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Today we started working on a lexile 550 passage about Dodgeball with selected and constructed response questions! We practiced choosing a side of an argument (should we/shouldn't we ban Dodgeball from PE classes at school?) and using evidence from the text to support your side of the argument.
This last week we continued working on our commas in IXL, completed several passages from readworks.org (A Child in Hiding at 560 lexile, and Ancient Egypt-Making Mummies at lexile 600). The latter was an all constructed written response packet. Some students are continuing to work on Read Theory.org to improve their lexile levels as well. Please make sure your student has a chapter book to read over the Thanksgiving break coming up soon!
This week we finished up another lesson in the Coach books called The Treacherous Journey. Some of the essays written at the end of this lesson were quite good using text evidence to support their answers!!! We also finished a Read Works passage at 670 lexile that had all constructed written responses. It was entitled "A Strange Day on the Highway" Those students that have not completed all the Commas sections in ixl.com need to work on this over the weekend! 6.A.1-6.A.5
This week we have started working in the new Performance Coach test prep books we received from the administration! We are currently working hard on the first Unit covering Fiction in these books. Grades are in Synergy for the first reading passage performance task. Please continue working on Commas in IXL.com from home, and on your readtheory.org passages and questions.
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: