6th grade READ 180




Students were given a monthly calendar today for Workshop 3 on 1/4 (“”) Skill: plot Elements.

The NEWEST calendar includes the HOMEWORK for all the dates in DEC/Jan.  Please look at the calendar with your child. (It is copied on blue paper) The homework is due at the beginning of the class period, with a quick comprehension check at the start of class which is graded.  Refer to the calendar for the other pages and dates.  Students were shown the assignments today and will write answers on the green workshop packet, except for the Read and Write and Summarize section.  These answers are to be placed on the white sheet provided by the teacher with the due dates written in.

Week of 1/8

Mrs. Hardin and I are really excited about our 6th graders starting Read Theory. Each week the kiddos will be required to take one “quiz” a week. Mrs. Hardin will be checking at the end of the day on Friday’s to input grades. If your student is not satisfied with his first quiz grade, he/she can take as many quizzes he wants each week and we will take the highest grade. Example: If he/she makes a 60 on Monday, but then takes a quiz again on Tuesday and makes a 90. we’ll put the 90 in the gradebook for the week. The first read theory quiz is due on Friday, January 12th. This week ONLY students are required to take a pretest when they log in and then complete a quiz. Please make sure your student does both! 

The link to the website is http:://readtheory.org/

Monday hw- read theory homework pre-test and quiz one due by class time on 1/12

Tuesday- handout new workshop packets, vocabulary sheet, and React and Write page for NEW WORKSHOP! Read book nook or computers

hw- complete read theory homework due Fri. when you enter class.

Wednesday- complete p. 54 and 55/ computers/ book nook

hw– complete read theory homework due Fri. when you enter class.

Thursday- complete p. 56/57/ computers/book nook

hw-complete read theory homework due  when you enter class tomorrow.

Friday- catch up day : computers, book nook , p. 54-57

hw- none


Welcome Back and Happy New Year


Week of Jan 4

Thursday- review of classroom rotations/expectations; new calendar with additional homework complettion for reading theory

Review of segment status’ on computer rotations. review of book read for reading counts test.  If a student has not completed 3 DIFFERENT books  since August, the student need to work additionally outside of class time to get reading book nook test/reading log/and graphic organizer completed. A green student reading report went home today with your child’s current status.  Please sign and discuss with your student how and when they plan on working on another book in addition to the book that is due Jan. 31st.  As of Jan 31, students should have read and took a reading counts test on 4 or more books. If your child has a book repeated on the report this occurs when student re-take tests that they score below 70 percent on, but it is still just one book they read.

hw- none

Friday-LOGIN information for Read theory homework was taped into inside cover of agenda with student login and password to access readtheory.org

complete rskills test for any student who did not finish the rkills test from workshop 2 before Winter Break. selection of book nook for Jan 31st due date.

hw- get student book report signed and returned for class Monday!

New workshop begins Monday!


WEEK of De. 12

Monday- snow day 🙂

Tuesday– Review of vocabulary and readings 1,2,3.

hw- study vocabulary for test tomorrow; re- read Reading 1, 2 for test Friday

Wednesday- Reading inventory! Show us your growth!

If finished- computer rotation, book nook rotation

hw: study vocabulary for test tomorrow; re- read Reading 1, 2, 3 for test Friday

Thursday– vocabulary test; continue Reading Inventory and book nook

hw- review workshop for test tomorrow

Friday- Workshop test!


Week of Dec. 4- Are you using your calendar to complete your homework assignments?  Are you writing your React and Write and Summarizing by re-wording the question in the answer?  Are you capitalizing and punctuating your sentences?  Good, keep it up! 🙂

Monday– Whole group p. 44, Small group p. 45 (graded in synergy)

hw- none

Tuesday- Rotations 2/3 (small group p. 45, graded in synergy)

hw- study vocabulary for Workshop (you have all the words/images/definitions in your binder on green graphic organizer)

Wednesday– Whole group p. 46 (Word Challenge); small group p. 47

hw-study vocabulary for Workshop (you have all the words/images/definitions in your binder on green graphic organizer)

Thursday- Rotations 2/3 (computer/reading nook/small group) sg. p. 46

hw- study vocabulary for Workshop (you have all the words/images/definitions in your binder on green graphic organizer)

Friday- computers/ reading nook/goal setting/ Reading inventory

hw- Workshop vocabulary test 12/14; Summative Workshop test (Reading 1,2, and 3  12/15)


Week of Nov. 28th

Monday- Review of expectations of READ 180. Review of  reading 2 “Mountain on Fire”; discussion on sequencing key words

hw- p. 42 due Wed.

