• IDR Lesson Plans – Thankful Thursday – May 21st, 5th Grade
    • Today thank (police officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, Military members, teachers, and family)! They are always there for you!
    • Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!  Good Morning!   Lesson Plans-Parents and Students:
    • IDR-Independent Daily Reading! Good Morning!

    *This week’s date for IDR 05/18 to 05/21

    Dear Students: Continue to write Stop and Jots or reactions to your reading!

    Mr. Harvie/Cade and Mrs. Perozzi students, which I co teach during Independent Daily Reading


    IDR (Independent Daily Reading) Responsibilities,

    Follow below for instructions.

    I am available through emails if you need anything. jmasso@wtps.org

    Today, daily as we continue remote learning at home, you will be reading a book of your choice. This is separate of any ELA lessons. Again, if you have questions or concerns please feel free to email me jmasso@wtps.org


    Where To Find Your Work: Log into your Office 365 account and go to your Remote Learning Class Notebook or One Note there will be a tab that says IDR or Reading Journal click on that and write responses to book you are reading, Title of book, page number and response to starter sentence of your choice, I have added reactions to choose from now.


    Learning Objectives:   

    • Reading:I will read my IDR book and respond to the text.
    • Writing:I will select a stop and jot starter sentence or reaction and write my response or follow directions for reading journal!

    Learning Activities:


    • Reading:You will read for 20-30 minutes and write a response.
    • Writing:You will select one or two stop and jot starter sentence or reaction and write response.

    Starter sentence and reaction examples added below.


    How I will see/check your work:

    I will check your work in the Remote Learning Class Notebook. I will write responses to your writings.

    How We Communicate: 

    If you have questions please send an email to me at jmasso@wtps.org. I can answer your questions by sending a response to your email address.


    Mrs. Masso  

    Reading Teacher jmasso@wtps.org 

    IDR Starter Sentences to use for Independent reading responses!  Choose one or two daily!




    Mrs. Masso  

    Reading Teacher jmasso@wtps.org 

    IDR Starter Sentences to use for Independent reading responses!  Choose one or two daily!


    1. I think... because... 
    2. I wonder... 
    3. This chapter/section was mostly about... 
    4. The MOST important part of this chapter/section is... 
    5. I just learned... and this makes me think... 
    6. (Character's name) thinks... because... 
    7. A character that changed in the story was... because ...(give text evidence) 
    8. (Character's name) is feeling..... because in the text... 
    9. This reminds me of … because... 
    10. (Character's name) is .... (name a character trait)... because ... 



    1. Choose two character traits that fit a character from the story. Use details from the book to prove the traits fit the character.
    2. What would you and your favorite character talk about in your first conversation?  Your conversation 
      must relate to events from the story. 
    3. In what ways are you like any of the characters in this book?  Use details from the book to support your ideas.
    4. What are the best and worst parts of the book? Explain.
    5. What parts of this book seem most believable?  What parts seem unbelievable? Explain.
    6. Based on what you read so far, what do you think might happen next?  Use information from the book to support your prediction.
    7. What did the author do particularly well? Give an example.
    8. What did the author do poorly?  How could you improve the author’s work? 
    9. What is one possible theme for this story? Support your position with two pieces of evidence.
    10. How did the character change from the beginning to the end of the book?




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