Read The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Write a story that goes along with one of the pictures. Use the prompts to help you brainstorm ideas for your story. Be sure your story explains both the picture and its caption.
Watch/listen to The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka. Then, write your own “fairly stupid” fairy tale and send it to us.
Listen/read The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka. This is one of my favorite books! Then, look for math around you as you go about your day. Make a list of all the math you saw.
If you enjoyed the book, here is the sequel called The Science Verse:
There is also another sequel called Seen Art.
Read the article, Is Playing Video Games a Sport? Make a Venn diagram to compare and contrast sports and video games. Try to include at least five facts in each section of the diagram. Then, write a paragraph stating your opinion.
Read the article, Toys or Treasures? Write at least half a page about your most prized possession. Describe the object and explain how you got it and why it is valuable to you.
Read the article, Is It Good to Be Bored Sometimes? Pick a side and write a paragraph to explain what you think. Is it good to be bored sometimes? Use examples from the article and from your own life.
Read the article, Is Texting Ruining Your Writing? Try writing out a paragraph in text-language (abbreviated words, no capitals, few vowels, incorrect grammar) and then write the same paragraph following all the formal writing rules. Share both versions with someone and ask them to compare. Was one easier to read than the other?
This week in reading, go to ReadWorks and choose a new assigned article to read each day. Answer all the questions that go with the article you selected. Be sure to answer in complete sentences.
Class codes for Readworks:
Read the article, Is TikTok Good for Kids? Write a letter convincing your parent (or teacher) of your opinion. Be sure to support your opinion with evidence. You can also post responses in the comments section below.
This week in reading, you will log in to GoFormative (choose to sign in with Clever), read passages and answer comprehension and skill questions. Take your time and do your best. When you finish, do NOT click submit. Your teachers will see your responses and give you feedback in GoFormative. Check back the next day, read the feedback on any questions you missed, and revise your answers if necessary. After you have made corrections, then you may submit to see your score.
Monday - "Simple Seeds"
Tuesday - "Animal Families"
Wednesday - "Flying Blossoms"
Thursday - "Sister Shock"
Friday - "Sal's Problem" and "Sand Castles"
You can access the digital library of Time for Kids Grade 5-6 here:
Some of you have already discovered that I created contests for math, reading, language/vocabulary, science, and social studies in MobyMax. You earn points by answering questions correctly. Log in to your account (use Clever) to view the leaderboard.
Access BrainPop's huge selection videos and quizzes for all topics. Go here:
Scholastic's Learn at Home web site has daily reading plans that include themed reading selections, writing activities, virtual field trips, and more. Take a look at it here:
Our class was in the middle of reading Tuck Everlasting when school was canceled. This is my FAVORITE book. I strongly encourage you to finish reading it! You can listen to the audiobook at this site:
The ebook can be checked out from the Tulsa City-County Library's digital collections.
If you are a Harry Potter fan, or would like to begin reading the Harry Potter series, you might want to visit this new site:
You can listen to the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone free from Audible.
ReadWorks is a digital reading practice site that students have used throughout the year. I have assigned various articles for students to read based on their reading levels. Students then answer comprehension and/or skill questions about each article.
To login to Readworks, follow these directions:
1. Go to https://www.readworks.org/student
2. Enter class code: TY7E4H (Bowen), NLQKVM (Lira), RM62U4
3. Select your name.
4. Enter your password. Email me if you don't know your password.
MobyMax is an adaptive learning program that students have used throughout the school year. Students can work through lessons and practice questions in each subject at their own pace. Students should sign in to MobyMax through Clever. Please email me if you need a copy of your Clever QR code or if you need your username/password to login without using a camera.
Even though the libraries are closed, you can still access thousands of FREE ebooks and audiobooks through the Tulsa City-County Library.
If you already have a library card, you have free access to digital collections here:
My favorite sites are Overdrive (for ebooks and audiobooks), RBDigital (for audiobooks), and CloudLibrary (for ebooks and audiobooks). You will need to register for each of these sites using your library card number. They also have apps for phones and tablets. Please email me if you have trouble accessing these digital resources.
To sign up for a library card, go here:
Once you complete the sign-up form, you will have immediate access to the digital libraries above.
Here you will find suggestions for learning at home. You are not required to do all of these activities, but I encourage you to do something that interests you in reading, writing, language arts, science, math, and social studies each day. I will post new ideas for all subject areas as I come across them. Please add to the comments as you complete activities. I will respond to comments each day.
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- Chapter 6: Multiply and Divide Decimals
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