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6th Grade ELA Weekly Agenda

READING

May 17th – 21st 

*None of the literary activities for the novel will be graded. They are for enrichment only. 

Monday – Literary Activities for The Watsons Go to Birgmingham   

Tuesday – Continue literary activities for The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Wednesday – Continue literary activities for The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Thursday – Complete any literary activities for the novel

Friday – AWARDS DAY!  

 

 

May 10th – 14th 

Monday – Begin reading The Watson’s Go To Birmingham    Chapters 1-3 

**A pdf of the novel has been uploaded to Google Classroom. Any students who are absent may read the chapters for the day at home. 

     Tuesday – Continue novel  – Chs. 4-6

     Wednesday – Continue novel – Chs. 7-9  

     Thursday – Continue novel – Chs. 10-12

     Friday –  Continue novel – Chs. 13-15 and                              Epilogue    – Divide into small groups to prepare for small group literature projects (IN CLASS) 

 

   

This book will be read IN CLASS for reading enjoyment. You will also learn about some very important historical events of the 1960s. 

NO Tests or Grades will be given. We will complete all activities associated with the novel in class. (Individual and small groups) 

 

May 3rd – 7th – LEAP TESTING!!

**Activites for READING and ENGLISH combined below: 

April 26th – 30th 

Homework: Please complete ANY Holes activity pages on Google Classroom. All students were given 2 days in class of extra time to complete these activities to have less homework this week. Some students took advantage of this opportunity and completed a lot or all of the assignments, but some students DID not put forth as much effort, so they will have more homework this week. 

LITERARY/FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE POST TEST  is Tuesday, April 27th – Study Guide is posted on Google Classroom 

DOL Week 24 – DUE Wednesday, April 28th 

Holes Activity – “Camp Green Lake” Brochure – This activity needs to be completed – PAPER COPY – NOT on Google Classroom –   DUE –  Wednesday, April 28th 

MONDAY, April 26th  – HOLES – THE MOVIE  

TUESDAY, April 27th – Literary Elements – Figurative Language TEST  – Finish watching the movie HOLES! 

WEDNESDAY – April 28th – Holes Activity – Finish any Holes activities on Google Classroom – Turn in the “Camp Green Lake” Brochure

THURSDAY, April 29th – DOL Week 24 TEST - Edcite.com – LEAP practice review and SEEMS writing organization – Turn in all Holes Google activities

FRIDAY – April 30th  – Last review of Leap material and SEEMS writing activity… 

 

*** May 3rd-7th – TESTING WEEK – Monday through Friday!!  CHARGE your Chromebook NIGHTLY, get plenty of rest, and eat a good breakfast daily! 

NO HOMEWORK from now until the remainder of SCHOOL!!  

DO YOUR BEST ON THE TEST!!!  SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!! YOU”RE GOING TO DO AN AMAZING JOB ON THE LEAP TEST!!! 

 

April 19th – 23rd 

Monday – Read Holes – Chapters 44 – 47 – Review Section 5 Vocabulary and continue Section 5 Daily activiites (Google Classroom) 

Tuesday – Read Holes – Chapters 48 – 50 – Continue Daily Activity pages/ Graphic Organizers – See March 29th (Google Clasroom) 

Wednesday – TEST – Section 5 

Work on Google Assignments – Holes Section 5 Daily Activities and March 29 Graphic Organizers   

When ready, begin Holes Plot Diagram and Theme activity ( 60 points- Google Classroom – Due 4/28) 

 

Thursday – 

Continue to work on Google Assignments – Holes Section 5 Daily Activities and March 29 Graphic Organizers   

When ready, begin Holes Plot Diagram and Theme activity ( 60 points- Google Classroom – Due 4/28) 

(See Google Classroom)  

 

Friday – Holes – FINAL TEST 

Continue Holes – “Camp Brochure” activity and complete Edcite.com Leap practice. 

**HOLES – THE MOVIE MONDAY – TUESDAY (April 26 – 27th) !!! 

We will be using a Graphic Organizer to Compare/Contrast the BOOK to the MOVIE...

 

 

 

April 12th – 16th 

Holes – Section 4 (Chapters 29-39) begins MONDAY after the Section 3 Test! 

Students: If you are absent, you need to complete the chapter reading at home for that day so you do not fall behind on your reading assignments! 

4/12   

Review Section 3 Daily Activity pages 

Section 3 Quiz 

Introduce vocabulary for Section 4.

Begin to read Section 4. Summary/Response for annotating.

4/13

Continue reading Section 4 and review Vocabulary

4/14

 

Continue reading Section 4.  Work on Figuratively Speaking WS and begin working on What Happened and Why WS.

4/15

Section 4 Quiz.

100 pts.

4/16

Introduce vocabulary for Section 5. Begin to read Section 5. Assign S/R for the rest of the book.

 

APRIL 5th – 9th 

**QUIZ UPDATE:   HOLES Section 3 Quiz has been moved to MONDAY, APRIL 12th 

ALL DAILY activity pages for Holes (Sections 2 & 3)  (Google Classroom) are due BEFORE MONDAY, April 12th 

 

Calendar for Holes 

*All work will be done through Google Classroom (GC). 

**Novel is on PDF in GC.

Throughout this unit, we will continue to work on LEAP Practice Skills daily. 

 

Section 1 – Chapters 1 - 8

Section 2 – Chapters 9 - 19

Section 3 – Chapters 20 - 28

Section 4 – Chapters 29 - 39

Section 5 – Chapters 40 - 50

Students can annotate in Summary/Response (SR) Pages in GC. 

 

4/5 Easter Break

4/6 Continue reading Section 2. Vocabulary and S/R sheets for chapters read in class. Review vocabulary using Section 2

Work on Figuratively Speaking WS & Character Web.

4/7

Section 2 Quiz. 100 pts.  

Introduce vocabulary for Section 3. Begin to read Section 3. Assign Summary/Response for chapters read.

4/8

Continue reading Section 3 and reviewing Section 3 Vocabulary.

4/9

 

Continue reading Section 3. Work on Figuratively Speaking/Outlining at the Camp WS.

If time allows complete if not do Monday 4/12

Section 3 Quiz. 100 pts.

 

 

 

4/9

 

Continue reading Section 3. Work on Figuratively Speaking/Outlining at the Camp WS.

If time allows complete if not do Monday 4/12

Section 3 Quiz. 100 pts.

 

 

 

March 29th – April 2nd 

Monday – Begin Holes literature unit Section 1 (Pages 1-5) – All vocabulary and activites will be posted on Google Classroom. Vocabulary for all sections (Paper copy) will be handed out to all students today.  

*Complete the following activities in Google this week: 

- Monday:“Author Study” – pages 2-3

“What I know” – pages 2-3 

- Monday – Thursday: “Character Notes” pages 5-7    

“Characterization” page 8 (Beginning ONLY) 

 

**Due to Covid safety, class sets of the book will not be used. A PDF of the entire book will be uploaded to Google Classroom. Students need to be sure and bring their (charged) Chromebook daily! 

*A Quizlet LINK for vocabulary sections will be posted weekly. Use this link to study and take practice vocabulary tests. 

Tuesday – Continue Holes Section 1 (Pages 5-11) and work to complete the Comprehension Check on GC. 

 

Wednesday – Continue Holes Section 1 (Pages 11-18)  and Comprehension Check  on GC. 

