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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS – 6TH GRADE
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Homework – In addition to any special assignments, students are expected to complete the following regular homework assignments:
Journals – Any journal assignments not completed in class should be completed for homework.
Reading Log – Students are required to read at least 30 minutes each night, Monday through Friday, and complete all parts of the reading log for each book read. The log will be checked quarterly and must be totaled and signed by a parent or guardian before it is turned in. Reading_Log1-2
Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests – Students are required to check out at least one AR book each time we go to the library (three times a quarter). After reading the book, each student should complete a book report form and turn it in to me for review. AR reports will be be assessed for correct writing conventions. Once the report is approved, the student will take the test.
MONDAY – All library books from the classroom library and totaled and signed reading logs are due.
TUESDAY – Writing portion of exam today for all periods.
THURSDAY – Reading exam 1st period
FRIDAY – Reading exam 3rd & 4th periods. TURN IN ALL TEXTBOOKS AND NOVELS
Week of May 8
Wed. – Complete preposition practice handout from class (3rd & 4th only)
Thurs. – Vocabulary Quiz and cards, Lesson 16 due
Fri. – Quiz on prepositional phrases
READ CHAPTER 10 OF THE NOVEL FOR MONDAY
Week of May 1
READ 30 MINUTES EACH NIGHT
Thursday – Vocabulary workbook, lesson 16 is due
Friday – ALL LIBRARY BOOKS & FINES ARE DUE
Week of April 24
All makeup AR reports must be submitted by Wednesday, April 26.
Thursday – Vocabulary, lesson 15 cards and quiz
Week of April 18
Tuesday – 2nd AR report due
Thursday – Vocabulary workbook, lesson 15 due
Monday, March 27 – Test on A Christmas Carol
Week of March 20
Thursday – Vocabulary workbook, lesson 14 due
Friday – Accelerated Reader book report due (with notes if nonfiction)
Week of March 13
BRING IN GALA BASKET DONATIONS BY THIS FRIDAY.
Wednesday – NF AR report with notes due today
Thursday – Vocabulary cards, lesson 13 and quiz today
Week of March 6
Monday – 1st period – complete row 2 of “Analyzing Scrooge’s Experiences” chart.
3rd period – complete all 3 rows of chart.
4th period – Answer questions 1 – 3 on split-page notes.
Make-up AR reports due on Wednesday, March 8
Vocabulary workbook, lesson 13 is due Thursday, March 9
Week of Feb. 22
Tuesday – 1st period – Add details to character analysis chart from the last scene in Stave III (columns 1, 2, & 4)
4th period – Read until the middle of page 57 – think about how Fred perceives his Uncle Scrooge.
Thursday – Vocabulary cards and quiz, lesson 12
Friday – Library – bring books to return and updated nonfiction book list
Week of Feb. 13
Thursday – Realistic Fiction AR Report due
Friday – Vocabulary workbook, Lesson 12 due
Week of Feb. 6
Monday – Read “History of Christmas” on pages 40 – 41 in anthology.
Tuesday – 1st & 3rd – complete structure chart for “History of Christmas”. 4th – Summarize the article.
1st period – Explain/paraphrase in writing what the Spirit is doing in the first full paragraph on page 44 of A Christmas Carol.
4th period – rewrite corrected summary of “History of Christmas” on the handout given out in class today
Study for vocab quiz tomorrow.
Thursday – Vocabulary cards for and quiz on Lesson 11
Week of Jan. 23
Thursday Vocabulary cards and quiz on Lesson 10 today
Friday Library day – BRING ALL LIBRARY BOOKS. Be sure your fiction book list has at least five realistic fiction titles. If not, add them to the list and mark each one with “RF”.
Week of Jan. 17
Nonfiction AR report and notes due Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Thursday – Vocabulary workbook, lesson 10 due
Week of Jan. 9
Vocabulary, Lesson 9 cards due and Quiz on Thursday.
3rd period – continue reading pages 11-15 for Friday.
4th period – highlight the sensory details about Scrooge’s house on the handout, “Analyze Setting” for Friday.
Historical Fiction AR report due Monday, January 5.
