BIA English Language Arts Ms. Cheng

Monthy Calendar

Weekly Updates 

5/28: Students will be getting Spelling Homework # 28 this week. Homework and Spelling Test is due on June 4. In class students are working on reviewing the important skills needed for their upcoming grades. We are also spending a lot of time on writing (paragraphs for 2nd graders and essays for 3rd graders).  


Introduction- Welcome Letter

 

IREADY Reading Data Scores

Suggested Reading List for 2nd and 3rd Graders 


School Wide Grading Policy 

 50% Assessments and Projects

 20% Quizzes and Exit Tickets 

 20% Classwork and Participation 

 10% Homework

Homework 

 Your child will be required to read and complete spelling homework everyday. Homework needs to be checked by a family member every night. Updates, letters, and announcements will also be sent home with your child. I cannot stress enough how much better students do in class when they read at home. Please to explain to your child that not all words have Antonyms. 

 Weekly Homework 

 Students will recieve spelling homework on Monday. All spelling activities will be on one worksheet. Students can work on the homework at their own pacing.  Spelling homework will be turned in on Friday. Homework will be graded as 10% of the students' final grade

 Spelling Homework (15-20 minutes daily) 

Monday: Choose 8 spelling words and write the definition of the words. 

Tuesday: Choose 10 spelling words and write a Synonym and Antonym for each word.

Wednesday: Choose 10 spelling words and write a sentence for each word.

Thursday: Write each spelling word 3 times each and Study!!!!

Friday: Students will be quizzed on 15 spelling words, the remainder of the 5 words will be for extra points on the quiz. 

UPDATE: Starting in January for Spelling Homework # 14, 2nd grade students will be required to know 15 words for the spelling test, the bolded words are extra credit. 

 ****­ 2nd Graders will ONLY be tested on the first 10 WORDS on the spelling list, this is to help students gradually learn the spelling word process (this is the first year 2nd graders have ELA so I do understand the challenges they have), students will be required to know 15 words in January**** 

 Read at Home (30 minutes daily)  Don’t have a book at home? Borrow a book from the school or classroom library Go to the local library and check out a book Go to  http://www.storylineonline.net

In class students will work hard to.... 

 Become better Readers 

 Become better Writers 

 Become better Speakers 

 Learn new vocabulary words 

 Prepare for our IREADY and PARCC Assessments

 Prepare for the 3rd and 4th grade 

 Prepare to become college and career ready

Weekly Spelling Words

Week # 1 (9/11-9/15): Each of this week's words has a short-e (ě) orlong-e (ē) vowel sound.The /ě/ sound is the vowel you hear at the beginning of the words egg and every.The /ē/ sound is the vowel you hear at the beginning of the word eat and eel.

Week # 2 (9/18-9/22): Each of this week's words has a short-a (ă) orlong-a (ā) vowel sound.The /ă/ sound is the vowel you hear at the beginning of the words apple and ant. The /ā/ sound is the vowel you hear at the beginning of the word age and eight.

Week # 3 (9/25-9/29): Each of this week's words has a short-i (ĭ) or long-i (ī) vowel sound.The /ĭ/ sound is the vowel you hear at the beginning of the words itch and into.

Week # 4 Spelling Test on Monday 10/23/17

Week # 5 (10/23-10/27/17) Each of this week's words has the long-oo (ōō)or long-u (ū) vowel sound.The /ōō/ sound is the vowel you hear in the middleof the word tune.The /ū/ sound is the vowel you hear at thebeginning of the word universe. Spelling Test on Friday 10/27/17

Week # 6 (10/16-10/20) There will be no spelling words due to Professional Development.

Week # 7 (10/30-11/3) Each of this week's words ends with a silent-e. Oftentimes, a silent-e is used to convert a short vowel sound into a long vowel sound. 

Homework is due on Tuesday 11/7. Spelling Test will be given on Friday 11/3.

Week # 8 (11/7-11/10) Each of this week's words has the /oi/ sound. This is the sound you hear in the middle of the word spoil. 

Spelling Test on Monday 11/13 

Homework due on Monday 11/13 due to 3-day weekend

Week # 9 (11/13-11/17) Each of this week's words has the /ow/ sound. This is the vowel sound you hear in the middle of the word tower.

Week # 10 (11/20-11/24) Thanksgiving Break- No Spelling Words

Week # 11 (11/27-12/1) Each of this week's spelling words has the /f/ sound. You can hear this sound at the beginning of the word friend.

Week # 12 (12/4-12/8) This week's spelling words include months of the year and days of the week.