Review Characterization – Study characters and describe the main characters’ traits. *Continue Character Notes and Changes in Stanley (Google worksheet) 

Thursday Section 1 Vocabulary TEST      Continue Holes Section 1 (Pages 18- top paragraph on page 21)  

 

Friday – NO SCHOOL (EASTER HOLIDAY)

 

 

March 15th – 19th 

ARCHAEOLOGY TIME CAPSULES due Wednesday, March 17th (Google Classroom) 

Monday –  Common Lit. – Leap Test Review/Practice w/ short response writing task – Practice sets will be uploaded to Google Classroom so you can have access at home. 

Tuesday –  Common Lit. – Leap Test Review/Practice  Continued…. 

 

Wednesday – LIBRARY –  Figurative Languge Activity with Mrs. Burgess, book checkout, and reading 

 

Thursday – Leap Practice plus Powerful Words – Vocabulary Review for testing…

 

Friday – Common Lit.  – Leap  Practice w/ Short response writing task  

Kahoot and/or Quizizz OR BINGO – Review of Vocabulary and skills  

 

 

 

March 8th – 12th 

*Bonus Points – One bag of individually wrapped candy – FINAL DAY – Tuesday, March 9th 

Monday  Begin Culminating Writing Task – If Stones Could Speak 

Review Literary Elements – Quizlet practice –  Literary Elements TEST – Google Classroom 

*Writing Task is located in the SRP –  In class, review the writing task and small group – Brainstorm for text evidence using the Do What chart in the composition notebook

**Create a Thesis Statement

Tuesday – Continue the writing task – ROUGH DRAFT – Compose the introductory and body paragraphs – Use the book as needed…

 

Wednesday –  Continue the writing task – compose body paragraphs and concluding paragraph… 

Thursday – Continue the writing task –  Edit/Revise and complete the final paragraph. If time permits, start typing the final draft into the Google doc… ​

 

Friday – Complete Stones essay by typing the final draft into the Google doc… 

If time permits, practice literary elements and figurative language on Quizizz… 

March 1st – 5th 

*(Tuesday, March 9th) Last day to bring in candy for the Bonus point opportunity– Bring ONE 10oz or greater bag of individually wrapped candy (10pts.)

Monday Review chapter 5 comprehension test and cold read task questions

Lesson 17:  Adding to the list of theories about Stonehenge - Citing Text Evidence and Determining Word Meanings

  • Introduce Section 4 Vocab. 

  • Read Chp 6 pgs. 30-35 Annotating in Field Journals.

    • SRP p. 18-20-Summary

    • Discuss Text Dependent Qu. SRP p. 23

  • Record Richard Atkinson’s Theory about Stonehenge 

Tuesday – Lesson 20: Compare/Contrast Images 

  • Compare the images on pages 36 &38 

  • Read Chp 7 pgs. 36-41 Annotating in Journals

    • Analyze images and annotate how they deepen understanding of chapter

    • Add to tracking theories handout SRP p. 21

    • SRP p. 18-20-Summary 

  • Wednesday – Lesson 21: Drawing Conclusions

  • Read Ch. 8  Annotate with text dependent questions in journals.

    • SRP p. 18-20-Summary

    • Ch. 7-8 discuss text dependent questions for review. SRP p. 22

  • Cite evidence that supports your analysis and make inferences.

  • Thursday – Lesson 22: Unproven Theories

  • Read Chp 9 Annotate and discuss theories of why Stonehenge was abandoned in Journals

    • Add Summary SRP p. 18-20

  • Friday –  Lesson 23: Epilogue - Author’s Purpose 

  • Read Epilogue pgs. 56-57

  • Annotate reasons for author’s purpose and how it is conveyed.

    • What is the central idea of the text?

    • What is Marc Aronson’s purpose for writing the text?

    • Summarize in journals. SRP p. 18-20

  •  
  • Discuss why this project was built in southern England.

  • Annotate - Determine What is the story of Stonehenge according to Mike and the Riverside team?  

  • What theories are mentioned about why Stongehenge was abandoned? 

    What is still unknown about Stonehenge?
  • TEST- Section 4 Vocab. 

  •  MONDAY, MARCH 8th - Comprehension Test Ch. 6-Epilogue 

 

**9 week 10 BONUS point opportunity – Bring ONE 10 oz. or greater bag of individually wrapped candy now through March 5th    Thank you! 

**STUDENTS: If you have any missed TESTS from absences , use this time  to make them up before next Monday, February 22nd

 

                   February 22nd – 26th                                 

Monday – 2-22 Lesson 12 : Determining Central Idea

  • Introduce Section 3 Vocab.                                  https://quizlet.com/_9cg0ru?x=1jqt&i=17mx2h   

  • Read Chp 1 pg. 6-11 If Stones Could Speak and determine the central idea. 

    • Significance of Stonehenge

    • Summary “If Stones Could Speak” SPR p. 18-20

  • Record in Field Journal - Annotations and Central Idea/Supporting Details.

Tuesday 2-23  Lesson 13: Integrating Information 

  • Discuss how more than one text addresses similar themes and archaeological processes. 

  • Read Chp 2 - Stones pg. 12-15 Annotating in Field Journals

    • Summary SRP p. 18-20

  • Describe how Stonehenge was designed.

  • Group Discussion: How does the info about Stonehenge on p. 13-15 support what you learned about archaeology in this unit?

2-24 Lesson 14: Analyze Text: Ramilisonina 

  • Read chapters 3-4  pages 16-23 Annotating in Field Journals

  • Analyze/Describe Ramilisonina and his significance 

    • Summary SRP p. 8-20

  • 2-25 Lesson 15: Summarizing                                           (Tracing Theories of Stonehenge)

  • Read Ch 5 pgs.24-29 Annotating in journals

    • Summary SRP p. 18-20

  • Students trace the various theories that have been expressed about Stonehenge record in Journals. SRP p. 21

  • Summarize and understand how the evidence that supports or rejects the validity of identified claims. 

COLD READ TEST rescheduled from last week

2-26  Lesson 16: Reread and provide evidence for text dependent questions with partners

  • Review Ch. 1-5 discussion text dependent questions for review. SRP p. 22

  • TEST-Section 3 Vocab

  • Comprehension Test Ch. 1-5

 

Wednesday, February 17th – Friday, February 19th

Review Vocabulary Section 2 – (Stones) –  See the Quizlet Link on Google Classroom

Complete DOL Week 17  & 18 

On Thursday, I will post the following TESTS on GOOGLE CLASSROOM:

Vocabulary Test (Section 2)

 DOL 17 Test 

Review of Skills TEST 

ALL TESTS SHOULD BE COMPLETED on FRIDAY by 3:30 p.m. 

 

We will read Chapter 1 – If Stones Could Speak on Monday, February 22nd 

 

 

 

February 8th – 12th 

**9 week 10 BONUS point opportunity – Bring ONE 10 oz. or greater bag of individually wrapped candy now through March 1st!    Thank you! 

**SEE REVISIONS for TESTS this week! 

Monday, 2-8 Lesson 7: Realistic/Unrealistic T Chart

  • Section 2 Vocabulary Introduction 

  • Watch “Episode 1: My First Adventure”

  • Complete Realistic vs. Unrealistic on T-Chart

    • Record findings in Field Journal

Tuesday, 2-9  Lesson 8:  Reflection on Understanding

  •  Reflect on how your understanding of “Travel” has changed after watching “Episode 1” in Field Journal. Finish watching the video – Begin the writing task. 

    • Record in Field Journal 

    • Peer Buddy – Small group Act. – Preview CLAIM for Wednesday’s lesson and locate/highlight a piece of supporting evidence in at least two of the three resources using the claims/evidence chart to record – “Archaeology 101”, “Profiles of Archaeologists” and/or “Travel”   

  • Review  Vocabulary  

Wednesday, 2-10  Lesson 9 : Claim Statement and Evidence

  • Discuss Claim:  Archaeology is an exciting field because it helps us learn about the past. 

    • How does this quote reflect the claim:  “Archaeology is an exciting field because it helps us learn about the past.”

  • Complete Claims/Evidence Chart. 

    • Record in Field Journal

  • Peer buddy/buddies – Collaborative response

    • Write an argumentative response to support the claim that archaeology is a way to learn about the past. 

  • Homework – Quizlet – Vocabulary Section 2  

Thursday, 2-11 *Revision – Students will focus on completing their argumentative paper – FINAL DRAFTS today.                       

”Archaeology 101”  & “Archaeology Then and Now” 

Friday, 2-12     *Revised!!   LEAP Practice only today – Source – CommonLit! 

Vocabulary Section 2  & any comprehension tests  have been moved to next week!

We have spent more focused time on the argumentative paper this week!  

 

 

February 1st – 5th 

**Please bring one composition notebook on Tuesday, February 2nd.

Monday, February 1st 

All classes in the library today – I will return to school on Tuesday, February 2nd   and we’ll begin If Stones Could Speak     

*Complete the reading comprehension passage – “Easter Island” stapled packet with activities – Complete for homework if necessary.

*You will receive a student resource packet (SRP) If Stones Could Speak

Keep the SRP behind your NOVEL tab

 

Tuesday, February  2nd –  

Lesson I -Introduce CWT  (culminating writing task)/Gallery Walk

  • Set up field journals in speckled composition books. 

  • Task --Do/What Chart/Rubric/Overall requirements p. 2 SRP 

  • Introduction:  Sect. 1 Vocabulary handout

  • Read paragraphs 1-2 Archaeology 101 SRP p. 6-9

  • View image p. 16

  • Gallery Walk in class pg 30, 36, 40, 46, 53, Arch. 101 

    • In class – Answer question : Choose one picture. What does it show about archaeology?

  • Watch Videos Neolithic Era, Stones of Madagascar World Heritage Sites

  • Classroom timeline p. 62-63 

Wednesday, February 3rd – 

  • Lesson 2: Travel Poem- THEME

    • Read and Annotate “Profiles of Archaeologists” ( Cold Read) 

      • DIscuss Tone

      • POV (Point of View) about challenges of preservation in archaeology

        • How do they solve this problem?

Discuss: 

  • Summary

  • Central Idea

  • Structure

  • Author’s Purpose

    • Complete T of TP-CASTT SRP p. 12

    • Read Stevenson’s Travel Poem p. 10-11  SRP

      • Complete TP-CASTT (C-AS-TT) SRP 

    • Discuss Poem Shifts 

    •  Review vocabulary

  • Lesson 3: Reread Travel - Evidence to prove theme

  • Discuss Theme with group 

    • In Journal- create a T-Chart Theme/Evidence

  • SEEMs Paragraph- Determine a theme developed in “Travel.” Include evidence to support. 

  • Review Vocabulary 

  •                          Thursday, February 5th 

  • 2-4  Lesson 4: Archaeology 101- Central Idea 

    • Read Archaeology 101- Fill out Summary Chart as you R/A 

      • Intro

      • Material Culture

  • Types of Archaeology

  • Process of Archaeology

  • Destruction of Cultural Heritage 

  • Discuss Vocabulary

                                                          Friday, February 5th 

  • Lesson 5-6:  Archaeology 101- Central Idea/Summary

  • Finish reading and summarizing Arch. 101 and completing chart

  • Videos - “What is Archaeology?” and “The Excavation Process: How we excavate: 

    • Class Summary paragraph

  • Vocabulary TEST Section 1 Vocabulary 

  • Comprehension Test: “Travel” “Archaeology 101” and “Profiles of Archaeologists”

 

January 25th – 29th 

**ATTENTION: FEBRUARY 1st –  ALL students need to bring a COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK –       (Any color)  – It will be used as we begin the non-fiction text – IF STONES COULD SPEAK – UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF STONEHENGE     

**The book, If Stones Could Speak, may be checked out from the library beginning this week, hopefully by Wednesday. 

*Chromebooks are still in process of being distributed to students. Reminder – Students MUST return the form with parent signature in order to receive a Chromebook. *See more details on the WR website  

January 25th – 29th 

Monday – CommonLit – Leap Test  Practice “Underground Railroad” 

Paper copies will be handed out in class and will be uploaded to Google Classroom Monday morning. 

      Tuesday – CommonLit – LEAP Practice – TBA 

*Activity pages will be uploaded to Google Classroom daily 

Wednesday – CommonLit – LEAP Practice  – TBA 

Thursday – CommonLit – LEAP Practice TBA and Preview of the upcoming book, If Stones Could Speak       

 

Friday – Reading Activity – Scholastic “Scope” magazine w/ informational graphic organizers 

 

 

January 18th – 22nd 

*We will not have access to Chromebooks in class this week, so all LEAP practice activities will be paper copies. 

Practice pages will be handed out daily, and they can also be found in my Google Classroom. 

ALL students have been reminded weekly to check their grades often and be sure to complete any tests or quizzes that are incomplete from this past nine weeks. Please be sure to finish ALL makeup or missed tests by Wednesday, January 20th

Monday – MLK Holiday/No School

Tuesday – LEAP Test Prep. Reading Passages w/ test questions and short response practice (In-Class act.)

Wednesday – Cont… LEAP Test Prep. Reading Passages w/test questions and short response practice (In-Class act.)

Thursday – Cont.. LEAP Test Prep. Reading Passages w/test questions and short response practice (In- Class act.) 

Friday – Cont… LEAP Test Prep. Reading Passages w/ test questions and short response practice (In- Class act.) 

 

 

January 11th-15th 

Monday – Hatchet Look Book Project (Google Classroom Slide Presentation) – Research and choose information for your choice of (5) animals from Hatchet. 

Tuesday – Hatchet Look Book Project continued… 

Wednesday – Hatchet Look Book Project continued – Research and choose information your (5) survival items. 

Thursday – Hatchet Look Book Project continued… complete the remaining “Survival Item” slides with detailed information

Friday – Reading practice – Timed Cold Read Task (Comprehension questions) related to surivival 

 

NO DOL this week! Homework includes personal pronouns and any unfinished work on the culminating writing task each day. Students should have more than enough time to complete each section of the writing task during class time each day. A quiz on personal pronouns will be included on next week’s DOL Week 12. 

January 4th – 8th 

Monday – Hatchet – Begin Culminating Writing Task 

Review the writing task dreictions and begin to locate text evidence to answer the prompt. 

Tuesday – Hatchet – Continue Culminating Writing Task 

Answer all questions in the writing task and begin a rough draft. (Google Doc.)

