December 10 – December 14, 2018

Here are the dates for upcoming assessments for the remainder of December:

Updated 12/10/18

December 12 – RI (2nd assessment for the school year)

December 14 – Warm-up Quiz #7 (last one for the quarter) and TSB Summative Vocabulary Assessment (Q2 S2)

*Review for TSB novel vocabulary for your upcoming Test – Touching Spirit Bear Vocabulary use CODE: 307657

Quizlet review for TSB vocabulary – https://quizlet.com/238074209/touching-spirit-bear-ch-1-12-with-springboard-collaboration-flash-cards/

December 17-18 Q2 Touchstone

Here is what we are working on this week:

Standard: ELAGSE6RL1, ELAGSE6RL2, ELAGSE6RL3, ELAGSE6RL4, ELAGSE6RL5, ELAGSE6RL6,                    ELAGSE6W10, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L4

You can download a PDF version of TSB.   You can add this to your iBooks on your device.

Here is the link the the online book.

https://www.bighorn1.com/view/3874.pdf

MONDAY – Today students received their new weekly reading comprehension warm-up for week #7 and took a quiz over chapters 1-8 from TSB.  Afterwards, on page 8 in the TSB packet, students began completing “Coles Journal.”  Read and follow the directions for completing 5 journal entries.  Minimum one paragraph, but no more than two, told from Cole’s perspective using the prompts given.

HOMEWORK: If you were absent or did not finish in class, complete Cole’s Journal tonight.  I will check it in class tomorrow and selected students will share their entries.

ASSESSMENTS:  Daily Reading Warm-up Quiz on Friday – Week 7 “Vampire Bats:  Monster or Misunderstood?”

TSB Vocabulary Summative on Friday.

TUESDAY – Informational Focus:  Dealing with Anger.  Students will work in rotating groups and be given various questions about dealing with anger.  After sharing their responses,  students will read the article in their TSB packets and answer comprehension questions.  We will also use flashcards to review for the TSB vocabulary summative on Friday.

HOMEWORK:  Complete any work not finished in class.

ASSESSMENTS: Daily Reading Warm-up Quiz on Friday – Week 7 “Vampire Bats:  Monster or Misunderstood?”

TSB Vocabulary Summative on Friday.

WEDNESDAY – Students will be in the computer lab today taking their midyear Reading Inventory.  Once students finish the assessment, they will have class time to work on Spirit Squares.

HOMEWORK:  Study for TSB vocabulary summative

– Touching Spirit Bear Vocabulary use CODE: 307657

ASSESSMENTS: Daily Reading Warm-up Quiz on Friday – Week 7 “Vampire Bats:  Monster or Misunderstood?”

TSB Vocabulary Summative on Friday.

THURSDAY – Today we will be reading chapters 9 – 12 and completing the study guide for these chapters.

HOMEWORK:  Study for TSB Vocabualry summative  – Touching Spirit Bear Vocabulary use CODE: 307657

ASSESSMENTS: Daily Reading Warm-up Quiz on Friday – Week 7 “Vampire Bats:  Monster or Misunderstood?”

TSB Vocabulary Summative on Friday.

FRIDAY – Students will take their last daily warm-up quiz for the quarter.  Afterwards, they will complete Q2 S2 – TSB Vocabulary Summative.  Early finishers will work on their Spirit Squares.

Upcoming Assessment Dates

Here are the dates for upcoming assessments for the remainder of December:

Updated 12/7/18

December 7 – Warm-up Quiz #6 

December 10 – TSB chapter quiz 1-8

December 12 – RI (2nd assessment for the school year)

December 14 – Warm-up Quiz #7 (last one for the quarter) and TSB Summative Vocabulary Assessment

December 17-18 Q2 Touchstone

 

December 3 – December 7, 2018

Here is what we are working on this week:

Standard: ELAGSE6RL1, ELAGSE6RL2, ELAGSE6RL3, ELAGSE6RL4, ELAGSE6RL5, ELAGSE6RL6,                    ELAGSE6W10, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L4

You can download a PDF version of TSB.  Go to Google, type in Touching Spirit Bear PDF and it will be the first link that is returned.  You can add this to your iBooks on your device.

 

MONDAY – Today we continued reading TSB.  We read through chapters 1 and 2, completed the study guide for these chapters and reviewed the answers.

HOMEWORK: If you were absent or did not finish in class, finish reading the chapters and complete the study guide questions for Ch. 1-2.

ASSESSMENTS:  Daily Reading Warm-up Quiz on Friday – Week 6 “The Chatterbox Prince”

TUESDAY – Today we began reading chapters 3, 4, and 5.  As we are reading, we are completing the study guide for these chapters.

