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Middle School ELD III-IV - Week Four

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Middle School ELD 3-4

Week 4 April 27-May 1

Weekly Packet

Students will be able to:

  • read for understanding about pets and other exotic animals.
  • determine what kind of information adverbs are giving.
  • use prepositional phrases and coordinating conjunctions correctly in sentences.
  • learn about various graphic organizers to help with reading comprehension.
  • respond to reading selections or videos by writing a summary or answering questions.

Reading & Writing
Choose three (3) or more of the following articles to read and write a short summary. Access the articles in the Newsela app in your Clever account.
Pets can make people feel happier and healthier
Exotic animals as pets
The Dog of Pompeii
Fake animal news on social media during corona virus
Penguin Field Trip!

On a piece of paper answer these questions after watching each of these videos.
What are penguins doing during this shutdown?
Penguin Field Trip Video!
What are some partners that work with Center for Disease Control? What is Center for Disease Control
Protecting Humans and Animals
How do you find the main idea and supporting details?

How to find the main idea and supporting details

Review these parts of speech. Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper. Share your answers with your teacher.
Types of Adverbs
Prepositional Phrases
Coordinating Conjunctions

Complete at least two (2) of the following skills in IXL:
Quotes & Themes
Graphic Organizers
Reading for Clues
Main Idea

(If you don’t have paint at home, use colored paper or old newspaper instead of paint. You can attach it to your paper with glue or water and flour paste.)
1. Invent an Animal
This imagination project involves creating an animal of your very own and painting or drawing it. Think about what this animal looks like. How tall is it? Does it have wings? Does it have claws? Where does it live? What does it eat? How long does it live?
2. Abstract Emotion
Some paintings aren’t paintings of anything specific. Some paintings are just about an emotion. Put on some music that reminds you of a specific emotion like anger, joy, sadness, fear, or hope. While listening to that song, paint a picture of colors. Focus on how the music feels and how the paint flows onto the canvas. Watch the paint move. Think about the colors you are using. Try and make the painting feel like the emotion of the song.


conjunction (noun): a word that connects other words, phrases, clauses, or sentences: "And," "while," and "because" are some conjunctions.
quote (verb): to repeat a passage or information from
phrase (noun): a part of a sentence that has meaning and grammatical order but does not have both a subject and a verb: "Wants to see" and "the horror movie" are both phrases in the sentence "Bert wants to see the horror movie again."

cite (verb): to use the words of someone else; quote
Pompeii (noun): an ancient city of southwestern Italy that was buried in 79 A.D. by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius
fake (adjective): not real or genuine; made to look like something that it is not

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