Monday – Today, students were given several handouts to help with present and future writing. They were given some handouts that will help them with sentence structure and others that will help them with the writing process. Some classes had to finish the grammar quiz from Friday, so they did that. Next, we read a autobiographical excerpt about Temple Grandin that can be found in section 2.19 of the online textbook (also pages 159-160). This is our second story about Temple Grandin. We will learn more about her in the future. We discussed words in the story we did not understand and went over the purpose for writing this story.
Tuesday – Today, students completed Monday’s homework and went over it. My apologies for not having it updated before Monday. Then, students were able to answer questions on “My Story” with a partner or on their own. We went over the answers as a class. We also went over the week look ahead and beyond between Thanksgiving break and holiday break.
Wednesday – Today students will be reviewing simple and compound sentences. They will go over some review questions which can be found here on my blog later today in case you are absent. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and get help with anything that they don’t understand.
Thursday – Simple and Compound Sentence Quiz
Friday – Grammar Quiz and we will also write a graphic organizer using the RACES strategy for a prompt that goes with “My Story”. This graphic organizer will be taken up for a grade.
Assessments for the week: Thursday – simple and compound sentence formative, Friday – grammar quiz formative, Friday – graphic organizer formative.
Standards for the week:
|RI.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
W.6.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
W.6.9b: Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “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”).
L.6.3a: Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*
W6.10: Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks
RL6.10 and RL6.10