• NewsELA:

    If you joined last week, you can just click on “assignments” for this week’s articles.

    If you did not log in last week:

    Please go to the following website:



    Go to newsela.com

    • Click on Join Now
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    ** 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 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. Hit submit.

    You may need to click on the “activities” tab at the bottom or on the left to access your activities.

     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 second book and have moved on to a third 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 on which day you complete your response. Try to complete one per week.


    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)
    • Just add to this one document each week


    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 campIn 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.




    Keep on expanding your vocabulary. Aim for 30-45 minutes of practice each week. Break it up into 2 or 3 - 15-minute sessions to gain the maximum benefits each week.


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