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    Welcome!

    Ms. Breanne Miqueli

    Language Arts Grades 5-6

    Message from Dr. Gerald Fitzhugh, Superintendent of Schools:

    For the Week of April 6th, school buildings will remain closed; however, distance learning will continue. On Friday, April 10th, the District will be closed in observance of Good Friday, per the previously approved calendar, and spring break will begin on Monday, April 13th and conclude on April 17th. Distance Learning will not be in effect from April 10th through April 17th. We will continue to update all families and staff in a timely fashion. Thank you for your continued support of the Orange Township Public School District. Always remember, we are in this together. 

     

    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 be closed from Tuesday, March 17 – Friday, March 27. 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

    9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

     

     

    Extended Learning Resources:

    www.clever.com (Reading Plus & Newsela) 

     

    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.

    www.classroom.google.com

    Block 1 (my homeroom) code: 6ushgmj

    Block 3 (Ms. Ayala's homeroom) code: gsanzyl

    Block 4 (Mr. Johnrose's homeroom) code: 3e7sx2q

    www.drive.google.com

     

    I can be contacted at anytime through Class Dojo or email: miquelbr@orange.k12.nj.us

     

    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

     

    Assignment Overviews: Please find more detailed descriptions of the activities on Google classroom. 

    Google Meet help times: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-3

    Monday, 4/6/20

    5th grade: Read the first part of “A Civil Rights Champion” pages 50-53. Complete the text dependent questions. For your exit ticket, leave a comment completing the following task: Pick an image from pages 50-53 that best represents this section. Provide the page # and a description of the image using concrete language. Then, explain why you picked this image. 

    6th grade: Read chapter 5 pt. 1 on pages 98-110. Complete the guided reading questions. For your exit ticket, respond to the following question: Compare Moon Shadow and Wind Rider’s reactions to Black Dog’s attack. Which character’s reaction is more similar to how you would react in the situation? 

    Tuesday, 4/7/20

     5th grade: Read the second part of “A Civil Rights Champion” pages 54-57. Complete the text dependent questions. For your exit ticket, leave a comment completing the following task: Explain one challenge and one success Jackie faced in this section. Then, explain which one do you think had more of an effect on him.

    6th grade: Read chapter 5 pt. 2 on pages 111-122. Complete the guided reading questions. For your exit ticket, respond to the following question: Compare Moon Shadow and Wind Rider’s reactions to Black Dog’s attack. Which character’s reaction is more similar to how you would react in the situation? 

    Wednesday, 4/8/20

    5th grade: Read “Jackie Robinson’s Legacy” pages 58-63. Complete the graphic organizer. For your exit ticket, leave a comment completing the following task: Explain one way people remembered Jackie after his death. 

    6th grade: Reread pages 41-43, 60-61, and 105-110. Complete the graphic organizer. This organizer will help you plan and write your essay for tomorrow. Then, for your exit ticket, comment your answer to the following questions: What do you think is WInd Rider’s perspective of Moon Shadow? How has this changed over time? 

    Thursday, 4/9/20

    5th grade: Write a persuasive essay based on the following prompt: A local museum is considering opening a section dedicated to honoring Jackie Robinson. Write a 5 paragraph essay where you explain why Jackie is an important person worth honoring. The planning tool is optional but will help you organize and collect your ideas. For your exit ticket, leave a comment with one strength and one struggle you had while writing your essay. 

    6th grade: Write an expository essay where you explain how Moon Shadow’s point of view of his father has changed over time. Use the organizer from the previous day to help you provide evidence. The planning tool is optional but will help you organize and collect your ideas. For your exit ticket, leave a comment with one strength and one struggle you had while writing your essay. 

    Friday, 4/10/20: Good Friday: No Class


     Monday, 3/30/20

    5th grade: Read “Why My Father?” on pages 28-29. Complete the graphic organizer. For your exit ticket, leave a comment answering the following question: Which of Jackie’s character traits made him a good choice to break the color barrier in baseball? 

