Week of December 3, 2018

Attention Parents and Students:

You can purchase yearbooks online only by visiting the Dickerson web page. In addition, you can personalize your book by purchasing an engraved name plate for only $5.00.

1st period ELA 6th grade  -Please refer to Ms. Blanchard’s blog.

2nd period Reading 6th grade – Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

3rd period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

4th period 6th/7th Reading with Ms. Wyatt

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for second  quarter.  These are the following due dates:   December 7th, and December 18th.  Please see the following attachments.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3  Fiction Book Review-1fke910
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading

6th and 7th grade

4th period 

  • Monday:  Today, we will start our 3-week unit over fairy tales and folktales. We will focus on conflict and differences between internal and external conflict. Students will take notes in class, work in small groups about internal and external conflict, and complete a journal entry at the end of class.
  • Tuesday: We will read The Emperor’s New Clothes and annotate by underlining/highlighting internal conflicts in red and external conflicts in green.
  • Wednesday: At the beginning of class, comprehension quiz over The Emperor’s New Clothes. During the second part of class, we will focus on plot diagram and character traits using text evidence.
  • Thursday: We will spend the first half of class in the media center renewing books or checking out new books.  During the second part of class, we will focus on theme using the story The Emperor’s New Clothes.
  • Friday: At the beginning of the class, comprehension analysis test over The Emperor’s New Clothes.  Students will take notes in class on folktales, work in stations to review concepts, and complete a journal entry at the end of class.

5th period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

Week of November 26,2018

Attention Parents and Students:

You can purchase yearbooks online only by visiting the Dickerson web page. In addition, you can personalize your book by purchasing an engraved name plate for only $5.00.

1st period ELA 6th grade  -Please refer to Ms. Blanchard’s blog.

2nd period Reading 6th grade – Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

3rd period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

4th period 6th/7th Reading with Ms. Wyatt

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for second  quarter.  These are the following due dates:   December 7th, and December 18th.  Please see the following attachments.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3  Fiction Book Review-1fke910
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.6th grade- We will be reading Prisoner B-3087 by Alan  GratzThese are the standards we will be covering:Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, or scene fits into the overall structure of a    text and contributes to the development of the setting or plot.

Monday-Do written response: in the character’s shoes.   As the main character, write a journal entry expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Remember you are writing this as the character.  What would the character write about in a journal at this point in the novel?  This is not a retelling of events.  We will read chapter 21 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Tuesday- Do written response-Author’s Purpose.   What does the author want you to think about the main character’s problems and how he or she deals with the problems?  What lesson does the author want you as the reader to come away with after reading this novel?  What was the author’s purpose for writing the novel?  In your opinion , why is this lesson an important one to learn and how will it help you?  We will read chapter 22-23 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Wednesday- Do written response-Predicting the End.  How do you think the novel will end?  Write a paragraph explaining your thoughts and why you feel the novel will end this way.  We will read chapter 24-25 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Thursday- We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 26.  We will read chapter 20 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Friday- Sixth grade will be doing career cruising.

7th grade 

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel The Outsiders by  S.E. Hinton. 

Determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text, in a section of a story.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Analyze how particular elements of a story interact (e.g., how setting shape the characters or plot)

Monday-Do written response: in the character’s shoes.   As the main character, write a journal entry expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Remember you are writing this as the character.  What would the character write about in a journal at this point in the novel?  This is not a retelling of events.  We will finish reading Chapter 8 of The Outsiders.  We will continue to work on Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Tuesday-Do written response-Author’s Purpose.   What does the author want you to think about the main character’s problems and how he or she deals with the problems?  What lesson does the author want you as the reader to come away with after reading this novel?  What was the author’s purpose for writing the novel?  In your opinion , why is this lesson an important one to learn and how will it help you?  We will read Chapter 9 of  The Outsiders.  We will do chapter 9 questions that cover the following skills: plot, important quotation, and theme.

