Week of November 12

Homework posted in homework section. Remember to continue to read Walk Two Moons and complete the double entry journal packet chapters 16-35 due November 26.
Whooo’s Reading due on or before November 29.

Monday– I am going to learn how I can restate and interpret the quote in the prompt in order to introduce my thesis.  I will write my introductory paragraph to my essay explaining how people can improve their lives through observing and interacting with animals.

TuesdayI am going to determine what elements of effective support paragraphs I will use to organize my response.  I will write my support, or body, paragraphs explaining how people can improve their lives through observing and interacting with animals.

Wednesday- I will learn how I can conclude my essay in a way that answers the question “So what?” I will write a concluding paragraph explaining how people can improve their lives through observing and interacting with animals. 

Thursday– I will learn how I can use strategies such as adding and replacing to revise my draft. I will copy and paste my essay into Turn It In Revision Assistant and use the suggestions it gives to revise my essay.

Friday-I will learn how the Scoring Guide can help me evaluate how well my draft meets the requirements of the assignment.  I will complete my revision of my essay and turn it in. 

 

Week of November 5

Monday – Students took test over Walk Two Moons chapters 1-15.

Homework- continue reading Walk Two Moons chapters 16-35 due November 26.
Whooo’s Reading due November 29

Tuesday – No school Election Day.

Wednesday-I will apply reading strategies to an autobiography and use textual evidence to respond to a writing prompt.

Homework- continue reading Walk Two Moons chapters 16-35 due November 26.
Whooo’s Reading due November 29

Thursday-I will complete a double entry journal detailing information collected in my research and my commentary about each note.  

Homework- continue reading Walk Two Moons chapters 16-35 due November 26.
Whooo’s Reading due November 29

Friday–I will complete a double entry journal detailing information collected in my research and my commentary about each note.

Homework- continue reading Walk Two Moons chapters 16-35 due November 26.
Whooo’s Reading due November 29

 

Week of October 29

Monday-Tuesday Students read a memoir and wrote a response to a writing prompt using textual evidence. “Saying Farewell to a Faithful Pal” pages 149-152. Questions 2,3,6 and Writing to Sources.

HOMEWORK- Whoo’s Reading due 10/30.  Use Clever to log in.
Read Walk Two Moons chapters 1-15 by Friday November 2 and complete packet.
Homework sheet due Friday.

Wednesday- Read and analyze an autobiographical text about how animals can help people, citing text evidence to support analysis and inferences.  

HOMEWORK- Read Walk Two Moons chapters 1-15 by Friday November 2 and complete packet.
Homework sheet due Friday.

Thursday and Friday – Watch a film and read excerpts from an autobiography and biography. Apply reading strategies and use textual evidence to respond to a writing prompt.  

HOMEWORK- Read Walk Two Moons chapters 1-15 by Friday November 2 and complete packet.
Homework sheet due Friday.

Week of October 22

Students should be reading Walk Two Moons at home and filling out the vocabulary and double entry journals for chapters 1-15.  This assignment is due on November 2.  There will be a quiz over chapters 1-15 on November 5.

Friday-Apply PRIDE strategy to a passage with selected response answers.

Thursday– Learning to analyze the genre of literary nonfiction and summarize key ideas. Springboard 144-148. Questions 1-5 and Writing to Sources

Wednesday– Learning how to draft an explanatory paragraph about a change. Springboard 139.

Tuesday- Learning how to record textual evidence in a double entry journal while reading the class novel and analyze the textual evidence in order to add commentary and inferences about the text to the double-entry journal.  

A pdf of Walk Two Moons is in the homework section.

Monday– I am learning how to construct an explanatory paragraph explaining how internal forces cause change using detail and examples from the movie Up.

 

Week of October 15

It is Conference Week!  The book fair is in the building. Please stop by and check out all of the new titles.

We are going to begin reading the novel Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.  You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble and on Amazon.

Monday-Students took notes on conflict, internal conflict and external conflict and previewed the book fair (Kinsella)

Haskins- Students viewed a film clip and analyzed the effect of internal and external forces on a character

HOMEWORK- Whooo’s Reading quiz due on or before October 30.

Week of October 8

Thursday– Students read and annotated a text.
No homework.  Today is the first day of the second nine weeks.

Wednesday– Papers typed into Springboard. Revised using Revision Assistant.  Papers TURNED IN

Picture day is tomorrow!  You may dress up or wear your uniform.  No jeans please.

Tutoring is Tuesday and Wednesday morning.  Please go with any 6th grade ELA teacher. 

Monday- Students typed paper into Springboard.
HOMEWORK- Finish typing paper into Springboard.  Use the revision assistant at least 2 times.  You are allowed to use it more than 2 times.  Remember the more “bars” you have…the better your paper is.  If your paper is already in Revision assistant, you much click on “revision assistant” to get back in.  

Week of October 1

Thursday-Students added dialogue to their original myth.
 HOMEWORK- Finish packet to be turned in tomorrow. Add dialogue to original myth and punctuate correctly. See notes teacher provided. 

Wednesday– Students worked on the multi paragraph original myth in class.  If they did not finish the rough draft it needs to be finished for homework.
HOMEWORK- finish rough draft of myth and complete packet.

Tuesday- Complete the storyboard for your original myth.
HOMEWORK- Packet due on Friday. Finish storyboard from class.

Monday-
Students completed graphic organizer of original myth.
HOMEWORK- Packet due on Friday. Finish graphic organizer from class.

Week of September 17-Mythology

Wednesday- Students read and completed a plot line for “Echo and Narcissus.”  Review the plot line at home.
HOMEWORK-packet due Friday.

Tuesday-Students took notes on foreshadowing and completed foreshadowing activity on “Daedalus and Icarus.” 

HOMEWORK packet due Friday.

Monday Students read “Daedalus and Icarus” page 62-64 Springboard.
If the plot diagram is not complete, complete for homework.

HOMEWORK packet for the week was passed out today. If you lose your copy between now and Friday, print it out.

 

Week of September 10

Tuesday-Computer Lab Students listened to the short story “The Dot” and took a quiz in Whooo’s Reading.
Spelling Classroom– Complete the first two exercises from teacher created lists- Hear It! Say It! Write It! and Word Introduction.  Then complete Writing Sentences

HOMEWORK- Finish “The Dot” quiz on Whoo’s Reading and Spelling Classroom exercises by Thursday.  Greek/Latin Roots 3 due Thursday and test Friday.

Monday– Story Mountain for “Thank You Ma’am”
Student received Greek/Latin roots Unit 3.  Work is due on Thursday.  Test will be on Friday.
HOMEWORK- Greek/Latin Roots Unit 3 due Thursday

 

Update: Spelling Classroom is no longer working. You will need to write sentences on your test tomorrow or bring them in to staple to your test.