END OF YEAR PROJECT – LAST BLOG POST

MONDAY – FINISH FINAL WRITING PIECE #4/ORAL PRESENTATIONS NOTES DUE

TUESDAY – FINISH ANYTHING NOT DONE WITH PROJECT/TODAY IS THE DUE DATE – NO EXCEPTIONS – NO EXTENSIONS can be granted – projects must be turned in today

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY – ORAL PRESENTATIONS IN CLASS

THURSDAY – 6TH GRADE OLYMPIC DAY — students should bring a refillable water bottle for use throughout the day

Questions about End of Year Project: as of 5.7

Should I be coming during homeroom?

Yes, if you have had absences or missed a class for any reason and are not on track with any of your work

 

How do I know if I am on track with my work?

See below

 

What should I already have completed if I were to stay on track?

  •      6 pages of research notes
  •      Questions/Answers page
  •      4 Rough Drafts
  •      Begin the Revision process on the 4 rough drafts

 

When will the next grade go in for this project?

Tuesday = 4 Rough Drafts & Peer review page

 

When is my oral presentation due?

  •      May 14th
  •      You should have this written 3 times in your agenda

 

I’m worried I won’t meet the deadline?

You have plenty of time to work in the classroom if you are working and following the guidelines for staying on track & if you are following the advice to work during homeroom if you have fallen behind for any reason

 

Can I take this home to work on it?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!  This is a summative assessment and cannot be done at home

 

Will there be any extensions to the deadline?

NO!  Final grades are due there can be no extensions whatsoever

Week of 5.7

AGENDA….     

MON/Tues:  Revise Rough Drafts/Peer Review Process

ORAL PRESENTATION DUE DATE:  bring all completed work to class on Monday May 14th. Students wrote this information in their agenda

For the end of year project all writing components will be completed in the classroom EXCEPT for the oral presentation piece.  Students were given oral presentation information on 4.26.  They have information written in their agenda and we have gone over the guidelines in class.  Students should be working on this component at home. NO CLASS TIME WILL BE GIVEN FOR ORAL PRESENTATION RESEARCH.  Students drew a name from a bucket. They have the name written in their agenda on the 4.26 date.  Students should research their oral presentation person the same way we researched the other 6 people and took notes in class.  They can they use that information to create their presentation.  They should accumulate 2-4 pages of notes and read 4-6 credible articles.

WED:  Begin Final Copy — receive papers/create trifold/Begin Writing Final pieces

THURS/FRI:   Continue writing FINAL pieces and putting trifold together

 

Approximate TIMELINE FOR TASKS:           ALL TASKS DUE TO TEACHER:  *MAY 15* (no exceptions/no extensions due to the nature of the end of the school year)

April 16 – 20            Introduce Project/Begin Research/Pre-Write

April 23 – 27          Continue Research/Continue Pre-Writes

April 30 – May 4    Create rough drafts using graphic organizers

May 7 – 11             Revise/edit and work on creating your Finals  >>>WE ARE ON TRACK FOR MEETING OUR TIMELINE

May 14 – 16           Finish Finals – Group Presentations – TURN IN ALL WORK

Week of 4.30

AGENDA….     

MON:  BEGIN Rough Drafts #1/Finish researching answers to questions/REMINDER – you should have started working on your oral presentation component at home  –LAPTOPS AVAILABLE IN CLASS FOR ADDITIONAL RESEARCH

ORAL PRESENTATION DUE DATE:  bring all completed work to class on Monday May 14th. Students wrote this information in their agenda

For the end of year project all writing components will be completed in the classroom EXCEPT for the oral presentation piece.  Students were given oral presentation information on 4.26.  They have information written in their agenda and we have gone over the guidelines in class.  Students should be working on this component at home. NO CLASS TIME WILL BE GIVEN FOR ORAL PRESENTATION RESEARCH.  Students drew a name from a bucket. They have the name written in their agenda on the 4.26 date.  Students should research their oral presentation person the same way we researched the other 6 people and took notes in class.  They can they use that information to create their presentation.  They should accumulate 2-4 pages of notes and read 4-6 credible articles.

TUES:  Continue Rough Drafts #2 == LAPTOPS AVAILABLE IN CLASS FOR ADDITIONAL RESEARCH

WED:  Continue Rough Drafts #3 ==  LAPTOPS AVAILABLE IN CLASS FOR ADDITIONAL RESEARCH

THURS:    Continue Rough Drafts #4

FRI:  FINISH ALL  Rough Drafts — finish anything incomplete — work to complete questions/answers/work on revisions on rough drafts {the rough drafts will be graded on Mon 5.7 as a formative assessment}  ==  LAPTOPS AVAILABLE IN CLASS FOR ADDITIONAL RESEARCH

Approximate TIMELINE FOR TASKS:           ALL TASKS DUE TO TEACHER:  *MAY 15* (no exceptions/no extensions due to the nature of the end of the school year)

April 16 – 20            Introduce Project/Begin Research/Pre-Write

April 23 – 27          Continue Research/Continue Pre-Writes

April 30 – May 4    Create rough drafts using graphic organizers

May 7 – 11             Revise/edit and work on creating your Finals

May 14 – 16           Finish Finals – Group Presentations – TURN IN ALL WORK

 

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

ELAGSE6W7: ELAGSE6W8: ELAGSE6W9: ELAGSE6W10:  ELAGSE6SL1:  ELAGSE6SL4:  ELAGSE6SL5:  ELAGSE6SL6: 

ELAGSE6L1: ELAGSE6L3:

 

ASSESSMENTS:  Rough Drafts — next formative grade – approximately Mon 5.7

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.

