Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Students notebook should be organized just like my notebook.

Please take a look at my notebook.  You may also view this on my website through the BCS webpage.

 Reading Notebook

Monday, October 17, 2016

This Week

We finished Freak the Mighty today!! Yay!! Students will work on a quiz for FTM and then we are working on Characterization.  They will have a final test on this novel Thursday.  I will be sending home a study guide for students to work on at home. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Homework Tonight

Students will have an open book test tomorrow on Freak the Mighty. 

They should look over notes and read their personal novel for 25 minutes. 

I am also in the process of creating a new google site. You can take a peek but it will take some time to finish.  https://sites.google.com/a/bcswan.net/mrs-king-s-ela-class/


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Students received progress reports that need to be signed. If your child has a low grade or missing grade, they can still turn it in for credit. 
They have a photo release form that also needs a signature.
Students should read every night at home for the 30 Book Challenge. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Week of September 19th

I am sending home a photo release form that I would like for kids to bring back by Thursday so that we can start Edmodo. 

Please ask your child about a hot pink piece of paper that has information about my website, contact information and Edmodo.

We are still reading Freak the Mighty and students have pages 1-11 in their notebooks completed by tomorrow.  I will be checking notebooks tomorrow.  (see previous post for table of contents for these pages)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

This Week

We are reading Freak the Mighty this week and finishing the study guide questions and character analysis.  In their notebook so far, they should have:
pg 1  Selfie Page
pg 2 Procedures Checklist
pg 3 Book Selfie (Book Talk)
pg 4  Identity Senses
pg 5 Sentences-senses
pg 6 FTM Study Questions
pg 7 FTM Study Questions
pg 8 Character Analysis
pg 9 Questions Ch 1-4
pg 10 Questions Ch5-7
pg 11 Questions Ch 8-10

I plan on doing a notebook check and 30 Book Challenge reading log check next week.  Please make sure that students are caught up and have their notebook ready.

I will also send home a letter about Edmodo for students to do book talks and ask for suggestions.

Hopefully, I can get their Book Selfies downloaded for others to view and their First Day of 6th grade pictures!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

First Week of School

So far we have gone over a lot of procedures, been to the library, discussed their agendas and gone over the "30 Book Challenge."

Please make sure that all Homeroom paperwork is turned in by tomorrow.

My Selfie Page from the first day of school
Procedures Page

Book Selfie:  Please email me your photo cking@bcswan.net or #kingbookselfie on Instagram.  Students that do not have access to the internet can draw a detailed picture of the book's cover.  Other ideas that students can do if they would like is do a screenshot of the book and then email it.  Due Friday.

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


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.


Figurative Language Video for your notes

Similes and Metaphor Video Study Island


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


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:






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. 
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.