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    Sandra Layton
     
    4th/5th Grade ELA

    Dear Parents and Students,

    Welcome to the Extended Learning Resource Page.  This page was created to provide students working from home with access to assignments, links, assessments, and practice resources.  Schools will remained closed.  Additional information and daily updates can be found on the district’s COVID-19 Resource Page found at https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058.

     

     

    The Orange Public Schools Expectations for Emergency At-home Instruction

    Office Hours

    I will be available daily to answer any questions you may have. 

    My virtual Office Hours are as follows:

    Monday - Friday

    Should you have any questions about assignments, you can contact me through the following channels:

    Email:  laytonsa@orange.k12.nj.us

     

    Teachers can be contacted through Class Dojo as well

     

    Extended Learning Resources

    Below are the links and codes to my Google Classrooms

    Assignments will be posted by 9AM each Monday for the week. 

    Each assignment contains a due date.

    Please note, parents will be contacted if students are not completing assignments.

    Assignments will be graded and recorded.

    Google Classroom

     
     Fifth Grade ELA Class Code namfdoe
     
    Mrs. Layton's HR Class Code irx76i
     
    Ms, Beaghen's HR Class Code gozybig
     
     
    Reading Plus, Edulastic, Brainpop
     
    Assignments: 
     
     
     
    Please go to Google Classroom then go to each subject to find your daily assignment.
    All questions will be answered in Google Classroom.
    If you DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM, you can take a picute and upload it to Class Dojo or email it.
     
    Wednesday, June 3rd
    Fourth Grade Mandatory Meeting @ 9. 
    Complete the Exit Ticket and a Reading Plus lesson
     
    Fifth Grade-Mandatory meeting at 10. 
    Complete the exit ticket and a Reading Plus lesson.
     
     
    Tuesday:
    Fourth Grade
    Pick a new activist. Read the article, watch the video and complete the graphic oraganizer
     
    Fifth Grade
    Write the introduction to your essay.
     
    Monday:
    Mandatory Meetings
    Fourth Grade 9:00
    Fifth Grade:10:00
     
    Friday, May 29th
    Fourth Grade
    Reread the article from yesterday and revise your work based on my comments.
    Make sure you have 2-3 Reading Plus lessons.
     
    Fifth Grade
    Make sure your graphic organizer is complete.
    Make sure you have 2-3 Reading Plus lessons.
     
    Thursday, May 28th
    Fourth Grade
    Choose an activist. Read the article and watch the video. Then complete the graphic organizer.
     
    Fifth Grade
    Read the new article and add to your notes.
     
    Wednesday, May 27th
    Fourth Grade-Mandatory Google Meet and Exit Ticket
    Fifth Grade-Mandatory Google Meet and Exit Ticket
     
    Tuesday, May 26th
    Fourth Grade
    Log onto Google Classroom
    Read the article, "What is an activist."
    Complete the attached Google Form
     
    Fifth Grade
    Log onto Clever, then go to Brainpop.
    Continue researching the natural disaster that you selected by watching the movie, taking the quiz and practicing the vocabulary.
     
     
    Thursday, May 21st
    Fourth Grade
    Watch the Kid President video and complete the questions
     
    Fifith Grade
    Use the two sources to conduct research on the disaster of your choice.
     
    Wednesday, May 20th
     
    Fourth Grade
    Mandatory Google Meeting at 9 AM
     
    Fifth Grade 
    Mandatory Google Meeting at 10 AM
     
    Tuesday, May 19th
    Fourth Grade
    Revise your essay and present it by creating a Flipgrid
     
    Fifth Grade
    Read, In the Middle of the Storm and complete the questions
     
    Monday, May 18th
    Fourth Grade:
    Class Meeting at 9 am.
    Complete final revisions on the Performance Task
    Complete one Reading Plus lesson
     
    Fifth Grade
    Class Meeting at 10 am
    Read all the slides and complete the exit ticket.
    Complete one Reading Plus lesson
     
     
    Friday, May 15th
    All classes: Make sure that you have finished all your assignments in Google Classroom AND 3 Reading Plus lesons.
     
     
    Thursday May 14th
    Fourth Grade-Revise your introduction and complete your conclusion
    Fifth Grade-Revise and edit your work based on my feedback.
     
    Wednesday, May 13th
     
    Fourth Grade Mandatory Meeting at 9 AM
    Fifth Grade Mandatory Meeting at 10 AM
     
     
    Tuesday, May 12th
    Fourth Grade:
    Draft the introduction to your essay
    Fifth Grade
    Draft the conclusion to your essay
     
    Monday, May 11th
    Fourth Grade:
    Come to the Google Meeting at 9 AM.
    Complete the exit ticket.
     
