Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Welcome 6th Graders!

I am excited to be your teacher for the 2016-2017 school year!! I hope you have enjoyed your summer and you are ready to meet your new teachers and make new friends.  We will be going over all of the procedures and rules on the first day of school.  We will also talk about the 30 Book Challenge and how to use my website.  I am looking forward to seeing you on the first day of school!
Mrs. King

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

This Week

We will be reviewing Figurative Language.

Tomorrow we will discuss similes and metaphors.

Study Island video
https://ttk.studyisland.com/viewResource.aspx?ID=6223&type=1


HOMEWORK FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS INCLUDING THE WEEKEND

Don't forget to go onto Study Island and practice!! You must complete two lessons each night.  Read the lesson first, watch the video and practice.  It should only take you 30 minutes.

www.studyisland.com


Figurative Language Video for your notes

Similes and Metaphor Video Study Island

Review

Story Elements


Figurative Language


Blank Plot chart






Characterization/Character Traits
Emotions vs Traits and outside vs inside



Point of View Flocabulary



Scholastic Orders

I have placed the scholastic order but students can still place orders on line and use the class activation code:  GPMFF

Go to this website and click on First Time Here? Parents

https://clubs2.scholastic.com/


HOWEVER make sure you select to have to ship it to your house and not the school....if it won't let you, order through scholastic as a guest.  

It will then ask you for the code.  The code is GPMFF.

This is a great way to get students to read over the summer!!!
I will send home forms with students as soon another set comes in!!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

This Week

Students will watch a short video on Central Ideas and fill out their learning maps.

Central Idea Video


We will practice identifying central idea and supporting details in nonfiction texts.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This week

We are looking at Sojourner Truth's speech "Ain't I a Woman."  We have talked about abolitionists and suffragists.

Students should finish annotating the speech tonight and work on analyzing an argument tomorrow.

I will meet with the students tomorrow about grades and missing work.  Please have them check their notebooks with their table of contents.  I will give them a progress report to look at and see what assignments they need to work on over break.

Table of Contents:

67- Critical Thinking Face of War
68- Face of War Test
69- Direct/Indirect
70-  Plot
71-  Tail Questions
72-  Theme
73-  Theme Checklist
74- Tail Test
75-Theme Practice Test Pincky's Promise
76- Bracelet Questions
77- Letter Questions
78-Letter Questions
79-After 20 yrs Questions
80-After 20 yrs Questions
82-  Letter Test
83-20 yrs Test
84-  Greensboro Boys
85- Greensboro Boys Part 2
86- Greensboro Boys Part 3
87- Denotations and connotations
88- Denotations and Connotations Just Right Word
89-Gold Cadillac Questions
90-Cornell Notes
91- Figurative Language
92- Sneetches Questions
93-Sojourner Truth Speech
94- Analyzing Argument-Speech
95- Writing Prompt/Questions

Make sure to complete Table of Contents and make sure all work is completed!! Check your progress report and if there are any blanks or zeros please complete by MONDAY!!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Digital Presentations

Choose a digital Presentation:

https://prezi.com/

https://animoto.com/

http://www.powtoon.com/

http://www.voki.com/

https://www.glogster.com




Or PowerPoint



Directions:  Discuss in a group which theme the four stories share. Choose one theme that you all agree on and put it in the middle bubble.  Why did you choose that theme? Come up with 2-3 pieces of textual evidence from the four stories. 
Themes
1.       Prejudice can only be changed by gaining another perspective.
2.       The only real difference between people are what you have and what don’t have.
3.       Inequality can damage relationships.

Create a digital presentation (Prezi, PowerPoint, Glogster, Animoto, Powtoon, Voki, etc.) to compare and contrast the approaches to a common theme through different genres.  You will need to choose two of the four stories and provide textual evidence to support your claims.  Remember you already have your theme in your 4 square.  Develop a claim that show which two texts approach the theme the best and use textual evidence to support your claim.  

Monday, February 29, 2016

This Week

We are finishing the "Gold Cadillac."  Test tomorrow!!

We are reading "The Sneetches" next.  We will also talk about figurative language.

http://teacherweb.com/VA/WarwickHS/Elliot_T/Text-The-Sneetches.pdf



Monday, February 22, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This week

We are evaluating controversial topics to help us understand a variety of perspectives.

This week we did a few visual Tug of Wars and then we read "After Twenty Years."  Students are working on questions.

Story and Questions
http://pulaski.ypschools.org/download.axd?file=497674bf-f747-4b27-99b5-5543bfc1cc94&dnldType=Resource


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Unit 3 This Week

We have started a new unit.  We will be looking at answering difficult questions to help us better understand our world.

The first story that we are looking is "The Bracelet"
Short Story:
http://www.spart1.org/files/personalpage/11901/The%20Bracelet%20-%20Yoshiko%20Uchida(1).pdf


What truths does "The Bracelet" reveal about fairness and about a family enduring difficult and unexpected changes?


http://staff.4j.lane.edu/~loo/6thBlock/Bracelet.PDF

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

This Week

Students have a letter that they wrote to you about the Book Challenge.  Please sign and return.

Students received a progress report today.  Please sign and return.

We are reading "The Face of War."  Please look at the previous post for resources.