Friday, September 6th

Located on the back of the “Blue Daily Folder” is u1w3 spelling words, vocabulary, comprehension strategies, skills, and high frequency words. Please leave it in the back sleeve of the folder. You may also print a copy of the attachment attached to this email.

In today’s folder I sent home our u1w2 practice reading assessment along with the answer sheet attached. Please remember that the first two assessments will be completed whole group so that students will learn how to take an assessment of this nature. The assessment involves reading two stories, answering comprehension questions and a written response about the text. I will also model what the expectations of the writing portion will include. On Monday, September 16th, the students will take the unit 1 week 3 assessment. The students will read and answer the questions independently. The grade will be part of his/her language arts grade and will be recorded in FOCUS. However, the written response will be a work/study grade until January. Starting in January, the written response will be included in your child’s weekly Wonders assessments. In the meantime, I will be giving feedback and showing strategies to help your child improve his/her writing. Beginning with Unit 1 Week 3 students will read and complete the assessment independently.