English Language Arts

  • Week of 11/12/18

    Standard(s) Addressed: LAFS.6.RL.1.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgements. LAFS.6.RL.1.3 – Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes, as well as, how the charters respond or change as the plot moves towards a resolution.  

    Monday - Friday -  "Eleven" pp. 233-236 (Character Development worksheet, Journal Entry, and Selection Test); Begin Among trhe Hidden book report (this assignemnet will be due before Winter Break and students will get about 20 minutes daily to work on it in class)

    Book Chat #5 Due on block day!


    Week of 11/5/18

    Standard(s) Addressed: LAFS.6.W.1.1 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reason and relevant evidence. LAFS.6.RL.1.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgements. LAFS.6.RL.1.3 – Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes, as well as, how the charters respond or change as the plot moves towards a resolution.  

    Monday - Wednesday -  "Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?" Essay

    Wednesday through Friday - "Eleven" pp. 233-236 Story Map & Story Summary

     


    Week of 10/29/18

    Standard(s) Addressed: LAFS.6.W.1.1 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reason and relevant evidence. LAFS.6.RL.3.7 – Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” or “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

    Monday & Tuesday - Close Reader "Views on Zoos" (in-class workbook)

    Wednesday through Friday - Performance Assessment  "Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?" (in-class workbook)

    Book Chat #4 due this week!


    Week of 10/22/18

    Standard(s) Addressed: LAFS.6.RI.2.4 –Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. LAFS.6.RI.3.8 – Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

    Monday - "Wild Animals Aren't Pets' & "Let People Own Exotoc Pets TEST

    Tuesday - Vocabulary TEST

    Wednesday through Friday - Close Reader "Views on Zoos" (in-class workbook)


    Week of 10/16/18

    Standard(s) Addressed: LAFS.6.RI.2.4 –Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. LAFS.6.RI.3.8 – Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

    Monday through Friday - "Wild Animals Aren't Pets' & "Let People Own Exotoc Pets pp. 223-227 in ELA textbook; Vocabulary Foldable


    Week of 10/8/18

    Standard(s) Addressed: LAFS.6.RL.2.4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone. LAFS.6.RI.1.3 – Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text. 

    Monday through Friday - Close Reader "Soft Rains Will Come" (in-class workbook)


    Week of 10/1/18

    Standard(s) Addressed: LAFS.6.RL.1.1 – Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the test says explicitly, as well as, inferences drawn from the text; LAFS.6.RL.2.4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

    Monday - QSMA #1

    Tuesday through Friday - Close Reader "Soft Rains Will Come" (in-class workbook)


    Week of 9/24/18

    Standard(s) Addressed: LAFS.6.RL.1.1 – Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly, as well as, inferences drawn from the text; LAFS.6.RI.2.4 – Integrate information presented in different media and formats, as well as, in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue; LAFS.6.W.1.1 – Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 

    Monday - Finish Close Reader "Titanic: Defined by What They Wore" (in-class workbook)

    Tuesday & Wednesday - Titanic Timeline (assignment kept in binder) 

    Thursday & Friday - Article: Conservation vs Restoration of Artifacts (assignment kept in binder) Students will find evidence for both points of view and then write an argumentative essay. 


    Welcome to 6th grade English Language Arts! In this class, students will learn and utilize reading strategies, tackle vocabulary, and complete various projects.  There will be four units of study throughout the year that will focus on various literary genres. These units are: Dealing with Disaster, Making Your Voice Heard, What Tales Tell, and Facing Fear. Each unit, usually completed in nine weeks, will include vocabulary development, decoding strategies, analysis of text structures, assessments, and writing performance tasks. 

    Agenda Planner - Students should purchase an agenda from OMS and will be required to write in it as needed. This will keep students organized on current assignments and due dates. All assignments will also be posted on my webpage. 

    Supplies - Students should come prepared to class ready to learn each day. They need their binder, agenda, a book to silently read, notebook paper, and pencils. They will also need to transport their language arts textbook back and forth between home and school each day. 

    Grades - Grade composition will be as follows: Tests/Projects - 50%; Classwork - 40%; Homework - 10%. Grades will be updated weekly in the online gradebook for student and parent viewing. All assignments will have a specific due date. 

    Twenty Book Challenge - This year, students will be challenged to read 20 books throughout the school year. Quarterly, students will be rewarded for every five books that they read. Students will also be required to read three books quarterly and have a book chat with the teacher, write a summary, or take an AR test. These chats/summaries/tests will be recorded as homework grades.