HOMEWORK:

ASSESSMENTS:  Daily Reading Warm-up Quiz on Friday – Week 6 “The Chatterbox Prince”

WEDNESDAY – We completed reading chapters 3-5, answered and discussed the study guide questions for these chapters.  Students were introduced to Spirit Squares.  This is a summative performance task that students work on throughout the book in class.

HOMEWORK: 

*Warm -Up Quiz Friday

*Touching Spirit Bear Chapters 1-8 Quiz Friday, May be rescheduled (Study all chapter questions and answers)

*Touching Spirit Bear Chapters 1- 8 Answer Key-xzi13v

*Begin reviewing TSB novel vocabulary for your upcoming Test – Touching Spirit Bear Vocabulary use CODE: 307657

ASSESSMENTS:  Daily Reading Warm-up Quiz on Friday – Week 6 “The Chatterbox Prince”

THURSDAY – Today we began reading chapters 6, 7, and 8 and completed study guide questions.  Some classes did not finish reading all of chapter 8 so please do so for homework tonight.  We will review before the quiz.  Here is the link the the online book.

https://www.bighorn1.com/view/3874.pdf

HOMEWORK:  Finish chapter 8 and complete all questions for the study guide 6-8.  We will have a chapter quiz over TSB ch. 1-8 on Friday 12/7.

ASSESSMENTS:  Daily Reading Warm-up Quiz on Friday – Week 6 “The Chatterbox Prince” and TSB chapter quiz over 1-8.  Here is the answer key to check your work.

Touching-Spirit-Bear-Chapters-1-8-Answer-Key-xzi13v-zx11he

FRIDAY – Students completed their daily reading warm-up quiz and TSB chapter 1-8 quiz.  They also worked on Spirit Squares 1-5.

November 26 – November 30, 2018

Here is what we are working on this week:

Standard: ELAGSE6RL1, ELAGSE6RL2, ELAGSE6RL3, ELAGSE6RL4, ELAGSE6RL5, ELAGSE6RL6,                    ELAGSE6W10, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L4

MONDAY – Today we began “Pre-Reading” activities to build background knowledge as we get ready to read “Touching Spirit Bear” (aka TSB).  This novel study will take place over the next several weeks.  Students began completing an Anticipation Guide where they were given several statements and respond with agreee/disagree plus an explanation.  If this was not completed in class, it will need to be completed for homework.  Students are not required to purchase a book as we have a classroom set.  If students would like to download it to their device, I will show them how they can add it for free to their library.

HOMEWORK:  Finish the “Opinion Before Reading” columns (front and back) on the TSB Anticipation Guide.  It will be checked tomorrow.

Daily Reading Warm-Up Quiz #5 “Fever in New Orleans” on Friday

TUESDAY – TAKE A STAND:  Today we will discuss students opinions from the anticipation guide and begin reading about the juvenile justice system and what happens when a juvenile is arrested for a crime.  Students will complete comprehension and analysis questions.

HOMEWORK:  Finish reading the “Juvenile Justice System” and “What happens when a juvenile commits a crime?”  Complete the comprehension and analysis questions if you did not finish in class.  There are 15 questions to complete.

Daily Reading Warm-Up Quiz #5 “Fever in New Orleans” on Friday

WEDNESDAY – Students will continue and complete building background knowledge for TSB.  They will explore Native American cultures in Alaska and Totem Poles. 

HOMEWORK:  Finish reading “Alaska’s History, Climate, and Geography” and “The Tlingit People of Alaska and Circle Justice”.  Complete ALL comprehension questions that follow.

Daily Reading Warm-Up Quiz #5 “Fever in New Orleans” on Friday

THURSDAY – TSB Vocabulary Pre-Test.  Students will receive their TSB work packets and review the expectations of the novel study.

HOMEWORK:  Mini Quiz over Juvenile Justice, Alaska’s History, and The Tlingit People of Alaska.  Make sure you have your informational articles in class.

Daily Reading Warm-Up Quiz #5 “Fever in New Orleans” on Friday

FRIDAY – Daily Warm-Up Quiz, TSB Informational Mini Quiz, and begin reading chapters 1-2.

November 12 – November 16, 2018

Here is what we are working on this week:

ELAGSE6RL9: Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics. ELAGSE6W10,   ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L4

MONDAY

Today classes were shortened due to an adjusted schedule for our “Color Battle” assembly. Today students began with their new warm-up article along with the questions titled, “The Moons in Our Solar System.” Afterwards, we began our mini unit on Genres of Fiction. We created interactive notes with examples of each genre we will be studying.

HOMEWORK

-Genre of Fiction Quiz Thursday, November 15th

-Practice using Quizizz go to quizizz.com and use codes; 080412 and 142391

-Warm Up Quiz Friday, November 16th

TUESDAY

Today we will use our notes as we read several passages and identify the characteristics of each genre within the stories and place these characteristics on a graphic organizer.

