1. Assessment: Grammar (Level 2) and Idioms: Vocabulary in Context (Level 3)
2. Finding Similarities and Differences
Grammar Learning Goal: Demonstrate the command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, grammar and usage in context when writing or speaking.
Grammar Learning Target: Write the correct past tense forms of verbs. (Level 2)
When a verb is written in the past tense, it indicates that the action has already taken place.
Today I eat. Yesterday I ate.
When we use a helping verb (have, has, or had) our verb changes again.
Example: In the past I have eaten.
Let's practice some examples as a whole class. (Sample Worksheet)
Vocabulary Learning Goal: Determine the meaning of words and
phrases as they are used in a text, including technical meanings.
Vocabulary Learning Target: Use context clues to determine the
meaning of words or phrases (idioms) as used in a passage.
I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I'm the fastest kid on
my block and the smartest too.
Sasha was a fast learner, so she knew that the history test would
be a piece of cake.
Toby and I fought over a girl in the fourth grade, but that's water
under the bridge now.
Assessment: Vocabulary in Context (level 3) and grammar (level 2)
paper and wait quietly for others to finish. We will correct your paper in class.
When you finish your assessment:
1. Make sure you name is on your paper and put it in the basket.
2. Pick up the article "Finding Similarities and Differences: Leopards
and Cheetahs" and the 1/2 sheet with vocabulary words. Silently read the article and use context clues to define the vocabulary words while you wait for everyone to finish.
Finding Similarities and Differences - Comparing and Contrasting Members of the Cat Family
2. As a whole class we will practice the strategy of using charts and diagrams to compare similarities and contrast differences between leopards and cheetahs.
3. Individual practice.