• Week 6: May 4 - May 8

    Listen to Mrs. Woodard give directions for the week HERE.

    The Westing Game Book PDF

    Follow the directions in the chart below.

    Task

    Assignment

    Listen to Mrs. Woodard read chapter 7

    Think about this question: What do the heirs have to do to win the Westing game?

    Read chapter 8 on your own

    Think about this question: What are the heirs doing on this particular day?  Why is this any different than a normal day?

    Listen to Mrs. Herr read chapter 9

    Think about this question: What information does Judge Ford uncover that indicates James Hoo would not have liked Samuel Westing?

    Read chapter 10 on your own

    Think about this question: Why was Chris watching legs from his wheelchair?

    Listen to Mrs. Woodard read chapter 11

    Think about this question: Why could no one read Sydelle Pulaski’s shorthand?

    Listen to Mr. Rings read chapter 12 

     

    Think about this question: According to Judge Ford, who are the four people with Westing connections?

    Watch Mrs. Woodard go over the Characters of these chapters of The Westing Game

    Make sure you have your character notes with you!  This is updated with the information learned in these chapters.

    Zoom Meeting: Choose a time if you would like to go over the questions or any questions you have over what you have read this week.

    Thursday 5/7 at 11:00 am

    Thursday 5/7 at 1:00 pm

    Make sure you have read all of the chapters before attending a Zoom Meeting.  I will email you a recorded Zoom Meeting in case you miss it and want to listen.

    Formative

    Answer the Review Questions

    Summative

    Objective: I understand the rising action of the story.

    Chapters 7-12 Quiz

    Use the book and your notes to help you!

     

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  • Week 4: April 20 - April 24

    Watch Mrs. Woodard's instructions for the week in this video


    “It’s a Mystery” Tic-Tac-Toe Menu Project

    Choose 3 tasks to complete.  You must choose 3 tasks that are horizontal, diagonal, or vertical in a row that would win a tic-tac-toe game.  This is a project which means everything should be in final form for your summative grade!  Each box is worth 10 points, so you will earn 30 points total for this project. 

    This is due by Friday, April 24, 2020.

     

    Compose a recipe for a suspenseful mystery.  Look at an example of how a recipe for a fantasy is written HERE.  Be sure to include the necessary elements (ingredients) and the directions needed.  Make sure to be descriptive!  Complete this by clicking HERE.

    Read the poem Detective Wiggins found HERE.  Answer questions over the poem found HERE.

    One of Mrs. Bevier’s Gnomes was stolen from the library.  You are a suspect in the crime.  Write a paragraph convincing Mrs. Almendinger that you did not do it.  Make sure you give a convincing alibi.  This should be in final form.  Type it HERE.

    Remember the mystery you heard last week, “The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake”?  Retell this story, by writing a summary.  Be sure to include the title, author, beginning, middle, and end in your summary.

    Make sure this is in final form and type it HERE.

    Edger Allen Poe is the inventor of the detective story.  Visit this website and investigate how Poe was as a writer.  Follow the directions on the form HERE and answer the questions.

    Write your own mystery story.  Use at least 5 mystery vocabulary words that you practiced last week found HERE.  Make sure you have a beginning, middle, and end with a problem and solution.  This story should be in final form and type it HERE.

    Read the story “The Snake Pit” found HERE.  Answer the questions over the story HERE.

    A famous chocolate chip recipe has been stolen. If it is made public, the company will go bankrupt. The company has just received a ransom note in code.

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    Generate the ransom note in code that includes the demands of the thief. Read about secret messages HERE

    Type the ransom note in code, include directions on how to crack the code, and an answer key HERE.

    Read “The Case of the Sticky Brush” found HERE.  What five “W” questions would you ask to solve the mystery?  Then take a shot at playing detective and make a guess to solve the mystery.  Complete your answers HERE.

