January 17, 2018

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Homeroom reminder:  Current report cards are online via PVUE. See the progress report grades on PVUE on February 9.


7th Period ELA – Students are writing their summative explanatory essay.  Last quarter, we wrote a practice essay together, and students are using their practice essay as a model for the new prompt.  They  wrote today and they will also have tomorrow to write.

After completing this assignment, we will continue our study of argumentative writing.


HW:  Unit 3 vocabulary quiz Thursday – study!

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Sunday, January 7, 2017

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Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a great holiday.  I am looking forward to a wonderful 2018 with all of you!



7th Period – ELA – Last week, we began our study of argumentative writing.  Students previewed the vocabulary for Unit 3 through the Q, H, T strategy.  This week, students will create vocabulary squares for these terms.  Vocabulary quiz Friday, 1/12/18.  The study guide is attached below.

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This week, we will also learn more about the rhetorical devices of ethos, pathos, logos.  We will be analyzing and evaluating articles, commercials and other media to evaluate how these devices are used in persuasion.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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1st Period ELA – Today, students practiced writing claims.  We read an excerpt from “Travels with Charley,” and annotated for how animals enhance humans’ lives.  Students will write an explanatory essay on this topic on Friday and Monday.

No Homework Today!


Carlton’s Crew’s PBIS Word of the Week:  Self Aware – How can you be self-aware at school over the next few days?  What  actions can you take to demonstrate self awareness at school?


Friday, December 8, 2017

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1st Period LA – We are working on writing introductions and claims for explanatory writing.  This week, students took notes on introductions, practiced using transitions and, as as class, we wrote an introduction for a prompt.  We will continue to work on preparation for this essay next week, and students will write their essay before the holiday break.



Friday, December 1, 2017

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1st Period LA – Today students took the test on the Springboard Unit 2 vocabulary.  They have worked with the vocabulary this week with various strategies including QHT, Freyer models, flashcards and a review game using Kahoot.

Next week, we will begin our study of non-fiction explanatory writing.

Ms. Carlton’s Crew’s PBIS word of the week:  Proactive:  How proactive were you in studying and preparing for your vocabulary test today?  How did you prepare for the test?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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1st Period LA – Today students worked on their Unit 2 vocabulary project.  The project is due tomorrow. Students selected an option from the ones below:

  • Independent work: Create a set of flashcards for each word – card must include: word, definition, part of speech and illustration OR sentence demonstrating understanding of the term

  • 2: Collaborative Work: Work with a partner to create Freyer models for 10 out of the 17 words. Freyer models must include same information as flash cards plus both a sentence and an illustration.  Example sentence: The sport announcer’s commentary on the football made it clear that he favored UGA.

  • Study guide: Unit 2 vocabulary-1fg9u7s

  • Test is Friday, December 1, 2017

  • Students, remember that tomorrow is a BYOD day!

Ms. Carlton’s Crew’s PBIS word of the week:  Reflective:  As we near the end of our second quarter, what is your  reflection on your first half of 6th grade?  What has gone well?  What do you need to work on for the rest of 6th grade?


Monday, November 27, 2017

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

1st Period ELA – Today, students worked on completing their RACES paragraph for “President Cleveland, Where Are You?”  Students who have completed this assignment worked on the Unit 2 vocabulary using the QHT strategy.

HW:  Vocabulary TEST Friday – You will receive a study guide tomorrow, but I have also attached it below.  Tomorrow, you will also receive directions for the vocabulary assignment which will be  due on Thursday.

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November 16, 2017

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First Period ELA – Carlton – Students are working on their dialogue journal for “President Cleveland, Where Are You?”  They will use the information in their journal to  complete a RACES writing assignment for the story.

We are doing this work in class, so there is no homework today.


Carlton’s Crew’s PBIS Word of the Week:  Reflective:  How can I be reflective about the choices I make?

Friday, November 10, 2017

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1st period LA – Today we began reading “President Cleveland, Where Are You?”  Students will be writing a literary analysis essay on this story.  On Thursday, students worked on the vocabulary for the story using the QHT strategy.

HW:   Notecards or three column notes for vocabulary due Monday.

Your cards or notes must include:  work, definition, part of speech, colored illustration

Quiz on “President Cleveland” vocabulary Wednesday

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