December 17th-21st

Week in Focus:

Touching Spirit Bear Novel Link

STANDARDS:

ELAGSE6RL2, ELAGSE6RL3, ELAGSE6RL4, ELAGSE6RL5, ELAGSE6RL6, ELAGSE6SL1

MONDAY 12/17/18

Students will take the Week 17 Bell Ringer Formative Quiz.  Then they will have a Circle Justice Meeting.

(If you know you will be absent turn them in on your last day for this week).  Students received their grades for the Summative Vocabulary test they took last week and can complete the remediation sheet below to be eligible for TEST CORRECTIONS IN CLASS ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY!

Summative Vocabulary Remediation Sheet: Test_ Touching Spirit Bear Ch. 1-12 with Springboard Collaboration _ Quizlet-28mbrnv

TUESDAY 12/18/18

Students will take Cobb COunty Touchstone Summative Assessment with covers 6th-grade reading comprehension skills.

WEDNESDAY 12/19/18

Students that qualify will make test corrections to their TSB Vocabulary Test. Working on Spirit Squares will be allowed for the remaining time.

THURSDAY 12/ 20/18 EARLY RELEASE @ 1:30

*1st, 3rd, 4th Period Classes

Summative Vocabulary Test Corrections in class.

Read thru Chapter 12 and complete all discussion questions. Working on Spirit Squares or TSB Christmas Sweaters will be allowed for the remaining time.

FRIDAY 12/ 21/18 EARLY RELEASE @ 1:30

*2nd, 3rd, and 5th Period Classes

Summative Vocaulary Test Corrections in class.Read thru Chapter 12 and complete all discussion questions. Working on Spirit Squares or TSB Christmas Sweaters will be allowed for the remaining time.

December 10th-14th

Upcoming Assessment Dates

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

Friday, December 7 – Warm-up Quiz #6 

Tuesday, December 11th – TSB Chapter Quiz 1-8- Formative

Tuesday, December 13th – TSB Vocabulary Ch. 1-12 Summative (see the Quizlet and Quizziz links under the Novel Studies tab)

Friday, December 14th  – RI (2nd assessment for the school year)

Monday, December 17th  – Warm-up Quiz #7 (last one for the quarter) and TSB Summative Vocabulary Assessment

Tuesday, December 18th  and Wednesday, December 19th- Q2 Touchstone

Spirit Squares will be due AFTER the Holiday break!

November 12th -16th

Standards of Focus:

ELAGSGSE6RL9: Compare and contrast texts in different forms of genres.

 

Assessments:

11-15-18, Thursday- Formative Quiz over Genres of Fiction

11-16-18, Friday- Formative Bell Ringer Week 14 Skills Check

Genres of Fiction Video Examples

 

Monday 11/12/18

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 will start the mini unit on Genres of Fiction. Stuents will glue in notes to their Reading Journals.

Homework

Genres of Fiction Practice Sheet- Given today in class and is DUE Wednesday, 11-14-18!

Practice for the Quiz on THURSDAY using the Quizizz link  here: https://quizizz.com/join

Game Codes: 080412 and 142391

 

Tuesday 11/13/18

Students will use notes as they read various passages to identify the characteristics of each genre within the stories and place them on a graphic organizer for each.

HOMEWORK

Complete Genre of Fiction practice worksheet- DUE TOMORROW!

 

Wednesday 11/14/18

Students will complete any graphic organizers from Wednesday and then practice for their Genre of Fiction quiz using a sorting activity.

Homework

Genres 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 11/15/18

Students will take their Genres of Fiction Quiz

Homework

Warm Up Quiz TOMORROW, November 16th

 

FRIDAY 11/16/18

Take Warm Up Quiz and read a book of choice silently.

Week of November 5th-9th

STUDENTS AND PARENTS! We have access to USA Test Prep, which is a wonderful source to practice the 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.

Standards of Focus:

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

Assessments:

Summative on Text Structures ***Moved to Thursday, November 8th.***

Formative Week 13 Bell Ringer Reading Skills Check- Friday, November 9th.

These weekly Reading skills check assessment require students to comprehend and analyze the focus text of the week by asking FIVE questions.  Students use the passage given to them EACH Monday that should be kept in the “Bell Ringer” section of their binders.

Text Structure Practice: 

Jeopardy Review link: Jeopardy Review Game for Text Structures

Quizzizz:

Text Structure Practice Use Code: 760008

MONDAY – Today we completed and reviewed the Text Structures Formative Quiz.

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 will review and have a close read of the Bell Ringer Formative assessment.   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.  We reviewed for the summative on Thursday.

HOMEWORK:  Study Reading Journal page 26. Complete homework page assigned in class. I will be checking it tomorrow..

