Readings

Jerry Lawson story

Clela Rorex story

Vito de la Cruz story

Burnell Cotlon story

Sol Aramendi story

Rose Brudno story

Parts of Speech

Mathematics

Multiplication Tables Online

Geography

Multi-Paragraph Writing

Online Resources/Websites

There are some additional online resources that you can use to review some skills. I’ve provided some links in a separate PDF file. For these, you don’t need to submit anything – but they would help you become stronger in English and math. These websites are available to you at all times.
Learn new vocabulary words: https://www.vocabulary.com/

Take a virtual field trip: Virtual Field Trips

Choose the type of math problem and level: For example, in our class we’ve been doing Fourth Grade multiplication, place values, decimals and fractions. https://www.aaamath.com/


Tuesday March 24, 2020 Online Class

Tuesday March 24, 2020 YouTube Video


Wednesday March 25, 2020

Wednesday March 25, 2020 YouTube Video


Tuesday March 31, 2020

Tuesday March 31, 2020 YouTube Video


Wednesday April 1, 2020

Wednesday April 1, 2020 YouTube Video


Tuesday April 7, 2020

Tuesday April 7, 2020 YouTube Video

Grammar Assignment (you will need to make a copy of this google doc)


Wednesday April 8, 2020

Wednesday April 8, 2020 YouTube Video

Malala Story


Tuesday April 14, 2020

Tuesday April 14, 2020 YouTube Video


Wednesday April 15, 2020

Wednesday April 15, 2020 YouTube Video

Tuesday April 21, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Agenda

Tonight we will be reviewing the online resources that are available to you – all of the time. So, tonight – you will not be submitting an assignment to me. After you review the online resources, please send me an email letting me know that you’ve completed it – and you’ll be all set!

There are several videos tonight that I need you to watch. Each video will explain and describe an online resource that can help strengthen skills that you can work on to improve your english or math skills.

Here are the YouTube videos with links to each site:

  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wE69jII8o
  2. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7cASQqWNE
  2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nTqawTiC0
  2. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQpVRvcmKg
  2. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
    1. This site also has links to some great geography skills (United States and countries of the world) Tonight, you will practice reviewing the countries of the world in the following regions: 
      1. North America
      2. Central America
      3. South America. 
      4. I am going to ask you to take the test after each region until you get 100% – all of them correct.
    2. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYaCN-eFx0
    3. Lastly, this site has a Photos section with pictures and words describing each picture. Tonight, I’d like you to view the World Trade Center area and the Statue of Liberty. Each has about 30 pictures that you can review and read along.

When you’re all done watching the videos and reviewing each of the online resources – just email me to get credit for this class. Thank you!


Wednesday April 22, 2020

Watch the YouTube video that was created for this lesson. You can then pause the video and rewind it if you need to – so you can complete the assignment. 

You have three activities tonight.

  1. Learn the countries of Northern Africa by studying this region at aaawhere.com   Take the test at the end to evaluate how you did. If you’re not happy, then please take it again. Please click on one of the countries (like Egypt) and read a paragraph about it on Wikipedia. 
  2. Please review the photos of the Grand Canyon and read the text below each image
  3. Please complete this online class assignment  on the story of the Dust Bowl which is page 77-78 in your student binder. Your goal is to complete one assignment and submit it to me – either through Google Classroom or Email. You need to submit an assignment to me to receive credit for the class.

I will be available through Google Voice to chat with you during our scheduled class time. You can always email me directly to contact me. 

First, watch the 4-minute video on the Dust Bowl. It will give you some background information about the time period in the United States you’ll be reading about tonight.

Then watch this YouTube video of me reading the story of the Dust Bowl to you.

Then, I’d encourage you to read the assigned story of the Dust Bowl independently (by yourself)

I added it to Google Classroom. It is also on pages 77-78 in your student book.  Complete the assignment (10 vocab words, 10 sentences, main idea, 2-3 questions for the main person) and submit it to me.


Tuesday April 28, 2020

We will be reviewing the geography of Plymouth, Massachusetts and the United States of America for the first part of this class. Please watch this video that I created and follow along as we review several maps. 

Here are some images related to the video:

  1. Map of Plymouth
  2. Map of Massachusetts
  3. Overall map of the United States and its topography

The geography of the states is here

  1. We will review the five sections of the United States (Northeastern, Southeastern, Midwestern, Southwestern, Western)

You will also be reading the story of a “New Kind of Library” from pages 95-96 in your student book. Link to story is here. I will also post in Classroom in case you don’t have access to your book. You will respond to the questions on pages 97-98 which relate to the story.

