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!!!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Today we practiced reading comprehension and short response in preparation for Milestones. Students need to be able to reference text evidence in both short response and constructed responses. In addition, students worked on Membean. Please remember: 10 minutes per session, three sessions per week.


Tomorrow we will read and analyze a news article giving the pros and cons of keeping the penny in circulation.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Today we  took a summative assessment on Membean vocabulary. If you have not completed your 30 minutes for this week, please do so.

In addition, we created vocabulary flip books for Unit 3 vocabulary. Please be sure to study several words per night so you will be ready for your test!


Thursday we will take a reading comprehension quiz and read an informational article.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Today we spent time on Membean in order to prepare for the test tomorrow. We also wrote a persuasive business letter to the president of Spangler Candy Company, which introduced the proper format of a business letter.

Tomorrow students will take a test on Membean vocabulary based on individual levels. We will continue reading informational texts and practicing the art of persuasion.

Monday, January 29, 2018

We are working on how to identify a claim in an arguement. Students were exposed to new vocabulary in editorial reading today, and we broke down words and made associations with them. Tomorrow is Rennaisance Day, and students remaining at school with have enrichment activities to practice skills.



Friday, January 26, 2018

Today we practiced writing opinion pieces and included rhetorical devices in our writing. Students continued to add to their academic content vocabulary lists. We will have our first Membean test of the semester on Wednesday. Many students have not put in any time on the program this week, but the test will be scheduled regardless. Please make sure you are using Membean at least 10 minutes at a time, at least three times per week.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Students used rhetorical devices to write a persuasive paragraph to one of their teachers. We reviewed definitions and began reading an editorial. We will continue analyzing the editorial on Friday, and review the following vocabulary words:

controversy, argument, claim, pathos, ethos, logos, editorial.


Membean quiz has been moved to Wednesday.