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 – Bell Ringer- Reading Comprehension Skills Check.  Afterward, students will review the results of the Text Structure summative.

Week of October 29th- November 2nd

Red Ribbon Week continues through Wednesday!

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 great source to practice the 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.

Standards of Focus:

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

Assessments: Formative on Friday, November 2nd over Text Structures and Bell Ringer Comprehension

Upcoming Summative: Text Structures: Wednesday, November 7th.

Study age 26 in your Reading journal and the Quizizz links below:

https://quizizz.com/join/

Text Structure Practice Part 1 Use Code:126065

Text Structure Practice Part 2 Use Code: 760008

This Week In Focus:

MONDAY – Students continued to work on identifying nonfiction Text Structures.  Students focused on Cause and Effect.

HW:  Cause and Effect Practice GO given out today and is DUE on Wednesday 10/31.  This will be entered into Synergy and is a requirement to be eligible for a Summative re-take for this material.

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.

HW:  Cause and Effect Practice GO given out today and is DUE on Wednesday 10/31.  This will be entered into Synergy and is a requirement to be eligible for a Summative re-take for this material.

WEDNESDAY – Today we complete the Liebeck Case study.  Students will complete questions on the back of the GO and discuss in class.  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.

HW:  Today students will be given a text structure review graphic organizer that will be due on MONDAY, NOV. 5th.  This HW will be entered into Synergy.  This assignment is required to be eligible for the Summative re-take.

THURSDAY – Students will complete Texts Structure review stations in class

HW: Study notes on page 26 of RJ! Text structure review graphic organizer that will be due on MONDAY, NOV. 5th.  This HW will be entered into Synergy.  This assignment is required to be eligible for the Summative re-take.

FRIDAY – Formative Assessment on Text Structures & Reading Comprehension Warm-Up skills check.  Then students will continue practicing identifying nonfiction text structures through stations if they did not complete it yesterday.  If students are finished they can read their IRB.

October 8, 2018

Week Of October 8 – October 12, 2018

Conference week begins October 15.  Parents should have been contacted by homeroom teachers with information on how to sign-up via SignUp Genius.  Please see the link in the banner at the top of this page to sign up if your student is in Mrs. Washington’s Homeroom class.

 Standards of Focus:

ELAGSE6RL6, ELAGSE6RI6, ELAGSE6RI9, ELAGSE6W10, ELASGE6SL1 (a-d),  ELAGSE6L3, ELAGSE6L4, ELAGSE6L6

Assessments: Formative- Open Book- Compare and Contrast short stories Eleven and The Jacket.

MONDAY – Students will receive their scores for the Unit 1 summative assessment and all will complete a close read in class.  Some students will be given time to complete the assessment if they did not finish on Friday and those that were absent will take the assessment and have the opportunity to complete test corrections in lieu of re-takes.

TUESDAY – Students will read the short story “Eleven” and determine and analyze the author’s point of view.  Students will collaborate and discuss the story for deeper meaning.

HW:  Complete the questions (front) over “Eleven”.

Here is the PDF of the story Eleven Story in Print

Here is the audio link we listened to in class Eleven-audio reading

WEDNESDAY –  Students will learn about an author’s purpose for writing using the PIE’ED method. Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, Describe.

THURSDAY – Students will read a memoir titled “The Jacket”.  They will determine and analyze the author’s purpose.  Students will collaborate and discuss the story for deeper meaning and compare and contrast it to “Eleven” from earlier in the week.

FRIDAY – Formative assessment comparing and contrasting “Eleven” and “The Jacket”. Students will be able to use the books with the stories in them to reference.

Monday, October 1, 2018

This Week at a Glance

October 1st-5th

Standards of Focus:

ELAGSE6RL6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text

ELAGSE6RI6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text

Assessments:

Formative Quiz Wednesday 10-3-18 (Foreshadowing, Inferencing, Point of View [POV])

Summative Test Unit 1 Friday 10-5-18 Literary Elements (Main Idea, Theme, Plot, Foreshadowing, Inference, POV, Characterization)

RE-TAKE opportunity for Summative Literary Terms Part 2- Wednesday and Thursday in class.  Students that made a D or below will bring home the test and yellow parent sign off sheet to re-take this week.  Study the links below to practice:

Quizzes Literary Terms Re-take Practice

Game Code is 163981

Quizlet Literary Terms Re-take Practice

Characterization Quizizz Review Game Codes:

386131

544529

Review for Unit 1 Summative Test:

https://quizizz.com/join/

Unit One Test Review Quizizz

Code:039226 (Great Review for Friday’s Test!)

