Thursday, 8/16/18

Small Group Language Arts:

Today in class:

  • We began Activity 1.2, What Makes a Narrative?
  • We listened to the audio version of the short story, “The Circuit,” by Francisco Jimenez.
  • Students marked the text as they read along, noting changes, action and unknown words.

Reading Success:

Today in class:

  • We learned about SMART Goals & set goals for the first 9 weeks.

Wednesday, 8/15/18

Small Group Language Arts:

Today in class:

  • Students began our novel study of Rain Reign.

Reading Success:

Today in class:

  • We reviewed behavior expectations for each of the 4 rotations (Whole Group, Small Group, Reading Nook and Computer Software).
  • Students reviewed the 5 W’s and responding to questions using complete sentences.

Tuesday, 8/14/18

Small Group Language Arts:

Today in class:

  • Previewed Unit 1
    • Literary and Academic vocabulary
      • Students were given a set of vocabulary cards w/ definitions today in class – these are great to use for flash cards and to reference throughout the unit
    • Students are also bringing home the Unit 1 family letter – this details what is involved in our first unit of study, the assessments and access to the online textbook.

Reading Success:

Today in class:

  • We reviewed behavior expectations for each of the 4 rotations (Whole Group, Small Group, Reading Nook and Computer Software).
  • Students tracked their Lexile score from last week’s RI assessment.

 

Monday, 8/13/18

Small Group Language Arts:

Today in class:

  • Students organized their composition notebooks
  • Previewed novels to prepare for independent reading

(If you did not bring a composition notebook to class today, please remember to bring one tomorrow!)

Reading Success:

Today in class:

  • Students set up their Reading Success binders.
    • Several students did not have their supplies today, please remember to bring a binder that you can leave in the classroom tomorrow!

SG ELA, Week of 8/6/18

Happy Monday!

Please see below for this week’s agenda for Small Group ELA:

Monday:

  • Student Surveys
  • Family Surveys & Syllabus will be sent home Monday – please return Tuesday

Tuesday:

  • Syllabus Scavenger hunt
  • Vocabulary on Zinc

Wednesday-Thursday:

  • “If My Summer Vacation Were a Movie” activity

Friday:

  • Media Center Orientation

 

Small Group Language Arts

Today in our Small Group Language Arts class, students:

  • learned how to log into my blog to check for updates
  • practiced logging into our online textbook website, Springboard
  • were introduced to Zinc Learning Labs – a way to practice vocabulary through the Springboard resource

 

Welcome Back!

Dear Parents & Students,

I’m so excited to begin my 2nd year at Durham and to meet you all next week!

This year I will be teaching:

Reading (6th, 7th & 8th grades)

Language Arts (6th grade)

Please feel free to reach out via email with questions.

Mrs. Hall