November 17

PTSA Coat Drive for MUST!--Collection boxes are in the hallways.

Collect Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House:  Contest between lunch classes the month of November!  Image result for pop tab

Periods 1, 4, and 5:  We practiced writing body paragraphs for a multiparagraph essay and continued to practice writing introductory paragraphs.

Homework:  

None

Some students asked for additional practice writing introductory paragraphs.  Writing Introduction Practice–Optional-18ht369

Periods 2 and 3: We practiced writing body paragraphs for a multiparagraph essay and continued to practice writing introductory paragraphs.

Homework:

None

November 16

PTSA Coat Drive for MUST!--Collection boxes are in the hallways.

CAMO Day–Tomorrow–Fundraiser for Relay for Life–$1.00

Collect Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House:  Contest between lunch classes the month of November!  Image result for pop tab

Periods 1, 4, and 5:  We looked at the different introductory paragraphs that students wrote last night for homework and then began to work on our class essay that we are writing together so that we can focus on structure, format, and important elements.

 

Homework:  

None

Some students asked for additional practice writing introductory paragraphs.  Writing Introduction Practice–Optional-18ht369

Periods 2 and 3: We continued looking at how to write effective introductory paragraphs.  Students had time to practice writing two different introductions for a paper we are going to write together tomorrow.  If they didn’t finish in class, they should finish for homework.

2017 A Simple Guide to Extraordinary Introductory Paragraphs in-16j88th

Cloze notes – introduction and conclusion-2ic31z4

Effective Introductions Handout Grade 6-2i92m52  (Pages 1 and 2 ONLY)

Homework:

Finish introductory paragraph practice that was started in class.  Writing Effective Introductions practice-2awlwui

November 15

PTSA Coat Drive for MUST!--Collection boxes are in the hallways.

CAMO Day–Friday–Fundraiser for Relay for Life–$1.00

Collect Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House:  Contest between lunch classes the month of November!  Image result for pop tab

Periods 1, 4, and 5:  Today, we started looking at techniques for writing effective introductory paragraphs for non-fiction writing.

Writing Effective Introductions practice-2awlwui

2017 A Simple Guide to Extraordinary Introductory Paragraphs in-16j88th

Effective Introductions Handout Grade 6-2i92m52  (Pages 1 and 2 ONLY)

Homework:  

Complete practice on writing introductory paragraphs

Periods 2 and 3: After the vocabulary test, we started looking at techniques for writing effective introductory paragraphs for non-fiction writing.  As we discussed the strategies, students filled in cloze notes that helped them know what was important.

2017 A Simple Guide to Extraordinary Introductory Paragraphs in-16j88th

Cloze notes – introduction and conclusion-2ic31z4

Homework:

None

November 14

PTSA Coat Drive for MUST!--Collection boxes are in the hallways.

CAMO Day–Friday–Fundraiser for Relay for Life–$1.00

Collect Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House:  Contest between lunch classes the month of November!  Image result for pop tab

Periods 1, 4, and 5:  We continued looking at writing effective claims for non-fiction writing and used Spiral with BYOD to practice writing more claims and to practice analyzing claims for effectiveness and clarity.

Homework:  

None

Periods 2 and 3: We continued looking at writing effective claims for non-fiction writing and used Spiral with BYOD to practice writing more claims and to practice analyzing claims for effectiveness and clarity.

Homework:

–Finish claims practice if not finished in class

–Study for Vocab Test–TOMORROW

Quizlet for Prefixes Against https://quizlet.com/_408n1t

Quizlet for Classical Roots (advanced)  https://quizlet.com/_3y8isn

November 13

BYOD–Tomorrow, November 14!!!  Students who do not have a device will work with others to complete our task.

PTSA Coat Drive for MUST!--Collection boxes are in the hallways.

CAMO Day–Friday–Fundraiser for Relay for Life–$1.00

Collect Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House:  Contest between lunch classes the month of November!  Image result for pop tab

Periods 1, 4, and 5:  Today, we looked at different transitions to use with explanatory writing as well as how to write effective claims.  We used a PowerPoint to introduce claims and practiced writing our own for given topics.