Wednesday-We will have a comprehension quiz on Chapter 9. We will read Chapter 10 of The Outsiders.   Do written response-Predicting the End.  How do you think the novel will end?  Write a paragraph explaining your thoughts and why you feel the novel will end this way.  We will do chapter 10 questions that cover the following skills: plot, new character, and important quotations.   You will continue working on your Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Thursday-We will read Chapter 11 of The Outsiders.  We will do chapter 11 questions that cover the following skills: text details, new character, at the rumble, and theme.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Friday-Do written response-Write an acrostic poem for your novel’s main character.  We will read chapter 12 of The Outsiders.  We will do chapter 12 questions that cover the following skill (plot-climax).  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

5th period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

 

Week of November 12, 2018

Attention Parents and Students:

You can purchase yearbooks online only by visiting the Dickerson web page. In addition, you can personalize your book by purchasing an engraved name plate for only $5.00.

1st period ELA 6th grade  -Please refer to Ms. Blanchard’s blog.

2nd period Reading 6th grade – Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

3rd period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

4th period 6th/7th Reading with Ms. Wyatt

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for second  quarter.  These are the following due dates:  November 16th, December 7th, and December 18th.  Please see the following attachments.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3  Fiction Book Review-1fke910
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.6th grade- We will be reading Prisoner B-3087 by Alan  GratzThese are the standards we will be covering:Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, or scene fits into the overall structure of a    text and contributes to the development of the setting or plot.

Monday-Do written response: in the character’s shoes.   As the main character, write a journal entry expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Remember you are writing this as the character.  What would the character write about in a journal at this point in the novel?  This is not a retelling of events.  We will read chapter 17 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Tuesday- Do written response-Author’s Purpose.   What does the author want you to think about the main character’s problems and how he or she deals with the problems?  What lesson does the author want you as the reader to come away with after reading this novel?  What was the author’s purpose for writing the novel?  In your opinion , why is this lesson an important one to learn and how will it help you?  We will read chapter 18 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Wednesday- Do written response-Predicting the End.  How do you think the novel will end?  Write a paragraph explaining your thoughts and why you feel the novel will end this way.  We will read chapter 19 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Thursday- We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 17-19.  We will read chapter 20 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Friday-Do written response-Write an acrostic poem for your novel’s main character.  We will read chapter 21 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

7th grade 

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel The Outsiders by  S.E. Hinton. 

Determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text, in a section of a story.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Analyze how particular elements of a story interact (e.g., how setting shape the characters or plot)

Monday-Do written response: in the character’s shoes.   As the main character, write a journal entry expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Remember you are writing this as the character.  What would the character write about in a journal at this point in the novel?  This is not a retelling of events.  We will finish reading Chapter 6 of The Outsiders.  We will continue to work on Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Tuesday-Do written response-Author’s Purpose.   What does the author want you to think about the main character’s problems and how he or she deals with the problems?  What lesson does the author want you as the reader to come away with after reading this novel?  What was the author’s purpose for writing the novel?  In your opinion , why is this lesson an important one to learn and how will it help you?  We will read Chapter 7 of  The Outsiders.  We will do chapter 6 questions that cover the following skills: plot, important quotation, and theme.   We will write a newspaper article about a main story event from the POV (point of view)  of a Social or Greaser.  The newspaper article has to include  textual evidence.

Wednesday-We will have a comprehension quiz on Chapter 7. We will read Chapter 8 of The Outsiders.   Do written response-Predicting the End.  How do you think the novel will end?  Write a paragraph explaining your thoughts and why you feel the novel will end this way.  We will do chapter 7/8 questions that cover the following skills: plot, new character, and important quotations.  We will finish our newspaper articles.  You will continue working on your Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Thursday-We will read Chapter 9 of The Outsiders.  We will do chapter 9 questions that cover the following skills: text details, new character, at the rumble, and theme.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

Friday-Do written response-Write an acrostic poem for your novel’s main character.  We will read chapters 10 and 11 of The Outsiders.  We will do chapter 10 questions that cover the following skill (plot-climax).  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Choice Boards.

