Monday, 2.25.18

Today we reviewed for Milestone testing. Our testing dates for ELA are April 10th and 11th. Students are working on responses to narratives for the next two days.

We will have a Membean test on Thursday of this week.

Please access the following information to study for Milestones:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Today students worked on using the RAFT strategy to analyze the summative writing prompt.  We also developed a graphic organizer to assist in writing assignment. On Wednesday we will continue to work on graphic organizer and discuss introductory paragraphs.


Quarter 3 Report cards are posted in ParentVue for parents to view and print if desired.


Don’t forget the Book Fair is happening now!


Friday, March 2, 2018

Membean test on Monday!!!

Today we read and found evidence to support the topic “Should People Use Driverless Cars?”  On Monday after the Membean test we will read and find evidence against using driverless cars. On Tuesday we will write letters to the principal that are written with a formal tone.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Membean Test on Monday…Make sure you are accessing the software and getting your time in!


Today we continued lessons on identifying formal language. Students were able to distinguish sentences which would be considered formal vs. informal. They also gave reasons why sentences would be identified as formal, as well as informal.

On Friday we will write a paragraph written in a formal style.  Next week we will focus on using text evidence to write an argumentative composition.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Welcome back!  So glad to see you!

Today we started a news article to identify reasons and evidence on the dangers of cheerleading. Tomorrow we will continue analyzing the article and create a chart contrasting dangers and safety measures of cheerleading.


We will have a Membean test on Tuesday, March 6th. Make sure you are spending 10 minutes, three times per week on Membean.

Tuesday, February 6, 2017



Today we practiced identifying two sides of an issue. Students have been able to identify text evidence to support arguments-yay!!!! We are building on our skills in order to produce an effective argumentative letter as a summative writing assessment.


Tomorrow we will work on identifying claims in an argument and take sides in a controversial topic.


Don’t forget Membean tonight!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Today we revisited our academic resolutions for the year. We need to keep these in mind to help us be successful in the 6th grade and advance to 7th grade.

We annotated an informational text to mark arguments the author makes for and against a topic. We will continue this activity tomorrow.


***How are you doing on your Membean goal this week? Three sessions per week, 10 minutes per session.


Don’t forget the Stemapolooza Tuesday evening at 6:30 here at McClure. Come out and have a fun and informative time!!!