    6th grade: Read pages 75-86. Complete the guided reading questions. For your exit ticket, respond to the following question: Are Black Dog and father alike or different? Support your answer. 

    Tuesday, 3/31/20

    5th grade: Read the beginning of “Play Ball!” pages 30-33. Complete the graphic organizer. For your exit ticket, leave a comment completing the following task: Find a quote from this section that shows Jackie acting with bravery or determination. 

    6th grade: Read pages 87-97. Complete the guided reading questions. For your exit ticket, respond to the following question: What is your opinion of Black Dog? Support your answer. 

    Wednesday, 4/1/20

    5th grade: Read the second part of “Play Ball!” pages 34-39. Complete the graphic organizer. For your exit ticket, leave a comment completing the following task: Find a quote from this section that shows Jackie acting with bravery or determination. 

    6th grade: Read the opening excerpt of The Lost Garden. Then complete the text dependent questions. For your exit ticket, respond to the following question: Is your life similar or different than Lawrence Yep’s life? Explain your answer.

    Thursday, 4/2/20

    5th grade: Read the third part of “Play Ball!” pages 40-43. Complete the graphic organizer. For your exit ticket, leave a comment completing the following task: Find a quote from this section that shows Jackie acting with bravery or determination.

    6th grade: Read the “Crime in the Neighborhood” excerpt of The Lost Garden. Then complete the text dependent questions. For your exit ticket, respond to the following question: Which challenges in this section might have inspired events in Dragonwings? Explain your answer. 

    Friday, 4/3/20

    5th grade: Read the final part of “Play Ball!” pages 44-49. Complete the graphic organizer. For your exit ticket, leave a comment completing the following task: Put the quotes you chose for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday's exit tickets together. Use these quotes to come up with a claim about Jackie's bravery or determination. For example: Based on this evidence, sports would have never desegregated if Jackie wasn't brave enough to ignore the threats from racist people.

    6th grade: Read the “Being Chinese” excerpt of The Lost Garden. Then complete the text dependent questions. For your exit ticket, respond to the following question: How was Yep’s perspective on his culture different as a child from how it is as an adult? 




    Monday, 3/23/20

    5th Grade: Read pages 14-17 in the PDF of Promises to Keep. Complete the Gist & Vocab organizer. Then, complete the main idea organizer, coming up with a main idea, evidence, and forming the information into a paragraph. Exit ticket: Leave a comment: Pick an image from pages 14-17 that captures the gist of this section. Describe it using concrete language. Then, explain why this image matches the main ideas of the section. 

    6th Grade: Read pages 40-52 in Dragonwings. You can use the link to the audio book attached to this assignment to help you. When you finish, complete the guided reading questions. For your exit ticket, answer the following question: When stopping on page 52, the reader is halfway through Wind Rider’s story. Predict how the story will end. 

    Tuesday, 3/24/20

    5th Grade: Read pages 18-21. Complete the summarizing tool. Then, complete the organizer comparing and contrasting Jackie and Rachel. After completing the organizer, put your information together to form two paragraphs, one comparing and one contrasting the two individuals. For your exit ticket, leave a comment: Who is more similar to you, Jackie or Rachel. Explain your answer. 

    6th Grade: Read pages 53-62 in Dragonwings. You can use the link to the audio book attached to this assignment to help you. When you finish, complete the guided reading questions. Then, write a summary of chapter 3. Be sure to include details from the entire chapter. For your exit ticket, answer the following question: Do you think Moon Shadow should believe Wind Rider’s story? Why or why not? 

    Wednesday, 3/25/20

    5th Grade: Read pages 22-25. Use the read aloud audio to help you. Then complete the organizer by writing down what you notice, what you wonder, and important facts. After completing each section of the organizers, create a summarizing paragraph. After that, take some time to read and analyze the timeline. For your exit ticket, leave a comment explaining one big change that has happened in the text so far. 

