December 3-7th, 2018

Unit 2 Argumentative writing Academic vocab words.

  • Reasons
  • Evidence
  • Introductory Paragraph
  • Body Paragraph
  • Concluding sentence
  • Counter claim-(AC students)
  • Plagiarism
  • Claim
  • Hook
  • Transition words
  • Connotation
  • Denotation
  • Formal style
  • Summarizing
  • Topic sentences

 

This week at a glance

 

In 6th grade ELA we are still working in our argumentative unit. At the end of the nine weeks students will be able to write a well written  and organized argumentative essay that includes a strong claim/thesis statement, topic sentences with supporting details and evidence, transitions words, and a concluding paragraph.

 

This week in Language Arts we will be completing a Reading Plus assessment on the 3rd and 4th of December.  Students please ensure your try your best and take the test seriously.

Monday- Reading Plus Test

 

Tuesday – Students will take the Reading Plus Test

 

Wednesday- Students will be writing a argumentative letter.

 

Thursday- Leap Day… Read and annotate

 

Friday- Differentiation Day.  Students will be going to classes based on there ARE YOU THERE YET ASSESSMENT

 

 

 

 

 

Homework Dec 3-7th, 2018 Homework

 

On level classes’ only-Book Review handout due- Friday, December 14th

Reading log Due –December 14th

AC classes- complete 3 quizzes on rea theory for the week.

 

Reading challenge book report due-December 14th

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELAGSE6RI8: 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.

 

 

 

ELAGSE6W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

 

 

 

Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

 

Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text

 

 

 

Notes

 

The end of the 2nd nine weeks is approaching so please ensure you make up any missed assignments prior to Christmas break.

We will have our ELA posttest December 14th, 2018

 

 

Novemeber 26th-30th

This week at a glance

In 6th grade ELA we are still working in our argumentative unit. At the end of the nine weeks students will be able to write a well written  and organized argumentative essay that includes a strong claim/thesis statement, topic sentences with supporting details and evidence, transitions words, and a concluding paragraph.

This week in ELA we will continue completing the Are you there argumentative summative test.  We will be on a block schedule this week.

Students will be taking the mock wiring assessment on November 28th and 29th.

Monday- 1st and 5th period will continue taking the argumentative summative test.

Tuesday -2nd and 6th period will continue taking the argumentative summative test.

Wednesday- 6th grade mock writing test-1st and 5th period only.

Thursday- 6th grade mock writing test-2nd and 6th period only.

Friday-  Students will begin research for their class debate on the assigned topic.

 

 

November 26-30th, 2018 Homework

On level classes’ only-Book Review handout due- Friday, December 7th

AC classes- complete 3 quizzes on rea theory for the week.

Reading challenge book report due-December 14th

 

well as inferences drawn from the text.

 

ELAGSE6RI8: 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.

 

ELAGSE6W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

 

Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text

 

Notes

The cool cat party will be December 3, 2018.  Students remember to bring money if you plan on purchasing concessions.

Please refer to the narrative rubric posted.   This is how your mock writing assignment will be evaluated and graded.

September 12th-16th, 2018

 

This week at a glance

 

In 6th grade ELA we are still working in our argumentative unit. At the end of the nine weeks students will be able to write a well written  and organized argumentative essay that includes a strong claim/thesis, topic sentences with supporting details and evidence, transitions words, and a concluding paragraph.

This week in ELA we will be learning how to write a summary for nonfiction text, how to paraphrase, and we will reviewing what we learned the past 4 weeks.  We will have an almost there test on Friday November 16, 2018

Monday- Students will complete mini touchstone 3.2 and finish writing their final draft of their argumentative essay.  Students will also have the opportunity to work on any missed assignments.

Tuesday- Review Day- students will work with a partner completing various task and assignments related to argumentative writing. Students will complete an argumentative paragraph puzzle, sorting claims, hooks, and background information assignment, and a fill in the blank game.

Wednesday- Mini lesson on how to summarize nonfiction text.  Students will complete a summarization activity as a class than with an elbow partner.

Thursday- Students will complete a summarization assessment and write an argumentative paragraph.

AC students will complete 5 or more read theory assignments.

Friday- Students will complete an “Almost their test” to access what they have learned thus far, and what standards and skills they may be weak in.

November 12th-16th Homework

Complete any assignments not finished in class

Book Review sheet due- November 30th

AC students book challenge due-December 8

Read at least 3o minutes or more for four days out of the week. Student choice on what you read.

Reading log- due November 30th

Complete 5 paragraph essay-due November, 12th

 

 

Parents please remember to sign your child’s reading log.

 

Standards Accessed this week

ELAGSE6RI1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as

well as inferences drawn from the text.

ELAGSE6RI8: 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.

ELAGSE6W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

  1. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
  2. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text

 

Notes

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!  Don’t forget to read my awesome students J

 

root words and unit 2 academic words

Unit 2 Academic Vocabulary Words
Quiz-November 2, 2018

1. Argument- Facts or reasoning offered to support a position as being true.

2. Claim- a writer’s statement of a position or opinion about a topic.

3. Controversy- A public debate or dispute concerning a matter of opinion.

4. Reasons- The points that explain why the author is making a certain claim.

5. Evidence- the information that supports or proves an idea or claim. Forms of evidence include facts, statistics, and expert opinions.

6. Plagiarism- Taking and using someone’s work or the ideas and words of another as your own.

7. Formal Style- a style of writing or speaking that is appropriate for formal communication such as in academics or business.

8. Editorial- A short essay in which a publication, expresses an opinion, or takes a stand on an issue. ex- (newspaper article-opinion column)

 

October 22nd-26th

This week at a glance

We have started our second nine weeks of school which is our argumentative writing unit. This week we will be learning how to identify and write a claim. We will also begin constructing an argumentative essay.

Monday- Students will complete mini touchstone 3.1 and complete the root words word wall.
Tuesday- Students will learn how evidence and reasons support a claim. Students will read “Should Dodge Ball be banned from School?” and complete the argumentative graphic organizer.
Wednesday- media center visit. Students will be checking out a book on their reading level.
Thursday- mini lesson on a introductory paragraph for an argumentative essay. (Hook, background information, claim)
Friday- Student’s will write an introductory paragraph using evidence to support their claim from the editorial “Social Media Made me Do it”.

October 22nd-24th Homework

complete any assignments not finished in class
Read at least 3o minutes or more for four days out of the week. Student choice on what you read.
Reading log- due November 2nd
Study for your root words and unit 2 academic vocabulary-quiz November 2nd

 

Parents please remember to sign your child’s reading log.

Standards Accessed this week
ELAGSE6RI1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as
well as inferences drawn from the text.
ELAGSE6RI8: 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.
ELAGSE6W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
b. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text

Notes
The book fair will be here Monday, October 29, 2018.