September 17 – September 21, 2018

MobyMax Assignments – I have added several remediation assignments in MobyMax for students that did not do well on the formative assessment.  Please complete these so you can do well on the unit summative assessment at the end of this quarter.

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

Summative Vocabulary Assessment Part 2 this Thursday, September 20.  Students have been given a glossary of terms.  Here is the link to Quizlet to help you study.  Remember, Part 1 was the first 15 terms and Part 2 will be the last 15 terms. 

https://quizlet.com/219310914/6th-grade-reading-literary-terms-vocabulary-flash-cards/

You can also use Quizzizz to practice as well.

Quizizz Part Two  (Use Code: 276493 to join the game)

Here is what we are working on this week:

ELAGSE6RL1, ELAGSE6RI1, ELAGSE6RL6, ELAGSE6RI6, ELAGSE6W10, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L2, ELAGSE6L3, ELAGSE6L4

MONDAY – Students received their RI Student Action Report to take home.  An email was also sent home today further explaining how RI scores are used.  Students finished working on identifying elements of foreshadowing.  On Thursday, they will take Q1 Summative #2 – Literary Terms Part 2.  On Friday, they will take a formative assessment over foreshadowing, inferencing, and point of view.  These are skills that we started working on last week and are continuing to focus on this week.

TUESDAY – Today students will work on inferencing skills.  They will take guided notes and practice using several different pieces of texts.

HOMEWORK:  Complete the practice assignment on inferencing and identifying text evidence to back up your inference.  Also, I have added practice assignments on inferencing and point of view in MobyMax which should be completed by Friday, September 21.

WEDNESDAY – Today students will finish working on inferencing by looking at different examples such as cartoons, pictures, and song lyrics.  Next we will begin working on point of view.  Students will also review the terms for the summative assessment on Thursday.

HOMEWORK:  Study for summative assessment-Literary Terms part 2

THURSDAY – Students will take Q1 Summative #2 Literary Terms part 2.  After the assessment we will continue working on identifying the pronouns which indicate points of view.  We will also review for the formative assessment on Friday over foreshadowing, inferencing, and point of view.

FRIDAY – Formative assessment over foreshadowing, inferencing, and point of view.  Students will participate in a review game before the assessment

Enjoy your Fall Break!!!

September 10 – September 14, 2018

Any student wishing to improve their score on the Unit One Literary Terms test will have the opportunity to re-take this assessment next Tuesday, September 18th.  All those interested in the re-take must complete both of the following assignments by Friday, September 14th;

1. Complete a Self-Assessment Sheet. To complete this sheet, students will need to use their graded scan-tron and a copy of the test. They are welcome to come to my class during homeroom to get a copy of the test to complete this.

2. Complete a Quizizz with at least an 80 or Above.  Students will need to copy and paste the web address, https://quizizz.com/join/ , and use the game code 155251 to join. Please make sure you sign in using your actual first and last name.   

Students that have completed both assignments by 6 PM on Friday, September 14th. They will be given a pass to report to my classroom on Tuesday or Wednesday morning at either 8:50-9:19 AM or later on those days from 4:30-5:10 PM to take the re-take.   The higher grade will be put in Synergy along with a comment indicating their original score.  All of this information as well as a copy of the self-assessment sheet will be given and explained to the students tomorrow in class.

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

Here is what we are working on this week:

ELAGSE6RL3, ELAGSE6RL5, ELAGSE6RI5, ELAGSE6W3, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L4, ELAGSE6L6

Retakes for Q1 Summative #1 Literary Terms Part 1 will be next Tuesday if you scored 79 or below.  You will need to complete the remediation exercise in order to take the retake assessment.

MONDAY – Today students reviewed elements of plot and began examining how setting effects events along the plot.  Students took a “virtual” field trip around the United States and considered how the character’s story would change based on each new setting encountered.  Next, students worked in groups to choose a familiar character and gave them a new setting.  On Tuesday, students will create a comic strip with the new setting.

HOMEWORK:  Complete the worksheet Analyzing Author’s Choices.  Brainstorm ideas for your groups comic strip and come prepared with your ideas.

TUESDAY – Students will be given class time to work on their comic strips.  Afterwards, they will participate in a “Gallery Walk” to view the work of their classmates.  They will then cast their vote for their favorite comic.

WEDNESDAY- We will review for the formative assessment on Thursday over plot, setting, and conflict.

HOMEWORK:  Complete the practice assessment you received in class today (2-sided). Study for the formative assessment.

