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STAR
(Strategies to Accelerate Reading)
 
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Sherry Martin
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🕘 Office Hours: 
STAR office hours and tutoring hours are 8:00-10:00 and 1:00-3:00 daily.
 
📆 Weekly Assignments:
Student assignments can be found daily in the tables below.
 
For all ZOOM meetings click this link or icon: 
STAR ZOOM Meeting
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May 18 - May 22 Week 9
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kindergarten Watch video 7
ZOOM meeting 9:00-9:30 
Bring your favorite book to share in today's meeting.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on WORD SORTS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on WRITING your SIGHT WORDS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:
Read a book to a family member or friend.  ENJOY READING!
First Grade Watch video 7
ZOOM meeting 9:30-10:00 
Bring your favorite book to share in today's meeting.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on WORD SORTS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on WRITING your SIGHT WORDS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:
Read a book to a family member or friend.  ENJOY READING!
Second Grade Watch video 7
ZOOM meeting 10:00-10:30 
Bring your favorite book to share in today's meeting.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on WORD SORTS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on WRITING your SIGHT WORDS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:
Read a book to a family member or friend.  ENJOY READING!
Third Grade Watch video 7
ZOOM meeting 10:30-11:00 
Bring your favorite book to share in today's meeting.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on WORD SORTS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on WRITING your SIGHT WORDS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:
Read a book to a family member or friend.  ENJOY READING!
Fourth Grade Watch video 7
ZOOM Meeting 11:00-11:30 
Bring your favorite book to share in today's meeting.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on LITERARY TERMS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:
Read a selection and see if you can find your literary terms in your reading.
 
Suggestion: Share a book and read with a family member or friend.  ENJOY READING!
Fifth Grade Watch video 7
ZOOM meeting 11:30-12:00 
Bring your favorite book to share in today's meeting.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on LITERARY TERMS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:  
Read a selection and see if you can identify your literary terms in your reading.
Suggestion:
Read for FUN today.  Thirty minutes and ENJOY!
Sixth Grade Watch video 7
ZOOM meeting 12:0-12:30 
Bring your favorite book to share in today's meeting.
Suggestion:
Watch the video tutorial on LITERARY TERMS that is located on the STAR PAGE.
Suggestion:
Choose a reading selection and identify your literary terms in your reading.
Suggestion:
Read for thirty minutes today..something your ENJOY!!!
May 11 - May 15
Week 8
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kindergarten Watch video 6
ZOOM meeting 9:00-9:30
 
Reading:
"Helping a Friend"
Suggestion: Watch and practice the pre-primer and primer sight words tutorial video. They are on the STAR Class page. Suggestion:  Practice your sight words with a family member.   Suggestion: Write your letters in uppercase and lowercase on paper, in sand, in shaving cream, or with chalk on the sidewalk. (Discuss the options with your parents.)
First Grade Watch video 6
 
ZOOM meeting
9:30-10:00
 
Reading:
"Happy Birthday"
 
 
 
Suggestion:
Watch and practice the First Grade Sight Word Video Tutorial on the STAR Class Page.
Suggestion:
Practice your sight words with a family member or a friend.
Suggestion:
Write your upper and lower case letters and/or sight words on paper, in sand, in shaving cream, or with chalk on the side walk.  (Discuss options with your parents).
Second Grade Watch video 6
 
ZOOM meeting 10:00-10:30
 
Reading: 
"I Want to Buy a Computer Game"
Suggestion:
 
Watch and Practice the Sight Word Tutorial Video on the STAR Class Page
 
Suggestion:
Practice your sight words with a family member or friend.
Suggestion:
Practice writing your sight words on paper, in sand, in shaving cream, or with sidewalk chalk.  (Discuss options with your parents).
Third Grade Watch video 6
 
ZOOM meeting 10:30-11:00
 
Reading:
"I Want a Phone!"
 