————Optional activities—————————

  1. You can also work on developing and strengthening some of your math, reading and speaking skills by using one of the free resources available through your online resources 
    1. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
    2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
    3. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
    4. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
      1. Visit the  Photos section and explore a new place!

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Please watch this video. It will review all activities for tonight. 

First,  we will be reviewing the geography of Eastern and Western Europe.

Visit the  Photos section and explore Las Vegas, Nevada

You will also be reading the story of a “Circus Comes to Town” from pages 104-105 in your student book. 

Here is the link to the story. I will also post the story in case you don’t have access to your book. You will respond to the questions on pages 106-107 which relate to the story.

————Optional activities—————————

  1. You can also work on developing and strengthening some of your math, reading and speaking skills by using one of the free resources available through your online resources 
    1. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
    2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
    3. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
    4. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
      1. Visit the  Photos section and explore a new place!

Tuesday May 5, 2020

  1. Your goal for this class is to please complete the writing assignment for the story of Policewoman Pat Hays. Here’s an example of a completed assignment. (10 vocab words, 10 sentences, main idea, 2-3 questions for the main person). You can either share with me through Google (which is the best way so I can offer feedback) or email me pictures of your work. 
  2. I will be available through Google Voice to chat with you during our scheduled class time if you have any questions. You can always email me directly to contact me. 
  3. Please Watch the YouTube video that was created for this lesson. You can then pause the video and rewind it if you need to – so you can complete the assignment. 
  4. After you’ve listened to me read the story, I will encourage you to read the story of Pat Hays independently (by yourself). The story is not in your student binder, so I’ve included it here.
  5. Here is the link to this story online

———————–Class for tonight ends for required assignment———–

There are some optional online resources (separate PDF) that you can use to review some geography skills, math skills, vocabulary skills, or reading skills. You don’t need to submit anything – but they would help you become stronger. These websites are available to you at all times.We’ve already reviewed them. Here are the links and YouTube videos for each.

If you were absent for Tuesday, April 21st class – I would encourage you to complete the class. It explores several free web sites. There is no written assignment.

  1. Here are the YouTube videos with links to each site:
    1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wE69jII8o
    2. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7cASQqWNE
  2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nTqawTiC0
  2. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQpVRvcmKg
  2. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
    1. This site also has links to some great geography skills (United States and countries of the world) 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYaCN-eFx0

Lastly, this site has a Photos section with pictures and words describing each picture. Each has about 30 pictures that you can review and read along.


Wednesday May 6, 2020

  1. Your goal for this class is to please complete the writing assignment for the story of Ayodeji Ogunniyi who is an English teacher. Here’s an example of a completed assignment. (10 vocab words, 10 sentences, main idea, 2-3 questions for the main person). You can either share with me through Google (which is the best way so I can offer feedback) or email me pictures of your work. 
  2. I will be available through Google Voice to chat with you during our scheduled class time if you have any questions. You can always email me directly to contact me. 
  3. First, Watch the YouTube video that was created for this lesson. You can then pause the video and rewind it if you need to – so you can complete the assignment. 
  4. After you’ve listened to me read the story, I will encourage you to read the assigned of Ayodeji Ogunniyi independently (by yourself)
  5. The story is not in your student binder, so I’ve included it here.
  6. Here is the link to this story online

———————–Class for tonight ends for required assignment———–

There are some optional online resources (separate PDF) that you can use to review some geography skills, math skills, vocabulary skills, or reading skills. You don’t need to submit anything – but they would help you become stronger. These websites are available to you at all times.We’ve already reviewed them. Here are the links and YouTube videos for each.

If you were absent for Tuesday, April 21st class – I would encourage you to complete the class. It explores several free web sites. There is no written assignment.

  1. Here are the YouTube videos with links to each site:
    1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wE69jII8o
    2. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7cASQqWNE
  2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nTqawTiC0
  2. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQpVRvcmKg
  2. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
    1. This site also has links to some great geography skills (United States and countries of the world) 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYaCN-eFx0

Lastly, this site has a Photos section with pictures and words describing each picture. Each has about 30 pictures that you can review and read along.


Tuesday May 12, 2020

——————-Class for tonight ends for required assignment—————–

There are some optional online resources (separate PDF) that you can use to review some geography skills, math skills, vocabulary skills, or reading skills. You don’t need to submit anything – but they would help you become stronger. These websites are available to you at all times.We’ve already reviewed them. Here are the links and YouTube videos for each.

If you were absent for Tuesday, April 21st class – I would encourage you to complete the class. It explores several free web sites. There is no written assignment.