THURSDAY – Formative assessment over plot, setting, and conflict

FRIDAY – We will begin studying the elements of foreshadowing and inferencing.

 

September 3 – September 7, 2018

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

Summative Vocabulary Assessment this Thursday, September 6.  Students have been given a glossary of terms.  Here is the link to Quizlet to help you study.

https://quizlet.com/219310914/6th-grade-reading-literary-terms-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Here is what we are working on this week:

ELAGSE6RL3, ELAGSE6RL5, ELAGSE6RI5, ELAGSE6W3, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELAGSE6L4, ELAGSE6L6

TUESDAY – Today we began studying Plot using the Plot Diagram.  Students completed guided notes/graphic organizer and watched a short video clip showing the plot of Disney’s Aladdin.

HOMEWORK:  Study for Thursday’s assessment

WEDNESDAY – Today we continued with Plot by creating an interactive foldable and using the story Little Red Riding Hood  to identify various points of the plot as well as the conflict in the story. We reviewed for Thursday’s summative assessment over Literary Terms.

HOMEWORK:  Study for Thursday’s assessment

THURSDAY – Students will take Summative #1 over Literary Terms (part 1).  We will then finish with Wednesday’s activity over Little Red Riding Hood.

FRIDAY – Setting the Scene:  Students will analyze how an author’s choice of setting affects events along the plot.  We will also investigate why setting makes such an impact on a narrative.

August 27 – August 31, 2018

The GA Milestones for current 6th graders are in.  They will be sent home with students on Thursday 8/30.  Please be aware that we have not received all of the scores from the feeder schools or other elementary schools, therefore some students will not have scores yet.  As we get them in from the elementary schools, they will be sent home with students.

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

Summative Vocabulary Assessment tentatively scheduled for September 6.  Students have been given a glossary of terms.  Here is the link to Quizlet to help you study.

https://quizlet.com/219310914/6th-grade-reading-literary-terms-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Here is what we are working on this week:

ELAGSE6RL1, ELAGSE6RI1, ELAGSE6RL2, ELAGSE6RI2, ELAGSE6RL7, ELAGS6ERI7, ELAGSE6W4, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d), ELASGE6SL4, ELASGE6SL5, ELAGSE6L4, ELAGSE6L6

Monday – Introduction to Theme.  Students completed guided notes and watched a short video clip which showed how to determine the theme of a text or movie.

Tuesday – More Theme practice.  Students will complete a graphic organizer based on a short video clip.  Next, they will work with a partner as they read several short passages and determine the theme of each.

HOMEWORK:  Complete the Theme practice worksheet received in class.  We will review it in class on Wednesday.  Study for Theme assessment this Friday.

Wednesday – EARLY RELEASE DAY – Students will use several Aesop Fables to complete a graphic organizer determining and identifying theme in the stories.

HOMEWORK:  Complete the Theme practice worksheet #3 you received in class today. Remember to also highlight the characters actions and consequences.  If you did not finish the “Roll A Theme” and “Getting to the Core of the Story” in class, please complete that tonight as well.  We will review all of this in class tomorrow.   Study for Theme assessment this Friday.  theme-worksheet-3-2j7n88s

Thursday – Students will work in collaborative groups using task cards to determine and identify the theme in several short passages.  They will take a mini pre-assessment over Theme to determine their readiness for the formative assessment on Friday (8/31).

HOMEWORK:  Study for Theme assessment this Friday.

Friday – Review for Theme assessment.  Students will take a formative assessment over determining and identifying Theme in literature.

August 20 – August 24, 2018

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

Summative Vocabulary Assessment tentatively scheduled for September 6.  Students have been given a glossary of terms.  Here is the link to Quizlet to help you study.

https://quizlet.com/219310914/6th-grade-reading-literary-terms-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Here is what we are learning this week:

ELAGSERL2

ELAGSERI2

ELAGSERL5

ELAGSERI5

ELAGSEW3

ELAGSESL1 (a-d)

ELAGSEL4(a-d)

MONDAY – We are continuing learning how to identify the main idea from the topic, and supporting details that support the main idea in informational reading pieces.  Students read an article about space junk and completed a graphic organizer.

Some students still have not set up their Reading notebooks.  Organization is key to being successful.

HOMEWORK:  If you have not set up your Reading notebook, please do so tonight.  Instructions are under the Resources tab.

TUESDAY – Students will read an article about the now obsolete toy giant, Toys R Us.  They will complete a graphic organizer identifying the main idea, topic sentence, and supporting details.

