Welcome to Ms. Fleming’s 6th Grade ELA Wiki!
Our Classroom Vision:
“As scholars, we will work hard to gain knowledge that will prepare us for college and life while promoting a safe, encouraging learning environment. We will approach each day with enthusiasm and persevere through all challenges we may face. Through our classroom culture of learning and student achievement we will to foster respectful relationships, motivate each other and invest in our academic goals. We can rigorously learn how to read, write, speak and think about the content of complex texts. We will set high expectations of ourselves to achieve excellence.”
Please review the Course Syllabus linked below.
School Supplies for English Class:
Wide-Ruled Paper (Loose-leaf)
1- Post-it/Sticky Notes
Week of 9/18- 9/22
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Students will be learning how to write Informational Essay’s in the Performance Assessment Workbook. This will prepare them for their Major Assessment of writing their own Informational Essay.
Tuesday- Students will be taking diagnostic exams through iReady in the computer lab.
Thursday- Students will be in the library.
Homework DUE on Thursday – Students will complete a 1 page Journal Entry. This will be a common homework assignment. Students can write about anything they would like. At times I may assign a topic.
Week of 9/25 – 9/29
All Students have been working hard on pre-writing and planning their Informative Essay.
Access to the Performance Assessment Workbook for this Unit: (both essays students are working on are in this link)
The first essay is due on Friday Sept. 29th!
Typing their essay is encouraged but not required. Essays can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Homework DUE on Thursday – Vocabulary practice.
Directions: 1. Define each word. 2. Use the work in a sentence.
6th Grade – vulnerable, cyclonic, refuge, storm surge, fatalities
7th Grade – compensate, docile, novice, coveted, invasive
Week of 10/9 – 10/13
This week we will be working on our 2nd Informational Essay. (Please view the link above)
Homework DUE on Tuesday – Vocabulary definitions and using the words in a sentence.
Everyday Edits Quiz on Wednesday. Students will be progressing through iReady lessons.
Homework DUE on Thursday – Journal Entry
2nd Essay due Monday 10/16!
Sample Everyday Edits Quiz- Correctly identify all ten errors.
october is a good time to harvist pumpkins. they can be used for many different purpose. Some are carved into jack-o’-lanterns, while others are baked into deserts and breads. Pupkin seeds can be a special treat when roasted The bigest pumpkin ever recorded waighed over 1,800 pounds. Thats as much as a car!
October is a good time to harvest pumpkins. They can be used for many different purposes. Some are carved into jack-o’-lanterns, while others are baked into desserts and breads. Pumpkin seeds can be a special treat when roasted. The biggest pumpkin ever recorded weighed over 1,800 pounds. That’s as much as a car!
Week of 10/23 – 10/27
This week 6th grade students will be reading fiction in school and on their own, they will encounter more complex story plots. This week’s lesson guides students to identify and analyze plot elements and explores how an author builds suspense in a realistic fiction story.
This week 7th grade students will learn that the form of a poem is integral to its meaning. Understanding a poem’s form deepens a reader’s experience of a poem. This weeks lessons focuses on figurative language and sound devices in poems and how they affect meaning in a poem.
This weeks homework is to student notes for the QUIZ on Tuesday. The quiz is on the text we have been studying in class.
Homework- Study notes.
Cold Read Test on Friday.
Week of 11/6 – 11/10
This week 7th grade students will learn to write an objective summary with citing textual evidence.
This week 6th grade students will learn read an informational text on a variety of topics. This weeks lessons explores the use of text features to organize information and analyze text structure.
Homework- Journal Entry DUE Wednesday.
Friday we will have a Quiz on the text we have read in class!
Week of 12/11 – 12/15
Students will be completing their LEAP 360 Interim Testing.
We will be reviewing test taking skills and Louisiana Student Standards that will be on the test.
A study guide has been passed out. We will refer to this during class. I encourage students to study these terms and find examples in their notes and online.
Homework- Study for Exams