Monday, October 24, 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 assessment from the first quarter. 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: "My Hero" Poem  Today is your last class day to work on your "My Hero" 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 "My Hero" Poem will be published on your Kidblog on Friday, October 28.

Homework  (1.) Read for at least 30 minutes at home each school night. 
(2.) Continue working on your  "My Hero" Poem, which will publish on Friday, October 28