Sep 4th-7th ELA work session

This week at a glance:

Monday-No school 
Tuesday-Students will learn the difference between n antagonist and protagonist, the steps to the writing process, and students will finish working on their narratives. Monday, we will wrapping up step 2 of the writing process.
Wednesday-Step m3 of the writing process. Students will be reading over and revising their essay.
Thursday- Writers Workshop Students will be working in various stations editing their narratives. Step 4 of the writing process.
Friday-Students will begin tying their final draft of their narrative. Step 5 of the writing process.

Standards Assessed this week – students will be assessed on wiring a narrative from the perspective of a different character. We will be going through each step of the writing process.
ELAGSE6RL3: Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of
episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves towards a
resolution.
ELAGSE6RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,
including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word
choice on meaning and tone.
ELAGSE6RL6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or
speaker in a text.
ELAGSE6W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

On level homework
Tuesday-Homework Finish writing your narrative
Work on your vocb packet
Read and complete reading log

 

AC Homework
Tuesday Homework-Finish writing and editing your narrative
Work on your vocb packet
Red and complete reading log

Notes
Reading Logs are Due September 14, 2018
On level should be reading 4 or more days a week for at least 30 minutes.
Ac students should be reading 5 or more days a week for at least 30minutes or more.
September 7th, 2018 vocab test over root words and this week’s vocab list
Please ensure you are studying your vocabulary words and root words nightly

 

 

https://www.edb.gov.hk/attachment/en/curriculum-development/resource-support/net/handout%202.1-%20the%20writing%20process.pdf

 

August 20-24

This week at a glance
We are still working within our narrative unit. We are focusing on the components of a narrative and writing a well written and organized narrative. So far, we have learned about perspective, the various point of views, the plot pyramid, narrative writing, and types of conflict in literature.

Monady- Pov quiz and complete plot diagram handout.
Tuesday-Students will be taking the RI test on the computer which measures their reading level.
Wednesday- Narrative writing.
Thursday- Students will be constructing their first draft to their narrative.
Friday- Narrative revision stations. Students will be revising and editing their narrative essays.

August 20-24 Homework
Reading log- due August 30th
Read at least 30 minutes or more for at least 3 or more days
AC students will read 30 minutes a day and 5 days a week.
Parents please remember to sign your child’s reading log.
Study week 2 vocab words-we will have a quiz on Friday.
Complete summer reading project due August 31
Ac summer reading project due August 24th

 

Standards Accessed this week
ELAGSE6RL3: Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of
episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves towards a
resolution.
ELAGSE6RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,
including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word
choice on meaning and tone.
ELAGSE6RL5: Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the
overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or
plot.
ELAGSE6RL6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or
speaker in a text.
ELAGSE6W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
d. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

Notes
There will be a dance on Friday. If your child plan on attending please ensure they turn in their permission slip.

August 13th-18th

This week at a glance

August 13-August 18 ELA agenda

Monday– Narratives, Point of view (1st person, 3rd person limited, 3rd person omniscient). Students will continue learning the components of a narrative and distinguishing the authors perspective and pov.
Tuesday-Types of conflict in literature
Wednesday-Plot structure
Thursday-Plot structure
Friday-Vocab test, and narrative writing

Homework
Study week 1 and 2 set of vocabulary words
Read and record your minutes on your reading log,
Work on your summer reading project.

 

Week 2 vocabulary words

 

Summer Reading Project Due August 31, 2018
AC class- summer reading project due August 24th, 2018

 

Types of conflict in Literature-  Please ensure you study and know the various conflict types

 

August 6th-10th Language Arts Class.

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We had an awesome first week getting acclimated to the school and our new Language Arts class. Students learned school and classroom expectations in room 2102. Last week in ELA we introduced our new set of vocabulary words, set up our ISN (Interactive student notebook), visited the media center and checked out books, took a pre-test for unit 1 and a grammar diagnostic test, and learned the various types of point of view. As you can see, we had a busy week in ELA.

Week 1 Vocabulary words

All students are required to have the following materials for 6th grade ELA
3 subject notebook or 2 composition notebooks
A folder with pockets
Writing utensils
Paper

Summer Reading Project Due August 31, 2018
AC class- summer reading project due August 24th, 2018

Homework
Study vocabulary words
Read at least 3 times a week for 3o minutes a day and log your minutes on your reading log.
Bring back signed syllabus
Work on summer reading project if you have not completed it.

Remember it is imperative that you are reading at least 30 minutes or more a day!!!

I Too, Sing America comprehension questions- April 25th HW

Answer the following questions in complete sentences.

1. Think about it:

In the poem I, Too does “I” stand for more than one person? Explain your answer.

2. Why do you think “he”  is sent to eat in the kitchen?

3. What are the speakers hope for the future?

4. What does the poem I, too sing America mean?

5. Which theme does the news clip/article of the Brazilian Beauty Queen and the poem share?
A. Identity B. Colorism C. Pride D. Beauty
Use Race to answer the question.

figurative language study guide

Students you were provided with a figurative language study guide handout in class, but if you so happen to have lost your copy utilize the link below to obtain another one.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson79/figresource.pdf

 

 

Parent Survey

Reflections on Sixth Grade Year Parents, as you look towards next year and moving your child on to 7th grade, please take a moment to reflect on improvements that Griffin’s Sixth Grade could make for next year. We like to ask parents for their input towards the end of the year, as we are always looking to improve our practices for students. Your input is invaluable to us as we explore making meaningful changes to the way we do sixth grade in an effort to ease the transition from 5th to 6th, and to give the differentiated support our little Wildcats need. Thank you in advance for your input!! Please click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAzh01lhJ_PtcsDIaAbK1VhYjHl0XQSRqDoQbh2C8eyLNk8g/viewform

Thank you!!!

Jessica West

6th grade ELA

 

3/26-3/30

Parents/Students below you will find  the link to the milestones 6th grade ELA study guide.  Please copy and paste the link  which will take you directly to the study guide. This is extra practice and study material to utilize during spring break. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ONCE WE RETURN FROM SPRING BREAK WE WILL BEGIN TESTING!

Pages 1-52 covers the ELA component.  Rubrics are provided and an answer key at the end of the section.  Please ensure you are checking you answering and looking at how the correct answer was derived.  Use the rubric to help guide your writing and constructed response answers.

http://www.cobbk12.org/griffin/2016-2017/Milestones%20Study%20Guide%20-%206th%20Grade%20(2017).pdf

 

6th grade ELA AT A GLANCE:

MONDAY-  Milestone test prep.  Students will be taken to the computer lab to complete a mock milestone test.  Students will learn how to navigate thorough the test and become familiar with the online tools.

TUESDAY-  LEAP DAY

WEDNESDAY-LIBRARY DAY.  Students will partake in a mini scavenger hunt in the media center.  (This day will serve as a milestone practice and review day).  Topics to be covered: narratives, figurative language, reference materials, non, fiction text, various genres,

THURSDAY-TEST DAY.  Students will take a test of figurative language and poetry terms.  We have been practicing this concept for a week.  (formative grade.)

FRIDAY-MILESTONE PRACTICE REVIEW.  Students will review for the milestones by engaging in a  jeopardy game.  Students will be placed in groups of 4’s to read and analyze questions and provide the correct answer.

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS AN ENJOYABLE SPRING BREAK!!!!