 

NEED EXTRA TIME ON EOY PROJECT?  Students will need to utilize homeroom time as their extra time to work towards completion on the EOY project.  If a student is absent at all over the course of the next 4 weeks that we will be working on this project they need to make up time during homeroom if necessary.

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 4.23

AGENDA….     

MON:  Continue Note taking – Person #4

For the end of year project all writing components will be completed in the classroom EXCEPT for the oral presentation piece.  Students have been given this information in class and they will be given guidelines for the oral presentation in class as well which will let them know what to do at home for this piece of the project.

TUES:  Note taking – Person #5

WED:  Note taking Person #6 – Formative Check – Notes & question sheet/Draw oral presentation person (begin researching at home)

THURS/FRI:    Review Rubric/Research Questions on question page/Begin Rough Drafts

Approximate TIMELINE FOR TASKS:           ALL TASKS DUE TO TEACHER:  *MAY 15* (no exceptions/no extensions due to the nature of the end of the school year)

April 16 – 20            Introduce Project/Begin Research/Pre-Write

April 23 – 27          Continue Research/Continue Pre-Writes

April 30 – May 4    Create rough drafts using graphic organizers

May 7 – 11             Revise/edit and work on creating your Finals

May 14 – 16           Finish Finals – Group Presentations – TURN IN ALL WORK

 

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

ELAGSE6W7: ELAGSE6W8: ELAGSE6W9: ELAGSE6W10:  ELAGSE6SL1:  ELAGSE6SL4:  ELAGSE6SL5:  ELAGSE6SL6: 

ELAGSE6L1: ELAGSE6L3:

 

ASSESSMENTS:  None – students will be researching

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.

 

NEED EXTRA TIME ON EOY PROJECT?  Students will need to utilize homeroom time as their extra time to work towards completion on the EOY project.  If a student is absent at all over the course of the next 4 weeks that we will be working on this project they need to make up time during homeroom if necessary.

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 4.16

AGENDA….     

MON:  Receive End Of Year (EOY) Project/Review Guidelines/Discuss Timelines/Set up Notes Sheet

For the end of year project all writing components will be completed in the classroom EXCEPT for the oral presentation piece.  Students have been given this information in class and they will be given guidelines for the oral presentation in class as well which will let them know what to do at home for this piece of the project.

TUES/WED/THURS/FRI:    Students will be conducting research and working on Pre-Writes by taking notes

Approximate TIMELINE FOR TASKS:           ALL TASKS DUE TO TEACHER:  *MAY 15* (no exceptions/no extensions due to the nature of the end of the school year)

April 16 – 20            Introduce Project/Begin Research/Pre-Write

April 23 – 27          Continue Research/Continue Pre-Writes

April 30 – May 4    Create rough drafts using graphic organizers

May 7 – 11             Revise/edit and work on creating your Finals

May 14 – 16           Finish Finals – Group Presentations – TURN IN ALL WORK

 

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

ELAGSE6W7: ELAGSE6W8: ELAGSE6W9: ELAGSE6W10:  ELAGSE6SL1:  ELAGSE6SL4:  ELAGSE6SL5:  ELAGSE6SL6: 

ELAGSE6L1: ELAGSE6L3:

 

ASSESSMENTS:  None – students will be researching

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.

 

NEED EXTRA TIME ON EOY PROJECT?  Students will need to utilize homeroom time as their extra time to work towards completion on the EOY project.  If a student is absent at all over the course of the next 4 weeks that we will be working on this project they need to make up time during homeroom if necessary.

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 3.26 – UPDATED

AGENDA….     

MON:  Review Friday’s summative on Flowchart concepts/Reteach/Intro Subject/Object Case Pronouns

TUES:     Summative Retake opportunity/Subject/Object Case pronouns

WED/THURS:  Practice Subject/Object Case Pronouns

FRI:    Summative Subject/Object Cast Pronouns   ***TODAY’S ASSESSMENT WILL BE FORMATIVE not summative

                                                                                                                                                                   **HAPPY SPRING BREAK**

 

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

ELAGSE6L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking 

  • Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive) 
  • Use intensive pronouns 
  • Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person 
  • Recognize and correct vague pronouns 
  • Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others’ writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language 

ASSESSMENTS:  Tuesday – Retake Opportunity – flowchart concepts & Friday FORMATIVE not summative  Subject/Object Case pronouns

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 3.19

AGENDA….     

MON:  Direct Objects/Indirect Objects/Transitive/Intransitive Verbs

TUES:     Direct Objects/Indirect Objects/Transitive/Intransitive Verbs – Quiz (formative)

WED:  FLOWCHART practice – all concepts

THURS:  Summative – Flowchart – all concepts – Intro Subject Case/Object Case pronouns

FRI:    Practice Subject/Object Case pronouns

 

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

ELAGSE6L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking 

  • Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive) 
  • Use intensive pronouns 
  • Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person 
  • Recognize and correct vague pronouns 
  • Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others’ writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language 

ASSESSMENTS:  TUESDAY & THURSDAY – see above

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 3.12

AGENDA….     

MON/TUES:     Linking/Helping/Action Verbs/Predicate Nominative/Adjective

QUIZ = Tuesday on above

WED:  Early Release Day = Action Verb/Direct Object/Transitive – Intransitive Verbs

THURS:  Concept Practice from Wednesdays Concepts

FRI:   — Intro Indirect Objects

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

ELAGSE6L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking 

  • Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive) 
  • Use intensive pronouns 
  • Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person 
  • Recognize and correct vague pronouns 
  • Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others’ writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language 

ASSESSMENTS:  Linking Verbs/Pred Nom & Pred Adj – Formative – Tuesday

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