    6th Grade. Reread pages 41-43 and 60-61. Use the point of view organizer to analyze how Moon Shadow’s point of view on his father has changed. Then read the theme lesson and complete the theme organizer. Afterwards, watch the theme video attached to the lesson to further your understanding of theme. For your exit ticket, write a comment where you state a theme that connects to both Bud, Not Buddy and Dragonwings. 

    Thursday, 3/26/20

    5th grade: Read pages 26-27. Then, complete the Branch Rickey bio organizer. After completing the organizer, use the information to create a paragraph explaining who Branch Rickey was. After that, complete the grammar mini-lesson and grammar organizer. For your exit ticket, add a comment where you write a sentence comparing or contrasting Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson. 

    6th grade: Read pages 63-74. Then, focusing on pages 71-74, complete the text dependent questions. Make sure you answer in full sentences using evidence and the grammar concepts we have covered in class. For your exit ticket, rate your understanding of the organizer from 1 (very confused) to 5 (very confident). 

    Friday, 3/27/30

    5th grade: Review the information gathered from pages 6-27 of Promises to Keep. Then, respond to the essay prompt by writing a 4 paragraph essay. The planning tool is optional and can be used if you need some help. For your exit ticket, leave a comment with one strength and one struggle you had while writing your essay. 

    6th grade: Review the information gathered from pages 1-74 of Dragonwings. Then, respond to the essay prompt by writing a 5 paragraph essay. The planning tool is optional and can be used if you need some help. For your exit ticket, leave a comment with one strength and one struggle you had while writing your essay.




    Tuesday, 3/17/20 

    5th grade: Find the "Why sports history is American history" text on google classroom. Complete multiple choice and open ended responses. For your exit ticket, add a comment to this assignment summarizing the fact about Jackie that you found the most interesting.

    6th grade: Find the "Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts" text on google classroom. Complete multiple choice and open ended responses. Leave a comment on the assignment as your exit ticket. For your exit ticket, add a comment to this assignment summarizing the main ideas of the video.

     

    Wednesday, 3/18/20

    5th Grade: Read pages 6-9 in the PDF of Promises to Keep. Complete the Gist & Vocab organizer. Then, complete the timeline slideshow on Google slides. Leave a comment with the gist of your reading as your exit ticket: What is the overall gist of pages 6-9?

     6th Grade: Reread Chapter 1 of Dragonwings. Then, complete the summarizing activity. After that, close read pages 15-16 of Dragonwings and complete the organizer. For your exit ticket, write a comment where you provide a quote to support the following claim: One theme in chapter 1 is that it's hard to fit in when you move to live within another culture.

    Thursday, 3/19/20

    5th Grade: Reread pages 6-9 in "Promises to Keep" and review the feedback from your organizer from yesterday's lesson. Complete the main idea organizer, coming up with a main idea, evidence, and forming the information into paragraphs.  After writing, read the grammar chart and complete the grammar activities. Leave exit ticket in comments: write a comment with three different sentences using three different verb tenses. 

    6th Grade: 1. Read pages 19-29 in Dragonwings. Complete the summarizing organizer. Check over your work and create a summary paragraph. Close read pages 23-25. Then, complete the perspective and theme questions based on this section. Be sure to use evidence! Exit ticket: Leave a comment with another theme you identified in chapter 1-2

     Friday, 3/20/20

    5th Grade: Read pages 10-13 in the PDF of Promises to Keep. Complete the Gist & Vocab organizer. Then, complete the main idea organizer, coming up with a main idea, evidence, and forming the information into a paragraph. Exit ticket: Leave a comment: Pick an image from pages 10-13 that captures the gist of this section. Describe it using concrete language. Then, explain why this image matches the main ideas of the section. 

    6th Grade: Read pages 30-39 in Dragonwings. Complete the character traits slideshow based on the information in this chapter about Moon Shadow’s family members. Choose your favorite character and write a short narrative about Moon Shadow learning from your character. You can use first or third person narration. Be sure to use dialogue. For your exit ticket, leave a comment with your favorite character’s name and one thing you like about him.