Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nuts and Bolts and Test Prep

Warm Up: Nut and Bolts  If you need to get inspired about the day ahead, watch the video above. Then, head over to School Loop and check your grades. Do you have missing assignments that you need to make up? Do your grades reflect the actual work you've done? Do you need to send a message to one of your teachers via Loop Mail? Next, visit Accelerated Reader and check your A.R. points. Are you reading nightly and taking A.R. tests regularly? Are you making progress towards your goal? Finally, go to your Google Drive and make sure that you have published your Ancient China video and moved it to your name folder within your Social Studies folder.  

Smarter Balanced Test Practice  Yesterday you were introduced to the Smarter Balanced Field Test and had the opportunity to explore the format of the test. Today, you will actually practice taking a part of the exam. Go to the online practice test here. Sign in as a Guest, select Grade 6, click 'Start G6 ELA Practice Test,' check your sound, and then start the test. Today we will be working through the passage "Cure It with Candy." I will read the passage aloud to you and then give you time to answer the various questions. If time permits, we will review our answers and process together.  

Homework  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