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  • COVID-19 April 17-May 24

    Hello!  I miss all of you so much!! I love hearing about what you are up to and what you are doing while still staying safe and at home.  Keep the emails/texts coming!  They are truly the brightest part of my days!  

    I never would have thought we'd be here doing learning in this manner, but here it goes.  Below are activities and assignments to further your learning in English!  The list will be updated weekly.  I will be checking in with you individually through your school email  to communicate with you about your learning.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  The discussion forum is a great way for us all to talk to each other :)

    Daily assignments:

    1.  Read 20 minutes a day.  Listed below  (in the "Extras" topic) are links for free online books if you're interested. Take AR quiz when finished.  Gold passes will be awarded if you meet 10 points this month (April).  I'll keep track and handout in the fall :)

    2. Continue working on your independent research project.  This is due at the end of May.  Email me when completed.

    *Note: While I would love to be able to give our Migrant Headstart books to the children, this is not possible at this time.  If you have one started, please hold on to it.  I have a few ideas for the future :) 


    Select 1-2 NEW activities to do this week:

    1.  Read the "10 Benefits of Reading" article (linked below).  Comment in the "10 Benefits Forum" about what benefit you believe is the most important.

    2.  Select an activity from the link of "50 Fun Activities".  Read the instructions and create your masterpiece. Once completed, go to FlipGrid and share with us what you made!

    3.  Select and listen to one of the podcasts from the link "8 of the Best Kid's Lit Podcasts".  Complete the "8 Best Forum" sharing with us one wonder (question), connection, and one thing you've learned from the podcast.

    4.  Choose one poem from the link "12 Poems that Speak to Middle Schoolers".  After reading it, tell why you loved it on the "12 Poems Forum".

    5.  Choose 2 of the highlighted IXLs to complete (100%)

    6.  Continue reading Maniac McGee (pick up from where you last remember us reading in class).  Read at least 2 chapters.  Then complete the Create you Own Candy Bar WS.  Use your mark-up skills we've practiced in class (remember the tool box at the top right).  When finished creating your own candy bar, save it and submit it to the turn in assignment icon (the hand with a piece of paper).  Alternatively, send me a picture of the completed worksheet.

    7.  Survery a parent (or other adult) about their reading habits and preferences.  After the interview, share one interesting thing you learned from your experience on the Survey Forum.

    8.  Continue reading Maniac McGee (pick up from where you last remember us reading in class).  Read at least 2 chapters.  Then complete the Onomatopoeia and Metaphors vs. Simile WS.  Use your mark-up skills we've practiced in class (remember the tool box at the top right).  When finished creating your own candy bar, save it and submit it to the turn in assignment icon (the hand with a piece of paper).  Alternatively, send me a picture of the completed worksheets.

    9.  Finish AoW 18.  Save it and submit it to the turn in assignment icon (the hand with a piece of paper).  Alternatively, send me a picture of the completed worksheet.

    10.  Record yourself reading aloud to another family member on FlipGrid.

    11.  Interview an adult in your home on StoryCorps.org.  Find out what their thoughts and experiences are doing this time and immortalize these memories forever!  Share on Flip Grid one interesting thing from your interview.

    12.  Read the Infograph on color choice for brands/logos.  Share your thoughts in the "Infograph Forum".

    13.  Complete the Edpuzzle on finding the Main Idea and answer the questions within the puzzle.

    14.  Read the article "Fanhood" and answer the questions on Readworks.  The link is below.  The class code is: EUHGRS