6th Grade Literacy Essentials 2018-2019
Welcome! This is the site where I will publish the weekly Agenda,homework assignments,projects, and information for parents.
I am very excited to have your wonderful children in my Literacy Essentials class this year! We will spend the first two days getting to know one another through different activities.
*Please send two single subject notebooks by the end of the first week of school.
WHAT TO EXPECT
I normally assign one homework assignment each week. Given on Monday. Due on Friday of the same week.
The class will be focused on reading different genres and we will begin with Greek Mythology.
Other areas of focus are vocabulary building, writing, and speaking.
This week the students will receive their first list of 6 spelling words and 2 vocabulary words.They will have a quiz on all words on Friday. We will also begin our Mythology Book.
Spelling: Earth, power, punish, rule, terrible, second
Vocabulary: Plot, Character
This week the students will be given 6 new spelling words. They will do various activities with them and be quizzed on Friday. Two new vocabulary words will be introduced: Direct Characterization,Indirect Characterization.
Homework: Reading Packet 3. Please have your student read the stories to you. They all need a lot of reading practice.
We are continuing with Mythology this week.
Curriculum Night! Please come this Tuesday at 4:30 to walk your student's schedule. I hope to meet and greet many of you!
This week the focus will be on a Story Plot. The students will analyze story elements. The new vocabulary word will be Rising Action.
I have divided the class into 2 spelling groups based on past spelling quiz grades. Please review the week's spelling words with your student. They will be given a take home page for review and the quiz is on Friday.
H.W. One two sided page with a story and comprehension questions. Also, they are to write their spelling words in alphabetical order.
The class is learning about THEME. It is a difficult concept but a concept that is necessary to learn about. We will be looking closely at many short stories and discussing possible themes during the week.
We are continuing work in the Comprehension Book and also continuing with our Mythology Unit
Spelling Group A: busy,anything,along,caught,picture,watch
Spelling Group B: amount, southern,increase, decrease, alive, deal
Homework- one two sided grammar practice sheet. Study spelling words for quiz on Friday
This week we will be discussing Main Idea and Topic. The students will be able to know the difference between Theme and Main Idea , and Topic.
Spelling Words Group A- light, warm, together, always, because, found, myself
Spelling Words Group B- awhile, condition, everybody, material, health, agree, instrument
Homework- Finish last week's Halloween package. Please bring in
This week we will be focusing on Topic,Theme, and Main Idea. The class has done a few activities with Theme and MAin Idea, so this week I will be introducing Topic.
Spelling Words A- never, sleep, think, under, funny, carry, messy
Spelling Words B- control, experience, consider, least, blood, belt, create
H.W. One two-sided grammar sheet. Due Friday
*Reminder- Next week there is an early release on Wednesday and no school Thursday and Friday.
This week we are continuing to read our novel, Among The Hidden The student's are also doing a few different projects that support this novel
1. Banner. The students are divided into two groups and are competing to see which group can illustrate the best banner to demonstrate the books literary elements.
2. Study Guide Each chapter has approximately 5 comprehension questions that the students answer on their own.
3. Vocabulary/Spelling Words. The words are directly from the novel.
H.W. One grammar sheet to be finished by Friday 1/25
The class is also working on their comprehension workbook in order to increase their reading comprehension.
Class DOJO is still being implemented and does count in regards to their overall class grade.
Thursday is Media Center Day. I sent home a list of overdue books that your child may have. Please send the books back.
This week the class will be focusing on two areas. 1. Finishing up our novel Among The Hidden 2. Comprehension Skills, mainly inferencing and author's purpose. The class took a Reading Benchmark last week and these two areas were troublesome to most of the class.
Spelling Words will be given on Monday. Each group gets a study copy from me to study at home.
Homework: One 2 sided grammar sheet on nouns to be due Friday 2/1.
Happy February! Just a reminder that 2/15 is an Early Release Day, and 2/18 is a Teacher Workday.
This week we are continuing our novel study, Among The Hidden. The students will have 9 new spelling words and 4 vocabulary words all taken from our novel.
This week's focus will be on Author's Purpose, characterization, and Plot.
Homework: One two sided grammar sheet. Study spelling words. I give each student a take home list on Monday to be taken home to use as a study aid.
Our class has begun a Poetry Unit. They will be reading a collection of concrete poems from a book, Technically,It's Not My Fault.
Each student has a list of Figurative Language which we will work on during the next few weeks. A test of these words will be given when all the words have been taught.
Spelling Group A: personification, idiom, head, right, power, eyes, sighs, think, crazy
Spelling Group B: personification, idiom, pyramid, little, outer, alien, coincidence, family, empire
H.W. One sheet on personification. One sheet on idiom. Both due Friday, March 1.
This Friday is a Teacher Workday. students do not report to school.
The 3rd Q ends Tuesday, March 26. I have told the students to turn in any assignment/s they are missing and there will not be a penalty.
This week we are finishing our poetry unit. The students did a final project, Poetry Cube, which they are proud of!
Spelling Group A: desk,hear,year,great,okay,value,match,connotation, denotation
Spelling Group B: enough, toothbrush, custodian, greeted, purpose, strategy, nervous, connotation, denotation
The class will do a few activities with Connotation and Denotation. The homework will be two worksheets on this topic for practice. Homework is due Thursday.
We will read one more novel this year. Because of Mr. Terupt is the title. I plan to begin this on Wednesday.