HOMEWORK

-Complete Genre of Fiction practice worksheet

-Genre of Fiction Quiz Thursday, November 15th

-Practice using Quizizz go to quizizz.com and use codes; 080412 and 142391

-Warm Up Quiz Friday, November 16th

WEDNESDAY

Students will finish completing their graphic organizers from Tuesday and then practice for their Genre of Fiction quiz using a sorting activity.

If you did not finish your graphic organizer in class, please do so for homework tonight.  The passages are posted below.

HOMEWORK

-Genres of Fiction Graphic Organizer passages Passages-1abyb3q

-Genre of Fiction Quiz TOMORROW, November 15th

-Practice using Quizizz go to quizizz.com and use codes; 080412 and 142391

-Warm Up Quiz Friday, November 16th

THURSDAY

Students will review before taking their Genres of Fiction Quiz

HOMEWORK

-Warm Up Quiz TOMORROW, November 16th

FRIDAY

Students will take their Warm Up Quiz.  Afterwards, they will read a book of their choice independently  and discuss in book circles afterwards.

Text Structure Summative Re-Take

The re-take will be given on Tuesday, November 13 at 8:15 AM.  Students will need to see me for the remediation assignments and instructions for completing an additional assignment from USA Test Prep.

November 5 – November 9, 2018

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK TO CLASS EVERYDAY!!

 

STUDENTS AND PARENTS! We have access to USA Test Prep, which is a wonderful source to practice our 6th grade Reading and Language Arts standards.  If students do not already have an account, you may activate one with the following information:

Account ID: lgmsga
Student Activation Code: newton77
Please make your username and password the same as what you use at school so you don’t forget them!
You may begin using it at any time, but we will have some homework assignments with it in the future.

Here is what we are working on this week:

ELAGSE6RI, ELAGSE6RI2, ELAGSE6RI6, ELAGSE6RI8, ELAGSE6RI9, ELAGSE6W7, ELAGSE6W9 ELAGSE6W10, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L4, ELAGSE6L6

Text Structure Practice Quizzizz

https://quizizz.com/join

Use Code : 623276

Use Code: 760008

MONDAY – Today we reviewed week #2 warm-up quiz.  Some students are still having problems using close reading strategies.  Students are struggling with the following:  not reading the questions carefully, failure to look for text evidence to back up their answers, failure to use context clues, not reading ALL the answer choices before choosing the best answer,  and not applying critical thinking skills.  Please continue to review your weekly reading passages daily and review the daily questions to help prepare for the weekly quizzes.

HOMEWORK:  Continue to practice identifying nonfiction text structures.  The summative assessment has been moved to this Thursday.

TUESDAY – Student Holiday – No School!

WEDNESDAY – Today students reviewed the Text Structure formative assessment to prepare for the summative on Thursday.  Students will reflect on areas of strength as well as areas of weakness.  Small groups will work on specific skills that need remediation.

HOMEWORK:  Continue to work on Identifying Text Structure to prepare for the summative assessment.

THURSDAY – Identifying Text Structure Summative Assessment.  Students will review before the test and will be able to ask any questions they still may have.

HOMEWORK:  Read for 20-30 minutes.

FRIDAY – Reading Comprehension Warm-Up check.  Afterwards, students will review the results of the Text Structure summative.

October 29 – November 2, 2018

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK TO CLASS EVERYDAY!!

Red Ribbon Week continues. Here is the line up for the remainder of the week.

Monday 10/29: Life is sweet, LEI off drugs- Hawaiian Day
Tuesday 10/30: Don’t let drugs TWIST your thoughts- Pink Out
Wednesday 10/31: Life is a journey, travel drug free- Tacky Tourist

STUDENTS AND PARENTS! We have access to USA Test Prep, which is a wonderful source to practice our 6th grade Reading and Language Arts standards.  If students do not already have an account, you may activate one with the following information:

Account ID: lgmsga
Student Activation Code: newton77
Please make your username and password the same as what you use at school so you don’t forget them!
You may begin using it at any time, but we will have some homework assignments with it in the future.

Here is what we are working on this week:

ELAGSE6RI, ELAGSE6RI2, ELAGSE6RI6, ELAGSE6RI8, ELAGSE6RI9, ELAGSE6W7, ELAGSE6W9 ELAGSE6W10, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L4, ELAGSE6L6

Text Structure Practice Quizzizz

Text Structure Quizziz Use Code :126065

Text Structure Practice Part Two Use Code: 760008

MONDAY – Today we continued working with identifying nonfiction Text Structures.  Students read a paired passage comparing and contrasting two different articles about the Triangle Shirt Waist Fire of 1911 and viewed a companion news video clip.

HOMEWORK:  Read for 20-30 minutes.

TUESDAY – Today students will read about the Liebeck vs. McDonalds case to identify cause and effect text structure.  They will also view a companion news video clip.

