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We worked on a reading comprehension passage called A Child in Hiding from www.readworks.org at a 560 lexile with selected and constructed response questions. We also did some work on Commas in ixl.com. Please continue working on these comma activities, (6A1-6A5) remembering to read the explanations when you miss a question to help you understand how to do it correctly the next time you see it! Also continue working in www.readtheory.org to improve reading comprehension skills, also remembering to read the explanations provided when you miss a question as this will assist you in comprehension as well.
Use this resource to help you with the Commas section on IXL
Email me if you need your login info. It is the entire first section in the 6th grade Language Arts skills.
Be sure and read the entire explanation when you miss a question, as this is how you will advance to get a 100% and move on to the next section.
Almost everyone has a 100% on section 6A1!!! Nice work! Wrap this one up if you haven't and keep moving forward through 6A2-6A4. Definitely finish 6A2 if you have not already done so! Find help videos and resources below in the help section!
Here are some video helps for:
Commas in a series! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3h42RWnCB0
Commas in a list! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tERTn9r-S-o
Commas in dates! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rdHXU7YDlE
Commas in place names! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNY3Qk4QJmc
Commas in compound sentences! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yQ6cQVuYSs
Commas in complex sentences with Kung Fu Panda! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uxCOFY5xMw
Phrases, clauses, sentences! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7RL9gtBIt4
Sentence types! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98OcAe5O0Ws
and lastly, but likely, most importantly, How to use a freakin comma!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59lH37aZtro
Please sign up for the Color Fun Run fundraiser, with your parents, at www.thegetmovincrew.com . Students who register on line will receive a mystery bag each day along with having their name added to a daily raffle for more valuable prizes. There will be several prizes for the homeroom teachers that raise the most donations! Our goal is to raise $20,000 this year to purchase a color printer for teacher use as well as 30 additional i-Pads with chargers.
We have been working hard on our lexiles in www.readtheory.org. Please keep it up along with reading a chapter book to improve your ability. It is just like practicing any other skill like a sport or trade. PRACTICE MAKES YOU BETTER!!!
We have also added www.ixl.com to our toolbox for learning. Please let me know if you need your login info to work in there from home!
Our class has answered over 2000 questions and scored excellent performances in 5 6th grade Language Arts skill areas!
We started looking at Pronouns today:
We finished up Genre and took the assessment. We then began Plot.
We watched this short film, "Alma" and studied how the elements of plot fit together to make a story work.
Please view the quizlet link below to see Unit vocabulary that will better prepare you for the next assessment.
See the document below for an example of the plot map we completed for the short film:
This week we have introduced www.classdojo.com in to our classroom to promote positive work habits and behaviors. It seems to work well for motivating some of the students to achieve maximum on task performance, which will make a big difference in their reading and writing abilities!
We continued work on a 500 lexile reading comprehension passage from readworks.org called As Luck Would Have It, which you can see student scores in the gradebook on ParentVue. The students had an opportunity to correct missed questions for half credit. These multiple opportunities for success were not required by all, but were a great benefit for some!
We also continued our work online at readtheory.org, and the students are advancing their reading levels through this work. Please ask your student to show you, and have them work on it at home, or just read a chapter book of their choice as homework for our class each day, whichever the student prefers. You can also e-mail me at the above address, or through class dojo to get their login information for this site if you want them to work on it at home! Congratulations to all the students that earned some outside time at the end of class today through their hard work! Thanks for your continued support, and we hope you all have a terrific weekend! See you Monday!
Today, we began studying and taking notes about the Genres of Literature. We looked at the prezi created by one of the other 6th grade teachers:
We watched the following video to learn more:
We all took notes like these:
Then we looked at some actual books to try and decide what Genre they were in!
We will continue this work tomorrow in the media center!
See examples of the genres in the pictures below!
This week we continued working in www.readtheory.org, so please ask your students about this work improving our lexiles! Get in touch if you would like to see their login information and work on this at home, as every little bit of practice will help improve our reading ability and make our school work better in every subject! We also worked on some more short stories and selected and constructed responses after reading a story called "The Mountain." We finished out the week in the media center working on a QR Scavenger Hunt designed by our fantastic new media specialist Ms. Krengel! We will conclude this activity in the library on Monday!