MONDAY 10-1-18

Students will take notes on Point of View (POV) & practice identifying each type of POV

HOMEWORK:

Complete Point of View worksheet front and back

Review your notes on Foreshadowing, Making an Inference and Point of View-Formative Assessment on Wednesday

TUESDAY 10-2-18

Students will take notes on Characterization and practice identifying each type

HOMEWORK:

CompletePOV & Characterization  worksheet front and back

*Review your notes on Foreshadowing, Making an Inference and Point of View-Formative Assessment on Wednesday

*Review for Unit One Summative on all skills from page 11 in Reading Journal (RJ), TEST Friday

WEDNESDAY 10-3-18

Formative Assessment on Foreshadowing, Making an Inference and Point of View

RE-TAKE for Summative Assessment on Literary Terms in class

HOMEWORK:

Review for Summative on all skills from page 11 in Reading Journal (RJ)

THURSDAY 10-4-18

Students will review for the Summative Assessment on Unit One- Literary Elements TOMORROW!

HOMEWORK:

Review for Summative on all skills from page 11 in Reading Journal (RJ)

FRIDAY 10-5-18

Summative Assessment on Unit One- Literary Elements

Sept. 17th – 21st

This Week

Standards of Focus:

ELAGSE6RI1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

ELAGSE6RI9: Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).

Assessments:  Skills Check 9-18-18 (Non-Graded), Summative Assessment 9-20-18 (Literary Terms Part 2)

MONDAY 9/17/18

Students will take notes on Foreshadowing and then watch an animated video and use a graphic organizer to identify 3 examples of Foreshadowing.

TUESDAY 9/18/18

Students will complete the Skills Check for Inference and POV.  Students that returned the RE-TAKE information will complete that in class.

WEDNESDAY 9/19/20

Students will take notes on how to make an Inference. Then, students will work in groups with a Quizlet game to review for their 2nd Literary Terms test.  Students will complete notes on Inference.

 

THURSDAY 9/20/18

Students will take the Literary Terms Part Two Test.  After the test, they will learn how to identify different Points of View. They will take notes, create a foldable and practice using different examples.

FRIDAY 9/21/18

Students will complete task cards on Inferences of the POV activity sheets from Thursday; Comparing POV, Identifying POV, and Determining POV

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK

-Review the 2nd half of your Literary Terms for the

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT ON THURSDAY 9-20-18!

Quizlet Literary Terms

(Use Code: 276493 to join the game)   Quizizz

Sept. 10th-Sept.14th

 Standards of Focus:

ELAGSE6RL5:  Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.  ELAGSE6RI5:  Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas. ELAGSE6RL3:  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 towards a resolution. 

ASSESSMENTS:

This week: Formative- Friday, 9-14-18- Plot Quiz

Upcoming: Summative- Thursday, 9-20-18- Literary Terms Part 2

***See links to study below***

MONDAY 9-10-18

-Students will complete plot diagrams from for the story, Sleeping Beauty in the Wood.  Afterwards, we will begin reviewing what we already know about Setting.  Students will watch the short Pixar video “For the Birds” and analyze the plot independently using the GO in class. The video link is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T63MCogI4sM

TUESDAY 9/11/18

Today will then look at how Setting affects the plot of a story and what elements must change if we change the setting.  Students will work in groups to “rewrite”  a familiar tale in a new setting and then use that information to create a comic strip that shows how the new setting changed the plot. Students will work on their comic strips and be ready to present on Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY 9/12/18

Students will wrap up their comic strips and present their stories to the class through a “Gallery Walk.”  Afterwards, each student will vote for their favorite.

THURSDAY 9/13/18

Finish up th “Gallery Walk” from the previous day and announce the class winners. Then, we will review for the Plot and Setting Quiz/Formative Assessment.

FRIDAY 9/13/18

Take Plot and Setting Formative Assessment (Quiz)

Homework:

-Complete “For the Birds” GO (Monday)

-Week Long-Review Plot notes pgs. 11-14 in your composition book

-Wednesday-Complete Plot Practice front and back.  We will go over it in class on Thursday.

-Work on the Setting Comic Strip.  Comic Strips are due at the end of class on FRIDAY.

Here is the slide with the Characters and setting the students chose.  They can mix any character with any setting to create their comic.

Choose a Character and a Setting-2hea94k

Plot and Setting Quiz, Friday, 9/14/18

-Literary Terms Test Part Two, THURSDAY, September 20th

 

ONLINE PRACTICE:

Plot Practice  (Use Code: 347014 to Join the game)

Types of Conflict Practice (Use Code: 976313 to Join the game)

 

-Literary Terms Test Part Two, THURSDAY, September 20th

Glossary of Literary Terms Unit One 2018 Springboard-1u0h2r3

Quizlet Literacy Terms

Quizizz Unit One Literacy Terms  (Use Code: 155251 to join the game)

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