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Monday-We will begin bellwork by analyzing writing prompts. The article of the week will be "Hunted for Fun, Left to Die". We will focus on text features today. I'll pass out and discuss the homework "Switched at Birth Girls Want to Stay With Wrong Moms". Homework is due Friday.

 

Tuesday- Continue with bellwork and article of the week.

 

Wednesday-Continue with bellwork by analyzing writing prompts and the article of the week with reciprocal reading and discussions.

 

Thursday- Spotlight; students will work with text structure activities.

 

Friday-Students will turn in homework. I will choose one of the writing prompts and the students will actually write their response as practice.

 

 

OUR GOALS

 

This year we will be reading novels through literature circles. We will also read short stories, poetry, andarticles. We will read these mostly in class, but occasionally the students will be required to read and complete assignments at home. Students will also complete reading projects each nine weeks. During class discussion and writing, students will learn how to use evidence to support their ideas. We will also work to improve and increase academic vocabulary through close reading of texts and through our daily in-class discussions. It is my goal to ensure that grades are based on understanding of set standards of learning. Students will begin the year by analyzing the standards they must master in the sixth grade. I want your child to know and understandexactly what they must learn this year and how to chart their growth as they learn!

         READING

 

Students in 6thh grade will be expected to do independent reading at several points throughout the school year. Independent reading gives students a choice in what they read, fosters a love of reading, and helps to promote the volume of reading necessary to increase students’ fluency and comprehension skills.

 

At home, there are many ways your child can be supported as we work to increase students’ fluency with complex texts.  Consider yourself your child’s reading “home coach.”  Turn off the TV and unplug electronic devices for 20-30 minutes of reading per day.  Read texts aloud, side-by-side, or with your child.  Discuss texts together.  Show that challenging texts are worth “unpacking” and discover deeper meanings together.  Demand evidence in everyday discussions/disagreements, read books together and discuss the evidence that supports different ideas and concepts. Together, we can help our children to meet higher standards and be successful in an increasingly informational and literary world.

***PARENTS***

I MAY HAVE BOOKS IN MY CLASSROOM LIBRARY THAT YOU OR YOUR CHILD MAY FEEL IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR THEM TO READ. I WILL NEVER FORCE YOUR CHILD TO READ A PARTICULAR BOOK. IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH A BOOK YOUR CHILD IS READING, PLEASE HAVE THEM MAKE ANOTHER SELECTION. FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME WITH ANY CONCERNS.  THANK YOU!

 

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