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6th grade ELA

 

 

 

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Weekly Update 02/20 - 02/24

General Announcements: 
  • If your student was absent last week, please make sure they have turned in their Character Development Activity for Ch 6-10, Comprehension and Analysis Packet for Ch 11-14, and have taken the Ch 11-15 Quiz.
  • SSR Projects are due on March 6th  
  • Test over Freak the Mighty is March 2nd
  • No School on Monday, February 20th. 
  • Students who made below a 70 on the Zoo essay may make corrections to bring their grade up to a 70. Correction are due by March 6th. Students can see Mrs.Brown about what corrections need to be made.
Monday, 02/20:
No School
 
Tuesday, 02/21:
Character Infrencing assignment due
Read Ch 17 and 18 in Freak the Mighty
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Wednesday 02/22 :
Read Ch 19 and 20 in Freak the Mighty
Homework: Read SSR Book 
 
Thursday 02/23 :
Quiz Ch 16-20
Read Ch. 21 in Freak the Mighty
Homework: Read SSR Book 
 
Friday, 02/24, "B":
Greek and Latin Roots
Homework: Read SSR Book

Weekly Update 02/13 - 02/17

General Announcements:
  • SSR Projects are due on March 6th  
  • No School on Monday, February 20th. 
  • Students who made below a 70 on the Zoo essay may make corrections to bring their grade up to a 70. Correction are due by 3/6. Students can see Mrs.Brown about what corrections need to be made.
Monday, 02/13
Quiz over Ch 6-10 in Freak the Mighty
Read Ch 11 and 12 in Freak the Mighty
Comprehension and Analysis Questions ( Due Wednesday)
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Tuesday, 02/14
Read Ch 13 and 14 in Freak the Mighty
Comprehension and Analysis Questions ( Due Wednesday)
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Wednesday, 02/15
Turn in Comprehension and Analysis Questions
Read  Ch.9  in Freak the Mighty
Character Inferencing  Activity
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Thursday, 02/16
Quiz over Ch 11-15 in Freak the Mighty
Read Ch 16 and 17  in Freak the Mighty
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Friday, 02/17:
Social Studies Benchmark- no backpacks.  Students should only bring a pencil, book, and lunch. 
Homework: Read SSR Book  

Weekly Update 02/06 - 02/10

 

General Announcements:
  • Monday, 2/6, is early dismissal for Student Led Conferences.  It is a half, "B", day. Conferences are from 12:45 to 2:15 or from 5 to 6:30.  Please let your homeroom teacher know which time you plan to attend.  
  • Social Studies Benchmark on Friday, 02/10.  Students should leave their backpacks at home and plan to bring only a pencil, a book to read, and lunch.  
  • No School on Monday, February 20th. 
World Cultures Updates:
 
Monday, 02/06, "B" Day
Greek and Latin Roots  
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Tuesday, 02/07
Read Ch.7  and Ch.8 in Freak the Mighty
 
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Wednesday, 02/08:
Read  Ch.9  in Freak the Mighty
Etymology Activity
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Thursday, 02/09:
Read Ch.10  in Freak the Mighty
Character Development Activity
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Friday, 02/10 "A" Day:
Greek and Latin Roots
Homework: Read SSR Book

Weekly Update 01/30 - 02/03

 

Announcements:
  • Progress Reports: Wednesday, February 1st 
  • Spring Pictures: Wednesday, February 1st 
  • Science Benchmark: Friday, February 3 (no backpacks)
  • Student-Led Conferences: Monday, February 6 (1/2 day, "B")
  • Remember students should bring their SSR book to school daily.
    • This may be checked at random for a grade. 
Monday, 01/30 
Finish Background information 
Start Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick 
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Tuesday, 1/31: 
Read Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick 
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Wednesday, 02/01
Read Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick 
Figurative Language Activity
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Thursday, 02/02::
Chapter 1-5 Reading Quiz over Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick 
Read Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick 
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Friday, 2/3:
Science Benchmark - no backpacks.  Students should only bring a pencil, book, and lunch.  
Homework: Read SSR Book

Weekly Update 01/23 - 01/27

Announcements:
  • Math Benchmark: Friday, January 27th (no backpacks)
  • Science Benchmark: Friday, February 3 (no backpacks)
  • Student-Led Conferences: Monday, February 6 (1/2 day, "B")
  • The Zoo Essay and portfolio: Jan 25th
  • Need copy of  Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick: Jan 30th
  • Remember students should bring their SSR book to school daily.
    It is recommended that students read at least 15 minutes per evening.
Monday, 01/23:
Second Draft of Zoo Essay due
Creating Work Cited and Editing 
Homework: Whatever isn't completed in class and Read
 
Tuesday, 01/24:
Computer lab to type paper 
Final Copy with Portfolio Due Next Class
Homework: Whatever isn't completed in class and Read
 
Wednesday, 01/25:
Zoo Essay and Portfolio Due
Start Background for Freak the Mighty
Homework: Read
 
Thursday, 01/26:
 Finish Background for Freak the Mighty
Homework: Read
  
Friday, 01/27:
Math Benchmark - no backpacks.  Students should only bring a pencil, SSR book, and lunch.  
Homework: Read

Weekly Update 01/16 - 01/20

ELA Important Information: 

  • The final copy of the The Zoo Essay and it's portfolio will be due on Jan 25th
  • Students need to have a copy of the book Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick by Jan 30th. We will start reading the book that day.
  • Remember students should bring their SSR book to school daily.
  • It is recommended that students read at least 15 minutes per evening.
Monday 1/16
No School
 
