September 21

Friday, September 21

No homework over the break!!

We will begin typing the final copy of your personal narrative on Monday, October 1.

Just a reminder that the following are due on October 5th:

  1.  Literary elements bookmark
  2. Language review sheet

Have a great break!!

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September 19

September 19


I will have a tutoring session tomorrow morning, Thursday, September 20th @ 8:15.  You do not need a pass.  I will come to the theater to pick you up at 8:15.


1.  DGP quiz Friday.

2.  Personal narrative rough draft must be completed when you walk in the door tomorrow.  No more class time to work on it.

3.  Bring colored pencils or pens or even crayons to class with you tomorrow if you can.  We will be doing “Rainbow Revisions” to our personal narratives.

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September 17

Week of September 17-21

Standards focus:

W.6.3 a, b, c, d.

RL.6.5; RI.6.5; W.6.4; W.6.5; W.6.10; L.6.6

W.6.3d; W.6.3e; W.6.4; W.6.5; W.6.6; W.6.10; L.6.1e; L.6.2b; L.6.3a

Assignments, assessments, etc. 

Monday — Work on rough draft of personal narrative (incident)

Tuesday — Work on rough draft of personal narrative.

Wednesday –– 1st, 2nd, 4th — Peer review process

3rd & 5th — Peer review and revise and edit rough draft

Thursday — 1st, 2nd, 4th — Continue revise/edit process.

3rd & 5th — Finish revisions and editing and begin typing final draft.

Friday — 1st, 2nd, 4th — Finish revisions and edits and be prepared to type final draft when we return from break.

3rd & 5th — Continue typing final copy

All classes — DGP quiz


-Bookmark due October 5th

-Language Review homework sheet due October 5th



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September 13

September 13


-DGP quiz tomorrow.

-Dialogue re-take tomorrow during class (after DGP quiz).

Tutoring Session Added!

Tomorrow morning (Friday) at 8:15 for those who need extra help before the dialogue re-take.

Tentative Timeline for Narrative: 

There is NO RETAKE on this assignment as students will be re-working this writing piece numerous times throughout the 3 weeks that we will be working on this assignment utilizing the components of the writing process.
Here is an approximate timeline you and your student can use to help stay on track:
Project Narration – should be finished by 9.12
Tell Your Story – should be finished by 9.14
Rough Draft – should be finished by 9.18
Peer Reviewing – 9.19
Revise/Edit – should be finished by 9.21
Week of Oct 1 – work on typing Final – should be finished by end of week Oct. 5

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September 10

Week of September 10-14

Standards focus this week:
Additional Standards Addressed:  RL.6.5; RI.6.5; W.6.4; W.6.5; W.6.10; L.6.6 W.6.3d; W.6.3e; W.6.4; W.6.5; W.6.6; W.6.10; L.6.1e; L.6.2b; L.6.3a

Assignments, assessments, etc.:

Monday:  1.  Narrow topic for narrative using graphic organizers in text.  2.  Using graphic organizer provided by teacher, begin pre-writing process.

Tuesday:  1.  Mini-lesson:  writing effective hooks/introductions.  2.  Students work on rough draft of personal narrative.

Wednesday:  1.  Mini-less:  writing complete, effective sentences.  2.  Students work on rough draft of personal narrative.

Thursday:  1.  Mini-lesson:  adding effective description with sensory language.  2.  Students proofread rough draft.  3.  Peer editing/revising.

Friday:  1.  DGP quiz.  2.  Students revise their personal narrative to be prepared to begin typing final copy on Monday.

Dialogue Re-test Information:  Students who wish to re-take the dialogue assessment will need to see me for remediation worksheets.  You must complete the worksheets and bring to my tutoring session on Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m. in order to re-take the test on Friday.


-Continue to work on your bookmark that is due October 5.

-Work on your language skills homework sheet each night.  This is due at the end of September.

-Personal narrative due September 21.

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September 5

September 5

1. Dialogue/quotation assessment tomorrow.  Use the practice quiz link on the previous post to check your understanding.  I am also posting the tasks from today with the answers so you can review those.  Dialogue and quotation task rotation-2o53ulj

2.  Don’t forget about the DGP quiz on Friday (as usual).

3.  You should also be working on your “Accountability Bookmark” that is due October 5th.

4.  You also have your monthly language review to work on (4th period — you will get that tomorrow).

5.  Tutoring session tomorrow morning (Thursday, September 6th) at 8:15 a.m.


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September 4

Week of September 4

Standards for the week:

W.6.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
W.6.3a: Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically. Additional Standards Addressed:
W.6.3b: Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
W.6.3c: Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another. W.6.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
W.6.3a; W.6.3d; W.6.3e; W.6.4; W.6.10

Assignments, Assessments, etc.:

Monday — NO SCHOOL

Tuesday — Dialogue/quotation practice

Wednesday — More dialogue/quotation practice — escape room style.

Thursday — Dialogue/quotation summative assessment. See below for resources, etc.

Friday — Begin brainstorming for personal narrative.


Notes:  Quotation-Cloze-Notes-Completed-1zy94yv (1)-2i4tmnr

Practice quiz on dialogue and quotations:



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August 27

Week of August 27

Standards focus this week:  

RL.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 

L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. 

L.6.1a: Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, and possessive). 

L.6.1b: Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves). 

Additional Standards Addressed: 

RL.6.2; RL.6.3; RL.6.4; RL.6.5; RL.6.6; RL.6.10; W.6.3a; W.6.3b; W.6.3d; W.6.4; W.6.5; W.6.10; L.6.1e; L.6.5c; L.6.6 

Assignments, assessments, etc.:

Monday — Write final copy of alternate ending for The Circuit.  If you did not finish in class, it must be finished by the BEGINNING of class tomorrow.  Don’t forget to label the incident, the response and the reflection. The Circuit-qg3t38 This is a graded assignment.

Tuesday and Wednesday — Read Flipped and identify narrative elements and characterization methods.

Thursday and Friday — Notes and practice on writing dialogue.

Upcoming Assessments: 

There will be a dialogue assessment on Wednesday, September 6th.


Accountability Bookmark is due October 5th.  This is completed using independent reading books.


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August 22

August 22

All Classes:

  1.  Study your notes daily for DGP quiz on Friday.
  2.  The “Accountability Bookmark” is due October 5th.
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