Thursday, March 13, 2014

Grammar and Reading Practice

Warm Up  Good morning!  Visit the news and reading website Newsela. Log in and click the "Binder" link at the top of the screen.  Next, locate and select the article entitled "Georgia to help its homeless college students." Today, make sure the reading level of the text is set to 800L (Grade Level: 5).  Read the article carefully and then take the quiz.  Good luck!  

Commas, Fragments, and Run-ons (No Red Ink)  Head on over to noredink and log in. Locate the assignment "Commas, Fragments, and Run-on" and begin.  This is practice, so take the opportunity to understand and fix your mistakes.  If you finish early, you may explore other parts of the website.  (Update:  This assignment is no longer available online.)  

Homework  (1.) 30 minutes of silent reading at home.  Make sure to record your reading on one of the digital reading logs available.  Our weekly Google Form reading log is here and the Google Spreadsheet reading log can be found here.  (2.) Finish your "Commas, Fragments, and Run-on" assignment on  noredink.  (3.) We are going to the library tomorrow (Friday).  Bring your old books if you would like to check out new ones.