Wednesday – Hatchet – Culminating Writing Task 

Continue and complete the rough draft…

Thursday – Hatchet – Cuminating Writing Task continued… 

Revise and edit each paragraph for word choices, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization… Begin the final draft if time permits.

Friday – Hatchet – Culminating Writing Task continued… 

Compose the FINAL DRAFT (Google Doc.) 

The writing task is a 100 point writing (English) grade

 

 

 

December 14th – 18th 

 Monday – TEST-  Hatchet Chapters 15- Epilogue

*In class activity- Read “Survival by the Numbers” and annotate – See Google Classroom for the article as well. I posted it so students may use Select-to-Speak on their Chromebooks and read along. As you read, use the hard copy in your SRP to annotate (Beside each paragraph – summarize what you learned in a couple of sentences.) 50 point grade – Due Wednesday, December 16th (Students working from home can bring it when they return in January.)  

Tuesday - Complete “Survival by the Numbers” activity and/or finish for homework if necesssary.

Review for Hatchet Final – Quizizz.com Hatchet practice tests for each section of chapters

Wednesday - Hatchet Final Exam 

 Thursday - Hatchet Movie

Friday – All makeup work and tests are DUE! 

Merry Christmas

 

December 7th – 11th 

Monday: Review Section 5 Vocabulary Words, Read Hatchet Chapter 15 and annotate (See calendar for annotation details)  – SRP p. 7 – answer the question(s) related to the chapter 

Tuesday: Student Resource Packet p. 27 – Ch. 15 – Memory moments

Read Hatchet Chapter 16 and annotate (See calendar for annotation details)  

Wednesday: Read Hatchet Chapters 17 & 18 (See calendar for annotation details) 

Thursday: SECTION 5  VOCABULARY TEST 

Read Hatchet Chapter 19 – Epilogue and annotate (See calendar for annotation details) 

Student Resource Packet – SRP p. 29  Hatchet References 

Friday: NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS – Teacher Inservice 

November 30th – December 4th 

  • Monday – 11/30 Lesson 13: Narrative Writing

  • SRP p.24  Annotations: POV of passage vs. Hatchet (Compare/Contrast) 

  •        Introduce Vocabulary Workshop – SECTION 4  – Homework 

    • SRP p. 6 # 2-3 

    • SRP p. 6 #4 POV Paragraph

  • Tuesday – 12/1 Lesson 14: What survival skills is Brian utilizing?

    • Read Ch. 9-10

      • Annotate for: What survival skills is Brian utilizing? -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards.

      • VOCABULARY SECTION 4 - Homework 

    • SRP p. 6 Ch. 9-10 #1

  • Wednesday – 12/2 Lesson 15: Theme in Hatchet    

  •      *Check Vocabulary Workhshop Homework 

    • Determine themes being conveyed from annotations of Ch. 9-10

    • SRP p. 25

    • Read Ch. 11-12- partner/group read

      • Annotate for: What part of the text supports the idea that Brian is becoming more confident in his ability to survive? -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

    • SRP p. 7 Ch. 11-12

 

  • Thursday Vocabulary Test – Section 4 

  • 12/3  Lesson 16-17: What is Brian learning about himself and survival?           

  • THEMES of HATCHET

  • Read Ch. 13 

    • Annotate for: What part of the text supports the idea that Brian is learning about himself and about survival?-Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

  • Read Ch. 14 

    • Annotate for: Brian recalls mistakes he has made.  What are these mistakes and what has he learned from them?-Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

 

  • Friday – 12/4 Lesson 17: Theme in Hatchet CONTINUED

  • TEST CHP. 9-14 COMPREHENSION 

 

 

November 16th-20th 

*Follow the novel calender below for the week: 

                            NOV. 16-20, 2020

  •  11/16 Lesson 10: Important Character Changes

    • SECTION 3 VOCABULARY HW 

    • Read Ch. 6-8 -Stop at “They were awful berries…” Ch. 7

      • Annotate for: What challenges does Brian face? (orange) How does he respond to these challenges? (green) -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes./note cards

    • SRP P. 5 Ch. 6-8 #1-2 Paragraph response 

    • Sect. 3 Vocabulary Definitions/Parts of Speech-HW

 

  • 11/17 Lesson 11: Character Change due to Challenges                           

  • Continue Activities from Monday – 
    • Read Ch. 7-8 -Start at “They were awful berries…” Ch. 7

    • Annotate for: What challenges does Brian face? (orange) How does he respond to these challenges? (green) -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes./note cards

    • SRP P. 5 Ch. 6-8 #2 

    • Review Chapters 6-8 

 

  • 11/18 Lesson 12: Development of Brian’s POV

    • Check and discuss Section 3 Vocabulary Words 

    • Re-read various passages

      • Look for developing beliefs about survival.

      • What is Brian’s most important rule of survival?

        • Use quotes from annotations about developing beliefs. 

    • SRP p. 22-23 Changes in character emotion with quotes to support

    • SRP p. 6 Qu. 1- How does Paulson develop POV?

    • Sect. 3 Vocabulary Sentences-HW

  11 /19 – 

  • TEST- Ch. 5-8 Comprehension

  • VOCABULARY SECTION 3 TEST 

  • 11/20 – 

  • MAKEUP TEST FOR ALL STUDENTS/REVIEW DAY/HAPPY THANKSGIVING BREAK! 

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November 9th – 13th 

*Homework: Section 2 Vocabulary Workshop Page – Due Thursday

Novel Test – Sections 1-4 (Thursday)

Vocabulary Test – Section 2 (Friday) 

*ANY student that has NOT purchased a copy of Hatchet should be bringing index cards to school daily for annotating.

*Students who have purchased a copy of Hatchet should bring yellow, orange, and green highlighters, and a blue and red pen

Hatchet Calendar

2020-2021

SRP = STUDENT RESOURCE PACKET

NOVEMBER 2nd – 6th 

**If you have not been at school  to receive a full copy of the Student Resource Packet for Hatchet, please email me to request one, and I can leave it in the front office for you, or I may need to leave it in a bin on the table in the front of the school. Copies of the SRP for this week have been uploaded to my Google Classroom.  
Email: jbarfield@opsb.net 

**Students who have NOT purchased their own copy of HATCHET will need to bring a pack of lined (3” x 5”) index cards for annotating. 

**Students who HAVE purchased their own copy of HATCHET, please bring a set of multicolor highlighters for annotating. (Pink, green, orange, blue)

Week 1                         November 2-6, 2020

  • Monday – 11/2  Introduce Hatchet Task

    • SRP P. 1 Do/What Chart

    • Sect. 1 Vocabulary Definitions/ Parts of Speech-HW –  Homework – Fill in the Blank on the back side of your vocabulary sheet 

  • Tuesday – 11/3 NO School Election Day 

  •  Wednesday – 11/4 Lesson 1: Summarization and Characterization

    • SRP p. 2 Qu. 1

    • Read Chapter 1  

      • Annotate for character Words (pink) Actions (green) Thoughts (yellow) -students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

    • SRP p. 2 Qu. 2

    • SRP p. 9 Summarize Ch. 1 in groups -write paragraph

    • SRP p. 2 Qu 3.    

