Argumentative Article Links

Should A Tiger Be a Pet?

Would you Move to Mars?


Should Girls Play on Boys’ Sport Team?


Are athletes overpaid?



should students get paid to do chores article


should everyone get a trophy


should students be able to chew gum at school


Is technology killing our friendships




feb 5-8

standard focus for the week.

Writing Standard #1 6th grade
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.
c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

Monday- Students will continue working on the different types of pronouns.

students please ensure you know each type of pronoun.


Tuesday- Students will begin working on their argumentative essay.

Tuesday will prewriting day.  Students will fill in their graphic organizer on their chosen topic.







Jan 28-Feb 2nd 6th grade ELA

This week in ELA students will continue working on stating our claims and giving reasons and evidence to support their position.

Students will participate in a soapbox to help them prepare for their first embedded assessment which will be a class debate.

Each day, the students will be answering milestone practice questions as their warm up. We will analyze/breakdown the question to ensure the students can answer the questions correctly.
Those students who are struggling will be grouped with me into a smaller setting to ensure they understand.
Parents please have students log onto Study Island several days per week to reinforce concepts we are learning or reviewing in class. This will also help them prepare for the millstone test.

Students make sure you are reading at least an hour each night. Remember we will be taking our RI text for the last time in the spring. The RI test measures your reading level.

Study island link :
Username is first name. lastname
Password is the students lunch number


students continue studying unit 3 academic vocabulary words!!!













Study Island-12/2/2017


Students please ensure you complete your homework which is also a study guide for your upcoming quiz on word choice (connotation and denotation).  Your grade on study island will be imported into synergy so its imperative you complete your homework.

Below are the steps you  follow to log on to study island.

Please follow the steps I have outlined below.

click the login botttom at the top right hand corner of the screen

Next, click on the login bottom under the section titled study island for schools

Your user name is -your first name then last name @gms (example [email protected])
your password is -your lunch id

If you have trouble logging in, please email like some students have already done.

September 22, 2017

Today, our class enjoying participating in our 6th grade ELA water walk.

Our 6th grade students read the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parks. The book taught our students the plight of over 30,000 young men who were forced to leave their war torn homeland and walk thousands of miles through dangers many cannot even begin to comprehend in search of a new home, eventually becoming known as the Lost Boys of Sudan.

This activity allowed students to discuss facts relating to the difficulty and sociological implications of the unavailability of water in the regions. Students compared their own experiences with the availability of water to those in third world countries.
Students were able to experience first hand of just a snippet of what it might have felt like by being asked to fill gallon containers with water and walk the distance of 2 miles around the school.

Students remember your summer reading project is due October 3!!!

Enjoy your fall break.

September 21, 2017

Today the students enjoyed revisiting making inferences by answering some question regarding a short Pixar clip.  As we watched the clip, we inferred what was going on in the movie and provided evidence from the clip to support our answer.  Secondly, we got into groups to complete a character analysis project with a partner.  The students were required to choose a character from our class novel “A long Walk to Water” to do their character analysis on.


We discussed traits that characters possess and how to provide textual evidence to support our answers.

Septmeber 20, 2017

Today, we took our mini touchstone #2 test.  After testing, the students were able to go to the media center to check out books/return them, and they were also able to engage in independent reading with their novel selection from our class library.


Parents and students please remember to bring in 2 gallons of water for the water walk our class will be participating in on Friday.

September 18, 2016

Today, we learned how to further connect with the text by making inferences.  We observed various pictures and made inferences in regards to the characters.  We also analyzed super bowl commercials to make inferences.  Inferring or making inferences is a very imperative skill for students.

They will be asked several questions in all grade levels in regards to making inferences.


September 15, 2017

Today, we learned about literature circles and was able to engage in them. We got into groups of four and each person in the group was assigned a particular role, after reading their assigned chapter whole group or individually, each group had to present a skit or presentation to inform the class of the gist of their assigned chapter.

HOMEWORK- complete your reading project
DUE- October 3, 2017

Have a great enjoyable weekend!!!