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)

 

Sept. 4th- Sept. 7th

This Week:

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.

QUIZLET TO STUDY LITERARY TERMS FOR TEST

Standards of Focus 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 ( link to video here: Plot review in Aladdin )

HOMEWORK:  Study for Thursday’s summative assessment

WEDNESDAY – Today we continue with Plot by reading The School Play and completing a graphic organizer using the story. .

HOMEWORK:  Study for Thursday’s summative assessment

THURSDAY – Students will take Summative #1 over Literary Terms (part 1).  We will then finish with Wednesday’s activity over The School Play.  If students finish they will read their IRB.

FRIDAY – Setting the Scene:  Students will analyze the events along the plot.  We will complete a graphic organizer about plot using the story Little Red Riding Hood.

 

Monday, August 27, 2018

PLEASE BRING YOUR MATERIALS TO CLASS EACH DAY:

READING BINDER, READING JOURNAL (RJ), INDEPENDENT READING BOOKS (IRB), PENCIL, HIGHLIGHTERS, GREEN PEN & GLUE. 

Summative Vocabulary Assessment tentatively scheduled for September 6th.  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/

Standards of Focus for the week:

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

Week In View:

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.

HOMEWORK:  Complete the Theme practice #3 worksheet received in class.  We will review it in class on Tuesday.  Study for Theme assessment this Friday.

Tuesday – Application of Knowledge- 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.

Wednesday – EARLY RELEASE DAY – Students will complete theme rotations and practice with graphic organizers by determining and identifying theme in the passages.

HOMEWORK:  Complete the Theme practice worksheet #2 you received in class today.   Study for Theme assessment this Friday.

Thursday – Students will work in collaborative groups using task cards to determine and identify the theme in several short passages.  They will use task cards to take 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 identifying Theme in literature.

 

Assessments:

Formative Checkpoint on Theme-Friday, August 31st

Formative Notebook Check-Friday, August 31st

Summative Unit Test on Literary Terms- Thursday, September 6th

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Students will have a formative assessment tomorrow on the definition of the terms below and the application to texts.

Topic: the general subject the passage is about; usually 1-2 words

Main Idea: a sentence/statement that tells what a passage is about

Topic Sentence: a sentence/statement IN THE PASSAGE that states the main idea

Supporting Details:  more narrow ideas, evidence, examples, details, and facts that support the main idea

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Assessments:

Reading Inventory Assessment on Tuesday

Standards of Focus:

ELAGSE6RI1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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.
ELAGSE6RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This Week:

We are learning about Growth Mindset and Fixed Mindset so that we can begin the year off on the right foot. We will be learning how to “grow” our brains by using Reading Skills.

Here are the links to a video short videos seen in class:

Growth Mindset Video clip

You can Learn Anything!

Growing Your Brain

Standards of the Week:

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

ELAGSE6RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

ELAGSE6RI7: Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

ELAGSE6RI8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

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.

ELAGSE6SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion. b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed. c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion. d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate an understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

 ELAGSE6SL2: Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

ELAGSE6SL4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Students completed the formative quiz over PJLT Chapters 1-6 in class today.  Students need to use the resources below to study for the Vocabulary Test tomorrow!

I also explained the procedure for watching Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief movie next Tuesday, May 22nd  and Wednesday, May 23rd.  If parents DO NOT want their student to watch the movie they will complete the form and turn it in.  If you agree to let your student participate DO NOT send the form back.

Read the form here: Movie Permission Slip-2c1mr6k