Thursday, August 21, 2014

Newsela and Context Clues


Warm Up: Newsela  Today we are going to begin using a new online reading program called Newsela, which features engaging informative nonfiction articles at your reading level. After reading the day's article (today's is entitled 'In Crete, an ancient city is uncovered') take the accompanying quiz to check your understanding. To get started, go to the link here and get registered using the following codes: 2nd Period - VRIJW, 3rd Period - HLZYC, and 5th Period - FALFU. Make sure you create a username and password that you can remember. Good luck!

Context Clues (Day 2)  Let's continue to practice learning how to use context clues as a strategy to figure out the meaning of unknown words. To begin, let's listen to a musical tribute to the wonders of context clues by checking out the video below.  



Now let's practice using context clues by exploring the activities here and here.  

Finally, let's have some fun with context clues by playing some online games here and here.  

Homework  Please complete your Language Arts assignments from the week, which includes your 'Learning to Read Story' and 'Context Clues Assignment.' I will begin grading these assignments and entering scores into the Gradebook tomorrow, Friday, August 22.