    • Sect. 1 Vocabulary Workshop – Homework – Choose 3 Voc. words and create  3 compound sentences at the bottom of your vocabulary sheet (you can use front and back) 

  • Thursday – 11/5 Lesson 2: Characterization of Brian

    •  

      Vocabulary Homework is due TODAY –  Check the (Fill in the Blank) Section and review sentences 

      Google Classroom- SEEMs Discussion Paragraph from Ch. 1- What adjective would you use to describe Brian? (Character Trait.) 
    • Read Chapter 2  

      • Annotate for character Words (pink) Actions (green) Thoughts (yellow) -students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

      • In groups, list 5 main events so far--identify Exposition/Inciting Incident

    • SRP p. 3 Ch. 2 Qu. 1- How does Brian respond to the big events so far in the story? (Include positive and negative ways.

11/6 Lesson 3: Characterization and Text Evidence

  • SRP p. 3 Qu. 2-3 SEEMs Const. Resp. Paragraph for each

  • SRP p. 11 Characterization Evidence Chart

  • VOCABULARY TEST SEC. 1 





 

Week 2                         November 9-13, 2020

          

  • 11/9 Lesson 4-5: Character Development

    • Continue with the Character Evidence Chart – SRP Page 11 – not completed Friday, Nov. 6th 
    • Read Chapter 3  

      • Annotate for-  How does Brian change as plot events unfold?-Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

    • Read Chapter 4  

      • Annotate for W.A.T- How do Brian’s words, actions, and thoughts help (green) or hinder (orange) his chance of survival. -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes./note cards

    • SRP p. 13-Practice gathering evidence forClaim/ SEEMs Const. Resp. 

    • SRP p. 4 Qu. 2 

    • Section 2 Vocab- Definitions/Parts of Speech

 
  • 11/10 Lesson 6: Characterization and Word Study

    • TEST-Ch. 1-4 Comprehension 

    • Read Chapter 5  

      • Annotate for:What is Brian learning about Survival? (green)  Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes./note cards

    • SRP P. 4 Qu. 1-2

    • Sect. 2 Vocabulary Synonyms-HW

  • 11/11 Lesson 7: Diction and Characterization

    • Re-read Chapter 5  

      • Annotate for powerful words & phrases (pink) -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes./note cards

    • SRP p. 5 Ch. 5 Qu. 3 

    • Sect. 2 Vocabulary Sentences-HW

  • 11/12 Lesson 8: Compare/Contrast Literary/NF Texts

    • SRP p. 17-20 Read “What Would Peter Do?” 

      • Annotate for main idea (green) and details (yellow) at each “stop” in the text. -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes./note cards

    • SRP p. 21- Compare Brian’s actions to Peter’s advice-text evidence and quotes from both texts

    • Sect. 2 Vocabulary Study-HW

    •  

  • 11/13 Lesson 9: Compare/Contrast Literary/NF Texts

Friday – TEST- Vocab Section 2

                               INTRODUCE VOCAB. SECTION 3 

    • SRP p. 5 Ch. 5 Qu. 4- Use completed SRP. p. 21 to write a SEEMS constructed response.-updated prompt below

  • Does Brian follow the advice offered in “What Would Peter Do?” How do both of these texts support the idea from Hatchet “You are your most valuable asset.”? Use evidence from the text to support. 

WEEK 3                      NOV. 16-20, 2020

  •  11/16 Lesson 10: Important Character Changes

    • SECTION 3 VOCABULARY HW 

    • Read Ch. 6-8 -Stop at “They were awful berries…” Ch. 7

      • Annotate for: What challenges does Brian face? (orange) How does he respond to these challenges? (green) -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes./note cards

    • SRP P. 5 Ch. 6-8 #1-2 Paragraph response 

    • Sect. 3 Vocabulary Definitions/Parts of Speech-HW

 
  • 11/18 Lesson 11: Character Change due to Challenges

    • Read Ch. 7-8 -Start at “They were awful berries…” Ch. 7

      • Annotate for: What challenges does Brian face? (orange) How does he respond to these challenges? (green) -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes./note cards

    • SRP P. 5 Ch. 6-8 #2 

    • Sect. 3 Vocabulary Synonyms-HW

 
  • 11/19 Lesson 12: Development of Brian’s POV

    • TEST- Ch. 5-8 Comprehension

    • VOCABULARY SECTION 3 TEST 

    • Re-read various passages

      • Look for developing beliefs about survival.

      • What is Brian’s most important rule of survival?

        • Use quotes from annotations about developing beliefs. 

    • SRP p. 22-23 Changes in character emotion with quotes to support

    • SRP p. 6 Qu. 1- How does Paulson develop POV?

    • Sect. 3 Vocabulary Sentences-HW

 
  • 11/20 MAKEUP TEST FOR ALL STUDENTS/REVIEW DAY/HAPPY THANKSGIVING BREAK! 

Week 4                         NOV 30-DEC.4, 2020

  • 11/30 Lesson 13: Narrative Writing

  • SRP p.24  Annotations: POV of passage vs. Hatchet-- SAME  *Different

  •        INTRODUCE VOC. SECTION 4  

    • SRP p. 6 # 2-3 

    • SRP p. 6 #4 POV Paragraph

  • 12/1 Lesson 14: What survival skills is Brian utilizing?

    • Read Ch. 9-10

      • Annotate for: What survival skills is Brian utilizing? -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards.

      • VOCABULARY SECTION 4 - HW

    • SRP p. 6 Ch. 9-10 #1

  • 12/2 Lesson 15: Theme in Hatchet

    • Determine themes being conveyed from annotations of Ch. 9-10

    • SRP p. 25

    • Sect. 4 Vocabulary -HW 

    • Read Ch. 11-12- partner/group read

      • Annotate for: What part of the text supports the idea that Brian is becoming more confident in his ability to survive? -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

    • SRP p. 7 Ch. 11-12

 
  • 12/3  Lesson 16-17: What is Brian learning about himself 

                              and survival? THEME HATCHET

  • VOCABULARY TEST SEC. 4

  • Read Ch. 13 

    • Annotate for: What part of the text supports the idea that Brian is learning about himself and about survival?-Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

  • Read Ch. 14 

    • Annotate for: Brian recalls mistakes he has made.  What are these mistakes and what has he learned from them?-Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

 
  • 12/4 Lesson 17: Theme in Hatchet CONTINUED

  • TEST CHP. 9-14 COMPREHENSION 

 

WEEK 5                                         NOV. 7-11, 2020

  • 12/7 Lesson 18: How has Brian changed?

    • INTRODUCE SECTION 5 VOCABULARY 

    • Read Ch. 15 

      • Annotate for: What is “first meat” and what does Brian learn from this experience?-Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

    • SRP P. 7 Ch. 15 Qu- Create T-Chart for quotes/explanations

    • Sect. 5 Vocabulary Study-HW

  • 12/8 Lesson 19: Memory Moments

    • SRP p. 27 Ch. 15- Memory Moments

    • SRP p. 7 Ch. 15 Qu. 2 Memory Moments developing Themes

    • Read Ch. 16 

      • Annotate for: What setbacks does Brian Experience in Ch. 16? (orange) How does he respond to these setbacks?(yellow) -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

    • Sect. 5 Vocabulary -HW

  • 12/9 Lesson 20: How does Brian continue to show he 

                               has learned lessons about survival?

  • Finish R&A Ch. 16 if needed.

  • Review Section 5 voc. 

