McCulloch Intermediate School / Highland Park Middle School

Mr. Leutz


What we are doing this week (2/20/18-2/23/18):


  • We will begin reader's theater
  • We will discuss speaker tags and paragraphing
  • After finishing our prewriting sheet (due Wednesday the 21st and attached to right), we will type out and print the rough draft for our country's myth -- revised copies will be due on Friday the 23rd 
  • We will continue working with inferences, including the use of context clues to decipher word meanings
  • We will be introduced to a new strategy to help with reading comprehension strategies, SUMMIT, and utilize this for an in-class reading comprehension passage on Thursday the 22nd  
  • We will continue with our new book, Masterminds -- we are implementing a  color-coded signpost bookmark system for encouraging critical thinking skills with this book
  • We will continue our Masterminds journaling online

Social Studies

  • We will begin discussions over the American Civil War
  • We will continue work with our imaginary country
Link to social studies online textbook: 
*****Homework for both LA and SS is listed on the calendar below*****


Jack Leutz


5th grade LA/SS

Team Super Stars


Office: B221

Phone: 214-780-3500


Tutoring/Retest times:
3:40-4:00 Every day except Tuesday and Friday