5th period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

Week of November 5, 2018

Attention Parents and Students:

You can purchase yearbooks online only by visiting the Dickerson web page. In addition, you can personalize your book by purchasing an engraved name plate for only $5.00.

1st period ELA 6th grade  -Please refer to Ms. Blanchard’s blog.

2nd period Reading 6th grade – Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

3rd period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

4th period 6th/7th Reading with Ms. Wyatt

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for second  quarter.  These are the following due dates:  November 16th, December 7th, and December 18th.  Please see the following attachments.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3  Fiction Book Review-1fke910
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

6th grade- We will be reading Prisoner B-3087 by Alan  Gratz

These are the standards we will be covering:

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, or scene fits into the overall structure of a              text and contributes to the development of the setting or plot.

Monday- Do written response: analyzing the main character.   Write a paragraph explaining how the main character has behaved in the first half of the novel.  You will refer to this information again at the end of the novel. We will read chapter 16 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will start brainstorming for our character silhouette projects.  The students will pick two settings from their novels.  Then you will find one quote for each of the settings.  The students will find four pieces of evidence to put inside their silhouette (words, phrases, and quotes) from the novel that exemplify the effect the setting is having on the main character.

Tuesday-NO SCHOOL (ELECTION DAY)

Wednesday- Do written response: In Character’s Shoes.  As the main character, write a journal entry expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Remember you are writing as the character.  What would the character write about in a journal at this point in the novel? This should not be a retelling of events.  We will read chapter 17 of Prisoner B-3087.  We will continue to brainstorm for our character silhouette projects.  The students will pick two settings from their novels.  Then you will find one quote for each of the settings.  The students will find four pieces of evidence to put inside their silhouette (words, phrases, and quotes) from the novel that exemplify the effect the setting is having on the main character.

Thursday-We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 14-16.  We will continue to brainstorm for our character silhouette projects.   The students will pick two settings from their novels.  Then you will find one quote for each of the settings.  The students will find four pieces of evidence to put inside their silhouette (words, phrases, and quotes) from the novel that exemplify the effect the setting is having on the main character.  We will work on the writing portion for their presentation on Friday.

Friday-Do written response:  Describe one of the novel’s( Prisoner B-3087) setting including time and place. Explain the importance of the event and how the character changed.   We will start putting the character silhouette projects together.  The students will start working on writing their summaries for their presentations.  The students will share their projects with the class.

7th grade 

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel The Outsiders by  S.E. Hinton. 

Determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text, in a section of a story.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Analyze how particular elements of a story interact (e.g., how setting shape the characters or plot)

Monday- We will finish reading  chapter 6 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 7 using context clues.  We will do chapter 6 questions that cover the following skills: plot, important quotation, and theme.  We will start brainstorming for our character silhouette projects.  The students will pick three settings from their novels.  Then you will find one quote for each of the settings.  The students will find five pieces of evidence to put inside their silhouette (words, phrases, and quotes) from the novel that exemplify the effect the setting is having on the main character.

Tuesday-NO SCHOOL (ELECTION DAY)

Wednesday-Do written response: In Character’s Shoes.  As the main character, write a journal entry expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Remember you are writing as the character.  What would the character write about in a journal at this point in the novel? This should not be a retelling of events.  The students will continue to work on their Bloom’s Choice boards.  We will continue to brainstorm for our character silhouette projects.  The students will pick three settings from their novels.  Then you will find one quote for each of the settings.  The students will find five pieces of evidence to put inside their silhouette (words, phrases, and quotes) from the novel that exemplify the effect the setting is having on the main character.

Thursday-The students will have a comprehension quiz over chapter 6 The Outsiders.  The students will continue to work on their Bloom’s Choice boards.  We will continue to brainstorm for our character silhouette projects.  The students will pick three settings from their novels.  Then you will find one quote for each of the settings.  The students will find five pieces of evidence to put inside their silhouette (words, phrases, and quotes) from the novel that exemplify the effect the setting is having on the main character.   We will work on the writing portion for their presentation on Friday.

