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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!
Happy Friday guys! We made it through week one! Hopefully by now, you can open your locker and find your way around the school without getting lost. It has been terrific getting to know you all and thanks for your hard work. Please tell your parents about www.readtheory.org, where we have been completing some work this week in class. Feel free to continue working at home anytime you need some reading practice to increase those lexile levels! Have them click on my email address above to send me an email for login info for you if you don't remember it from class. We also read a comprehension passage this week about summer camp from http://www.readworks.org/.
Here is another cool resource for you to check out. It's part of the Sprayberry High School Media Center and it has all kinds of cool graphic novels you can read online FOR FREE!
Here is the edmodo join code for my class:
The information will be posted in both places so feel free to use whichever you or your parents prefer.
Greetings, fellow zombie slayers! Let me welcome you to your 6th grade Language Arts experience!
This year will be different from any year PREVIOUS, as we EMBARK on a learning journey that will take
you to places you have never gone before! Pardon me if I warn you now, but you must work hard to
survive the zombie ONSLAUGHT! We will read longer, understand better, and write harder than ever before
to defeat the APOCALYPTIC HORDE of demonic zombies that want to keep you down! Trust me, for I will be
your guide on this PERILOUS mission of ours... to wipe out the NEFARIOUS ghouls of "NO" that prevent you
from "KNOWING" what you need to know to EXCEL and be excellent in all your ENDEAVORS! We are now a
TEAM, and will STRIVE together for all of us to survive and THRIVE against this FEARSOME enemy!!!!!!!!!!
This is the edmodo join code for my class on that platform!