HOMEWORK:  Complete the practice assessment.  We will review it on Wednesday.  Also, if you did not finish the graphic organizer for the Toys R Us article, please complete that tonight.  Formative Assessment this Friday!

WEDNESDAY – We will review Tuesday’s homework and take a pre-assessment to prepare for the formative assessment on Friday.

HOMEWORK:  Formative Assessment this Friday!

THURSDAY – Students will be placed in flexible groups to complete extension activities to help prepare them for Friday’s assessment.

HOMEWORK:  Formative Assessment this Friday!

FRIDAY – Formative assessment (40%) over identifying the main idea, topic, topic sentence, and supporting details.

August 13 – August 17, 2018

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

Here is what we are learning this week:

ELAGSERL2

ELAGSERI2

ELAGSERL5

ELAGSERI5

ELAGSEW3

ELAGSESL1 (a-d)

ELAGSEL4(a-d)

MONDAY – Students created a foldable for their notebooks identifying main idea, topic sentences, supporting details, and topic.

HOMEWORK:  If you have not set up your Reading notebook, please do so tonight.  Instructions are under the Resources tab.

TUESDAY – Students will be in the computer lab taking the Reading Inventory.

WEDNESDAY – We will continue with main idea.  Using a reading passage, they will identify the main idea, supporting details, topic sentence, and the topic.

THURSDAY – We will complete our lesson over main idea, extending it by identifying text evidence that supports their claim

FRIDAY – Lovinggood Learning Commons Day (LLC).  Students will take a tour of the LLC and learn how to access resources as well as check out books.

August 6 – August 10, 2018

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

Here is what we are working on this week:

ELAGSE6RI7

ELAGSE6SL1, elements a, b, c, d

ELAGSE6SL2

(For more details on this week’s standards, please look at the standards tab above)

Monday – Students learned more about classroom routines and set up their notebooks.  We also began our Growth Mind Set activity.

Tuesday – We will continue with our Growth Mindset activity using task cards and will close with a class discussion.

Wednesday – Growth Mindset culminating activity and introduction to Restorative Circles.

Thursday – 6th Grade Reading Pre-Test

Friday – Students will complete a reading inventory and a learning style inventory.  They will closely examine their learning style inventory results with will help indicate how they learn best.

 

Welcome to 6th Grade!

Hello and welcome to Mrs. Hahn’s class blog!

Here are the standards being covered this week:

ELAGSE6RI7

ELAGSE6SL1, ELAGSE6SL1-C

ELAGSE6SL2

This week students will be introduced to school policies and procedures as well as classroom policy and procedures.  They will get to know a little bit about me by taking a “Pop Quiz” and they will learn team building through a cooperative lab activity.

Please be sure to check out the “Resources” page.  Here you will find the supply list for my class as well as how your notebook should be organized.  In addition, please take a moment to sign up for Remind text messages as another form of communication.

Each week I will list the standards that we will be working on throughout the week.  Please refer to the “Standards” tab for a detailed account of each standard.

HOMEWORK:  Your supplies are due into class by Monday.  We will be setting notebooks up on this day.  Each day you are responsible for having your independent reading book with you.  Beginning Monday, you will begin independent reading.

We had a great first day and I look forward to an amazing year!

 

May 21 – May 23, 2018

Here is what we are working on this last week of school:

Monday – Summative assessment over Fever 1793

Tuesday and Wednesday – Students are released at 1:30.  We will be watching a documentary about Fever 1793 and the effects of yellow fever.  Students will have an activity to complete.

Have a great SUMMER!!!!

May 14 – May 18, 2018

Here is our schedule for this week:

Monday – Students are continuing reading Fever 1793.  Today we read chapters 17, 18, and part of 19.  Students continued to work on their study guides.

Tuesday – Students will continue to read and complete their study guides.  Our goal is to finish the book by the end of this week.

Wednesday – Continuation of Fever 1793

Thursday – 6th Grade Olympic Day and yearbook distribution.

Friday – Completion of Fever 1793.  Formative vocabulary quiz – chapters 16 – Epilogue.  Here is the key to the study guide to help you study for the summative on Monday.

Study Guide Key Ch. 17-Epilogue-2iba2ny

NEXT WEEK…

Monday – Summative assessment over Fever 1793

Tuesday and Wednesday – Students are released at 1:30.  We will be watching a documentary about Fever 1793 and the effects of yellow fever.  Students will have an activity to complete.