Thursday, January 14, 2016

Star Testing and Poetry Writing

Star Reading Test  Today you will take the Star Reading Test in order to reassess your reading level. My hope is that each of you will show growth today compared to the assessments from the first semester of the school year. Considering how dedicated many of you have been to your reading, I'm excited to see how well you do. You may take the test here. Remember, after logging in to click on "Star Reading." Read carefully. Good luck! 

Writing Activity: "I Am From" Poem  Today is your last class day to work on your "I Am From" Poem. Remember to think carefully about each word you choose. Consider reading each line of your poem as you write. Are you capturing the tone and feelings that you're aiming for? Also, as you continue to improve and revise your poem, consider adding more sensory details. A handy list of sensory details can be found here. Can your reader visualize the objects, people, places, and experiences your poem seeks to capture? The "I Am From" Poem assignment needs to be 'turned in' tomorrow, Friday, January 15.

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least one entry by the end of the day Friday.)  (2.) Complete your "I Am From" Poem, which is due tomorrow, Friday, January 15.

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