Tuesday  1/17:
Research and 8 Facts article Due 
Final Claims
Argumentative/Persuasive writing 
Organizing paper
Homework: Read and Complete Graphic Organizer
 
Wednesday 1/18
Draft Paper
Homework: Read  and Finish Drafting Paper
 
Thursday 1/19:
Revision
Homework: Read and Draft new copy of paper ( Due Monday)
 
Friday 1/20:
Greek and Latin Roots
Homework: Read and Draft new copy of paper ( Due Monday)

Weekly Update 01/09 - 01/13

 

General Announcements: 
  • Please have students bring in their $10 and permission slips to attend the two field trips planned for January 12 and 13th.  So far no one has volunteered to chaperone to the Library so please consider chaperoning on 1/13. 
  • Middle School dance on Friday, 1/13.  
  • No school on Monday, January 16th
  • Math Benchmark, Friday, January 20th. 
ELA Important Information: 
•Students will being doing research at home over the long weekend - this is due on Tuesday 1/17
Remember students should bring their SSR book to school daily.
• It is recommended that students read at least 15 minutes per evening.
 
Monday 1/9 and Tuesday  1/10:
Read the following articles in stations :
         -Wild Elephants Live Longer than their Zoo Counterparts
         -10 Facts about Zoos
         -Animals in Captivity vs. Animals in the Wild
         -How do Zoos Help Endangered Animals?
Homework: Read The Swazi Eleven - Due Wednesday 1/11
 
Wednesday 1/11:
Creating a research question
Computer Lab for research
Research due Tuesday 1/17 
Homework: Research and Read  
 
Thursday 1/12:
Greek and Latin words for "B" day classes
Field trip to the movies!
Homework: Research and Read
 
Friday 1/13:
Field trip to LBJ library
Homework: Research and Read

• Field Trip Permission slips and money due by Friday 1/6
• Remember students should bring their SSR book to school daily.
• It is recommended that students read at least 15 minutes per evening.

Homework for the week: Read SSR book daily and finish any work not completed in class.

Monday 1/2
No School

Tuesday 1/3
Set up Q3 folders
Read Article Causes of Endangered Animals

Wednesday, 1/4
Introduction to Research Unit on “Should Zoos Exist?”
Making a Claim

Thursday, 1/5
Read Zoochosis Article
Watch “Smithsonian's National Zoo: We Save Species”

Friday, 1/6
Greek and Latin Root work.

Greek and Latin Root words for Quiz

  1. hyper / super: above
  2. sub / hypo: below, under
  3. pre / fore: before
  4. post: after
  5. quer, quie, ques, quis: search, ask
  6. con, co, col, com: with, together, joined
  7. syl, sym, syn:, together,
  8. mis: bad, wrong,
  9. a-, ab-, il-, im-, in-, ir-, non-, un-: not
SSR Project is due on Monday - information is on website under SSR Project / Summer Reading

 
Monday, 12/12:
Greek and Latin Root Quiz
Present SSR Project
Homework: None
 
Tuesday, 12/13:
SSR Projects 
Homework: None
 
Wednesday, 12/14:
Review Parts of Speech
Winter Mad-Libs
Homework: bring item to share for party tomorrow, no backpacks tomorrow
 
Thursday, 12/15, half day: 
Bring item to share!
Winter/Celebration party!
No backpacks today!
Report cards coming home! 

  • Students who are missing work are required to attend maditory tutorials after school on Friday (12/8). Notices about who is missing work will go out this week. 
  • Final Copy of Short Story and Portfolio Due 12/8
  • SSR Projects are due 12/12
  • Q2 Greek and Latin Quiz on 12/12
  • Remember students should bring their SSR book to school daily.
  • It is recommended that students read at least 15 minuets per evening.

Monday 12/5 ,
Draft 2 due
Editing Short Stories
Theme and Topic Paragraphs
Greek and Latin Quiz Review
Homework: Read SSR Book, Study for Quiz

Tuesday 12/6
Computer Lab
Homework: Read SSR Book, Study for Quiz

Wednesday, 12/7
Computer Lab
Homework: Read SSR Book, Study for Quiz

Thursday, 12/8
Final Copy of Short Story and Portfolio Due
Study for Quiz
Read SSR
Homework: Read SSR Book, Study for Quiz

Friday, 12/9 "A" day
SSR Day
Homework: Read SSR Book, Study for Quiz, SSR Project due Monday

 
  • Final Copy of Short Story and Portfolio Due 12/8
  • SSR Projects are due 12/12
  • Remember students should bring their SSR book to school daily.
  • It is recommended that students read at least 15 minuets per evening.
Monday 11/28 , Tuesday 11/29 and Wednesday, 11/30::
Short Story Draft Due Monday
Revising Short Stories
Homework: Read SSR Book 
 
Thursday, 12/1:
Creating Second Draft for Editing - Due Monday 12/5
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Friday, 12/2 "B" day
Greek and Latin Roots 
 
Homework: Read SSR 

  • Upon returning from Thanksgiving break students short stories need to have a finished first draft that is ready to be edited. 
  • SSR Projects are due 12/12
  • Remember students should bring their SSR book to school daily.
  • It is recommended that students read at least 15 minuets per evening.
Monday 11/14
Read short story and find theme/topic/showing and telling sentences
Creative writing time to finish short story
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Tuesday 11/15
Creative writing time
One-on-One Conference over short story
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Wednesday 11/16:
Creative writing time
One-on-One Conference over short story
Homework: Read SSR Book 
 
Thursday 11/17:
Go over Benchmark
Creative writing time
Homework: Read SSR Book
 
Friday 11/18,  "A" Day
Greek and Latin Root work
Homework: Read SSR Book