Homework:  

Finish claims practice–if not finished in class

Periods 2 and 3: Today, we looked at different transitions to use with explanatory writing as well as how to write effective claims.  We used a PowerPoint to introduce claims and practiced writing our own for given topics.

Homework:

–Finish claims practice if not finished in class

–Study for Vocab Test–Wednesday, 11/15

Quizlet for Prefixes Against https://quizlet.com/_408n1t

Quizlet for Classical Roots (advanced)  https://quizlet.com/_3y8isn

November 10

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Periods 1, 4, and 5:  Today, we interpreted quotations about change and provided reasons about why or why we did not agree with the quotes provided.  If we finished before class was over, we wrote in our journals.

Homework:  

None

Periods 2 and 3: We started looking more closely at important elements of non-fiction writing by practicing writing topic sentences.

Homework:  

Study for Vocab Test–Wednesday, 11/15

Quizlet for Prefixes Against https://quizlet.com/_408n1t

Quizlet for Classical Roots (advanced)  https://quizlet.com/_3y8isn

November 9

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Periods 1, 4, and 5:  We continued looking at the process for writing explanatory texts by completing a chart in the book that examined how middle school changed from elementary school.  Then, students practiced writing topic sentences that could appear in a paper.

Homework:  

None

Periods 2 and 3: We started looking at the requirements for embedded assessment 2 in the textbook.  We unpacked the prompt and completed a graphic organizer that organized different kinds of changes we go through.

Homework:  

Due Friday-2 Column Notes or Flashcards for the Vocabulary Unit; Vocab Test-10/15

Quizlet for Prefixes Against https://quizlet.com/_408n1t

Quizlet for Classical Roots (advanced)  https://quizlet.com/_3y8isn

November 8

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Periods 1, 4, and 5:  Vocab Test; After the vocabulary test, we worked to unpack the Embedded Assessment 2 in preparation for the multi-paragraph essay that students will write before the December break.

Homework:  

None

Periods 2 and 3: We discussed our first unit of vocabulary words using Greek and Latin roots.  Then, those students who needed to finish their Embedded Assessment 1 from Monday had the rest of class to do so.  Those who finished their assessment on Monday completed the exercises that go along with the vocabulary list and started to work on their choice of study strategies, 2 column notes or flashcards, for the unit.

Homework:  

Due Friday-2 Column Notes or Flashcards for the Vocabulary Unit; Vocab Test-10/15

Quizlet for Prefixes Against https://quizlet.com/_408n1t

Quizlet for Classical Roots (advanced)  https://quizlet.com/_3y8isn

November 6

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Periods 1, 4, and 5:  Students reviewed for the vocabulary test by playing Kahoot created from sentences they wrote in class on Friday.  Then, they made a 2-column strategy review.  Students who finished their 2 column study guide had time to study using the study guide or Quizlet.

Homework:  

Finish 2-Column Study Strategy–Due Wednesday before the test.

Vocab Test–November 8

Directions to access Quizlet are linked on a page at the top of the blog.

Quizlet Review–https://quizlet.com/_3y8isn

 

Periods 2 and 3: Students worked on their Embedded Assessment 1: Response to Literature.  They could use their annotated copy of their story along with their double entry journals.

Homework:  None

November 3

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Periods 1, 4, and 5:  To continue preparing for next week’s vocabulary test on roots, we looked at a sentence scoring guide to learn how to write effective sentences using vocabulary words.  Then, we used a Kahoot to practice scoring sentences.  Students practiced writing 2 point sentences which I will use in another Kahoot review next week.

Homework:  Vocab Test–November 8

Directions to access Quizlet are linked on a page at the top of the blog.

Quizlet Review–https://quizlet.com/_3y8isn

 

Periods 2 and 3:  Vocabulary Test; After the vocabulary test, students had time to complete their dialogue journals.

Homework:  None