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6th Grade ELA

Instructor
Ms. Nancy Cook
Department
ELA

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Course Description

Welcome to 6th Grade ELA!

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Recitation of Poem

Students will recite "I'm Nobody!  Who are you?" by Emily Dickinson on October 31.  Research shows that the recitation of poetry helps improve verbal skills and memory.   
 

I'm Nobody! Who are You?

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

 

Book Character Day

Dress up as your favorite book character on Tuesday, October 31!
Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed boy and girl in each grade level, as well, as honorable mentions.  
 
Have some fun!  Read a book!  Dress up!
 
Requirements:
1.  You must have read a book on your reading level.
2.  You must have passed the AR test associated with that book.
3.  Present a sketch or picture of the character or costume.
4.  Turn in your entry form by Friday, October 27 to your ELA teacher.
5.  No masks or weapons allowed. 

Students discussed the meaning of this poster in class. 
Ask your child what it means to him or her!

  Top 10 Ten Things To Remember About 6th Grade ELA

  1. Attendance is important. Be at school.  Even though notes are provided when you return to class, you have missed the discussion that went along with the key concepts for the day. 
  2. Do ALL homework. Homework is assigned to practice specific skills for mastery.  Without practicing the skills, it is difficult to master or improve.  ELA homework is assigned on Monday and due on Friday.
  3. READ every night. The only way to increase your reading skills is to READ. 
  4. Enter your nightly reading on your log. Have your parent or guardian initial it!
  5. Pay attention to your AR goals. Don’t wait until the last week of the six weeks to take your tests.
  6. Use the strategies taught in class. They WILL help you understand the text.
  7. Attend tutorials on Tuesdays and Thursdays for extra help starting October 3.
  8. Have a positive attitude. Come to class ready to focus and learn something new!
  9. If you have a question, ASK it! If you don’t want to ask me in front of others, jot me a note, see me after class, or ask your parents to email or call me. 
  10. Remember I am here to help you.