Week of 2.12

CURRENTLY – we are still in need of the following:

TISSUES ***** LYSOL DISINFECTING WIPES *****

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AGENDA….     

MON:   Finish Final Embedded Assessment #2 – Argumentative Writing

TUES:   Indepedent Reading/Accountability Bookmark

WED:     Review for Argumentative Post Test

THURS:  Argumentative Post Test

FRI: Writing Skills Practice Combined Elements

 

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

 RI.6.6:  W.6.1:  RI.6.1; RI.6.2; RI.6.3; RI.6.5; RI.6.6; RI.6.9; RI.6.10; SL.6.1a; SL.6.1c; SL.6.4; SL.6.6; L.6.4a; L.6.6

ASSESSMENTS:    SUMMATIVE – ARGUMENTATIVE POST TEST

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 2.5

CURRENTLY – we are still in need of the following:

TISSUES ***** LYSOL DISINFECTING WIPES *****

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AGENDA….     

MON:   Social Media Safety presentation – Counseling Dept.

TUES:   Finish PreWrite/Begin Rough Draft

WED:     Finish Rough Draft/Begin Peer Review

THURS:  Finish Peer Review/Revise & Edit

FRI:  Finish Revise & Edit/Begin Final

 

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

 RI.6.6:  W.6.1:  RI.6.1; RI.6.2; RI.6.3; RI.6.5; RI.6.6; RI.6.9; RI.6.10; SL.6.1a; SL.6.1c; SL.6.4; SL.6.6; L.6.4a; L.6.6

ASSESSMENTS:    FORMATIVE – EMBEDDED ASSESSMENT – ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING

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 1.29.18

CURRENTLY – we have received a few donations – THANK YOU! – please donate if you are able

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AGENDA….     

MON:   Counter Argument/Opposing viewpoint/Argumentative Strategies assessment

TUES:   Practice Writing CA/OV/Claim Station Practice – Practice writing claims

WED:     Claim Station Practice – Practice writing claims/ Student-Teacher conference topic ideas for Emebedded Assessment #2

THURS:  Begin Pre-Write

FRI:  Begin Rough Draft

 

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

 RI.6.6:  W.6.1:  RI.6.1; RI.6.2; RI.6.3; RI.6.5; RI.6.6; RI.6.9; RI.6.10; SL.6.1a; SL.6.1c; SL.6.4; SL.6.6; L.6.4a; L.6.6

ASSESSMENTS:    FORMATIVE – ARGUMENTATIVE STRATEGIES

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

1.25 UPDATED INFORMATION

Students will have a formative assessment on 1.29 on ARGUMENTATIVE STRATEGIES

We have spent time in class reviewing and taking notes and looking at examples

We will spend some more time on Friday reviewing

Study resources are posted on the “Academic Resources” page

 

Cobb County Writing Fair Information

Cobb County School District Sponsored Writing Fair

Information regarding the upcoming Cobb County Writing Fair was provided to students today.  If interested in participating, please see the information/guidelines provided in the link below.  The deadline for submitting an entry to Ms. Mejak is February 2nd

https://cobbk12org-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/elizabeth_cobia_cobbk12_org/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?guestaccesstoken=Z9ZeekbBBd1nbap0H0uzKXy8OQm57pk%2fxq7MJVatDgY%3d&docid=059b27573bca9422a8be350b2d7e3fd30&action=view

WEEK OF 1.22

CURRENTLY – we have no tissues – please donate if you are able – thank you!

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AGENDA….     

MON:   Students FINISH reading 2 articles and identify claim/evidence/type of evidence

TUES:   Propaganda/notes/technique identification/Writing propaganda

WED:   Propaganda review/formative assessment

THURS:  Types of Evidence to use in our argumentative writing

FRI: Strategy activity on different types of evidence

 

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

 RI.6.6:  W.6.1:  RI.6.1; RI.6.2; RI.6.3; RI.6.5; RI.6.6; RI.6.9; RI.6.10; SL.6.1a; SL.6.1c; SL.6.4; SL.6.6; L.6.4a; L.6.6

ASSESSMENTS:     Formative = Propaganda Quiz = Students will need to be able to identify the 8 types of propaganda discussed in class.

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 1.16

 

CURRENTLY – we have no tissues – please donate if you are able – thank you!

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AGENDA….     

MON:   HOLIDAY- NO SCHOOL     

TUES:   Students read 2 articles and identify claim/evidence/type of evidence

WED:  Propaganda/notes/technique identification

THURS:  Writing propaganda

FRI:  Propaganda review/formative assessment

 

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

 RI.6.6:  W.6.1:  RI.6.1; RI.6.2; RI.6.3; RI.6.5; RI.6.6; RI.6.9; RI.6.10; SL.6.1a; SL.6.1c; SL.6.4; SL.6.6; L.6.4a; L.6.6

ASSESSMENTS:     Formative = Propaganda Quiz

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

WRITING CONTEST

SCHOLASTIC – SCOPE  is hosting a contest just for you!  Write A Story contest — for details keep reading!

STUDENTS:  HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED YOUR WRITING TO BE REVIEWED BY AN AUTHOR AND POTENTIALLY PUBLISHED ON SCHOLASTIC’S WEBSITE?  

Gordon Korman, author,  has written three fabulous first lines to stories. The actual stories don’t exist yet. He needs YOUR HELP to turn one of these lines into an awesome work of fiction! Gordon will choose his favorite story (along with few runners-up).

CLICK the links to get additional information on participating in this awesome contest and hear from the author who will be judging your entries.

Author Gordon Korman  http://gordonkorman.com/more-resources/about-gordon-korman-2

Video Clip on Tips for writing from the Author:  http://gordonkorman.com/video

Please see me if you would like to sign up to participate in this amazing opportunity and I will provide you with the necessary information to enter the contest.`