Week of 11.13

SUPPLIES:

  IF YOU CAN DONATE TISSUES/LYSOL WIPES – we are in desperate need!  Thank you very much! (kids clean desks once per week and we are almost out of wipes)

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AGENDA….     

MON:  Read the story “My Story” on pages 159-160. Students will mark the text while reading. The class will discuss the marked text for understanding/Fragments/Run-ons/Commas, Semi-colons/Colons…notes practice

TUES:  Sentence Structure practice/Reread the story “My Story” on pages 159-160. Answer questions 1, 3, and 4. Take question 2 through the RACES process 

WED:  Finish taking question #2 from “My Story” through the RACES strategy – turn in response

THURS/FRI:   Practice identifying Fragments/run-ons etc…Assessment – Simple/Compound sentences

 

STANDARDS  addressed this week include:  (remember to look at the “standards” page for descriptions)

RI.6.1: W.6.9: W.6.9b: L.6.3a: W6.10: RL6.10 and RL6.10

ASSESSMENTS:  

Formative – brief constructed response using RACES strategy

Formative – Simple/Compound Sentences

 

NEED EXTRA HELP?  I am available any morning during homeroom to work with your student should they have questions.  They should just get a pass from their homeroom teacher.

HOMEWORK:  Please know that homework in this class is rarely given.  It is preferred that writing be done “in class”.

REMINDER: Check the “Academic Resources” Page for information and concept practice

Week of 11.6

IN NEED OF SUPPLIES:   IF YOU CAN DONATE TISSUES/LYSOL WIPES – we are in desperate need!  Thank you very much!

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AGENDA….     

MON:  Finish response to prompt (from Friday)/ Compound sentence/practice labeling and writing compound sentences

TUES:  NO SCHOOL – STUDENT HOLIDAY – TEACHER WORKDAY

WED:  Read the story “Dogs Make Us Human” pages 153-154. Students  mark  text while reading.

Students will answer questions 1-3. Students will take question 3 through the RACES process

THURS/FRI:   Students continue to develop constructed response from Wed/finish/turn in final draft

 

STANDARDS  addressed this week include:  (remember to look at the “standards” page for descriptions)

RI.6.1: W.6.9: W.6.9b: L.6.3a: W6.10:  RL6.10 and RL6.10

ASSESSMENTS: 

  • Formative – compound sentence practice
  • Formative – constructed response – using RACES writing strategy

 

NEED EXTRA HELP?  I am available any morning during homeroom to work with your student should they have questions.  They should just get a pass from their homeroom teacher.

HOMEWORK:  Please know that homework in this class is rarely given.  It is preferred that writing be done “in class”.

REMINDER: Check the “Academic Resources” Page for information and concept practice

Week of 10.30.17

IN NEED OF SUPPLIES:   IF YOU CAN DONATE TISSUES/LYSOL WIPES – we are in desperate need!  Thank you very much!

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AGENDA….     

MON:  Finish R.A.C.E.S. graphic organizer/Read “Saying Farewell to a Faithful Pup” – Marking text to identify text evidence and support

TUES:  Reread story/answer questions 1-4

WED:  Simple sentences, fragments, and run-ons

THURS:  Respond to prompt using R.A.C.E.S. strategy

FRI:  Using the graphic organizer from Thursday, students will create a constructed response to literature that reflects R.A.C.E.S. components

STANDARDS  addressed this week include:  (remember to look at the “standards” page for descriptions)

ASSESSMENTS: 

  • Simple Sentence Practice
  • Constructed Response using R.A.C.E.S. strategy

NEED EXTRA HELP?  I am available any morning during homeroom to work with your student should they have questions.  They should just get a pass from their homeroom teacher.

HOMEWORK:  Please know that homework in this class is rarely given.  It is preferred that writing be done “in class”.

REMINDER: Check the “Academic Resources” Page for information and concept practice

Week of 10.23

IN NEED OF SUPPLIES:   IF YOU CAN DONATE TISSUES/LYSOL WIPES – we are in desperate need!  Thank you very much!

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AGENDA….     Back to a regular schedule this week!