  • Read Ch. 17 -18

    • Annotate for: How does Brian continue to show he has learned lessons about survival? -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

  • Sect. 5 Vocabulary -HW

 
  • 12/10 Lesson 21: Analyzing hatchet references

    • SECTION 5 VOCABULARY TEST 

    • Read Ch. 19-EPILOGUE

      • Annotate for: What happens to the hatchet? (orange) How does Brian react? (yellow) -Students who do not have own novel will make chart or use sticky notes/note cards

    • SRP p. 29 Hatchet References- Quotes/Brian’s feelings about it. 

    •  
 
  • 12/11  NO SCHOOL FOR KIDS- TEACHER INSERVICE

 

WEEK 6                                 NOV. 14-18, 2021

 
  • 12/14 Lesson 23: Significance of title Hatchet

    • TEST-Ch. 15-Epilogue Comprehension


 
  • 12/15 Lesson 24-25: Planning to Write-Brainstorming

    • Review for final

  • 12/16  Hatchet Movie

    • TEST-Hatchet Final

    • Use outline, SEEMs Writing handouts, and texts to compose essay

    • HOMEWORK-ESSAY MUST BE WORKED ON NIGHTLY

  • 12/17 Hatchet  Movie

  • 12/18 Writing Comparison Movie and the Novel

  • CHRISTMAS BREAK BEGINS!!!!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Week 7                         January 4-8, 2021

  • 1/4             Hatchet CulminatingWriting Activities

  • 1/5             Culminating  Writing Activities 

  • 1/6                        Culminating Writing Activities 

  • 1/7              Culminating Writing Task  

  • FInal Draft Due Friday 1-8-21

Week 8                         January 11-15, 2021

  • 1/11 Hatchet Survival Pack- Google Slides 150 Point Grade

    • Introduce survival pack activity- students may use today in class to work on this.  Due 1/17

  • 1/12  Hatchet Book Jacket- GRADED ACTIVITY

    • Group activity- Students will complete the book jacket reviewing various literary elements 

  • 1/13 Hatchet Book Jacket-

    • Group activity- Students will complete the book jacket reviewing various literary elements 

  • 1/14 Hatchet Book Jacket-

    • Group activity- Students will complete the book jacket reviewing various literary elements DUE FOR GRADE 

  • 1/15 Survival Pack Presentations/Peer Evaluations (GOOGLE SLIDES)

*See Homework UPDATE in the ENGLISH section below!! 

October 26th-30th 

**BONUS POINT OPPORTUNITY! Bring in ONE bag of Individually wrapped CANDY (10oz or larger) NO GUM!

DUE no later than WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  28th 

Ex. Miniature candy bars of all kinds, Hershey’s Kisses, Starburst, Smarties….  (8 Bonus Points) 

You may choose to add it to your READING or ENGLISH Grade this nine weeks! 

Out of the Dust – Project (Due October 30th)

(100 point grade) 

On Friday, October 23rd,  we reviewed the directions for the reading project. Students have 8 choices of activites and we discussed each one in class. This project should be completed at home. 

*All materials will be located in Google Classroom by Monday. 

Monday, October 26th  –  Literary elements – Video –  A plot diagram will be completed in class. In class, we reviewed the elements of plot using Out of the Dust for example. Then, we watched two Pixar short films – “Presto” and “Dug’s Special Mission” and completed ONE of the plot diagrams – Students’ choice – If you did not complete in class, return it Tuesday! 

Tuesday, October 27th – Continue Literary elements  –Characterization  Video – See link and activity page  in Google Classroom –  Characterization Chart will be completed in class for a 25 point grade. 

 

Wednesday, October 28th – Literary elements – Types of Conflict – Video – See link and activity in Google Classroom. In class, we will watch the video and students will complete the skill page. (25 point grade) 

If time permits, Kahoot for review of all literary elements this week.

**BONUS POINT BAG OF CANDY – DUE TODAY!! 

Thursday, October 29th –  LIBRARY  –  Review FANBOYS and compound sentences (Kahoot) – Book return and check out.  

 

Friday, October 30th – PRESENT OUT of the Dust  projects to the class today! 

**Our next novel, HATCHET, will begin MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th!!  PLEASE go ahead and purchase a copy of the book so you will be able to ANNOTATE! 

 

 

October 19th-23rd 

Since we finished the novel last week, this week we will focus solely on completing the culminating writing task. A SEEMS writing graphic organizer has been added to Google Classroom.     

The only test this week will be the novel test – sections 6 & 7. 

DOL Week 6 homework and test will be moved to the following week (October 26th-30th)  

Unless a student is absent, he/she will be expected to finish most of the writing task in class. If additional time is needed, he/she may work on that particular assingment at home to be ready for the next section of the task. 

Monday – Introduce SEEMS graphic organizer for writing

-Complete a DO WHAT? chart to break down the writing task

-Locate appropriate text evidence                      **Focus on BODY PARAGRAPHS today  

REVIEW the NOVEL – Sections 6 & 7  to prepare for the test Tuesday

Tuesday –  

 TEST – Out of the Dust  Sections 7/8

Continue the writing task… Review SEEMS, locate appropriate text evidence and proceed with rough drafts – Focus on Claim/Introductory paragraph today

Wednesday – 

-Review SEEMS graphic organizer 

-Culminating Writing Task continued… 

-Focus on the Conlcuding paragraph today 

-Complete the 1st draft (rough draft) 

-Begin to Revise and edit as needed

Thursday – 

-Revise and Edit rough drafts today

-Complete the concluding paragraph if needed

- Begin typing the Final Draft in Google Classroom if ready

Friday 

- Type FINAL DRAFTS in GOOGLE CLASSROOM today 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 14th-16 

*NO Vocabulary or Novel Test this week!

Monday, October 12th – Fall Break 

Tuesday, October 13th – Fall Break

Wednesday, October 14th – 

Library – Procedures for checkout, Student grades, etc…

                Lesson 25: Examine Themes Across Genres 

                 – Re-read Section 6 p. 184-186

                Read “USDA Photographer Rescues Destitute Farmworkers”

                 SRP P. 129-131   

                Annotate page 129 – Whole class activity – Students complete annotations for pages 130-131

Thursday, October 15th – 

  • Lesson 27: Compare/Contrast Themes       

  • SRP. TP-CASTT – Reread the poem “Hope” and complete SRP page 125    

  •   Read “Dreams” P. 193-194 & “On Stage” p. 13                                                                               SRP P. 132-133 Character Analysis Chart

Friday, October 16th – 

       (50 pt. grade)  In class – Complete SRP p. 134 TP-CASST using the poem “Thanksgiving List” p.220-221 

        *Complete at home if you are absent. 

  • Read Section 7 p. 193-206  **REVISED – We will also read the last section of the book today! Pages 209-227 

*Scroll down to see the complete calendar for the novel... 

October 5th – 9th 

**Revision to last week’s writing assignment:  Instead of the argumentative essy last week, I had students write a POEM from the perspective of the main character’s father, Mr. Kelby. 

SKILL: Point of View – writing a poem from a character’s first person point of view. 

