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1 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT MR. DUNCAN 1 Welcome!

2 2 Website: Please sign up for my updates. Thank you! Conference Sign-up: Meet with homeroom teacher only. I will report about Science and Social Studies. Party Supplies: Please sign- up We only have 15 minutes so we are going to move quickly.

3 New for 5 th Grade 3 Binder Organization: Students have three binders  Math, Language Arts and a combined Science and Social Studies binder.  There will be binder quizzes to check organization. Personal Dictionary: Develop skills that help students learn new words on their own--at their independent reading level. Due Fridays  Encourage at-home discussions about words. (Word of the Week)  Word of the Day : included in the Personal Dictionary Daily Paragraph Editing: (D.P.E.) Punctuation and grammar will be taught and then reinforced in written work for all subjects. Analogies Quizzes: There will be quizzes for the Word of the Day, D.P.E. and analogies.

4 What’s Similar to 4th 4 Homework Board: Student Planner Making Meaning: Reading Instruction Independent Reading: Our goal is to foster an environment where students find reading enjoyable and easy to do. Students keep track of their reading in the Reading Log. Due Mondays.  The goal is 125 minutes per week (about 25 minutes per night). 125 minutes is Satisfactory 200 minutes is Outstanding Word Study: Spelling new words and learning spelling patterns.  Word Study Packets: Practice how to spell the words and use them correctly in short writing assignments.

5 More Reading! 5 Reader’s Notebook: An ongoing written conversation with the teacher about independent reading.  I hope to get blogging started as well! Class Reading: (Novel Study/Literature Circle Discussion Groups.) Students will practice, and then show mastery of reading skills and reading strategies taught in Making Meaning. Skills: Making inferences, synthesizing information, determining word meaning using the context.

6 Even More Reading! 6 Book Buddies (Build reading fluency, self esteem and a caring school community.) We are teamed with Mrs. Rodaman and Mrs. Iannacone’s second grade class. NJASK Preparation

7 Writing 7 Writing Workshop: Students develop writing based on own topics and interest.  Emphasis is on the writing process—prewriting, rough draft, revision, editing, publishing. Writing Prompts: NJASK 5 preparation Informational: Across all subjects to build all-around literacy.

8 Homework 8 HW minutes per night is the goal. Math: 15 minutes (Estimate)  Students almost always have Math homework. Reading: 25 Minutes (Average) Daily Paragraph Editing (5 minutes) * Personal Dictionary (5 minutes) * Cursive* Journal Writing*  * Might be done in school

9 Contact Me 9 The best way to reach me is through . You may also leave me a voic message or send in a note. Thank you for being here tonight. By working together, we can ensure that your child has a successful year!

10 Q & A Questions? Thanks for coming! 10


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