    Fifth Grade:
    Come to the Google Meeting at 10 AM.
    Complete the exit ticket.
     
    Thursday, May 7th,
    Fourth Grade
    Draft the proof paragraphs for your Performance Task
     
    Fifth Grade
    Draft the introduction for your Performance Task
     
    Tuesday, May 5th
    Fourth Grade:
    Complete the graphic organizer for your proof paragraphs.
     
    Fifth Grade
    Write a paragraph about Jackie Robinson.
     
    Monday, May 4, 2020
     
    Fourth Grade
    -Today is a MANDATORY MEET Day! Join me at 9 AM.
    -Today, we will review a model performance task essay, written from a loyalist perspective.
    -We will also review the graphic organizer that you will begin tomorrow.
    -MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE THE ATTACHED GOOGLE FORM (5/4/20 EXIT TICKET). IT IS THE EXIT TICKET.
    -Start working on your three Reading Plus lessons. Remember each Friday the fourth grade teachers will create a Google Meet for everyone who has completed all their work. This Google Meet will be called Fun Friday! It is at 1:30 on FRIDAY. You will be able to share your art or anything special to you and then we will play a game together.
     
    Fifth Grade
     
    Join me at 10 AM for a MANDATORY Google Meeting!
    -Today we will prepare for the District Performance Task.
    -We will reread the article, "Why Sports History is American History." and discuss the impact some athletes have had on our society.
    -The EXIT TICKET is at the end of the attached article. IT IS NOT A GOOGLE FORM. YOU MUST ANSWER THE TWO EXIT QUESTIONS IN ORDER TO GET MARKED PRESENT FOR TODAY.
     
     
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Fourth Grade

    1. Reread each section in the attached document on Google Classroom.
    2. Answer the FOUR questions in the space provided. Each response should be two-three complete sentences.
    -State the Patriot’s perspective on the event.
    -Provide a reason why a Patriot would feel that way.
    -Proofread! Make sure your sentences make sense!
     
    Fifth Grade

    1. Read the article on Simone Biles.
    2. Complete all the questions. Make sure you proofread your work!
    3. Make sure you have at least 2 Reading Plus lessons. Remember you  need 3 lessons by Friday.
     
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    Fifth Grade
    Join me for a Google Meet at 10 AM. We are going to review yesterday's work and continue to work on factors for Jackie Robinson's success. This is mandatory. After the meeting, revise question number 5 from yesterday.
     
    Fourth Grade
    Join me for a mandatory Google Meeting at 1:00. 
     
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    Fourth Grade

    1. Review yesterday’s slideshow.
    2. Read Robert Barton’s Letter on page 115 in your workbook.
    3. Complete the questions for Robert Barton’s Letter in Google Classroom.
     
     
    Fifth Grade
    1.Review yesterday's slideshow
    2. Read the attached article about Jesse Owens.
    3. Complete questions 1-5
     
     
    Monday, April 27, 2020
    Fourth Grade Google Meet @ 9 AM
    Fifth Grade Google Meet @ 10 AM
     
    Friday, April 24th
    All Classes:
     
    Good Morning!
    Today is Finish-up Friday! Make sure all of your assignments are complete. This is included Reading Plus.

    1. You must have three Reading Plus lessons done. This is a quiz grade. You will be marked absent today if you do not log on to Reading Plus.

    2. If you got less than an 80% on yesterday's assignment please revise it today for a better score. You score will be posted by 10 AM today. Please tell me in Google Classroom when you are done revising it.

    Have a great day! 
    Thursday, April 23rd
    Fourth Grade
    1. Review yesterday's slideshow in the Google Classroom.
    2. Reread Act One, Scene One of Divided Loyalties. Each student should have the book, if not the pages are in the slideshow.
    3. Complete the questions in Google Classroom. Please make sure you are writing in complete sentences with capital letters.
    Fifth Grade
    Review the slides from Wednesday, April 22nd.
    Read pages 30-41 in Promises to Keep.
    Complete the chart below and the text dependent question.
     
    Wednesday, April 22nd
    Fourth Grade:
    Today is a Learn Day. Please join me for a mandatory lesson in Google Meets. Meeting Link: meet.google.com/dmf-tnjj-qap
    Your attendance is mandatory and will be counted as a classwork grade.
    Bring your Divided Loyalties book.
    Today's lesson starts on SLIDE 13.
    We will reread Act One, Scene in Divided Loyalties.
    YOU MUST COMPLETE THE EXIT TICKET ON SLIDE 24.
     