Friday-Do written response:  Describe two of the novel’s( The Outsiders) settings including time and place. Explain the important events that happened within each of the settings and how the main character changed.   We will start putting the character silhouette projects together.  The students will start working on writing their summaries for their presentations.  The students will share their projects with the class.

5th period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

 

 

 

Week of October 29, 2018

ATTENTION  PARENTS:

This year Halloween will be combined with Relay for Life. Students are encouraged to wear costumes and donate $1.00 to Relay for Life.

As you and our students prepare their costumes, please take a moment to review some important parameters.

Students may wear costumes within our dress code regarding length, sheerness, etc. For safety reasons, no masks, makeup, or props should be worn, and of course, make sure the costume is age appropriate.

Yearbooks are on sale now! The cost is $30.00 until October 31st! The price increases after that date! You can purchase yearbooks online only by visiting the Dickerson web page. In addition, you can personalize your book by purchasing an engraved name plate for only $5.00.

1st period ELA 6th grade  -Please refer to Ms. Blanchard’s blog.

2nd period Reading 6th grade – Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

3rd period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

4th period 6th/7th Reading with Ms. Wyatt

       VERY IMPORTANT:

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for second  quarter.  These are the following due dates: November 2nd, November 16th, December 7th, and December 18th.  Please see the following attachments.  Fiction Book Review-1fke910  Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3  
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

6th grade

We will be reading Prisoner B-3087 by Alan  Gratz.

These are the standards we will be covering:

Describe how a story’s  plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the character  respond or change as the plot moves towards a resolution.

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday-  We will do written response in our journals.  Written response-You will describe one significant problem/challenge the main character faced.  Then explain how the situation was solved with several pieces of evidence from the novel.  We will read chapter 11.  The focus will be the visualizing strategy.  You will describe a scene from today’s reading, and draw a picture to illustrate what you pictured as you read.  You may also use background knowledge and information from previous readings to help you.

Tuesday-We will do a written response in our journals.  Written response-If you could make this book into a movie, what scene would you use to open the movie?  Would you start the movie on page one or somewhere else in the novel?    Explain why you think this scene would grab the audience’s attention and interest.  We will read chapters 12 and 13.  The students will start working on their I Am poems for their main characters.

Wednesday-We will do a written response in our journals.  Written Response: Write a paragraph below explaining what you have learned about the Holocaust from reading this novel so far.  Be specific.  We will read chapter 14.   The students will finish their I Am poems for their main characters.

Thursday-We will do a written response in our journals. Written Response-What Would You Do?   Would you react the same as the character or would you do things differently?  Write a paragraph explaining how your actions would be similar or different from the character’s.  We will read chapter 15.  The students will start on character suitcase activity.  Imagine the main character of your novel could pack a suitcase with 6-10 either essential items that they would want or need. Draw or print pictures of the items then write a paragraph explaining why you included these items citing textual evidence.

Friday-We will have a comprehension check chapters 10-12.  We will read chapter 16.  The students will continue to work on their character suitcase activity.   Imagine the main character of your novel could pack a suitcase with 6-10 either essential items that they would want or need. Draw or print pictures of the items then write a paragraph explaining why you included these items citing textual evidence.

7th grade 

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel The Outsiders by  S.E. Hinton.  

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, in a section of a story.

Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday- Please study for vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  Please use attachment to study.   chapters 3-4 voc-1sd2l3dWe will read Chapter 5 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 5 using context clues.  We will do chapter 5 questions that cover the following skills: plot, character’s point of view, and important quotations.  We will write a newspaper article about a main story event from the POV (point of view)  of a Social or Greaser.  The newspaper article has to include  textual evidence.

Tuesday-  Please study for vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  Please use attachment to study. chapters 3-4 voc-1sd2l3d We will have a comprehension quiz over chapter 5.  We will finish our newspaper articles.  The students will start working on their I Am poems for their main characters.