Students will be given additional time on Monday (5th) to finish typing the final draft of the poem in Google Classroom. If the poem is not finished in class, it may completed at home.   The original due date was October 4th,                                                                                                      (Monday, October 5th homework, along with the Vocabulary Workshop – Sections 6 & 7)

 

September 28th – October 2nd 

Students and Parents: 

All students who were present at school on Friday, September 25th  joined my NEW classes  in order to combine GROUP A & B Students. If any student was absent, then he/she will be able to join the new class on Monday, September 28th.  I will leave access to the “Group A” or “Group B” class until all students have completed reading and English tests from last week. Resources from the former class will be moved to the new class.

I attach most of your resources in Google Classroom in case you are absent on a particular day or lost your paper and need to make a copy.

The READING (Out of the Dust) calendar should carry us through the remainder of the book. Please be aware that the pace may change due to unforseen circumstances, but we will follow it as closely as possible. This will show you what we will be doing during class each day. At the beginning of each week, I’ll make notes about any changes to the calender for the upcoming week. 

Also, please be aware that when you are absent and miss a TEST, I will place a ZERO in the gradebook for the grade until you make up the test! This lets you and your parent know there is a test missing. The responsibility is yours to schedule the makeup test with me! Once the test is given, I can insert the current score and remove the zero. 

Don’t forget to bring your mask and personal GermX bottle with you each week! 

 

 Calendar for the rest of the NOVEL beginning September 21st – October 30th 

**Most of these activities are completed IN CLASS unless specifically stated in the agenda for HOMEWORK.  





 
  • 9/21 Finish Analyzing TONE and Mood from 40-51 Lesson 13: Connections--Novel and Historical Events

    • Read Section 3 p. 55-69

      • HOMEWORK-Section 4-5 Vocab Workshop

  • 9/22  Lesson 13: CONTINUED

    • Read Section 3 p. 70-84

      • HOMEWORK-Section 4-5 Vocab Workshop

  • 9/23 Lesson 14: Determining Message 

    • Read “On Drought Conditions” SRP P. 56-57

    • SRP p. 58 Argument Sent. Stems

  • 9/24 Lesson 14/15: Continue Lesson 14/Life in the Dust Bowl

    • Read “Letters from the Dust Bowl.” SRP p. 74-85

    • SRP P. 71-73 “Letters from the Dust Bowl” Comprehension Qu. 

      • TEST-Section 4-5 Vocab.

      • Test Section 2-3 Novel

  • 9/25 LEAP 360 Benchmark Test 









 
  • 9/28 Continue Benchmark Test – 

  • Review THEME and INTRO. to Author’s Purpose 

  • 9/29 Lesson 16:Compare & Contrast Author’s Purpose                                 NO NEW VOCABULARY THIS WEEK

  • 9/30 Lesson 17: Empathize with Characters

    • ReadSection 4 p. 87-95

    • Read Section 5 p. 99-110

  • 10/1 Lesson 18: Examine How Characters Change

    • Read Section 5 p. 111-149

    • SRP p. 86-87 Character Analysis Chart

  • 10/2 Lesson 19: Poem – Point of View of a Character 

      • TEST- Section 4-5 NOVEL 




 
  • 10-5 :  Type Final Draft of POINT OF VIEW POEM for OOTD 

            HOMEWORK- Section 6-7 Vocab Workshop, Finish typing in Final Draft if necessary.
  • Check Character Analysis Charts from last week – Pages 86-87
  • Read Pages 153-167  –  Introduce Character Analysis Chart p. 123-124
  • 10-6 Lesson 22: Examine Word Choice

    • Complete reading pages 153-167  if necessary                           Begin work on  SRP p. 123-124 Character Analysis Chart

      • HOMEWORK- Section 6-7 Vocab Workshop

  • 10-7 Lesson 23:Uncover Emerging Themes

    • Read Section 6 p. 168-189

    • SRP p. 125 TP-CASTT “Hope”

    • Complete Character Analysis Chart pgs. 123-124

    • *CHECK VOCABULARY WORKSHOP Sections 6-7

  • 10-8 Lesson 24: Explore Accounts of Migrant Life

    • Read “Okies” and View “Migrant Mothers” SRP P. 126-128

      • TEST- Section 6-7 Vocab Workshop

  • 10-9 Lesson 25: Examine Themes Across Genres

    • Re-read Section 6 p. 184-186




 
  • 10-12-13 Fall Break 

  • 10/14  FInish Lesson 25/Lesson 26: Re-examine Themes

    • Read “USDA Photographer Rescues Destitute Farmworkers” SRP P. 129-131

  • 10/15 Lesson 27: Compare/Contrast Themes

    • Read “Dreams” P. 193-194 & “On Stage” p. 13

    • SRP P. 132-133 Character Analysis Chart

  • 10/16 Lesson 28: Examine Themes Across Genres

    • SRP p. 134 TP-CASST

    • Read Section 7 p. 195-206



 
  • 10/19 Lesson 29: Making Predictions on Historical Facts

    • Read Section 7.  p. 209-227

  • 10/20  Lesson 30: Task Brainstorming

    • SRP p. 135-138 CWT Brainstorming Chart

      • TEST- Section 6-7 NOVEL

  • 10/21 Lesson 31: Plan and Write 1st Draft

    • SRP p. 135-138 CWT Brainstorming Chart

  • 10/22 Lesson 32: Complete 1st Draft

  • 10/23 Lesson 33: Assess and Revise Draft

    • SRP p. 139-140 Argument Revision and Editing Checklist

      • Essay will count for a grade in English


 
 
  • 10/26Cold Read Task

  • 10/27 Cold Read Task

 

 

 

 

 

Group A Monday Wednesday Friday

Week of September 14-18

*A pdf of the Novel, Out of the Dust, has been added to Google Classroom.

Monday:  DOL Week 2, Vocabulary Workshop Sections 2-3, New Noun Study Guide Nearpod (Singular, Plural, Possessives), Discuss Historical Fiction/Free Verse Poetry – Begin Reading the novel, Out of the Dust. Pages 3-33.  Using split page notes in SRP on page 3-5.  Annotating and Discussing. 

Tuesday (Home): Read and annotate OOTD pages 37-51. (We will reread and discuss the chapters read.) Annotate and use split page notes pgs. 3-5 in SRP.  Study Nouns and go to links for Kahoot and Quizlet.  Nearpod if we don’t finish Monday.  Finish DOL on paper and Complete Vocabulary Workshop. 

Wednesday (School):  Check DOL for 50 point grade, Finish reading and discuss 37-51 of OOTD.  Instructions for a timeline for the setting of our story using articles from SRP. Review Vocabulary. 

Thursday (Home):  Work on a timeline for WWI – Dust Bowl, Great Depression, The New Deal use SRP for information.  Study Vocab, DOL, Noun Study Guide, and annotations/novel. 

Friday (School):  

Test DOL/NOUNS,  Vocabulary Test Section 2-3, Novel Test for Section 1 online in Google Classroom.  Complete all tests during your class periods in ELA points will be taken off your grades. 


 

 

 

Week of September 7-11 

Monday:  Labor Day 

Tuesday (Home): Complete Vocabulary Workshop, Noun Study Guide & Worksheets, Kahoot/Quizlet links on Google Classroom (GC), Complete DOL WEEK 1 sentence correction, Nearpod Dust Bowl – see Google Classroom.  

Wednesday (School):  Check Noun sheets, Check DOL for 50 point grade, Read “No Title” on page 11 and  “Drought”  page 29 in SRP discuss informational text features.  Discuss and check Vocabulary Workshop. 