    Fifth Grade
    Please join me for a lesson in Google Meets at 10 AM. Meeting Link: meet.google.com/dmf-tnjj-qap
    Bring your copy of Promises to Keep
    Your attendance is mandatory and will be counted as a classwork grade.
    Together will read pages 30-33 of Promises to Keep.
    After the lesson, you must complete the exit slip on slide 12.
     
    Tuesday, April 21st
    Fourth Grade
    Please log into Clever and complete ALL the activities in Vocabulary City  for Divided Loyalties: Act One, Scene One.
    Read Act One, Scene One of Divided Loyalties
    Fifith Grade
    Reread pages 28-29 of Promises to Keep. 
    Commplete the attached note-catcher and questions in Google Classroom
     
    Monday, April 20th
    Fourth Grade
     
    Today is a learn day. Please join me for a lesson in Google Meets at 9 AM. Meeting Link: meet.google.com/dmf-tnjj-qap
    Bring your copy of Divided Loyalties.
    Your attendance is mandatory and will be counted as a classwork grade.
    Together, we will read Act One, Scene One of Divided Loyalties.
    YOU MUST COMPLETE THE EXIT TICKET ON SLIDE NUMBER 11.

    Today's learning targets:
    1. I can identify the structural elements of a drama.
    2. I can describe the characteristics of historical fiction.
    3. I can complete a Reading Plus lesson with a score of 80% or higher.
     
    5th Grade
    Today is a learn day. Please join me for a lesson in Google Meets at 9 AM. Meeting Link: meet.google.com/dmf-tnjj-qap
    Bring your copy of Promises to Keep
    Your attendance is mandatory and will be counted as a classwork grade.
    Together will read pages 28 and 29 of Promises to Keep.
    After the lesson, you must complete the exit slip on slide 10.

    Today's learning targets:
    1. I use various strategies to paraphrase important information in the text.
    2. I can complete a Reading Plus lesson with a score of 80% or higher.
     
     
    Thursday, April 9th
    Fifth Grade
    1. Write a 4 paragraph essay explaining how the Decision Makers mentioned on pages 22-27 contributed to Jackie Robinson’s success. Use the CHECKLIST to guide your writing . This is an ASSESSMENT so make sure you do your best!
    3. Complete ALL Assignments for this week including 3 Reading Plus .
     
    Fourth Grade
    Today is a catch-up day! Use it wisely!
    1. Complete any unfinished work in Google Classroom.
    2. Revise yesterday's summary based on my feedback
    -If the summary has a grade,, then you do not have to revise.
    -All feedback will be posted by 9:30 AM.
    3. Make sure you have FOUR Reading Plus lessons (This is a QUIZ grade).
     
    Wednesday, April 8th
    Fifth Grade:
    1. Reread pages 22-27
    2. Complete the attached Factors for Success: Decision Makers Chart.
    3. ROCK A READING PLUS LESSON
     
    Fourth Grade
    1. Write a summary of "American Indians and the American Revolution."
    2. Complete a Readig Plus Lesson
     
    ELA Assignments for Tuesday, April 7th
    Fourth Grade
    1. Reread “American Indians and the American Revolution.”
    2. Complete the attached Main Idea and Supporting Detail Chart
    3. Complete the Google Form Exit Ticket
    3. ROCK A READING PLUS LESSON
     
    Fifth Grade
    1. Read pages 26-27 in Promises to Keep
    2.Continue to add to yesterday's note-catcher. No need to copy and paste the document into today's assignment. Just add to yesterday's work. You are going to work on paraphrasing important facts from the text. Look for names of people, names of places, historical events and dates. You should have about 15 notes all together.
    3. ROCK A READING PLUS LESSON
     
    ELA Assignments for Monday, April 6th
     
    Fourth Grade
    Join me for a Google Meeting at 9 AM.
    Meeting Link: meet.google.com/dmf-tnjj-qap
    1. Read "American Indians and the American Revolution" (pages 30-31 ) in your workbook.
    2. Complete the attached close reading note-catcher, "American Indians and the American Revolution."
    3. ROCK A READING PLUS LESSON
     
    Fifth Grade
    Join me for a Google Meeting at 10 AM. The code is: meet.google.com/iqd-tnvv-ayp
    Just click on the code or copy and paste it
    1. Review you grade and comments from last week's essay.
    2. Read pages 22-25 in Promises to Keep
    3. Begin the note-catcher that is attached. You are going to work on paraphrasing important facts from the text. Look for names of people, names of places, historical events and dates.
    4. Complete the attached Google Form as an exit ticket. Remember: IF YOU WANT TO GET A GRADE ON IT---PUT YOUR NAME ON IT!
     