HOMEWORK:  Complete the questions for “Ridiculous Warning Labels: The Case That Started It” due tomorrow.  Complete Identifying Text Structure practice.  This will be due on Thursday and will help prepare you for the Formative Assessment on Thursday.

WEDNESDAY – Today we will identify descriptive text structures where students will determine the main idea and supporting details.  After, they will identify problem/solution and sequence/chronological text structures.

HOMEWORK:  Continue to work on Identifying Text Structure practice that is due tomorrow.  

THURSDAY – Identifying Text Structure practice is due.  We will review the homework and then take the assessment.

HOMEWORK:  Read for 20-30 minutes.

FRIDAY – Reading Comprehension Warm-Up check.  Afterwards, students will continue practicing identifying nonfiction text structures through stations.

October 22 – October 26, 2018

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK TO CLASS EVERYDAY!!

This week is the beginning of Red Ribbon Week, and here is the line up for the themed days:

Tuesday 10/23:  “Red”y to live a drug free life- Wear Read
Wednesday 10/24:  Be smart about drugs so your future is BRIGHT! – Wear Neon
Thursday 10/25: Use your head- stay clear of drugs- Hat Day
Friday 10/26: Team up against drugs- Spiritwear Day- HAWK Time Schedule
Monday 10/29: Life is sweet, LEI off drugs- Hawaiian Day
Tuesday 10/30: Don’t let drugs TWIST your thoughts- Pink Out
Wednesday 10/31: Life is a journey, travel drug free- Tacky Tourist

Also, parents and students, we have access to USA Test Prep, which is a wonderful source to practice our 6th grade Reading and Language Arts standards.  If students do not already have an account, you may activate one with the following information:

Account ID: lgmsga
Student Activation Code: newton77
Please make your username and password the same as what you use at school so you don’t forget them!
You may begin using it at any time, but we will have some homework assignments with it in the future.

Here is what we are working on this week:

ELAGSE6RI, ELAGSE6RI2, ELAGSE6RI6, ELAGSE6RI8, ELAGSE6RI9, ELAGSE6W7, ELAGSE6W9 ELAGSE6W10, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L4, ELAGSE6L6

MONDAY – Today we continued and completed our review of main idea and supporting details.  Some students are still struggling with this.  I recommend going to MOBYMAX and practicing some more.  We also continued with our STEM focus and read an article about how electronics can still draw power even when they are turned off.  Not only is this a waste of money, but it leads to massive carbon emissions that threaten our planet.

HOMEWORK:  Read for 20-30 minutes.

TUESDAY – Text Structures.  We will learn about the different types of text structures in non-fiction writing (description, cause/effect, compare/contrast, problem/solution, order/sequence/chronological order).  In keeping with our STEM focus, we will be reading articles that use a cause/effect structure and a problem/solution text structure.  Students will take the information gained in Reading class and use it in math, science, and Language Arts.

HOMEWORK:  Complete Text Structure practice packet.  This will be due on Friday.

WEDNESDAY – Today we will have the laptops to further investigate the causes and effects that electronics have on the environment.

HOMEWORK:  Continue to work on Text Structure practice packet.  This will be due on Friday.

THURSDAY – Working with the laptops, students will continue their investigations on cause/effect and begin moving towards problem/solution of electronics and the environment.  One of the key elements of STEM is for students to research a problem and formulate a solution.

HOMEWORK:  Continue to work on Text Structure practice packet.  This will be due on Friday.

FRIDAY – Reading Comprehension Warm-Up check.  Afterwards, students will continue with text structure using articles related to our STEM focus and the laptops.

October 15 – October 19, 2018

Please read Mr. Bailey’s letter explaining how the Reading Inventory will appear in Synergy as a grade.  RI Letter for Synergy_1-1z7utj8 (This is also posted under the Resources Tab)

PLEASE BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOKS (IRB) TO CLASS EVERYDAY!

H:ere is what we are working on this week:

ELAGSE6RI1, ELAGSE6RI2, ELAGSE6RI6, ELAGSE6W9, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L4, ELAGSE6L6

MONDAY – Today we went over the Unit 1 summative to identify areas of strength and weaknesses.  Skills that were commonly missed will be revisited during the second quarter to make sure students master the skill during 6th grade.

TUESDAY – Today we begin working on some STEM activities.  We will begin learning about electricity, what type of household items draw electric even when turned off, and what type of electronics are causing pollution or unhealthy conditions in our environment.  The end result will be for students to find a solution.  This will be a year long focus.

WEDNESDAY – All classes will visit the Book Fair to purchase books or add to their wish list.  We will also continue working on our STEM activities.

THURSDAY – Continuation of STEM.  Students will read various articles and will complete a graphic organizer to identify the main idea as well as supporting details.

FRIDAY – Continuation of STEM.  Students will continue reading and identifying the main idea, supporting details, and author’s purpose (PIE’ED).

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