Tuesday- small group p. 41 (sequencing of the Big Blow Up); computer rotation; reading nook (graphic organizer, reading log)

hw- p. 42 due tomorrow

Wednesday- Whole group p. 42 – reading 3 “Hurricanes: The Monster Storms”; comprehension check #3 (graded for synergy average of reading 1,2, and 3); sg p. 43 (sequencing of events)

hw- p. 44 due 12/4

Thursday- rotations 2/3  -computer rotation; reading nook (graphic organizer, reading log)

hw- p. 44 due 12/4

Friday- C day- catch up; goal setting reviewws, fluency practice

hw- p.  44 due 12/4



WEEK OF Nov. 13

BOOK NOOK READING IS DUE 11/17 (turn in reading log, complete graphic organizer, and take reading counts test!)

Monday- Reading 1 comprehension check from homework p. 36

Whole group page 36, fluency practice, SG. p. 37 (sequencing)

hw- p. 38 due Wed.

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p, 37 sequencing)

hw– p. 38 due tomorrow

Wednesday- Whole group Reading 2 comprehension check, fluency practice, SG p. 39 (sequencing)

Thursday- Rotation 2/3 SG. p. 39

Friday-” C” day


Week of November 6-

Monday- Introduction to monthly calendar of classwork and homework.  Workshop 2 begins! “When Disaster Strikes”.  Note-taking on reading skill: Sequencing

hw- p. 36 due 11/13

Tuesday- no school

Wednesday– Intro. vocabulary for Workshop 2 p. 35

hw- p. 36 due 11/13

Thursday– computer rotations/reading nook (graphic organizer/reading log/reading counts test DUE NOV. 17

hw- p. 36 due 11/13

Friday- computer rotations/reading nook (graphic organizer/reading log/reading counts test) DUE NOV. 17

hw- p. 36 DUE MONDAY (be sure react and write/summarize is written on white paper provided in class)


Week of October 30th-

Presentations for immigration project continue through Friday!  We have had some great presentations last week with great interesting facts!

Monday- Take notes on Edgar Allen Poe.  Determine how his ideas in writing impact mood and tone of a story.

Tuesday- Read Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe; Happy Halloween

Wednesday, Thursday/Friday- presentations. computer rotation, reading nook (graphic organizer and reading log)


Immigrant project-

We have been busy for over one week working on an immigrant project.

Students have been working hard each day of early release to work on their immigrant research and paper. The classes are doing very well with finding interesting facts to share with the class.  I can not wait to see the final project presentations!

Project guidelines:

  • Research a famous immigrant, taking notes with the graphic organizer
  • Type or hand write rough draft paragraph (following rubric checklist)
  • edit rough draft (does each sentence beginning vary? use COPS checklist to help you edit
  • type final draft with any changes (paragraph can not be more than 12 point font, double spaced
  • PRINT final draft
  • Begin power point for immigrant presentation (this should have a MAXIMUM of 3 slides and 3 images) The power point should use talking points to refer to while presenting (not sentences) FONT color and size will be discussed for easy reading
  • Practice your presentation (use note cards if necessary.  You will not be reading off power point or paper.  You are sharing your immigrant with the class.  Length, rehearsal and content will be discussed next week!

Week of Oct 23- Discuss rubric for immigrant presentations.  Dress like your famous immigrant, include necessary facts, practice, practice, practice!

Monday Oct. 23 will be last day to work on immigrant project in class.  If you need additional time, please go to Mrs. Hardin’s room during homeroom to work on the project! Sign up for presentation day on Monday, presentations begin Thursday!

Tuesday and Wednesday- READ 180 computer software and independent reading nook

Thursday- presentations begin! Computer software/reading nook rotation

Friday- presentations continue! Computer software/reading nook



HERE for ELLIS ISLAND TOUR- use headphones!



Week of 10/9

Monday- Block 4 began to research and tour Ellis Island.  What did you read?  What did you learn?

Block 5- Finished Ellis Island tour; Introduction to immigrant project.

Tuesday and Wednesday- Select a famous immigrant (from the list) and begin taking notes on the graphic organizer provided.

Thursday- media center to continue taking notes and write a summary of the famous immigrant

Friday- Continue writing rough draft of summary and begin typing into word. (10 sentences minimum)





Week of October 2-6

We have been catching up on a variety of assignments this week before the quarter ends!