    ELA Assignments fr Friday, April 3rd
    Fifth Grade
    Join me for a Google Meeting at 10 AM. We are going to talk about how to take your two proof paragraphs and turn them into a well organized PCR essay with an introduction, body and closing.
    1. Review my feedback on yesterday's paragraph.
    2. Use the checklist to write a four paragraph essay on personal qualities that led to Jackie Robinson's success. Remember you already wrote the body (proof paragraphs). You just have to put it all together!
    3. Complete a Reading Plus lesson
     
    Fourth Grade
    Good Morning!
    1. WATCH the Brainpop video on "Run-On Sentences." I can see if you have watched the video. You will get a bonus 10 points just for WATCHING the video. Take the quiz.
    2. Complete a Reading Plus lesson.
    3. Read the teacher feedback on your summaries of "An Incomplete Revolution." Revise your essay based on that feedback. After you revise your essay, in the comment section below state how you have improved your writing today.
     
    ELA Assignment for Thursday, April 2nd
    Fourth Grade:
    Write a summary of "An Incomplete Revolution"
    Reading Plus
     
    Fifth Grade
    Select another quality from Monday's chart.
    Write a second proof paragraph
    Reading Plus 
     
     ELA Assignments for Wednesday, April 1st
    Fourth Grade
    Complete the TDQ for An Incomplete Revolution
    Reading Plus
     
    Fifth Grade
    Write a proof paragraph
    Complete a Reading Plus Lesson
     
    ELA Assignments for Tuesday, March 31st
    Fifth Grade:
    Join me at 10 am for a Google Meeting. Together, we will read and discuss pages 20-21
    1. Read Pages 20-21 of Promises to Keep.
    2. Add to yesterday's chart by finding evidence to support courage and conviction.
    3. Reread pages 18-21. Complete the text dependent questions.
     
    Fourth Grade:
    1. Reread "An Incomplete Revolution."
    2. Log on to Spelling City on Clever. Complete ALL the assigned activities for "An Incomplete Revolution."
    3. When you are finished, select on of the vocabulary words from the list. Write a meaningful sentence for that word in the comment section below.
    4. Complete a Reading Lesson Lesson
     
    ELA Assignments for Monday, March 30th
    Fifth Grade
    Join me at 10 am for a Google Meeting. Here is the code: meet.google.com/jyk-jein-cbk Together, we will read pages 18-19 and discuss some personal qualities that led to Jackie Robinson's success.
    1. Read pages 18-19 of Promises to Keep.
    2. Start the attached chart: Factors for Success. We will be adding information to this same chart everyday. Today you will add supporting details from determination.
    3. Complete the Lesson 5 Exit Ticket in Google Forms. IF YOU WANT TO GET A GRADE ON IT...PUT YOUR NAME ON IT!
    4. Complete a Reading Plus Lesson-THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL
     
     
    Fourth Grade
    Please join me at 9:00 for a Google Meet session. I will post the code. Together, we will read "An Incomplete Revolution," and discuss the gist of each section!
    1. Read the attached, "Incomplete Revolution." As you read, think about the gist of each section.
    2. Complete the Exit Ticket.
    3. Complete a Reading Plus Lesson.
     
     
     
    ELA Assignments for Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Fourth Grade
    1. Read pages 4-5 of Divided Loyalties. (You each received a copy of the book)
    2. Complete Part One of the Module One, Unit One, Mid Point Assessment.
    3. Complete a Reading Plus Lesson (YOUR MUST HAVE   5  for the week by 3 tomorrow)
     
     
    Fifth Grade
    1. Reread pages 14-17.
    2. Write a summary of "Signs of Hope." Use the attached checklist to guide your writing. Start your summary on the top of the page, so that the rubric in under the summary.
    3.Use the summary rubric to self assess your own work.
    4. Complete a Reading Plus lesson. (YOU MUST HAVE 5 Reading Plus lessons by 3 pm Friday)
     
    ELA Assignment for Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Fifth Grade
     
    1. Reread pages 14-17 of Promises to Keep.
    2. Complete the the text dependent questions.
    3. Log onto Clever. Go to Brainpop. Watch the assigned video on verb tense and take the quiz.
    https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/a10a31a49e652994/periods/30778470b571289f 
     
    Fourth Grade
     
    Grammar Review: Many of you have been forgetting capitalization rules. Here is some practice.
    1. Watch the Brainpop video.
    2. Complete the quiz and worksheet.
    https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/0d91bb339d265303/periods/2bd2b865b89c0ed3
    3. Complete a Reading Plus Lesson.
     
