Welcome to Mrs. Weaver's 6th Grade Language Arts
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March 24-April 12, 2021 - Writing Workshops
FSA WRITING ASSESSMENTS WILL BE GIVEN ON APRIL 13, 2021.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS TO BE PRESENT EVERY DAY FOR WRITING WORKSHOPS!
Most work during this time will be done on paper, with check-ups and formative assessments in Teams. Please be sure to have your class folder, paper, and pencils with you at all times.
Week of March 1-5. 2021
* QSMA (County Quarterly Assessments) will be next Monday and Tuesday. Please be present unless you are truly ill or officially in quarantien.
* This week we will review for QSMA#3 - This includes mini-lessons and quizzes on tone, theme, main idea and supporting details, perspective (both author and character) and more.
* Students will complete 45 minutes of I-Ready practice as well.
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If your child is home for any reason and is able to work, this is a good way to keep from getting too far behind:
Have your child go to the “Teams” page for our class.
There are assignments in Teams that can be done with the assistance of the e-textbook.
How to Get to the E-Textbook
1) Have the student log on to his or her student desktop.
2) Look near the bottom of the page for a thin bar, in that bar it says “E-Textbooks”. Click there.
3) Click on the e-textbook next to the name of our class.
4) Check the drop down menu to be sure that you are looking at “Florida Collections 6”.
5) Click at the top of the page in the e-text in order to put in the proper page numbers for the stories being used. Just click the middle of the black bar at the top of any page. You can look up the page numbers in the back of the book.
There is an “Index of Titles & Authors” on page R87.
6) Words and meanings for vocabulary assignments can be accessed by clicking on blue words, or words with tiny numbers beside them (superscript or subscript).
7) Vocabulary assignments give the page number in the hard textbook, but those should be the same or close in the e-text.
8) Remember to copy meanings EXACTLY for maximum credi
Week of January 25-29, 2021
We will be reading and re-reading the story "The Ravine" in the "Florida Collections 6" textbook. It is available on-line.
The story starts on page three (3).
We will work from this text over the next two weeks.
1) We will pick out examples of "variations from standar English". There are many examples of "Hawaiian Pidgin" speech in the text.
2) We will copy and learn the vocabulary associated with the text. Students will complete the assignment "Vocabulary for "The Ravine" on our Teams page. They MUST copy the words/definitions EXACTLY as written in the text. They must NOT make any changes.
3) We will discuss and create a graphic organizer showing the main idea and supporting details for the story.
4) We will discuss character development and create a mini-poster to show the development of "Vinny" frin the beginning of the story to the end.l
5) We will complete a selection test for the story.
6) There may be other activities associated with the text announced at a later date.
ON-LINE STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COME TO CAMPUS FOR THE NEXT Q.S.M.A. (QUARTERLY ASSESSMENT).
TRANSPORTATION AND MEALS WILL BE PROVIDED.
MORE INFORMATION IS UPCOMING.
Week of December 14-18, 2020
Continue C.R.L. #1
Monday , December 14 through Friday, December 18:
* Continue and complete C.R.L. # 1
* This includes reading excerpts for "Dragon, Dragon" and "Water".
* We will also be watching the video "The Miracle Worker" from 1962, which ties in with the story "Water" by Helen Keller.
* Students will answer questions regarding how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.
* They will also take notes regarding the different data to be found in texts and videos.
* When we return in January, the students will be writing an informative essay using data from all three sources.
Week of November 30-December 4, 2020
* Spelling Bee
* I-Ready Growth Check - Take you time!
* Make-up work or I-Ready green lessons.
* Vocabulary for Writing
* Begin Close Reading Lesson (C.R.L.) for informative writing.
* Students MUST have a class folder with them at ALL times.
Week of November 16-20, 2020
Monday, 11/16/20 - "B" Day.
Periods 2 and 4 -
* Selection test for "The Dog of Pompeii".
* Make-Up work. Grades for Progress Report #2 are due by Friday, 11/20/20.
* I-Ready green reading lessons, up to 45 minutes.
HOW TO GET TO AND USE MICROSOFT TEAMS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING!!!
This link will take you to directions from the Marion County School system regarding how to use Microsoft Teams if you are an on-line student, or the parent of an on-line student.
Welcome back to school!
Whether you are here at The Fort, or at home on your computer, you are an important part of our Ft. McCoy School family.
Many of our students and faculty have asthma or other sensitivities to scented products.
Please do not wear perfume, cologne, or strongly scented lotions, deodorants, or body sprays.
Please choose an unscented hand sanitizer as well. Many hand sanitizers with strong scents are overwhelming for some of us.
Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation. I appreciate your help!
All students, whether at school or on-line, will need supplies with them and ready to use every single day. There will probably be adjustments to this list as time goes on.
At Ft. McCoy School:
Personal Pencil Sharpener (There is NO class pencil sharpener)
Ear Buds or Headphones - You must have these with you at all times.
Language Arts Journal
Wide Rule Notebook Paper
One Yellow Highlighter
You will need a dedicated space in which to work and store your school work and supplies.
You will need a computer with the ability to type up or fill in documents and send them to the teacher.
You will need ear buds or earphones to eliminate distractions from your surroundings.
You will need a wide-ruled spiral notebook for taking notes.
You will need a composition book to keep up your class journal.
You will need sharpened pencils
You will need your own pencil sharpener.
You will need a college level dictionary. It will be difficult to try to go between our live class and any on-line dictionary programs, so please try to have a hard-copy dictionary at your work area.