Complete Study Guides through Chapter 5 tonight for homework. We will read through chapter 8 in all classes tomorrow and have a checkpoint on Friday for Chapters 1-8. Use your resources! 🙂
Please check the Novel Studies 2017 tab above to access the Quizlet for the summative vocabulary test that will be after we return from Thanksgiving Break.
TSB Study Guide for Chapters 1-2 will be due tomorrow (11-15-17) at the beginning of class.
TSB Study Guide for Chapters 3-5 will be due Thursday (11-16-17) at the beginning of class.
Use the ebook resource on the blog to complete questions at home.
Students began to read the class novel Touching Spirit Bear (TSB) today in class. We have a class set of novels but I am posting a link to the ebook here so that students can download the book onto a BYOD device at no cost. Students will access the materials and information by going to the “NOVEL STUDIES” tab at the top of my blog.
Type: Formative (40%) Reading Comprehension Checkpoint for Touching Spirit Bear (TSB) Chapters 1-8
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Standards of Focus:
We will be using these standards as we analyze and study the novel.
|ELAGSE6RI10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
ELAGSE6RI3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
ELAGSE6RL2: Determine a theme and/or 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.
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
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.
ELAGSE6RL6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Today students completed a formative checkpoint on Cause and Effect. They were also given the Summative Assessment Study Guide and had time in class after the checkpoint to work on the task. Students need to bring the study guide to class tomorrow and can check their work here: Identifying Text Structure Key-1npjrk4
Students will have a checkpoint on Cause and Effect at the end of class on Wednesday. Students may want to review the RJ notes on page 25 or pages 33 & 34 (see link to pics here:
Students are completing questions 1-4 on the Cause and Effect Case Study Liebeck vs. McDonalds. The questions on the back are as follows:
Lovinggood welcomed a published author that spoke to the 6th grade Reading students today. The students did a great job asking engaging questions.
Students have a graphic organizer on Cause and Effect to complete for HW tonight. If students need to refresh their memory on Cause and Effect they can look on page 25 in their Reading Journals (RJ). They can also view this video link for help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWK0PF_-fc8
Standards of Focus:
|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.
ELAGSE6L5: b. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.
Formative Assessment on Cause and Effect
Students will review and prepare for the Summative Assessment on Text Structures (Description, Sequence and Order, Chronological Order, Problem and Solution, Compare and Contrast, Cause/Effect) Friday or the following Monday.
Have a great weekend! It has been great to meet all of you this week!
I have attached the Reading Journal pages that we entered so that students can organize their Reading Journals (RJ). Click the links below:
Below is the picture of the key for Problem and Solution HW from Thursday, October 20th.
Today students worked to complete the Compare and Contrast Formative Checkpoint. If students did not complete the Checkpoint in class they will complete it tomorrow.
Homework tonight is completing the Problem & Solution G.O. and Sequence G.O. (from last night) if it was unfinished from Wednesday. We will go over both of the homework assignments in class tomorrow and they will be entered into Synergy in the non-graded category.
Here is a brief video to review for the Problem & Solution HW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-PnCBQ60PA