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Classes

6th Grade ELA

Instructor
Ms. Nancy Cook
Department
ELA

Files

Course Description

Welcome to 6th Grade ELA!

Recent Posts

2015.Going Up

Please remind your child to use the 3 Read Strategy:
 
__ 1.  Underline key words in the questions.
__ 2.  Read the passage and annotate (write the main ideas in the margin).
__ 3.  Answer the questions and underline proof in the passage.
 
Step 1 was completed in class!

ELA Agenda for May 7 - 11, 2018

 

Monday

May 7

 

Students will set up the nonfiction passage entitled Going Up.   As a class, we will use the 3 Read Strategy - underlining key words in the questions . Students will read, annotate, answer questions, and show proof on their own as homework.

Tuesday

May 8

 

To review for the upcoming STAAR, students will be divided into groups of 3 and will rotate through STAAR stations which include:  

Inferencing

Theme

Fact and Opinion

Dictionary Skills

STAAR vocabulary


Students will rotate through at least 2 stations perhaps 3 per day.

Wednesday

May 9

 

To review for the upcoming STAAR, students will be divided into groups of 3 and will rotate through STAAR stations which include:  

Inferencing

Theme

Fact and Opinion

Dictionary Skills

STAAR vocabulary

 

Students will rotate through at least 2 stations perhaps 3 per day.

Thursday

May 10

 

To review for the upcoming STAAR, students will be divided into groups of 3 and will rotate through STAAR stations which include:  

Inferencing

Theme

Fact and Opinion

Dictionary Skills

STAAR vocabulary

Students will rotate through at least 2 stations perhaps 3 per day.

Friday

May 11

 

Students will analyze the homework reading passage, Going Up.  Review correct annotation, answers and proof.


Teams will be formed and we will play a Kahoot STAAR review!

ELA Agenda for April 30 - May 4, 2018

 

Monday

April 30

Students will complete the ‘second’ part of a paired passage - a poem entitled Monarch Magic.    As a class, we will set up the passage using the 3 Read Strategy. Students will read, annotate, answer questions, and show proof on their own as homework.

Tuesday

May 1

Writing exercise with Lesa Boutin, author and former AMS librarian.

Wednesday

May 2

Students will continue a novel study of The Westing Game.  Students will be divided into groups. Groups will be responsible for reading 1 chapter per class period, organize the chapter’s information into a graphic organizer, write a chapter summary, and create at least 1 STAAR like question (either Context Clues, Inference, AP, AO, or Theme - type will be assigned each day)

Thursday

May 3

Students will analyze the homework reading passage,  Monarch Magic . Review correct annotation, answers and proof.

Friday

May 4

School Holiday

ELA Agenda for April 23 - 27, 2018

 

Monday

April 23

Students will complete the ‘first’ part of a paired passage entitled Red Crab Invasion.    As a class, we will set up the passage using the 3 Read Strategy. Students will read, annotate, answer questions, and show proof on their own as homework.

Tuesday

April 24

Students will begin a novel study of The Westing Game.  Students will be divided into groups. Groups will be responsible for reading 1 chapter per class period, organize the chapter’s information into a graphic organizer, write a chapter summary, and create at least 1 STAAR like question (either Context Clues, Inference, AP, AO, or Theme - type will be assigned each day)


We will read the first few chapters together, and I will model the graphic organizer selection, chapter summary, and the question creation.

Wednesday

April 25

Students will continue a novel study of The Westing Game.  Students will be divided into groups. Groups will be responsible for reading 1 chapter per class period, organize the chapter’s information into a graphic organizer, write a chapter summary, and create at least 1 STAAR like question (either Context Clues, Inference, AP, AO, or Theme - type will be assigned each day)

Thursday

April 26

End of Year STAR AR testing

Friday

April 27

Students will analyze the homework reading passage, Red Crab Invasion.  Review correct annotation, answers and proof.

As a reward for reaching AR and AM goals this semester, students will be treated to a trip to Pirates' Bay Water Park.  The requirements for attending are:
 
75 AM points AND
3 times your child's AR 6 Weeks Goal 
 
These points must be earned by May 18 in order to go.  The point count is from January 9 to May 18, 2018.

ELA Agenda for April 16 - 20

 

Day

 

Activity

Monday

April 16

 

Students will complete the ‘second’ part of a paired passage entitled Traveling West.    As a class, we will set up the passage using the 3 Read Strategy. Students will read, annotate, answer questions, and show proof on their own as homework.

Tuesday

April 17

 

Students will begin a novel study of The Westing Game.  Students will be divided into groups. Groups will be responsible for reading 1 chapter per class period, organize the chapter’s information into a graphic organizer, write a chapter summary, and create at least 1 STAAR like question (either Context Clues, Inference, AP, AO, or Theme - type will be assigned each day)


We will read the first few chapters together, and I will model the graphic organizer selection, chapter summary, and the question creation.