EXAM SCHEDULE: 1st period-Monday, Dec. 19; 3rd & 4th periods – Tuesday, Dec. 20
of December 12
Monday – Bring a plastic bag for the next novel. Finish subordinate clause poem, if not done in class today.
Thursday – (All classes) Vocabulary 8 cards due and quiz. Complete 2nd column of character chart describing Scrooge’s interaction with his nephew (1st period only).
Friday – Totaled and signed reading log due.
Week of December 5
Wednesday – Finish reading in the anthology, “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” and complete the first column on the chart and the summary on the back.
Thursday – Vocabulary workbook, lesson 8 due
Week of November 28
AR Fiction report is due Monday 11/28
Vocabulary cards and quiz on lesson 7 – Thursday
Library on Friday – need 5 Historical Fiction titles added to fiction book list.
Week of November 14
Monday – Complete SPN’s Q’s 1-5 for chapter 22.
Wednesday – Finish reading “Harrison Bergeron” in anthology.
Vocabulary workbook, lesson 7 due Thursday.
Week of November 7
Finish Split-page notes questions 4 & 5 from chapter 18.
Read chapter 20 for Wednesday
Vocabulary 6 cards and quiz Thursday
Library on Friday – Update and bring Fiction AR book list.
Week of October 31
Monday – Complete questions 5 & 6 on Split-page notes if not done in class today.
Wednesday – Nonfiction AR report with notes is due today.
Thursday – Vocabulary workbook, lesson 6 is due today.
Week of October 17
Vocabulary workbook, lesson 5 due Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Read pages 97-101 in Chapter 13 for Thursday.
Indefinite pronoun quiz on Thursday, Oct. 20
Friday is library day – have an updated nonfiction AR list and your library books.
Week of October 11
Tuesday – Be sure 3-2-1- summary is done for both chapters 10 and 11.
Wednesday – Nonfiction AR report and notes due. Reading log is also due and should be neat, complete, and signed by a parent.
Thursday – Vocabulary cards for Lesson 4 are due. Vocabulary quiz today. Read chapter 12 and complete the 3-2-1 summary page. Finish answering questions started in class today about the word “obsolete”.
Week of October 3
Monday – Answer questions 7-10 on split-page notes for chapters 2-8 after reading chapter 8.
Tuesday – Finish prewriting for constructed response on split-page notes 2-8; compose your response on loose leaf paper with a proper heading for tomorrow. 4th period – Be sure questions 7-10 are thoroughly answered on split-page notes 2-8.
Thursday – Vocabulary workbook, lesson 4 is due.
Friday – Read chapters 10 & 11 for Tuesday; complete a 3-2-1 summary hand out on each chapter (chapter summary should be at least 3 good sentences.)
Week of September 26
Wednesday – AR fiction report form due. Complete questions 4-6 on split-page notes and 3-2-1 summaries for chapters 4 and 5.
Thursday – AR nonfiction booklist and vocabulary cards are due; vocabulary quiz, lesson 3.
Friday – Library – bring books and nonfiction AR book list; for MONDAY – be sure you have read chapters 6 and 7 in The Giver and written down things you found interesting and any questions you have on paper with a heading.
Week of September 19
Complete constructed response with your predictions.
Vocabulary workbook, lesson 3 is due on Thursday
Read Chp. 3 and complete 3-2-1 Summary Page for Friday.
Week of September 12
Correct pronoun worksheets and study for quiz on Wednesday.
Vocabulary cards, lesson 2 and quiz on Thursday.
Get pronoun quiz signed if you failed it.
Week of September 6
Tuesday – Finish the pronoun handout if not done
Wednesday – AR Booklist due.
Friday – bring library books; Vocabulary workbook, lesson 2 due
Week of August 22
Complete all exercises in Lesson 1 of Vocabulary workbook copies (handed out in class) for this Friday.
Work on completing vocabulary cards for Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Vocabulary quiz will be Thursday, Sept. 1.
Week of August 15
Read 30 minutes every night Monday through Friday.
Thursday, August 11 Have both summer reading reports with parent signatures.
Friday, August 12 Return signed portion of parent letter
Have all supplies for this class by Monday. We will put our ELA binders together then.
Summer reading test on KIDS AT WORK will be Tuesday, August 16.