Wednesday-Please study for vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  Please use attachment to study.   chapters 3-4 voc-1sd2l3dWe will read chapter 6 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 6 using context clues.  We will do chapter 6 questions that cover the following skills: plot, important quotation, and theme.  The students will finish their I Am poems for their main characters.  We will start working on our subway art posters. You will brainstorm words, symbols, quotes, or pictures that relate to your character.  Then you will make a poster for your character using this list.  Finally, you will write a paragraph to explain how you used the words, quotes, and ideas on your poster.

Thursday- Vocabulary quiz over words today.  (chapters 3-4) Please see attachmentchapters 3-4 voc-1sd2l3d We will finish subway art posters.  You will brainstorm words, symbols, quotes, or pictures that relate to your character.  Then you will make a poster for your character using this list.  Finally, you will write a paragraph to explain how you used the words, quotes, and ideas on your poster.

Friday- We will have a comprehension quiz over chapter 6.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s choice boards sections knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis.

5th period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

Week of October 22, 2018

ATTENTION  PARENTS:

This year Halloween will be combined with Relay for Life. Students are encouraged to wear costumes and donate $1.00 to Relay for Life.

As you and our students prepare their costumes, please take a moment to review some important parameters.

Students may wear costumes within our dress code regarding length, sheerness, etc. For safety reasons, no masks, makeup, or props should be worn, and of course, make sure the costume is age appropriate.

Yearbooks are on sale now! The cost is $30.00 until October 31st! The price increases after that date! You can purchase yearbooks online only by visiting the Dickerson webpage. In addition, you can personalize your book by purchasing an engraved name plate for only $5.00.

COLOR BATTLE FUNDRAISER  INFORMATION     Please see letter below.  

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1st period ELA 6th grade  -Please refer to Ms. Blanchard’s blog.

2nd period Reading 6th grade – Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

3rd period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

4th period 6th/7th Reading with Ms. Wyatt

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for second  quarter.  These are the following due dates: October 26th, November 2nd, November 16th, December 7th, and December 18th.  Please see the following attachments. Nonfiction Book Review-1bcfa9a  Fiction Book Review-1fgwzcz
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

 

We will be reading Prisoner B-3087 by Alan  Gratz.

6th grade:

These are the standards we will be covering:

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Determine the meaning of words and words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through  details; provide a summary of  the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

Describe how a story’s  plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the character  respond or change as the plot moves towards a resolution.

Monday- We will continue to read the novel chapters 7 and 8.  You will work on using the visualizing strategy.  Describe a scene from today’s reading. Draw a picture to illustrate what you pictured as you read.  Add as many details as possible.  You may also use background knowledge and information from previous readings to help you.

Tuesday- We will continue to read the novel chapters 9 and 10.  You will do the journal response-Who is the main character of your novel?  Identify 3 important things we should know about the character.  List 3 words that describe the character.  We will discuss and apply the summarizing strategy somebody, wanted, but, so to the novel.

Wednesday-You will have a substitute.

Thursday-Written Response: Write an acrostic poem for your novel’s main character.  We will read chapters 11 and 12.  Students will start working on their I Am poems for their main characters.  They will make inferences about their main characters. (based on their actions, feelings, emotions, and thoughts)

Friday-We will have a comprehension check for chapters 9-12.   We will finish our I Am poems for their main characters.   They will make inferences about their main characters. (based on their actions, feelings, emotions, and thoughts)  We will continue working on our Bloom’s choice boards.

7th grade:

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel The Outsiders by  S.E. Hinton.  

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, in a section of a story.

Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday-We will read Chapter 3 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 3.  After they read,  do the questions for chapter three covering the following skills: (making inferences and characterization).  Please use attachment to study for vocabulary quiz on Thursday. voc. Chapters 1-2-2fmp06u

Tuesday-We will have a comprehension quiz over chapter 3.  We will read Chapter 4 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 4 using context clues.  We will  use the reading strategy summarizing  by making a timeline of the five most important events, and explaining their importance to the characters and the plot.  We will do chapter 4 questions that cover the following skills: plot and tone.  Please use attachment to study for vocabulary quiz on Thursday. voc. Chapters 1-2-2fmp06u

Wednesday- You will have a substitute.  Please use attachment to study for vocabulary quiz on Thursday. voc. Chapters 1-2-2fmp06u

Thursday- You will have a vocabulary quiz over chapters 1-2. We will read Chapter 5 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 5 using context clues.  We will do chapter 5 questions that cover the following skills: plot, character’s point of view, and important quotations.  Write a newspaper article about a main story event from the POV (point of view)  of a Social or Greaser.  The newspaper article has to include  textual evidence.

Friday-We will have a comprehension quiz over chapter 4.  We will continue to work on our newspaper articles.  Write a newspaper article about a main story event from the POV (point of view)  of a Social or Greaser.  The newspaper article has to include  textual evidence.

5th period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

Week of October 15,2018

ATTENTION  PARENTS:

Yearbooks are on sale now! The cost is $30.00 until October 31st! The price increases after that date! You can purchase yearbooks online only by visiting the Dickerson webpage. In addition, you can personalize your book by purchasing an engraved name plate for only $5.00.  

This week is conference week.  The students will be dismissed at 1:30.

COLOR BATTLE FUNDRAISER  INFORMATION     Please see letter below.  

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1st period ELA 6th grade  -Please refer to Ms. Blanchard’s blog.

2nd period Reading 6th grade – Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

3rd period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

4th period 6th/7th Reading with Ms. Wyatt

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for second  quarter.  These are the following due dates: October 26th, November 2nd, November 16th, December 7th, and December 18th.  Please see the following attachments.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bcfa9a  Fiction Book Review-1fgwzcz
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

These are the standards we will be covering:

We will be reading Prisoner B-3087 by Alan  Gratz.

6th grade:

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Determine the meaning of words and words and phrases as they are used in a text

Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through  details; provide a summary of  the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments

Describe how a story’s  plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the character  respond or change as the plot moves towards a resolution

Monday- We will discuss cause/effect and character interactions.  We will do the following activities:  They will list five ways that the Holocaust has affected the book’s main character.  Give examples from the book to support their reasoning.  Character Interactions:  Choose two characters from the novel and explain their relationship in the story.   Discuss an event, decision, or person that either spoiled (hurt or strengthened (helped) their relationship.  Explain why.

Tuesday-We will work on characterization.  We will do the following journal prompt: Write a paragraph below explaining how the main character has behaved in the first half of the novel.  Be specific.  You will refer to the information again at the end of the novel to explain the change the main character went from the beginning of the novel to the end of the novel.

Wednesday- We will continue our study of characterization.  We will start working on our character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.

Thursday-We will finish our character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.

Friday-You will have a comprehension check over chapters 6-10.  We will continue to work on characterization.  We will start our character suitcase activities.  Imagine the main character of your novel could pack a suitcase with 6-10 either essential items that they would want or need.  Draw or print pictures of the items then write a paragraph explaining why you included these items.  You must cite textual evidence from the novel to support your items.

7th grade:

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel The Outsiders by  S.E. Hinton.  

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, in a section of a story.

Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday-We will read Chapter 2 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 2.  We will do compare/contrast chart for the Greasers/Socs (clothes, hair, cars, and girls).   After they read,  do questions for Chapter 2 covering the following skills : (important quotation, evidence, cause/effect, characterization, summarizing). Please review the attachment for your vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  Voc chapters 1-3 Outsiders-tbfo8w.

