• I hope you are safe and healthy. We miss you all!

    While you are out, here are some activities to keep your skills sharp! 

    NewsELA (Cross your fingers this works!) 

    Please go to the following website: 



    Go to newsela.com 

    • Click on Join Now 
    • Click on I’m a Student 
    • Are you joining a teacher’s class? “Yes” 
    • Enter the class code: V8RUH9 

    ** Make your User Name & PW the same as Schoology so it’s easy to remember** 

    Once you are in Newsela, the assignment may show up on the home page. If not, click on the assignments icon on the bottom and it should be there. 

    Read each article. To take the quiz, click on the light bulb on the bottom of the page. To answer the prompt, click on the pencil. 


    I will send out 1- 2 articles for you to work on each week. You are more than welcome to explore other articles that interest you. 😊  


    Independent Reading: 

    Please keep reading!!! I have finished my first book and have moved on to a second book. 😊  


    In addition to your reading log, I have added a section to OneNote for you to complete (1) response each week. Traditionally, we do this on Monday, but I will leave it up to you which day you complete your response.  


    If you do not have access to OneNote, you can create a document in Word. 

    If you create a document in Word,  

    • Save it in OneDrive as: Your Name IR Prompts (Cquinn IR Prompts) 
    • You can share it with me: 
    • Click on the Share button in the upper right corner 
    • Send Link: start to type my email: cquinn@ntschools.org. This will automatically bring up my name. You can click on my name.  
    • Click “Send” 


    If your technology is failing, complete it on a piece of paper. 


    Reading Response (just like in class): 

    Date: _________ 

    Title: _________ 

    Author: ________ 

    Start Page: _________ End Page: _____________ 


    I notice or I wonder…. 

    Cite Evidence: (introduce your evidence followed by a comma): 

    Elaborate: Why is this significant to the text?  

    • Introduce with an appropriate transition word and follow it with a comma 
    • 2-3 sentences 




    Date: 10/25 

     Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz 

     Author: Heather Morris 

     Pages 32-46 


                      I notice that Lale, the protagonist, is a prisoner in the camp Auschwitz and is "lucky" to have the job of Tatowierer. He puts the numbers on the prisoners when they arrive to the camp. In the text Jacob states, “And I will recommend you, my friend, to join me in this special job.” Obviously, Jacob knows that this new job is important. It will keep him safe from the Nazis. However, it also seems that his role in the camp is much more important to the prisoners because as the Tatowierer, he gets special privileges that he uses to help others survive. 




    Take a break from your 45 minutes of practice this week. Unless you are bored.  

    There is a quiz to take. Give it a shot! The window for the quiz is Monday, 23rd to Friday, 27th . 


    User Name: first name_last name_ntms 

    PW: student id