 January February March April May June July August September October November December Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Week # 13 (12/11-12/15) Each of this week's spelling words has a double consonant.

Week # 14 (12/18-12/22) The /s/ sound is the sound you hear in the middle of the word horse. The /z/ sound is the sound you hear in the middle of the word reason.The /s/ sound can be spelled with the letters s or ss, as in sell and pass. It can also be spelled with the letter c, as is city.The /z/ sound can be spelled with the letter z, as in zoo. It can also be spelled with the letter s, as is use.

Week # 15 (12/25-12/29) Winter Holiday Break- No Spelling Words

Week # 16 (1/2-1/8) Each of this week's spelling words has an -ed or -ing suffix. The root word is the word that is left when you remove the prefixes an suffixes.

Week # 17 (1/8-1/12) The spelling words on this week's list often confuse people. Pay close attention to the spelling of these words because they may look similar, but they have different meanings. They are likely to be pronounced differently as well.

Week # 18 (1/16-1/22) Each of this week's spelling words has the /k/ sound. This is the sound you hear at the end of the word duck.

­The homework and spelling test is due on Tuesday 1/23.­ 

Students will not have Spelling Homework from 1/23-1/26. Students should be using this time to work on their PRESIDENT BODY PROJECT due on January 29th.  

Week # 19 (1/29-2/2) The /j/, /ch/, and /tch/ sounds are all very similar. However, if you listen carefully, you can hear the difference between them.The /j/ sound is heard at the beginning of the word journey.The /ch/ sound is heard at the end of the word church.The /tch/ sound is heard at the end of the word patch.

Week # 20 (2/5-2/9) Each of this week's spelling words has the sounds /th/, /sh/, or /wh/.Sometimes /sh/ is spelled with the letters sh, as in the words shell and dish. Other times, /sh/ can be spelled with the letters -cian, -ion, or -tion.

Week # 21 (2/12-2/16) Sometimes, you simply add the letter s to a word to make the plural. Add an s to pencil to get pencils.When a word ends with ch, s, sh, x, or z, then you add the letters es to make a plural. Add es to fox to make foxes.Sometimes, when a word ends in y, sometimes you change the y to an i and add es. The plural of penny is pennies.

Week # 22  (3/5-3/9) A contraction is a way of combining two words together into one word. An apostrophe takes the place of missing letters.

Week # 23 (3/19-3/23) Each of this week's spelling words has the /ôr/ or/är/ sound.The /ôr/ sound is what you hear in the word warm.The /är/ sound is what you hear in the word garlic.

Week # 24 (4/9-4/13) This week's spelling words end with the letters -ar, -er, and -or. All of these endings make the same sound. You'll need to memorize the final two letters of each word.

Week # 25 (4/16-4/20) A prefix is a couple letters added to the beginning of a word to slightly change its meaning.• The prefix re- means again. In you replay a video, you are playing it again.• The prefix un- means not. If something is unknown, it is not known.• The prefix dis- means not. If someone is dishonest, she is not being honest.

Week # 26 (4/23-4/27) The suffix -ful means “full of.” Powerful means “full of power.” Thankful means “full of thanks.”The suffix -less means “without.” Flawless means “without flaws.” Fearless means “without fear.”The suffix -ly is used to change adjectives into adverbs. Look at the two sentences below.

Week # 27 (4/30-5/4) Each of this week's spelling words have the /d/ or /t/ sound. When you speak quickly, these two letters make almost the same sound.You can hear the /d/ sound in the middle of the word muddy. You can hear the /t/ sound in the middle of the word winter.

Week # 28  A syllable is part of a word that contains exactly one vowel sound. Each of this week's spelling words has two syllables. Spelling Test and Homework Due June 4

Week # 29 Each of this week's spelling words contains three syllables.

Quarter 2  

 2nd and 3rd Grade Autobiography Project 

Dear 2nd and 3rd Grade Families, 

  Students will be completing two projects in the 2nd marking period of this school year.  Quarter 2 spans across 4 months (November, December, January and February). In order to prepare our students for informational (non-fiction) text, students will be creating an autobiography (book) mobile of themselves. Pictures are included below. The project is due on Monday, December 18, 2017.

Learning Resources for Students 

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 Storyline Online 

 http://www.storylineonline.net 

General ELA:ABCya! Arranged by grade level, this site contains a great set of computer based activities for grades K-5th. K & 1st grade have oral direction options. Holiday-oriented choices are included ineach grade level.

 http://www.abcya.com/ 

http://www.writingwizard.longcountdown.com/handwriting_practice_worksheet_maker.html