    ELA Assignments for Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Fifth Grade:
    1. Watch my video. I read pages 14-15 aloud and figured out the main idea of that section. (Don't worry I will not quit my day job and become a Youtuber)
    2. Read pages 14-17 of Promises to Keep. As you read, think about the main idea of pages 14-15 and pages 15-16. Remember the main idea is what the text is mostly about.
    3. Click on the Google Form below to complete questions based on pages 14-17.
    4. Complete a Reading Plus lesson.
     
    Fourth Grade
    1. Read "Revolutionary War Part One" and "Revolutionary War Part Two." and read PDF pages 12 & 28 "Colonial Voices Here Them Speak."
    2. Complete the highlighted boxes in the "Who Were the Patriots and What Did They Believe Chart."
    3. Complete the Exit Ticket (Comprehension Check) in Google Forms
    4. Complete a Reading Plus Lesson (Remember to complete 5 a week)
     
    ELA Assignments fro Monday, March 23, 2020
    Fifth Grade
    1. Please review the feedback I gave you on the Mallie Robinson essay from Friday. Using that feedback, revise and edit the essay. Remember to use the checklist.
    2. Copy and paste the attached rubric into your document. YOU MUST DO THIS!! Score yourself by highlighting your score in each category.
    3. Notify me on Google Classroom in the Class Comments when you are done.
    4. Complete a Reading Plus Lesson.
     
    Fourth Grade:
    1. Reread "The Loyalists."
    2. Read the attached pages from "Colonial Voices Hear Them Speak"
    3. Use the checklist provided to write an information essay on Loyalists.
    ELA Assignments for March 20th
    Fifth Grade
    1. Reread pages 10-13 of Promises to Keep.
    2. Complete the essay on Mallie Robinson. Use the checklist to help guide your writing. Please use some of the key vocabulary words in your essay.
    3. When you are done, copy and past the Rubric onto the bottom of your essay. Score yourself by highlighting your score in each category. The add up the numbers. This highest possible score is 16.
     
    Fourth  Grade:
     
    1. Reread "The Loyalists."
    2. Use the attached checklist and anchor chart to write a summary. Please proofread your summary. You must capitalize names, places and historical events. Read your work out loud to make sure it makes sense. Use the spellcheck tool.
    3. Use the attached rubric to score yourself. Add the score to the bottom of your summary.
     
    ELA assignmnts for March 19th
    Fourth Grade:
    1. Watch the text structure video. Remember text structure is how an author organizes the text.
    Read the section, "Loyalists," at least two times.
    2. Read "The Loyalists." Determine the gist of each section. Remember the gist is short and written in your own words. It should include important names, dates and places.
    3. Review the text structure anchor chart. Answer the MC questions in Google Classroom.
    4. Log into Clever and complete another assigned vocabulary activity for Revolutionary War Vocabulary Week One.
     
    ELA Assignments for March 18th
    Fifth Grade:
     1. Reread pages 8-9 of Promises to Keep.
    2. Write a two paragraph summary of pages 8-9. Review the attached anchor chart and your graphic organizer from yesterday to help organize your summary. Make sure you follow the anchor chart to write a proper topic sentence. Each paragraph should focus on one main idea.
    3. Log onto clever and complete the vocabluary activities for "Promises to Keep Vocabulary One."
     
    Fourth Grade
    1. Watch the flocabulary video on text structure. 
    2. Reread pages Revolutionary War Part One. 
    3. Complete all "When, What and Why," Chart and the Summary in Google Classroom. 
    ELA Assignments for Tuesday, March 17, 2020
     
    1. Watch the Brainpop video on Jim Crow.
    2. Read pages 8-9 of "Promises to Keep."
    3. Complete the attached workbook pages in Google Classroom.  (Student without a computer: WB pages 5-9 and Packet Questions 5-7)
    4. One Reading Plus Lesson. Make sure you have 5 lessons a week. Your average score will be a quiz grade!
     
    Fourth Grade ELA:
    1. Read, "Revolutionary War, Part 1." Complete all activities in the Google Document.
    2. Log onto Clever. Complete one assigned vocabulary activity for Revolutionary War Vocabulary Week One. 
     
     
     
     

    Student responsibilities in completing the assignments include:

    • Identifying a comfortable and quiet space to study/learn
    • Dedicating appropriate time to learning, as guided by your teachers
    • Routinely checking appropriate Google Classrooms and emails for information on courses,assignments, and resources, on a daily basis.
    • Attending and participating in any check-in times offered by your teachers
    • Engaging in the virtual platforms with academic honesty, integrity, and according to the district’s Acceptable Use Policy
    • Submitting all assignments in accordance with provided timelines and/or due dates
     
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