• Parents,
    Welcome back to learning!  Although our class is now set up a little different, we will continue our learning.  Should you have any questions I will be available to respond at 352-462-5753 between the hours of 9:00am-10:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted or advised. 

    Attention please note important information:

    Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.).  These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.

    Please make sure your student activates their class dojo account if they haven't already so they will be able to communicate directly or use their district (MCPS) email accounts if they have questions or concerns regarding their assignments.  Their assignments will be listed here on my web page under the assignments tab with information and instructions through the course information tab or the assignment itself.  Our district's Distance learning will begin and be available as of April 1, 2020.

    Assignment dates and due dates will be listed and assignments will be graded as 4th quarter grades for your students. 

    Please have your student sign into their google classroom for Language Arts codes and instructions are listed below. 


    Again if you have any questions feel free to contact me via the number listed above or either Class Dojo or regular email.  My email address is:  Cynthia.wise2@marion.k12.fl.us

    Thank you and have a great day!
    Ms. C. Wise
    Language Arts Grade 6
    Dunnellon Middle School


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    Instructions for logging in:  When in your portal choose google apps from the bottom task bar, choose google classroom, click on the plus (+) sign at the top of the page and click on join a class, enter the code for your class period when asked and follow any other on screen directions.  Remember you must go in through your portal or log in using your MCPS email and password.


    Click on STORY ELEMENTS NOTES to see a copy.



    Compare - to tell how 2 or more things are alike

    Contrast - to tell how 2 or more things are different

    Trace - to retell or list in steps

    Infer - to read beween the lines or draw a conclusion

    Formulate - to create or to build

    Explain - to tell how or to tell why

    Describe - to tell all about

    Summarize - a shorter version with the main details

    Analyze - to break down or break apart

    Predict - to tell what would happen next

    Evaluate - to rate or judge; give value to

    Support - to back it up with details





  • Evidence-Based Argument Checklist


    •  Early in the piece, I offer a clear and interesting claim about the text.
    •  The claim is arguable—someone could use evidence to offer a different interpretation or disagree with me.
    •  I use lots of direct evidence from the text to support my claim.
    •  The evidence I use shows that I know the text well and have thought about it more than just a superficial reading.
    •  I organize my evidence into meaningful points and explain the evidence.
    •  I make sure the reader understands why the evidence supports and advances my claim.




    Reading and Response Log- (to be completed DAILY)