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Special Education Teacher Cheryl Harris - Special Education  (Send e-mail)

I will be teaching 5th grade this year.
If you have any questions, I can be reached most mornings from 8:20-9:00
at 815-469-2309 ext. 4559 or send me an e-mail, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please check both my page and your child's homeroom page for important homeroom information. I will be updating this page weekly on curriculum and tests/projects going on in my class.

WEEK OF: March 18-22

ELA: We will be focusing on our Quarter 3 Essential Question:
What influences our ability to adapt?
~I CAN quote accurately from a text when explicitly explaining or drawing inferences from a text. (R.L.5.1)
~I CAN determine the theme of a various text, how characters respond to challenges and how the speaker in a poem reflects on topic; summarize the text. (R.L.5.2)
~I CAN use context clues to determine meanings of words. (R.L5.4)
~I CAN explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem. (R.L5.5)
~I CAN describe how a narratorís or speakerís point of view influences how events are described. (R.L.5.6)
~I CAN compare and contrast stories in the same genre with the same theme and topics. (R.L.5.9)

~I CAN quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences. (R.I.5.1)
~I CAN explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text. (R.I.5.3)
~I CAN determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words in text relevant to a topic or subject area. (R.I.5.4)
~I can integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write about as subject. (R.I.5.9)
We will be taking our Outcome Assessment this week and continue to focus on informational standards.

We will continue to read aloud the novel titled, "Walk Two Moons" while practicing skills and strategies in our literature unit.
We will be working on skills and strategies related to the novel including underlining the "aha" moments, words to the wiser, and tough questions. We will also be working on vocabulary and summarizing the chapters read. We began to chart what characters can teach us last week in ONE NOTE. We will continue to work on character traits this week.

We will continue to practice being a WORD Scientist by using Structured Word Inquiry (exploring the meaning of words, the structure, word relatives, and how the pronunciation affects meaning). Students are becoming WORD Scientists by accessing the websites in my "cool links" tab under word study (Online Etymology Dictionary and Word Searcher). Students are recognizing prefixes, base words, and suffixes in words to aide them in reading, spelling, and understanding the meaning of words.

Writing: We have been practicing how to write a document in and using the word prediction software that has been uploaded (this year we are using co-writer). We will be working on literary analysis lessons this week in ELA.

Math: We will be working on fluency activities in class with multiplication and division. Students should continue practicing their multiplication facts. Students also practice Fast Math in class.
We will continue Module 4 this week in Math I.n Module 4, students learn to multiply fractions and decimal fractions and begin working with fraction
Just a reminder: Zearn continues to be worked on at home. It is a completion grade for homework. I will be checking daily to check if students are completing the lessons assigned. Students are expected to work on Zearn for 20 minutes a night or anyone of the math websites we are practicing in class.

Check out my "cool links" tab for additional games from the Greg Tang website.


FAST MATH directions:
Go to District Website
Choose Chelsea
On sidebar, choose Student Resources
From there, choose Student Links
Fast Math is on the top of the page (second from the top)

username:First and Last name password Math 18.

Have a great week!

SPRING BREAK starts Friday, March 22nd. Enjoy your time off!!

After break we will be taking the PARCC test (now known as IAR).
Students may have gum and mints during testing sessions (these need to be brought from home). Also, your child needs working headphones. Your child will be in an accommodation group according to their IEP. They may be proctored by me or another Special Education Teacher/ Related Service Provider.

The IAR testing schedule is as follows:
4/3 ELA 1:35-3:30
4/4 ELA 1:35-3:30
4/9 10:45-12:15
4/10 10:45-12:15
4/11 10:45-12:15


Downloads List

Fact Fluency Math [1/31/2018]
Math Fact Fluency [10/8/2018]
Module 2 topic A [10/21/2018]
Module 2 topic B [10/21/2018]
Module 2 Topic C [10/21/2018]
Module 2 Topic D [10/21/2018]
Module 3 [12/9/2018]
Module 4 parent tips [1/27/2019]
Office log in [9/3/2018]
One Note [9/3/2018]
Themed Thursday [12/6/2018]
Topic A module 1 parent-tips_g5m1ta.pdf [8/21/2018]
Topic A parent-tips_g5m2ta (1).pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic B module 1 parent-tips_g5m1tb.pdf [8/21/2018]
Topic B parent-tips_g5m2tb.pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic C moduel 1 parent-tips_g5m1tc.pdf [8/21/2018]
Topic C parent-tips_g5m2tc (1).pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic D module 1 parent-tips_g5m1td.pdf [8/21/2018]
Topic D parent-tips_g5m2td (1).pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic E module 1 parent tips [9/11/2018]
Topic E parent-tips_g5m2te.pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic F parent-tips_g5m2tf (1).pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic F- module 1 parent-tips_g5m1tf.pdf [8/21/2018]
Topic G parent-tips_g5m2tg.pdf [9/30/2018]
Topic H parent-tips_g5m2th.pdf [9/30/2018]
Zearn [12/10/2017]


Cool Links

Eureka Math Module 4

Facti practice

Facti practice



math fluency

Math games

Multiplication Practice

Reading practice (class code/ usernames and passwords were sent home and are also in your child's assignment notebook)

word study

word study

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