Week of 2/9-2/13

Monday

Whole Group Block

Focus Standard: Author's Purpose RI 4.8

Homeroom: (morning activity)

"Pretend you and I live during the frontier days (early 1800s). You are moving to Frontier Alabama and you want me to come with you because I am family. However, I am being stubborn. You must write me a letter using your Studies Weekly Week 10 persuading me to move to Alabama and give reasons why."

After students write, explain OREO organizer. Students copy in notebooks, filling in with reasons in writing exercise.

Partners evaluate what they are missing

Independent: Rewrite earlier letter

Stewart: Same only students already have written drafts. begin with OREO

{Centers Block}

Skill: Author's purpose, Greek roots

Group(s): Green

Social Studies Block

Focus Standard: Frontier Life SS 4.5

Homeroom: Give practice quizzes to take with Studies Weekly. Discuss Answers

Stewart: Same

Tuesday

Whole Group Block

Focus Standard: RI 4.8, L4.4b

Homeroom: Review

Stewart:

{Centers Block}

Skill:

Group(s):

Social Studies Block

Focus Standard: SS 4.5

Homeroom: QUIZ

Stewart: QUIZ

Wednesday BEHAVIOR PARTY

Whole Group Block

Focus Standard: RI 4.8, L4.4

Homeroom: Test

Stewart: Test

{Centers Block}

Skill: TEST

Group(s):TEST

Social Studies Block

Focus Standard

Homeroom:TEST

Stewart:TEST

Homework: Read and take notes on week 13

Thursday

Whole Group Block

Focus Standard: Point of View with Fiction

Homeroom: Review Point of view thought process using questions on workmat. use Reading notebooks.

Stewart: Same

{Centers Block}

Skills:

Stewart same

Social Studies Block

Focus Standard: Begin Civil War

Homeroom: Week 11 preview

Stewart: Counseling

Homework Questions: Answer on a small slip of paper and turn in.

1. If your state was trying to "secede" from the country, what was it trying to do?

2. What plant made the south become rich?

3. True or false: An entire army could be fed by the gardens in plantations.



Discussion questions:

1. What kept the south from outlawing slavery?

2. What does "secede" mean?

3. What Alabama city was the first capital of the Confederate States of America?

4. When new land was purchased by the United States, What was the question everyone was asking? What was the solution?

Friday HALF DAY

Whole Group Block

Focus Standard:

Homeroom: Valentine's reading activity (Science too?)

Stewart:NONE

{Centers Block}

Skill:

Group(s):

Social Studies Block

Focus Standard:

Homeroom:

Stewart: (Specials)