Suggestion:
Watch and Practice the Third Grade Sight Words Tutorial Video on the STAR Class Page.
Suggestion:
Practice your sight words with a family member or friend.
Suggestion:
Find a creative way to practice writing your sight words.  Shaving cream, Chalk, Sand, or other ideas. (Discuss options with your parents.)
Fourth Grade Watch video 6
 
ZOOM Meeting 11:00 - 11:30
 
Reading:
"How Can You Help?"
Suggestion:
Brainstorm ways to help others during this time period in our lives.
Suggestion:
Choose one person to help today and show kindness in paying it forward.
Suggestion:
Choose something to read that makes you happy and read for 30 minutes.
Fifth Grade Watch video 6
 
ZOOM meeting 11:30 -12:00
 
Reading:
"Do you Bully?"
 
Suggestion:
Brainstorm ways to stop bullying and share your ideas with a family member of friend.
Suggestion:
Email any ideas you have on ways to STOP bullying to your STAR teachers.
Suggestion:
Read something you enjoy for 30 minutes today.
Sixth Grade Watch video 6
 
ZOOM meeting 12:00-12:30
 
Reading:
"Furry Friends"
Suggestion:
Do you have a pet? Spend some quality time caring for the pet today and play!  If you do not have a pet, think about a pet you would like to have one day and research ways to care for that type of pet.
Suggestion:
Jot down a list of responsibilities you would having in caring for a pet.
Suggestion:
Choose a topic of interest to you and read about it for 30 minutes.  Feel free to share with your STAR teachers or just reflect on what you have read.
 
May 4 - May 8
Week 7
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kindergarten Watch video 5
ZOOM meeting 9:00-9:30
 
Read "Cooking With a Cookbook"
Suggestion: Watch "Roman's Cooking Corner" where a 2-year-old bakes a cake! 
Or tune in to an episode of "Masterchef Junior."
Suggestion: Check out these 11 fun & easy recipes for kids:
Suggestion: With your parent's help, cook something yummy from a recipe. Need ideas? Here's 3 breakfast foods kids can cook.
First Grade Watch video 5
ZOOM meeting
9:30-10:00
 
Read "An Elephant's Excellent Trunk"
Suggestion: Click for a quick safari from your sofa:
Suggestion: Think about what you would enjoy most about being an elephant.
Suggestion: Learn how to draw an elephant.
Second Grade Watch video 5
ZOOM meeting 10:00-10:30
 
Read "An Adventure in Africa"
Suggestion: Click for a quick safari from your sofa:  
Suggestion: Go on a backyard safari to see how many animals you can find. Be careful! Suggestion: Learn how to draw a lion:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4Uz0wwCdqE
Third Grade Watch video 5
ZOOM meeting 10:30-11:00
 
Read "Pluto: The Planet That Wasn't"
Suggestion: Want to watch Pluto rap? Click here:
Suggestion: Click here for a kid's crash course in constellation location.
 
 
Suggestion: Tonight, try to locate the North Star--the brightest star in the Little Dipper.
Fourth Grade Watch video 5
ZOOM meeting 11:00-11:30
 
Read "Field Trip" 
Suggestion: Take a virtual tour of the International Space Station. Click here:
Suggestion: Click here for a crash course for kids in constellation location.
Suggestion: Tonight, try to locate the North Star--the brightest star in the Little Dipper.
Fifth Grade Watch video 5
ZOOM meeting 11:30-12:00
 
Read "The Roots of Southern Food" 
Suggestion: With your parent's permission, help cook a traditional Southern dish for supper. Suggestion: Watch a PBS episode (9 p.m. on Fridays) of N.C. chef Vivian Howard's "Somewhere South," or any cooking show. Suggestion: Find a comfortable chair and read recipes in a cookbook that looks good to you. 
Sixth Grade Watch video 5
ZOOM meeting 12:00-12:30
 
Read "Space Junk"
Suggestion: Take a virtual tour of the International Space Station. Click here:
Suggestion:Check out this artist's rendering of space junk:
Suggestion: Watch
space junk circle the Earth:
 
 
April 27-May 1
Week 6
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kindergarten Watch video 4
ZOOM meeting 9:00 
"American Heroes"
Suggestion:
Talk with a family member about what it means to be a hero.
Suggestion:  Draw a picture of your hero.
Suggestion:
Relax and Read a book with with a family member or friend.  
First Grade Watch video 4
ZOOM meeting 9:30 
"Child Education"
Suggestion:
Talk to a family member about how learning is a school and at home.
Suggestion:
Write a sentence about one thing you have learned to do your first grade year.
 