  1. Here are the YouTube videos with links to each site:
    1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wE69jII8o
    2. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7cASQqWNE
  2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nTqawTiC0
  2. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQpVRvcmKg
  2. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
    1. This site also has links to some great geography skills (United States and countries of the world) 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYaCN-eFx0

Lastly, this site has a Photos section with pictures and words describing each picture. Each has about 30 pictures that you can review and read along.


Wednesday May 13, 2020

  1. Please read these directions. They are very important.
  2. Tonight we are going to read the story of the Wright Brothers. This story is on pages 79-81. I am also going to ask you questions during the reading, and will ask you to pause the video and see if you can answer the question. Then you can continue the video until the next question.
  3. After you’ve finished watching the video and answering the questions, I’d encourage you to read the story independently. It should be easier for you to understand since you would’ve already heard me read the story – and you would’ve already answered questions about the story.
  4. There is nothing for you to pass in tonight!
  5. You just need to email me that you went through the videos and read the story.
  6. I will be available through Google Voice to chat with you during our scheduled class time if you have any questions. You can always email me to contact me. 
  7. Here are the three parts to the Wright Brothers story:
    1. Part 1: A Childhood of Curiosity
    2. Part 2: Persistence to Success
    3. Part 3: A Legacy in the Air
  8. After you finish the lesson, please email me that you’ve completed it! Nothing to pass in this week.

———-Class for tonight ends for required assignment————————–

There are some optional online resources (separate PDF) that you can use to review some geography skills, math skills, vocabulary skills, or reading skills. You don’t need to submit anything – but they would help you become stronger. These websites are available to you at all times.We’ve already reviewed them. Here are the links and YouTube videos for each.

If you were absent for Tuesday, April 21st class – I would encourage you to complete the class. It explores several free web sites. There is no written assignment.

  1. Here are the YouTube videos with links to each site:
    1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wE69jII8o
    2. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7cASQqWNE
  2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nTqawTiC0
  2. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQpVRvcmKg
  2. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
    1. This site also has links to some great geography skills (United States and countries of the world) 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYaCN-eFx0

Lastly, this site has a Photos section with pictures and words describing each picture. Each has about 30 pictures that you can review and read along.


Tuesday May 19, 2020

We have two parts to class tonight. 

  • Part 1 will review “complete sentences” and “sentence fragments”.  
    1. Please watch the Khan Academy video on sentence fragments
    2. Go through Exercise #1 and read each of the 15 passages and see if you can select the “fragment”
    3. Then, go  through Exercise #2 and read each of the 15 passages and see if you can select the “fragment”
  • Part 2: Please read the story of the Waitress and Blues Singer Miranda Louise (which is on pages 278-280 in your student book). I’ve also scanned a copy of it here. 
    1. Please watch this YouTube video of me reading the story to you.
    2. Then, I would like you to please read the story to yourself independently.
    3. Lastly, please email me the answer to this question: What is the main idea of this story?
    4. You do not need to complete the typical assignment that we usually do for our stories tonight. You only need to email me 1-2 sentences that explains the main idea of the story. 

——-Class for tonight ends for required assignment——————————

There are some optional online resources (separate PDF) that you can use to review some geography skills, math skills, vocabulary skills, or reading skills. You don’t need to submit anything – but they would help you become stronger. These websites are available to you at all times.We’ve already reviewed them. Here are the links and YouTube videos for each.

If you were absent for Tuesday, April 21st class – I would encourage you to complete the class. It explores several free web sites. There is no written assignment.

  1. Here are the YouTube videos with links to each site:
    1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wE69jII8o
    2. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7cASQqWNE
  2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nTqawTiC0
  2. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQpVRvcmKg
  2. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
    1. This site also has links to some great geography skills (United States and countries of the world) 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYaCN-eFx0

Lastly, this site has a Photos section with pictures and words describing each picture. Each has about 30 pictures that you can review and read along.


Wednesday May 20, 2020

  1. Your goal for this class is to please complete the writing assignment for the story of Jim Clyburn – who is presently serving in the U.S. Congress. Here’s an example of a completed assignment. (10 vocab words, 10 sentences, main idea, 2-3 questions for the main person). You can either share with me through Google (which is the best way so I can offer feedback) or email me pictures of your work. 
  2. I will be available through Google Voice to chat with you during our scheduled class time if you have any questions. You can always email me directly to contact me. 
  3. First, Watch the YouTube video that was created for this lesson. You can then pause the video and rewind it if you need to – so you can complete the assignment. 
  4. After you’ve listened to me read the story, I will encourage you to read the assigned story of Jim Clyburn independently (by yourself)
  5. The story is on pages 270-272 in your student binder, and I’ve also included a link to this story online. 

