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Katherine Palmer-Collins

                What's Happening?

Week of 1/24/22

Last week we wrapped up our unit on ancient Egypt, so this week we'll begin to learn about the fascinating, vibrant civilizations of ancient India.  We'll be piloting the TCI program for this unit; the students seem fully engaged in the imaginitive, interactive activities.  In Language Arts, we're learning how to identify and use various nonfiction organizational structures, such as compare/contrast, cause/effect, and sequence.  Students are working together in partnerships and small groups to read Newsela text sets on a chosen topic, and we're learning about different note taking methods to use as we read.  Towards the end of the week, students will begin creating a project to show what they've learned about their topic and to teach it to their classmates.

As they read each Newsela article, students take the online quiz that goes with it.  The Newsela quizzes are challenging!  For this reason,  I allow students to do extra practice in order to raise their quiz grade.  If a student would like to raise a grade, they should choose any article in the Newsela library, highlight and annotate as they read it, and take the quiz.  They can share their work with me the next day in class and I will raise the grade.  Note that the extra practice must be done the same day as the original quiz in order to take advantage of this opportunity.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.  The best way to contact me is through email, using the link to the left or loop mail.

Warmly,

Katherine Palmer-Collins

 

 


       

Late Work         Policy

If students show missing assignments when I publish a progress report, they have one week to turn them in for full credit, however the change in grade will not show in the gradebook until I publish the next progress report.  Late work receives full credit, but the study skills grade may be impacted.