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Mrs. Samantha Merlino

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Mrs. Samantha Merlino

“Students MUST sign in to their Google Account and then use this link to check in DAILY

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14w9WmiJ-z2TSLBaixgZc8e3CRhf_BUjEcoqVXUafxp0/edit

 

Important District Grading Message for Marking Period Three: 

  • All assignments that were completed by March 13th will be graded and counted in a traditional manner. 

  • Any assignment given during our remote learning (past three weeks) in marking period 3 can only serve to enhance a student’s grade; these assignments cannot be detrimental to a student’s grade.  

  • As such, in powerschool for Marking period 3, any remote learning assignment that you see in PURPLE is an assignment that has been “exempted” by the teacher because that grade would be detrimental to the student’s grade.

 

 

 

Hello Students, below you will find the list of assignments for the week of  3/30 -4/3. Throughout the week, you will analyze the Pluto story, by completing theme and figurative language activities each day. On Friday you will take a short quiz on the Plot of Pluto; use after reading questions to help you study! The quiz will be open notes. Please see google classroom for the worksheets each day.

3/30/20

  • Changes in Christopher
    • Using their After Reading Questions and the novel, students will complete a quick write to demonstrate how the main character has developed. 
  • Iready
    • Students will complete 20 minutes of  iReady Lessons~ I will be checking your time on iReady, so be sure to put in your 20 minutes.

3/31/20

  • Theme: Students will complete a worksheet based on the main theme in the novel
  • iReady: Students will complete 20 minutes of iReady Lessons.

4/1/20

  • Figurative Language: Students will determine the meaning of examples of similes from the text. Students will also identify and explain similes that they locate in the novel.
  • iReady: Students will need to complete 20 minutes of  iReady lessons.

4/2/20

  • Figurative Language: Students will identify hyperboles, onomatopoeias, and idioms and determine their meanings.
  • iReady: Students will need to complete 20 minutes of  iReady lessons.

4/3/20

  • Quiz: Students will complete a quiz based on plot development. 
  • Enjoy Your SPRING BREAK!

 

Hello Students, below you will find the list of assignments for 3/24 -3/27. Please refer to my teacher page for any directions and updates on assignments. All Attachments, will be posted into Google Classroom

Over the four days you will read Pluto: A Wonder Story. As you read, you will complete the L section of the KWL Chart, this is what you have learned during reading. After you read, you will answer the After Reading Questions. Remember to restate the question and answer in complete sentences. After completing the short story, on the last two days, you will complete a letter to Christopher’s mom. (Directions below)

Day 7- 3/24
Read: Chapters 10:28pm-10:52pm
Complete the Learned section of the KWL Chart
Complete After Reading Questions

Day 8- 3/25
Read: Chapters 10:59pm-11:59pm
Complete the Learned section of the KWL Chart
Complete After Reading Questions

Day 9- 3/26
Brainstorm
Use the brainstorming page on Google Classroom to write things that Christopher could say to his mom to show he appreciates her.
Must have at least ten things
USE NOVEL
iReady-  Using Clever, log-in to IReady. Practice your lessons. You must practice for at least 20 minutes in order to receive credit.

Day 10- 3/27
Letter to Write a letter to Christopher’s mother.
Using the web/outline from yesterday’s assignment, you will take on the role as Christoper and explain your appreciation for her and how things may change after this difficult day.
After writing, edit and revise. Use Checklist.
Remember your letter should start as Dear Mom. End with Love, Christopher


***The first three days are still posted, just scroll down to the bottom of the page.****

Over the next few days, you will continue to read Pluto: A Wonder Story. As you read, you will complete the L section, this is what you have learned during reading. After you read, you will answer the After Reading Questions. Remember to restate the question and answer in complete sentences.  

 

3/19/20

  • Read: Chapters The Hospital Visit-7:04pm
    • Continue to fill in KWL Chart
  • Complete After Reading Questions

 

3/20/20

  • Read: Chapters FaceChat-8:22pm
    • Continue to fill in KWL Chart
  • Complete After Reading Questions

 

3/23/20

  • Read: Chapters North River Heights - Pluto
    • Continue to fill in KWL Chart
  • Complete After Reading Questions




 

Hello Parents and Students, above is the link to check-in every day; please write your name and click on the periods that you are in my ELA class.  Below you will find the list of assignments for the first three days. On the third day at 9am, I will post the next three days.

 

During Remote Learning, you will read Pluto: A Wonder Story. Prior to reading you will fill out a KWL Chart. You will fill out the K and W Section. In the K section, you will write any information that you know about Pluto. Think back to Wonder. In the W Section, you will fill out what you want to know. As you read, you will complete the L section, this is what you have learned during reading. After you read, you will answer the After Reading Questions. Remember to restate the question and answer in complete sentences.  

****All Attachments will be posted on Google Classroom****

3/16/20:

  • Introduction to Auggie & Me: Pluto
    • Complete KWL Chart based on Wonder
    • Fill out K/W
  • Read: Chapters Introduction- 7:11am
  • Complete After Reading Questions

3/17/20

  • Read: Chapters Friendships-9:14 am
    • Continue to fill in KWL Chart
  • Complete After Reading Questions

3/18/20

  • Read: Chapters 10:05am-5:48pm
    • Continue to fill in KWL Chart
  • Complete After Reading Questions

After Reading Questions: Individual Practice 

KWL Chart: Formative

The best way to contact me is via emailsmerlino@hamilton.k12.nj.us