I have 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 on Phonics/Skills Work. (scroll down on page to view all 5 lessons)



     Narrative Writing: Write a story about yourself and something that you had to practice before you were able to do it successfully. Maybe you could write about learning to do something new, getting over a fear, or something that took time to master.

    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 love 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. 

    Book 1: Look At This   Pages 67-74. Point to or circle the words with the oo sound.  (answers: good, look, looks, stood, took)

    Book 2: Two Good Cooks   Pages 75-82.  Point to or circle the words with the oo sound. (answers: cook, cookbook, good, look, looks)

    Book 3: Good Homes    Pages 83-90.  Point to or circle the words with 2 syllables.  Each syllable has a vowel in it.  (answers: insects, better, burrows, fellow, insects, problem, rabbit, rabbits)

    Book 4:  Big Problems   Page 91-98 Point to or circle the words with 2 syllables.  (answers: better, Dennis, pillows, problem, problems, sister, yellow)


    To read your story, click here on Decodable Reader and turn to the correct pages.

    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)
    SPELLING WORDS: look, book. good, hook, brook, took, foot, shook, wood, hood.
    (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
    Happy learning! If you have a problem please feel free to reach out to me on the Remind app, class Dojo or send me an email to hkorzelius@nfschools.net.  I miss you all so much!!!! 
    Mrs. Korzelius