———-Class for tonight ends for required assignment——————–

There are some optional online resources (separate PDF) that you can use to review some geography skills, math skills, vocabulary skills, or reading skills. You don’t need to submit anything – but they would help you become stronger. These websites are available to you at all times.We’ve already reviewed them. Here are the links and YouTube videos for each.

If you were absent for Tuesday, April 21st class – I would encourage you to complete the class. It explores several free web sites. There is no written assignment.

  1. Here are the YouTube videos with links to each site:
    1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wE69jII8o
    2. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7cASQqWNE
  2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nTqawTiC0
  2. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQpVRvcmKg
  2. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
    1. This site also has links to some great geography skills (United States and countries of the world) 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYaCN-eFx0Lastly, this site has a Photos section with pictures and words describing each picture. Each has about 30 pictures that you can review and read along.


Tuesday May 26, 2020 

Tonight, you are going to read the story of Video Game Developer Jerry Lawson. I’ve scanned a copy of the story here. 

  • Please watch this YouTube video of me reading the story to you.
  • Then, I would like you to please read the story to yourself independently.
  • I’d like you to please watch my video on paragraphs.
  • Your assignment tonight is to write one paragraph about a person you admire who inspires you. People inspire us in many ways – by taking risks, solving problems, or living a happy life filled with passion, joy and satisfaction. Your paragraph should have:
    1. a topic sentence (state your main idea)
    2. 3-4 supporting sentences (include evidence and details)
    3. a concluding sentence
  • You do not need to complete the typical assignment that we usually do for our stories tonight. Tonight, we are working on writing a clearly structured paragraph based on a main idea.
  • When you’re done with your paragraph, please share it with me.

——-Class for tonight ends for required assignment——————————

There are some optional online resources (separate PDF) that you can use to review some geography skills, math skills, vocabulary skills, or reading skills. You don’t need to submit anything – but they would help you become stronger. These websites are available to you at all times.We’ve already reviewed them. Here are the links and YouTube videos for each.

If you were absent for Tuesday, April 21st class – I would encourage you to complete the class. It explores several free web sites. There is no written assignment.

  1. Here are the YouTube videos with links to each site:
    1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wE69jII8o
    2. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7cASQqWNE
  2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nTqawTiC0
  2. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQpVRvcmKg
  2. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
    1. This site also has links to some great geography skills (United States and countries of the world) 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYaCN-eFx0

Lastly, this site has a Photos section with pictures and words describing each picture. Each has about 30 pictures that you can review and read along.


Wednesday May 27, 2020

Tonight, you are going to read the story of County Clerk Clela Rorex. I’ve scanned a copy of the story here. 

  • Please watch this YouTube video of me reading the story to you.
  • Then, I would like you to please read the story to yourself independently.
  • I’d like you to please watch my video on paragraphs.
  • Your assignment tonight is to write one paragraph about a person you admire because this person was brave, did the right thing, challenged an idea or authority or stood up for others. Your paragraph should have:
    1. a topic sentence (state your main idea)
    2. 3-4 supporting sentences (include evidence and details)
    3. a concluding sentence
  • You do not need to complete the typical assignment that we usually do for our stories tonight. Tonight, we are continuing to work on writing a clearly structured paragraph based on a main idea.
  • When you’re done with your paragraph, please share it with me.

——-Class for tonight ends for required assignment——————————

There are some optional online resources (separate PDF) that you can use to review some geography skills, math skills, vocabulary skills, or reading skills. You don’t need to submit anything – but they would help you become stronger. These websites are available to you at all times.We’ve already reviewed them. Here are the links and YouTube videos for each.

If you were absent for Tuesday, April 21st class – I would encourage you to complete the class. It explores several free web sites. There is no written assignment.

  1. Here are the YouTube videos with links to each site:
    1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wE69jII8o
    2. www.vocabulary.com that can help improve your vocabulary and parts of speech. There are text and images to help you.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7cASQqWNE
  2. Take a virtual field trip (the video shows the Great Wall of China) – but you can choose your destination.
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nTqawTiC0
  2. Visit a museum virtually from all over the world (your choice)
  1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQpVRvcmKg
  2. Improve your math skills at www.aaamath.com 
    1. This site also has links to some great geography skills (United States and countries of the world) 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYaCN-eFx0

Lastly, this site has a Photos section with pictures and words describing each picture. Each has about 30 pictures that you can review and read along.

Plymouth Public Library – Literacy Program – Skills Review 2019-2020

Updated on 2020-05-21T11:01:01+00:00, by 6prbkd.