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9.14.17

posted Sep 14, 2017, 11:16 AM by Amanda Baier   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 8:04 AM ]
  • Due Friday 9/15- Students need to accept their invitation to GOOGLE CLASSROOM and complete the two assignments:
    • Please type your first and last name (this is to show that you can answer the question format that we will use with our novel study of Wonder)
    • Please create a document within Google Classroom and include the following:
      • first and last name 
      • favorite color
      • needs to be double spaced, 12 pt font, and Times New Roman (this will show me that you can adequately create a document within Google Classroom and follow the MLA formatting guide)
  • Due Monday 9/18- All students need to have a copy of Wonder by R.J. Palacio. 
  • Due Tuesday 9/19- Entry #1 in the IRN notebook (composition notebook we put together in class) 
    • Please make sure you follow the rubric! 
    • For this assignment, you are reading from your Independent Novel (this is the novel you are choosing to read) and writing me a summary and a response. 
    • Here is a copy of the rubric, thinking stems, tic tact toe board, and example
Hello 6th Grade Families,

WELCOME TO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR! The 6th graders have been doing an EXCELLENT job in class. We have already started with some foundations in reading comprehension and overall discussion regarding the mechanics of the classroom. The first few days were centered around setting up each students Individual Reading Notebook (IRN). This is the marble composition notebook that they will be taking home on a daily basis. The IRN is there to enforce each student's reading ability while allowing students to find books that are just right for them. If I think that your child is not challenging themselves enough or has chosen a book that may be a bit too difficult, I will let them know. The IRN is helping students write effective summaries and express their thoughts on literature.  

The following are a few anchor charts that we've done so far in class: (if you click the image it should rotate it)

This is the book that was used to guide students in our discussion of Inference, Schema, and Elements of a Setting. We will also use this for character traits. 






S-E-E Writing is the type of writing that is expected in the middle school classroom. 



(This was from Friday 9/15 and our discussion on Character Development) 
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