Suggestion:  Choose a book and read it today with someone who is home with you.  Talk about what you like about the book.
Second Grade Watch video 4
ZOOM meeting 10:00 
"Family History"
Suggestions:
Ask you family about your genealogy.
 
Suggestion: Read "Talk" from ReadWorks.org and answer the question set. Suggestion: Write about a real-life story that happened in your family and email it to your STAR teacher.
Third Grade Watch video 4
ZOOM meeting 10:30 
"Historical Movements for Equal Rights"
Suggestion: Reread the nonfiction passage from ReadWorks.org and answer the question set. Suggestion: Read "The Winning Vote" from ReadWorks.org and answer the question set.
Suggestion: Write about how you think equal rights have changed in America and email your response to your STAR teacher
 
Fourth Grade Watch video 4
ZOOM Meeting 11:00 
"Jobs that Help Others"
Suggestion: Reread the nonfiction passage from ReadWorks.org and answer the question set. Suggestion: Read "Officer Harry" from ReadWorks.org and answer the question set.  Suggestion: Think about jobs that help others, make a list of those jobs and tell why they are important, especially in the day in which we live.  Write about this and email it to your STAR teacher. (optional)
Fifth Grade Watch video 4
ZOOM meeting 11:30 
"Emotional and Physical Health"
Suggestion: Suggestion: Reread the nonfiction passage from ReadWorks.org and answer the question set. Suggestion: Read "It Feels Good to Laugh" from ReadWorks.org and answer the question set. Suggestion: Write a letter to yourself about things you can do during this time to make you feel healthy, emotionally and physically, and email it to one of your STAR teachers. 
Sixth Grade Watch video 4
ZOOM meeting 12:00
"Making Friends" 
Suggestion: Reread the nonfiction passage from ReadWorks.org and answer the question set. Suggestion: Read "The Lonely Girl" from ReadWorks.org and answer the question set. Suggestion: Write some suggestions of ways to reach out to others and be a good friend.  Email this to one of your STAR teachers. 
 
 
April 20-April 24
Week 5
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kindergarten Watch video 3
ZOOM meeting 9:00-9:30 
"My School"
Suggestion for today: Read to your favorite stuffed animal. Suggestion for today: Listen to Miss Maple's Seeds here:  www.readbrightly.com
Suggestion for today: Imagine you are Miss Maple. What would you teach the seeds?
 
First Grade Watch video 3
ZOOM meeting 9:30-10:00 
"My Dog"
Suggestion for today: Read to your dog or favorite stuffed animal. Suggestion for today:  Draw a picture of your pet or a pet you would like to have one day.
Suggestion for today:
Talk to a family member or friend about what their favorite book is and why.
Second Grade Watch video 3
ZOOM meeting 10:00-10:30 
"The Wishing Tree"
Suggestion for today: If you could make a wish, what would it be?  Think about it, talk about it, and write it down.  "I WISH..."
Suggestion for today: Read something that interests you for 30 minutes.
Suggestion for today:
Ask a family member or friend to read to you today.
Third Grade Watch video 3
ZOOM meeting 10:30-11:00 
"The Big Hike"
Suggestion for today:
Go on a walk with an adult and talk about things you see.
Suggestion for today:
Choose a book you love and read it to a friend, a family member, or aloud to yourself.
Suggestion for today:
Relax and read something you like in your favorite place like maybe outside on a porch or under a tree.  Enjoy and relax!
Fourth Grade Watch video 3
ZOOM Meeting 11:00-11:30 
"Siblings"
Suggestion for today:
If you have a brother or sister, plan something fun with them today.  If you are an only child, ask a family member to do something with you.  You plan it.  Read together, play a game, go on a walk.
Suggestion for today:
Write a note to your brother or sister or a family member or friend and tell them what you love about them.
Suggestion for today:
Read a book you to your sibling, family member, or friend.  Share why you love the book.
Fifth Grade Watch video 3
ZOOM meeting 11:30-12:00 
"Brothers"
Suggestion for today:
Choose something to read that interests you, and go to a special quiet place and enjoy your reading.
Suggestion for today:
Talk to a brother, sister, family member or friend, and ask them about what kinds of things they like to read and why.  Maybe they will share with you and you can read together and talk about it.
Suggestion for today:
Write in a journal about this past month of learning at home.  What have been some good things you have experienced?
Sixth Grade Watch video 3
ZOOM meeting 12:00-12:30 
"Lonely"
Suggestion for today:
Talk to a friend or family member about feelings you are having right now.  Ask how they are doing as well.
Suggestion for today:
Choose something your enjoy reading and read for thirty minutes.
Suggestion for today: Begin a journal and write about things that make you happy, excited, sad, or lonely.
 
