Kathy Cohran
4th Grade EL Teacher, Southaven Intermediate School
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Welcome

I am excited to be teaching fourth grade EL at SIS. I have taught English Language Learners in Grand Prairie, TX and Memphis, TN.  I am completing the year Ms. Marks started.  Our focus will be improving our writing, reading, speaking and listening skills.  All SIS EL students have been using Words Their Way this year.  Please go to www.pearsonrealize.com to continue your lessons.  Email or call me thru School Status if you have forgotten your password. SIS websites will be available this summer.  Make sure you read each weekday.

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Choose a Pic-lit picture. 

Describe it using adjectives, adverbs or figurative language

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Please use School Status to call or text me.

EL Teacher Support Zoom Meetings

Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30am

Meeting ID: 979 8450 0096
Important Update

Hello parents of EL students!

Our learning focus will be on Word Study!

 

¡Hola padres de estudiantes EL!

¡El enfoque estará el estudio de palabras!

 

All EL students are invited to participate in a Zoom Meeting with the EL teachers on Thursday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

 

Todos los estudiantes EL están invitados a participar en una reunión Zoom con las maestras de EL el jueves de 2:00 p.m. a 3:00 p.m.

 

The Zoom meeting link for Thursdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm is https://zoom.us/j/118199838  

The password will be sent to you

 

El enlace de la reunión Zoom para los jueves de 2:00 p.m. a 3:00 p.m. es https://zoom.us/j/118199838 

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SIS Counselors Corner 

Visit Mrs. Palmer's webcast.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjYk60B8_eA&feature=youtu.be 

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Online Learning Opportunities For May - August

This weeks focus is Word Study. 

Words Their Way lessons have Reading, Writing and Listening Activities

You can access Words Their Way (WTW) by going to the Pearson Realize website.  Click "Sign In".   

Enter your username and password on the dragonfly page.  Each students has individualized lesson. 

Please email me if your need your password. 

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Opportunities for the week of May 11 - May 15
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Listen to the story.

Type your answer in the message box.

How do you think Liz and Leon felt about each other at the end of the story? Use details from the story to support your response.

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Re-read the story.
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Re-tell the story to a family member. Use the 5W's.
Opportunities for the week of May 4- May 8
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Listen to the story.

Answer the question in the message box.

Imagine Jane at the age of 22 telling her friend Ellen Gates Starr about her plan to build a settlement house in Chicago. What do you think was Jane’s plan? How did she convince Ellen to support her idea?

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Re-read the story.
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Re-tell the story to a family member. Do you think Jane had good ideas?  Why?
Opportunities for the week of April 27 - May 1
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Listen to the story.

Answer the question in the message box.

Why was the boy proud of his father?

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Re-read the story
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Re-tell the story to a family member.
Opportunities For The Week Of April 20 - April 24
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Listening & Writing: How did Detective Wilcox and Captain Griswald solve the crime? Type your answer in the message box.
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Phrases from The case of The Missing Carrot Cake:

Slower than molasses

cool as a cucumber

spill the beans 

you're in hot water

caught red handed

your goose is cooked

that's the icing on the cake easy as pie

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don't do the crime if you can't do the time

Opportunities For The Week Of April 14 - April 17
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Writing Prompt:  Who is your favorite teacher?  Why?  
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Reading:

Turn the volume off and re read the story.

Summarize the story.

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Speaking:

Share on Thursday's Zoom Meeting or talk to a family member.

What would you do if someone bullied your friend?

Opportunities For The Week Of April 6 - April 10
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Answer the Writing Prompt after you listen to Knots On A Counting Rope. 

You can write your response on notebook paper or email me.

What is the main idea in Knots On A Counting Rope? 

(use details from the text to support your answer.)

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Reading:

Turn the volume off and re read the story.  What lesson did the boy learn from his grandfather?

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Speaking:

Share on Thursday's Zoom Meeting or talk to a family member.

What do these phrases mean?

Blue is happiness.

A rainbow danced across the sky.

You rode like the wind.

Courage lights the way.

A dark curtain is in front of your eyes.

Opportunities For The Week Of March 30 - April 3
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Listen Carefully

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Answer the Writing Prompt after you listen to Catching the Moon. 

You can write your response on notebook paper or email me.

Who showed compassion to Marcenia?  (use details from the text to support your answer.)

 

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Reading Activity: 

 Words Their Way

www.pearsonrealize.com

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Speaking Prompt:

Share on a Zoom meeting or talk to a family member.

The sentence

"The moon is like a baseball." is an example of __________________________ .

(Use the Figurative Language Cheat Sheet)

What is the problem in Catching The Moon? 

How was it solved?