Curriculum Corner


  • Empower Assessments, Lessons 1-10 (6’s & 7)
  • Reading Comprehension in Alexandria of Africa
  • Continue with school wide guided reading activities from the novel 'Wishing Tree'
  • We are focusing on reading comprehension strategies.
  • We are making connections to the novel with other texts, our own lives, and the world
  • We are using Visualization to deepen understanding when reading
  • We are exploring the school wide theme "Our Wishes..." and the use of personification
  • This text reminds me of another text/movie I have read/watched
  • I can relate this text to my own personal experiences
  • This text is similar to something happening in the world
  • I can explain the story elements. (plot, characters, setting, climax, resolution)
  • I can answer reading comprehension questions using full sentences and complete thoughts


  • Parts of a sentence
  • Structuring sentences
  • Organizing sentences to form a paragraph
  • Report writing

I have included:

  • the 5 W's- who, where, what, why, and when
  • a topic sentence that introduces the main idea to my reader
  • a topic sentence that is specific and engaging
  • at least 3 supporting details
  • a thorough explanation of each detail
  • a concluding sentence
  • a concluding sentence that restates the main idea


Review of Number Sense:

  • mental math (+, -, x)
  • place value
  • fractions
  • decimals
  • x by 10, 100, 1000, 10 000
  • prime & Composite numbers

  • rounding numbers
  • factors, multiples, and G.C.F.
  • placing common fractions on a number line, with corresponding decimals and percentages
  • exponents (gr. 7&8)
  • square roots (gr. 7&8)

  • adding fractions with different denominators

Social Studies/Geography:


  • Reading maps using symbols, legends, compass rose, lines of latitude and longitude (e.g. political, topographical, populations, mortality rates, waterways)
  • Constructing maps for different purposes