     

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  • Week 3: April 14, 2020 - April 17, 2020

    The following assignments are due by April 17. 

    I will be available to answer questions after Spring Break starting on April 14.


    Start by viewing the video found HERE to hear directions from Mrs. Woodard on the expectations for the week!


     

    This is the Padlet Website with this weeks assignments.  Below is an outline of required assignments that are linked on the Padlet Website.  The numbers match the numbers on the Padlet.

     

    Assignment

    Grade

    2. Pre-Reading Mystery Quiz

    Formative

    4. Mystery Vocabulary Games

    Formative

    5. Mystery Vocabulary Practice Quiz

    Formative

    8. Mystery Story Quiz

    Summative

     

    If you need your password reset for Office 365, please email Mrs. Arnold at karnold@jmk12.org.


    There are no required I-Ready lessons this week, but students can work through their learning path if they wish.


    Keep Reading!  You can find links to find free e-books to the left!

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  •  Week 2 - March 30, 2020 to April 3, 2020

     

    The following are assignments to be completed by April 3, 2020.  

    Use the links below to access your assignments.  

    To Log-In to the Storyworks website, click the link below and log in as a student using the password: bekindtoday

     

    Storyworks

    Read “There Were Giants” pgs.10-14

    Click "latest issue", then "Fiction"

    Formative

    Complete Understanding Setting Worksheet

    Use School Email Address

    Formative

    Complete Finding Theme Worksheet

    Use School Email Address

    Formative

    Complete “There Were Giants” Quiz

    Use School Email Address

    Summative

    I-Ready

    Theme

    Formative

    Determining Word Meanings

    Formative

    Comparing and Contrasting Literary Texts

    Formative

     

    During this time be sure to continue reading independently and keep track of the books completed so you can get credit toward the 40 Book Challenge. 

    Many websites offer free e-books for students.  You are welcome to use these towards your 40 Book Challenge.

    We will be using the website and app Epic! in a couple weeks, but for now, you can download and start reading the books available.

           Follow these instructions for a Computer:

                    1. Go to www.getepic.com/students

                    2. Sign in with your class code: qdx4176

                    3. Select your name and you're in!

          Follow these instructions for the app via iOS/Android:

                    1. Download the Epic! app from your app store

                    2. Click on "Have an Account? Sign In" then click on "Student & Educators"

                    3. Sign in with your class code: qdx4176

                    4. Select your name and you're in!

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  •  Week 1 - March 23, 2020 to March 27, 2020

     

    The following are assignments to be completed by March 27, 2020.  Use the links below to access your assignments.  

    To Log-In to the Storyworks website, click the link below and log in as a student using the password: bekindtoday

    Storyworks

    Read “Out of the Burning Darkness” pgs.4-9

    (Click on "Latest Issue", then "Nonfiction")

    Formative

    Complete Text Features Worksheet

    Use School Email Address

    Formative

    Complete Summarizing Worksheet

    Use School Email Address

    Formative

    Complete “Out of the Burning Darkness” Quiz

    Use School Email Address

    Summative

    I-Ready

    Determining Central Idea and Details

    Formative

    Analyzing Key Ideas in a Text

    Formative

    Summarizing Informational Texts

    Formative

     

    During this time be sure to continue reading independently and keep track of the books completed so you can get credit toward the 40 Book Challenge.  

    Many websites offer free e-books for students.  You are welcome to use these towards your 40 Book Challenge.

    We will be using the website and app Epic! in a couple weeks, but for now, you can download and start reading the books available.

           Follow these instructions for a Computer:

                    1. Go to www.getepic.com/students

                    2. Sign in with your class code: qdx4176

                    3. Select your name and you're in!

          Follow these instructions for the app via iOS/Android:

                    1. Download the Epic! app from your app store

                    2. Click on "Have an Account? Sign In" then click on "Student & Educators"

                    3. Sign in with your class code: qdx4176

                    4. Select your name and you're in!

                           

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