Demystification of LD
Students have been learning about Learning Differences in Strategy Instruction class through reading Mel Levine’s book, All Kinds of Minds.
They have also been watching videos about Learning Differences. One is about famous people who have Learning Disabilities and the other is about Steven Spielberg talking about his Dyslexia for the first time.
Strategies for taking multiple choice tests and reading (SQ3R) have been taught this week.
MAP testing is upon us. Math on October 5-6; Reading on October 7-8; and Language on October 12-13. The students do not really have to review anything. They just have to make sure that they sleep and wake up on time, and eat a good breakfast. MAP tests are not timed and is just one snapshot of a student’s performance.
Students have continued working on their memoirs, which are due next week. Reading Carnival will be on October 6. This is an opportunity for them to share their written work with peers to celebrate their writing. Students are reminded to turn in their Journal every Friday. Check Google Classroom every Wednesday.
Students have been reading the United Nations packet and they have been using A.nnotate.com for their interactive reading.
Students have dissected a pig and a cow’s heart and they have continued to learn about the circulatory system.