MON/TUES:  Develop vocabulary using QHT/add to independent reading list/clean out folders from Q1/Unpack Embedded Assessment #2 for Unit 2/Receive & review rubric for Assessment #2

WED/THURS:  “RACES” overview/introduction to strategy/create examples of strategy/write a brief constructed responseClass will develop a graphic organizer to represent skills and knowledge 

FRI:  Sentence Structure Pre-test

STANDARDS  addressed this week include:  (remember to look at the “standards” page for descriptions)

W6.10:  RL6.10 and RL6.10 


ASSESSMENTS: 

  1. Brief Constructed Response
  2. Review of Embedded Assessment #2 marked text/rubric
  3. Completed organizer
  4. Non-weighted Pretest

  I am available any morning during homeroom to work with your student should they have questions.  They should just get a pass from their homeroom teacher.

HOMEWORK:  Please know that homework in this class is rarely given.  It is preferred that writing be done “in class”.

WEEK OF 10.16 — CONFERENCE WEEK!

             

IN NEED OF SUPPLIES:   IF YOU CAN DONATE TISSUES/LYSOL WIPES – we are in desperate need!

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AGENDA….     CONFERENCE WEEK — EARLY RELEASE — SHORTENED CLASSES

MON/TUES/WED:  How to identify different types of hooks and how to write more engaging hooks

THURS/FRI”  Scripps – class spelling bee

 

STANDARDS  addressed this week include:  (remember to look at the “standards” page for descriptions)

ELACC6W4:  ELAGSE6SL1: ELAGSE6L1:


ASSESSMENTS:   Formative – Hook Identification Handout   & Formative – Introductory Paragraph with hook element developed

  I am available any morning during homeroom to work with your student should they have questions.  They should just get a pass from their homeroom teacher.

HOMEWORK:  Please know that homework in this class is rarely given.  It is preferred that writing be done “in class”.

Week of 10.9

AGENDA….

MON:  Self-Check: Students will determine a “self-score” using their own paper and a teacher prepared rubric

TUES:  Completion of self-reflection handout – Teacher/student conferences

WED:  Completion of self-reflection handout – Teacher/student conferences

THURS:  Teacher/Student conferences/What are “Hooks” – Why do we use them?   (Early release – shortened classes)

FRI: Using sample introductions provided by teacher, students will work in small groups to identify “hook” elements


STANDARDS  addressed this week include:  (remember to look at the “standards” page for descriptions)

ELACC6W4: ELACC6W5: ELACC6W10:

 

ASSESSMENTS:   Completed reflection piece – due Wednesday (to be completed in class – 2 SECTIONS ONE FORMATIVE AND ONE SUMMATIVE)

 

  I am available any morning during homeroom to work with your student should they have questions.  They should just get a pass from their homeroom teacher.

HOMEWORK:  Please know that homework in this class is rarely given.  It is preferred that writing be done “in class”.

 

REMINDER:  CONFERENCE WEEK — See original post below

Please use the following link to sign up for a time slot that may be convenient for you.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848adac283-parentteacher

 

Conference Week Information

In middle school conferences are held with the student’s homeroom/period 1 teacher only.  As parents/guardians you have three options for conferences: face to face, phone conference, or you can opt for no conference at all.  If you choose to have a face to face conference with me this will take place in my classroom, room 615.

If you choose the phone conference option I will call you at a designated time and we will conference just as if we were face to face.

If you choose no conference at all then I will send your conference information home with your student on Monday, October 16th.  If you choose the no conference option please send me an email so I am aware.

Please use the  SignUp Genius link below to sign up for your conference time.

If you wish to have a phone conference, please DO NOT use the sign up genius but send me an email instead with 2 options of dates/times.

Parents/guardians you may come alone to the conference or you can bring your student with you and we can conference together, including your student.  I will leave that decision up to each family as to whether you want your student to attend the conference or not.

I look forward to seeing or speaking with you during conference week!

 

Please use the following link to sign up for a time slot that may be convenient for you.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848adac283-parentteacher

Week of 10.2

AGENDA….