Tuesday-We will read Chapter 3 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 3.  After they read,  do the questions for chapter three covering the following skills: (making inferences and characterization).  You will have a comprehension check over chapter 2.  Please review the attachment for your vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  Voc chapters 1-3 Outsiders-tbfo8w

Wednesday-We will read Chapter 4 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 4 using context clues.  We will  use the reading strategy summarizing  by making a timeline of the five most important events, and explaining their importance to the characters and the plot.  We will do chapter 4 questions that cover the following skills: plot and tone.  Write a newspaper article about a main story event from the POV (point of view)  of a Social or Greaser.  The newspaper article has to include  textual evidence.    Please review the attachment for your vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  Voc chapters 1-3 Outsiders-tbfo8w

Thursday- You will our vocabulary quiz today.  We will read Chapter 5 of The Outsiders.  We will do the critical thinking comprehension questions for Chapter 5.  .  These are the skills that are covered (plot, character’s point of view, and important quotation) We will finish our newspaper articles.

Friday-You have a comprehension check over Chapters 3-4.  We will start working on our Bloom’s Choice Boards (knowledge section).  These projects will be done in class.

5th period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog

Week of October 8, 2018

ATTENTION  PARENTS:

Yearbooks are on sale now! The cost is $30.00 until October 31st! The price increases after that date! You can purchase yearbooks online only by visiting the Dickerson webpage. In addition, you can personalize your book by purchasing an engraved name plate for only $5.00.  

1st period ELA 6th grade  -Please refer to Ms. Blanchard’s blog.

2nd period Reading 6th grade – Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

3rd period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

4th period 6th/7th Reading with Ms. Wyatt

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for second  quarter.  These are the following due dates: October 26th, November 2nd, November 16th, December 7th, and December 18th.  Please see the following attachments.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bcfa9a  Fiction Book Review-1fgwzcz
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading

These are the standards we will be covering:

We will be reading Prisoner B-3087 by Alan  Gratz.

6th grade:

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Determine the meaning of words and words and phrases as they are used in a text

Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through  details; provide a summary of  the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments

Describe how a story’s  plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the character  respond or change as the plot moves towards a resolution

Monday-We will discuss characterization using character traits and making predictions.  Please review the following power point.  Characterization-1zv5bwc

Tuesday-We will discuss and review characterization.  You will do the following writing assignment.  As the main character, write a journal entry expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Remember you are writing this as the character.   What would the character write about in a journal at this point in the novel?  This should not be a retelling of events.  Become this character.

Wednesday-We will discuss how to use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words.

Thursday-We will focus on the visualizing strategy.

Friday-You will have a comprehension check over chapters 1-5.  We will focus on writing summaries using the somebody, wanted, but, so strategy.

7th grade:

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel The Outsiders by  S.E. Hinton.  

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, in a section of a story.

Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday- We will read chapter 1 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 1.  We will work on character charts for  physical descriptions, personality, habits, and etc.. for each character.  Then we will complete  Chapter 1 questions covering the following skills: (plot, contrasting points of view, important quotations, author’s tone, and summarizing).  Please review the attachment for your vocabulary quiz on Friday.  Voc chapters 1-3 Outsiders-tbfo8w

Tuesday-We will read chapter 2 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 2.  We will do compare/contrast chart for the Greasers/Socs (clothes, hair, cars, and girls).   After they read do questions for Chapter 2 covering the following skills : (important quotation, evidence, cause/effect, characterization, summarizing). Please review the attachment for your vocabulary quiz on Friday.  Voc chapters 1-3 Outsiders-tbfo8w

Wednesday- We will read chapter 3 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 3.  After they read do the questions for chapter three covering the following skills: (making inferences and characterization).  You will have a comprehension check over chapter 1.  Please review the attachment for your vocabulary quiz on Friday.Voc chapters 1-3 Outsiders-tbfo8w

Thursday- You will finish the compare and contrast chart using Chapter 3 for Greasers/Socs.   We will have a comprehension check over chapter 2.   We will do the following journal prompt:

Cherry tells Pony one problem for the Socs is “having more than you wanted.” How could having more than you wanted be a problem? If you were to win a Lottery jackpot, do you think “having more than you wanted” could become a problem for you?   Explain with examples and details. 

