GUMSConventions: sentence fragments & run-ons, apostrophes & quotation marksStructures: sentence, paragraph, andformat appropriate to the purpose of thewritingSpelling: Developmental Approach
ReadingInformational TextMonthly Literature Groups: differentgenre every month, large chunks of textassigned at the start of the week,discussion at the end of the weekVocabulary: customized to text we’ll bereading in class, or homework
Writing About ReadingSummarizingAnalyzing & InterpretingSupporting Thinking Using Text Evidence
Café ChatWeekly Current Events Presentations• International• National• Local• FBUS• Arts & Entertainments• Technology• Etc.
GeographyWhat is the relationship between people, places,and environmentsHow are the identities and lives of individuals andpeoples rooted in particular places calledregions?How is the physical environment affected byhuman activities?How does geography help people develop anunderstanding of the relationships betweenpeople, places, and environments over time?
Technology IntegrationUse computers a lotRegistered for a variety of online applicationsCreate a lot of content: slideshows, videos,games, podcasts, etc.Games For Learning It isn’t chocolate covered broccoli.