** Click any "underlined" links in the table below to view your assignments.

April 13-April 17
Week 4
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kindergarten Watch video 2 ZOOM meeting 9:00 "Three Blind Mice" Draw a picture of the mice.(To reread, use class code U5JCJ5) Email your picture to a STAR teacher (optional) Ask a friend or family member to read you his/her favorite nursery rhyme (optional)
First Grade Watch video 2 ZOOM meeting 9:30 "Drinking Fountain" Reread poem from ReadWorks.org (class code 4DVNQV) and do question set read "Drink Water" from ReadWorks.org and do question set (optional) Email us your favorite nursery rhyme and tell why it's your favorite. (optional)
Second Grade Watch video 2 ZOOM meeting 10:00 "The Wind" Reread poem from ReadWorks.org (class code 2MXFWA) and do question set Read "Wind Power" from ReadWorks.org do question set questions Write your own poem and email to a STAR teacher (optional)
Third Grade Watch video 2 ZOOM meeting 10:30 "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Reread poem from ReadWorks.org (class code CCM5HC) and do question set Read "Snowy Town" from ReadWorks and do  question set Write your own poem and email to a STAR teacher (optional)
Fourth Grade Watch video 2 ZOOM Meeting 11:00 "Grown Up" Reread poem from ReadWorks.org (class code VVUJFW) and do question set Read "Growing Up Outside" and do question set
Write your own poem and email to a STAR teacher
(optional)
Fifth Grade Watch video 2 ZOOM meeting 11:30 "Casey at the Bat" Reread poem from ReadWorks.org (class code NLANWH) and do question set Read "Playing Outside" from ReadWorks.org and do question set Write your own poem and email to a STAR teacher (optional)
Sixth Grade Watch video 2 ZOOM meeting 12:00 "The Road Not Taken" Reread poem from ReadWorks.org (class code PSN36C) and do question set Read "April Fool's Day" from ReadWorks.org and do question set Write your own poem and email to a STAR teacher (optional)

 
** Click any "underlined" links in the table below to view your assignments.

April 5- April 9 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 3 office hours/tutoring 8:00-10:00 & 1:00-3:00 office hours/tutoring 8:00-10:00 & 1:00-3:00 office hours/tutoring 8:00-10:00 & 1:00-3:00 office hours/tutoring 8:00-10:00 & 1:00-3:00 office hours/tutoring 8:00-10:00 & 1:00-3:00
Kindergarten
Watch video 1
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ZOOM meeting
9:00 a.m.
Read! Contacts/Tutoring Email assignments to STAR teachers
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First Grade Watch video 1
& download free ZOOM app
ZOOM meeting
9:30 a.m.
Read Contacts/Tutoring Email assignments to STAR teachers
holiday
Second Grade Watch video 1
& download free ZOOM app
ZOOM Meeting
10:00 a.m.
Read! Contacts/Tutoring Email assignments to STAR teachers
holiday
Third Grade Watch video 1
& download free ZOOM app
ZOOM Meeting
10:30 a.m.
Read! Contacts/Tutoring Email assignments to STAR
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Fourth Grade Watch video 1
& download free ZOOM app
ZOOM Meeting
11:00 a.m.
Read! Contacts/Tutoring Email assignments to STAR teachers
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Fifth Grade Watch video 1
& download free ZOOM app
ZOOM Meeting
11:30 a.m.
Read! Contacts/Tutoring Email  assignments to STAR teachers
holiday
Sixth Grade Watch video 1
& download free ZOOM app
ZOOM Meeting
12:00 p.m.
Read! Contacts?Tutoring Email assignments to STAR teachers
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Office Hours: 
STAR office hours and
tutoring hours are
8:00 am - 10:00 am 
and 
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm daily.