Please review the attachment for your vocabulary quiz on Friday.  Voc chapters 1-3 Outsiders-tbfo8w

Friday–  You will have a vocabulary quiz over chapters 1-3 and comprehension check over chapter 3.  We will start starting on the knowledge assignment on your choice board.

5th period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog

Week of September 17, 2018

1st period ELA 6th grade  -Please refer to Ms. Blanchard’s blog.

2nd period Reading 6th grade – Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

3rd period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

4th period 6th/7th Reading with Ms. Wyatt:

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 3 books this quarter.  The next due date is:  October 5th
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

These are the standards we will be covering:

6th grade:

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details

Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

7th grade: 

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text.

Analyze how particular elements of a story  interact.

Monday- We will review for your test over The Cay.  We will continue to read your novels chapters 16 and 17.  We will start our choice board assignments to review story elements.

Tuesday- We will continue to work on our choice board assignments to review story elements.

Wednesday- We will continue to read your novels chapters 18 and 19 (Hatchet and Brian’s Winter).  We will continue to work on our choice board assignments to review story elements.

Thursday- You will have our test over Hatchet or Brian’s Winter.  We will continue to work on our choice board assignments to review story elements.

Friday- We will continue to work on our choice board assignments to review story elements.

5th period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

Week of October 1, 2018

ATTENTION  PARENTS:

Yearbooks are on sale now! The cost is $30.00 until October 31st! The price increases after that date! You can purchase yearbooks online only by visiting the Dickerson webpage. In addition, you can personalize your book by purchasing an engraved name plate for only $5.00.  

1st period ELA 6th grade  -Please refer to Ms. Blanchard’s blog.

2nd period Reading 6th grade – Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

3rd period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.

4th period 6th/7th Reading with Ms. Wyatt:

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 3 books this quarter.  The next due date is:  October 5th  Nonfiction Book Review-1bcfa9a  Fiction Book Review-1fgwzcz
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

These are the standards we will be covering:

6th grade:

 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Determine the meaning of words and words and phrases as they are used in a text

Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through paular details; provide a summary of  the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments

6th grade

Monday- We will work on vocabulary and read the article “The Girl Who Lived Forever”.

Tuesday-We will reread the article “The Girl Who Lived Forever” and focus on mood and tone.  We will study political cartoons.  You will discuss the following questions with your group.  What point does the political cartoon make about the attitude of the US toward Jewish refugees?  How does the artist use visuals to make this point?

Wednesday-We will focus on writing a summary using the article “The Girl Who Lived Forever”.

Thursday- You will have a quiz over the article “The Girl Who Lived Forever”.  We will start the web quest about the Holocaust.

Friday- We will finish the web quest about the Holocaust.

7th grade:

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel The Outsiders by  S.E. Hinton.  

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, in a section of a story.

Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday- We will read chapter 1 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 1.  We will work on character charts for  physical descriptions, personality, habits, and etc.. for each character.  Then we will complete  Chapter 1 questions covering the following skills: (plot, contrasting points of view, important quotations, author’s tone, and summarizing).

Tuesday- We will do a web quest for The Outsiders.

Wednesday-We will read chapter 2 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 2.  We will do compare/contrast chart for the Greasers/Socs (clothes, hair, cars, and girls).   After they read do questions for Chapter 2 covering the following skills : (important quotation, evidence, cause/effect, characterization, summarizing).

Thursday- We will read chapter 3 of The Outsiders and preview vocabulary for Chapter 3.  After they read do the questions for chapter three covering the following skills: (making inferences and characterization).  Please review the attachment for your vocabulary.  Voc chapters 1-3 Outsiders-tbfo8w

Friday-You will have a comprehension check over chapters 1-3.  The quiz will include vocabulary.  Please use the attachment to study the vocabulary words.  Voc chapters 1-3 Outsiders-tbfo8w  You will finish the compare and contrast chart using Chapter 3 for Greasers/Socs.

5th period Reading 6th grade-Please refer to Ms. Albright’s blog.