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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

 

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

One More Day!

Please see the link below for details on the summer reading program:

https://www.cobbsummerreading.com/

 

Also, please make sure all missing assignments are turned in by tomorrow!

 

 

Monday, 5/21/18

 

Two Days until Summer Break!

Small Group ELA:

  • End of Year reflections
  • Advice to future 6th graders
  • Growth Mindset activity

Study Skills:

  • Reviewing grades & reminders to turn in missing work
  • 7 Habits activity