Mrs. Nalta Massey









         Jan.  23                 Vocabulary Test   Unit 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jan. 28-30           Book Talks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hom                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reading:               Read 30 minutes nightly (Book Talks begin on Dec. 3)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DGP Sentence:            "in the mens department we bought ties shirts and socks"

LITERACY FINAL:  MONDAY, DEC. 16                                                                                                                                                                                

 BookBFINALLILTFinalFinal FFFinals Schedule:    Monday 12/16: Literacy and Social Studies     Tuesday 12.17:  Math and A Day Connections    Wednesday 12/18:  Science and B Connections

Book Talk Guidelines:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Have an interesting opening statement that prepares the audience for the information you will present.                                                                                   Have an organizational structure that has a clear focus throughout the talk (at least 10 points of interest).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Include details and information that will help the listeners understand the ideas clearly.                                                                                                       Communicate big ideas, theories, and insights that have been elaborated on or illustrated through facts, details, quotations, statistics and information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               **  Use a visual aid (diagram, chart, illustration, etc.) which appropriately supports the information in the book.                                                               

TitTitle and Tital Titale and TitTita


                   TIPS for Book Talks:

  1. Rehearse/practice at home 
  2. Have your notes organized
  3. Have a copy of the book
  4. Use an introduction that attracts audience attention
  5. Maintain eye contact with the audience
  6. Demonstrate enthusiasm for the book 
  7. Read aloud from an interesting passage
  8. Tell enough about the book to be interesting without giving the whole plot away.
  9.  Make the class want to read the book.
  10.  Stay within the time limit (typically 2-3 minutes)


Resources for Home:

            Spelling Help:  

                                                       How to Spell It:  A Handbook of Commonly Misspelled Words by Harriet

                                                       Wittels & Joan Greisman