  1. Reading Counts tests- finish independent reading book, turn in completed graphic organizer, turn in reading log (yellow sheet) TAKE test on computer.  IF you score a 70% or higher you passed the test!
  2. Complete end of workshop R SKILLS TEST
  3. Computer rotations to finish a computer segment- put your sticker  🙂 on the poster when you have completed an entire segment (reading zone, word zone, spelling zone, writing zone, and success zone)

Workshop ONE- “The New Americans”

Skill:Main idea/details

Week of 9/18-

Monday- review reading 2 for test Wednesday; practice finding main idea and details; “I have who has” vocab. game

hw- test on Workshop One begins Wednesday and will continue Thursday for extended time

Review for test: vocabulary terms; School  Before Soccer (reading 1), Fitting In (reading 2), Immigration Boom (reading 3)

Tuesday- review of reading 3; “I Have Who Has” game

hw- test tomorrow; Review for test: vocabulary terms; School  Before Soccer (reading 1), Fitting In (reading 2), Immigration Boom (reading 3)

Wednesday – Summative Assessment Workshop One

hw- none

Thursday-Summative Assessment Workshop One continued

Friday- if needed 20 minutes to finish test (extended time); computer and reading nook

hw- Happy September break 🙂


Week of 9/13- 9/16- WORKSHOP ONE TEST begins Sept. 20


Wednesday- Whole group- Word Challenge p. 20/ sg. p. 21 Synonyms/antonyms

hw- finish study guide for vocabulary of workshop.  You must be able to use the words correctly in a sentence. (context clues)

Thursday– R2/R3 (sg. p. 21) Synonyms/antonyms

hw- study vocabulary

Friday– finish any work on Reading 2 or Reading 3/computers/reading nook (graphic organizer and reading log needs to be updated!)

hw- re-read Reading 1- School Before Soccer!


Week of Sept. 5-8

Monday- NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday— Whole group lesson “The New Immigration Boom!” p. 16-17; Rotation 1 (Sg. p. 17)

Wednesday- Reading Comp. ticket for reading 2;   Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. 17)

ThursdaySTUDY guide for vocabulary handed it!  Write your own sentence to be sure you can apply the definition to the word.

Whole group Lesson (reading 3 cont’d “The New Immigration Boom!) p. 18-19; Rotation 1 (sg. p. 18)

hw- begin study 10 vocabulary words (study guide handed out)

Friday– Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. 19)

hw- study vocabulary for workshop one!




Week of 8/28-Sept. 1- Workshop One/Skill: Main Idea and Details

Monday– Media Center Destiny lesson with Mrs. Baker; book checkout

hw- none

Tuesday– Comprehension check- Freddy Adu

Whole group lesson “Fitting In” p. 12; Rotation 1 (small group p. 13)


Wednesday Rotation 2 or 3 (small group p. 13)

Thursday- Whole group lesson p. 14; Rotation 1  (small group p. 15- Main Idea and Details organizer)

Friday- Rotation 2 or 3 (small group p. 15)

hw- review workshop vocabulary


Week of 8/21-8/25

Monday- Eclipse Schedule- There is no make up work

Tuesday- Whole group p. 10 “School Before Soccer”; Rotation 1 (small group p. 11- Main Idea/Details)

Wednesday- Rotation 2/3(small group p. 11- Main Idea/Details)

Thursday– Quiz on What do we do in Read 180?  Finish vocabulary p. 9 (if needed)- grades are in Synergy for those who have completed.  Remember capitalization/punctuation is graded.

Friday– finish p. 9-11 if needed; computers/reading nook



Week of 8/14-8/18


SKILL- main idea/details/fluency

Monday- Begin whole group instruction p. 10 (fluency/main idea); Rotation 1 (small group. p. 11)

hw- none

Tuesday- Rotation 2 (small group p. 11, computers OR reading nook); Rotation 3 (small group page 11, computers, OR reading nook)

Wednesday- WHOLE GRoup instruction p. 12 (fluency/main idea); Rotation 1 (small group p. 13)

Thursday– Rotation 2 (small group p. 13, computers OR reading nook); Rotation 3 (small group page 13, computers, OR reading nook-

Friday- Computers or reading nook, student goal  setting and checking


Welcome to Durham! So much to see around the building, so many new faces!

This week…...

I can’t wait to get to know each of you! Monday we will start learning about one another. You will bring home the Cobb County folder with forms to return and your Durham agenda. By the end of the week we will understand our own study habits and determine the best was to prepare to study for middle school! But most exciting for you… LOCKER day is on FRIDAY!. Bring back your forms ASAP to get your locker assignment!

So get ready— because here we go!