• Week of May 4th- May 8th 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 116-117   

      (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!  Please select 5 words to put into a sentence.  This paper is to be turned in to school.

    ready, kinds, cover, country, earth, warms, soil, almost


     ANCHOR TEXT:  A Tree Is A Plant      Pages 121-147

    This is an informational text.  We will learn real facts about tree's,

      A Tree Is A Plant    (text- turn to page 121)


    Target: We can identify the sequence of events in this story. We will recall what happens, first, next, then and last.

      Essential Question:  What happens to a tree as it grows?

    Assignment: I would like you to think back to what happens to a tree as it grows.  Think about the order of events in the story.  Make a chart that show the steps in a tree's life.  Make drawings of the tree at each step. Label the parts of the tree, (branch, trunk, leaves, bark). Write one fact you learned from the story. This will be turned in to school.

     Students can listen to the story,'A Tree Is A Plant'.  When you click the link below you will see Unit 5 Lesson #24. 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 


    'Grow Apples Grow!', is another informational text found on pages 153-154 in the Journeys text book above.  

    Please discuss the story. How is this story, 'Grow Apples Grow!' similiar to the story 'A Tree Is A Plant'?  

    Assignment: Please answer the following questions on a piece of paper.

    1. What is the purpose of the roots of the tree? 2. Can you name or draw 2 different foods made from apples?

     Grow Apples Grow! (text-turn to page 153)



    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) These pages will be turned in to school.



     Narrative Writing: Write a story about yourself and something that you like to do in the spring.

    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, In the spring, On a warm day....

    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..., It was the best day ever!

     Don't forget to draw a picture to go along with your story. I look forward to reading your stories! This story will be turned in to school.



     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: Moose Tooth, Pages 99-106. Point to or circle the words with the oo sound, having letters oo, ou, ew.  (answers: brew, chew, chewing, food, goop, loose, moose, moose's, new, scoop, scoops, too, tooth)

    Book 2: Boot's Clues, Pages 115-122.  Point to or circle the words with the oo sound, having ue, u, u_e, also look for oo sound, having oo, ou, ew.  (answers: clue, cute, Sue, boot, Boots, Drew, food, threw, you)

    Book 3: Red Zed and Blue Stu, Pages 123-130.  Point to or circle the words with oo sound, having oo, ou, ew ad ue, u or u_e.  (answers: blue, crude, dune, mule, Stu, blew, chew, chews, cool, few, food, new, moon, too) 

    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 of your favorite part. (Do on paper or in your notebook)
    SPELLING WORDS: soon, new, noon, zoo, boot, too, moon, blew, soup, and you.
    (Please do on paper to turn in to school)
    * Write words 3x's each
    * Practice Spelling
    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
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