Wednesday

April 18

 

Students will continue a novel study of The Westing Game.  Students will be divided into groups. Groups will be responsible for reading 1 chapter per class period, organize the chapter’s information into a graphic organizer, write a chapter summary, and create at least 1 STAAR like question (either Context Clues, Inference, AP, AO, or Theme - type will be assigned each day)

Thursday

April 19

 

Students will continue a novel study of The Westing Game.  Students will be divided into groups. Groups will be responsible for reading 1 chapter per class period, organize the chapter’s information into a graphic organizer, write a chapter summary, and create at least 1 STAAR like question (either Context Clues, Inference, AP, AO, or Theme - type will be assigned each day)

Friday

April 20

 

Students will analyze the homework reading passage, Traveling West.  Review correct annotation, answers and proof.

ELA Agenda for April 9 - 13

 

Monday

April 9

 

 As a class, we will set up the homework passage, Full Day, using the 3 Read Strategy.  Students will read, annotate, answer questions, and show proof on their own as homework.

Tuesday

April 10

 

Students will begin a novel study of The Westing Game. Students will be divided into groups. Groups will be responsible for reading 1 chapter per class period, organize the chapter’s information into a graphic organizer, write a chapter summary, and create at least 1 STAAR like question (either Context Clues, Inference, AP, AO, or Theme - type will be assigned each day)

We will read the first few chapters together, and I will model the graphic organizer selection, chapter summary, and the question creation.

Wednesday

April 11

 

Students will continue a novel study of The Westing Game. Students will be divided into groups. Groups will be responsible for reading 1 chapter per class period, organize the chapter’s information into a graphic organizer, write a chapter summary, and create at least 1 STAAR like question (either Context Clues, Inference, AP, AO, or Theme - type will be assigned each day)

Thursday

April 12

 

Students will continue a novel study of The Westing Game. Students will be divided into groups. Groups will be responsible for reading 1 chapter per class period, organize the chapter’s information into a graphic organizer, write a chapter summary, and create at least 1 STAAR like question (either Context Clues, Inference, AP, AO, or Theme - type will be assigned each day)

Friday

April 13

 

Students will analyze the homework reading passage, the poem, Full Day.  We will review correct annotation, answers, and proof.

Agenda for April 2 - 6

 

Monday

April 2

 

School Holiday

Tuesday

April 3

 

Students are now being given reading passages as homework.  As a class, we will set up the passage using the 3 Read Strategy.  Students will read, annotate, answer questions, and show proof on their own as homework.

Wednesday

April 4

 

Students will create a playbill project to review key concepts from Unit 1 and 2.  Playbill project will review AP/AO/POV/Theme/Persuasive elements.

Thursday

April 5

 

Students will complete their playbill project to review key concepts from Unit 1 and 2.  Playbill project will review AP/AO/POV/Theme/Persuasive elements.

Friday

April 6

 

Students will analyze the homework reading passage.  Review correct annotation, answers and proof.

 

Monday

March 26

 

Students are now being given reading passages as homework.  As a class, we will set up the passage using the 3 Read Strategy.  Students will read, annotate, answer questions, and show proof on their own as homework.

Tuesday

March 27

 

Students will create a playbill project to review key concepts from Unit 1 and 2.  Playbill project will review AP/AO/POV/Theme/Persuasive elements.

Wednesday

March 28

 

Students will create a playbill project to review key concepts from Unit 1 and 2.  Playbill project will review AP/AO/POV/Theme/Persuasive elements.

Thursday

March 29

 

Students will analyze the nonfiction reading passage, “Five Rings Unbroken”.  Review correct annotation, answers and proof.

Friday

March 30

 

School Holiday

ELA Agenda for March 19 - 23, 2018

Beginning Monday, March 19, students will be given a reading passage as homework.  The expectation is that they apply the 3 Read Strategy to the passage.  We will set up the passage (underline key words in questions and determine exactly what the questions are  asking) together during class on Monday.  Students will read the passage, annotate (write the main ideas in the margins), answer the questions and show proof on their own.  On Fridays, we will go over the passage together.
 
I feel it is important to not only go over the correct answers, but also analyze the passage together.  I have found that students that use the 3 Read Strategy not only better understand the passage, they also answer more questions correctly.
 
With that being said, below is this week’s agenda,
 
Monday, March 19 .    Set up homework passage.
 
Tuesday, March 20     Students will create a playbill project to review key 
 -                                   concepts from Unit 1 and 2.  Students will create a
Thursday, March 22    plot diagram and write their own play (a minimum of
                                     16  lines of dialogue) Playbill project will review
                                     AP/AO/POV/Theme/Persuasive elements.
 
Friday, March 23 .       Analyze the homework passage together as a class.