MON:  CTLS Mini assessment #2

TUES:  Review/Discuss CTLS Mini #2/Independent Reading

WED:  CTLS #3 Assessment

THURS:  Post Test Review — UPDATE:  look at “academic resources” page for practice on definitions

FRI: Narrative Post Test

STANDARDS  addressed this week include:  (remember to look at the “standards” page for descriptions)

W.6.3: W.6.3a: W.6.3b: W.6.3c: Additional Standards Addressed: W.6.3d; W.6.3e; W.6.4; W.6.5; W.6.6; W.6.10; L.6.1e; L.6.2b; L.6.3a

ELAGSE6RL1: ELAGSE6RL2:  ELAGSE6RL3: ELAGSE6L4: ELAGSE6RI1:  ELAGSE6RI2: ELAGSE6RI3:

ASSESSMENTS:   Monday – CTLS mini #2 assessment (formative) – this is a county required assessment (the higher of the 2 mini assessment grades will be recorded in Synergy)

Wednesday – CTLS Assessment (summative) – this is a county required assessment

More about the CTLS Assessment:  This test reflects current progress/mastery in the area of reading skills (informational and literary). The CTLS contains 2 mini assessments (formative assessments) and a final assessment (summative). After the first two formative mini assessments, we will review/reteach skills as needed (based on student results) in order to prepare for the final summative assessment which will be given when we get back from break.

Friday – Narrative Post Test (this is a follow up to the pretest given at the beginning of the quarter

  I am available any morning during homeroom to work with your student should they have questions.  They should just get a pass from their homeroom teacher.

HOMEWORK:  Please know that homework in this class is rarely given.  It is preferred that writing be done “in class”.

REMINDER:  The first quarter ends this Friday – 10.6

Week of 9.18

AGENDA….

MON:  Status check for progression/pair share to receive feedback on rough draft/revise writing

TUES:  Review Rubric again/Finish revisions/begin Final

WED:  Finish Final – DUE TODAY — If students find they are running out of time they can always come during homeroom.

THURS:  Review CTLS process/CTLS Mini assessment #1

FRI:  Review/Discuss CTLS Mini #1/Independent Reading – Accountability Bookmark is due today

 

STANDARDS  addressed this week include:  (remember to look at the “standards” page for descriptions)

W.6.3a: W.6.3b: W.6.3.c: Additional Standards Addressed: RL.6.5; RI.6.5; W.6.4; W.6.5; W.6.10; L.6.6 W.6.3: W.6.3a: W.6.3b: W.6.3c:

Additional Standards Addressed: W.6.3d; W.6.3e; W.6.4; W.6.5; W.6.6; W.6.10; L.6.1e; L.6.2b; L.6.3a

 

REMINDER:  Accountability Bookmark is due on 9.22 ( THIS FRIDAY)


ASSESSMENTS:   Wed – Narrative Writing Assessment due (summative)

                                    Thurs – CTLS assessment (formative) – this is a county required assessment

More about the CTLS Assessment:  This test reflects current progress/mastery in the area of reading skills (informational and literary). The CTLS contains 2 mini assessments (formative assessments) and a final assessment (summative). After the first two formative mini assessments, we will review/reteach skills as needed (based on student results) in order to prepare for the final summative assessment which will be given when we get back from break.

 

  I am available any morning during homeroom to work with your student should they have questions.  They should just get a pass from their homeroom teacher.

HOMEWORK:  Please know that homework in this class is rarely given.  It is preferred that writing be done “in class”.

Week of 9.11

AGENDA….

MON:  WEATHER DAY

TUES:  WEATHER DAY

WED:  Continue drafting personal narrative/Begin rough draft

THURS:  Continue/finish rough draft

FRI:  Finish rough draft/peer review

 

STANDARDS  addressed this week include:  (remember to look at the “standards” page for descriptions)

W.6.3a: W.6.3b: W.6.3.c: Additional Standards Addressed: RL.6.5; RI.6.5; W.6.4; W.6.5; W.6.10; L.6.6

W.6.3: W.6.3a: W.6.3b: W.6.3c: Additional Standards Addressed: W.6.3d; W.6.3e; W.6.4; W.6.5; W.6.6; W.6.10; L.6.1e; L.6.2b; L.6.3a

REMINDER:  Accountability Bookmark is due on 9.22 (FRIDAY)

ASSESSMENTS:   (Summative) Embedded Assessment #1 – personal narrative – work in progress – started 9.5 – finish 9.18

  I am available any morning during homeroom to work with your student should they have questions.  They should just get a pass from their homeroom teacher.

HOMEWORK:  Please know that homework in this class is rarely given.  It is preferred that writing be done “in class”.