Thursday (Home):  Read “New Deal”  and “The Great Depression” in SRP on page 35.  Write down/highlight key points in text. Study Vocab, DOL, Noun Study Guide.

Friday (Home):  *Test – Date is Subject to change due to kids not having technology.*

Test DOL/NOUNS & Vocabulary Test online in Google Classroom.  Finish the reading material if not completed from Wed & Thursday. 

 

 

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Mrs. Barfield - ELA Room 112

jbarfield@opsb.net

Welcome to WEST RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL!

August 2020

ELA Class expectations:

  1. Listen and follow directions.
  2. Enter the classroom quietly and prepared.
  3. Always do your best.
  4. Respect all teachers and peers.
  5. No excuses!

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED: 

1 ½ inch binder                 Red Pens                 Highlighters

Mechanical Pencils             Loose leaf Paper

 

 

   *Required reading:

 1st 9 weeks:  Out of the Dust  by Karen Hesse

2nd 9 weeks:  Hatchet   by Gary Paulsen

3rd 9 weeks:  If Stones Could Speak  by Marc Aronson and Mike Parker Pearson

 

*Students may listen to the audio book of each novel on Youtube.com. for auditory reinforcement.        Ex…Search Out of the Dust Winter 1934.

*A PDF of the COMPLETE NOVEL will also be uploaded in GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Students may order books ONLINE from Scholastic for enjoyable reading throughout the year. Orders may be placed ANY TIME.

Books will be shipped free to my classroom for the student.

MY SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB ORDER CODE:   GK6TD

**The following blog/website has a fantastic list of books by age range, genre, and interest!! I will give the information to all of my students, but please visit the site for yourself. It’s such a great resource!

http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/books-for-kids/

 

*Reading grades will be earned from the following:

Novel tests, vocabulary, and other reading response activities.

Literary elements/skills: Ex… Plot, Main Idea, Theme, Figurative Language, etc…  

*English grades will be earned from the following:

Weekly DOL test which includes a grammar skill

Any Writing Tasks from the required novel. Please be aware that extended time is needed when grading novel ESSAYS (A.K.A. – Culminating Writing Task)

 

*Additional important classroom information:

*NO CHEWING GUM in class. That is a SCHOOL RULE!

*Cell phones MUST be on silent or OFF at all times. If a phone rings during class, the phone will be sent to an administrator. *See OPSB policies/rules

*PLEASE bring a clear water bottle daily. Due to Covid, water fountains will NOT be available and you NEED to drink water throughout the day!

*Updated BATHROOM procedure:  Students will NOT be allowed to go to the bathroom BETWEEN class periods (unless an emergency or a special note from a physician) – Special bathroom passes will be given to one student at a time, and they will be allowed to go quickly during class time to reduce the number of students in the hallway and bathrooms.

*Remind your child of proper hygiene. It's a good idea for students to keep an extra deodorant spray or stick in their P.E. locker or book bag in case they need to reapply after exercise.

TWO VERY IMPORTANT PLACES!

*Always go to “Teacher Pages” to see your agenda for the week.

*Login to Google Classroom for assignments, resources, activities, videos, tutorial, websites, etc…  

 

 

Q: Where do I find my child’s agenda for the week?

A: Go to the West Ridge Website. Above the large image in the center, you’ll see tabs. Search for TEACHER PAGES. Once you click here, you’ll see ALL teachers at West Ridge. Click on any teacher's name to see their weekly assignments.

 

 

 

 

Q: How do I see my child’s grades?

A: If your child is coming from an elementary school in Ouachita Parish, login to Student Grades should be the same as last year. Scroll down on the West Ridge website until you see QUICK LINKS to the right of the screen. Click on Student Grades. If your child is new to the parish, please contact Mrs. Burgess, our school librarian for assistance.

The best way to reach me is through email if you have any questions. (jbarfield@opsb.net)

My planning period is 1st hour, so if you email me after 8:30, I will most likely not be able to respond until after 3:00.  

 

Thanks in advance for your support at home. This school year will definitely a challenge for all of us as parents, teachers, and students, but I assure you that all WEST RIDGE Middle School teachers and staff will do our utmost to provide the safest and most rigorous learning environment possible for each and every PATRIOT! 

I'm definitely looking forward to meeting all of our unique and wonderful 6th grade students!

                                                                                                                          Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                                                Mrs. Barfield

 

 

 

ENGLISH

May 17th – 21st 

Classes will review grammar skills from the year as time permits this week. We will spend a lot of time on literary activities from the novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham. 

 

May 3rd – 7th 

LEAP TESTING! 

 

May 10th – 14th 

This week, we will review a variety of grammar skills, literary elements, figurative language, etc… through skill sheets and online games, including Jeopardy, Bingo, etc…  

*NO GRADES will be given for any of the week’s activiites

 

April 26th-30th 

*See combined Reading/English agenda for the week

 

April 19th – 23rd 

Monday – Week 23 DOL – Homework 

Edcite.com – LEAP practice 

Tuesday – Continue LEAP practice – Edcite.com

Wednesday – Continue LEAP practice  Edcite.com

Thursday – Check Week 23 DOL 

Continue LEAP practice -Edcite.com

Friday – DOL Week 23 Test 

 

 

 

April 12th – 16th 

DOL Week 22 – Homework (Due Wednesday) 

Monday – Review Holes Section 3 activity pages and complete

Section 3 TEST 

Tuesday – Continue LEAP writing task practice from Friday

(See Google classroom document) Texts: “Boy’s Life” and “Emancipation: a Life Fable” 

*Go to Edcite.com  – Featured Assessments – Filters (Middle School – ELA) – PARCC ELA 2017- 2018 – Grade 6 Unit 1 2017 

Wednesday – Check Week 22 DOL  

DRC Insight – LEAP PRACTICE TEST  w/ review of OTT (Online Training Tools)

 

Thursday – DOL Week 21 TEST 

**Complete the LEAP writing task practice (Google Classroom) and continue on the same Edcite assessment above (#8-13) Multiple Choice (Passage – “Mapping the Invisible”)

Friday – **Complete the Leap Writing Task activity – See Google Classroom (April 16th post/assignment) 

If time permits, continue LEAP practice – Edcite – PARCC 6th grade unit 2 #1-6 Multiple choice 

 

April 5th – 9th 

*NO DOL homework this week due to Leap practice and reading Holes 

Monday –  EASTER Holiday – No school ​

Tuesday – LEAP practice test & review – Edcite.com 

LEAP PRACTICE TEST INSTRUCTIONS 

Go to my Google Classroom (See – Leap Practice Websites) 

  1. Edcite.com  (Do NOT login as a student)  

  2. Filters - Middle School - ELA 

  3. Edcite Benchmark 

  4. 6th Grade ELA EBA #2  (Reading Passages  – Excerpts from “The Jungle Book” and  “The Boy Who Lived with the Bears”)  

 

         **In class – Read the passages above…. If time permits, complete the multiple choice #1-6 or continue on Wednesday

 

Wednesday – Continue Leap EBA #2 –  Multiple choice and begin #7 

Thursday – Complete the writing task – #7  (LEAP practice) 

Friday – Share and discuss the writing task results (whole class/small group)

 

 

March 29th – April 2nd

DOL Week 21 – Homework is due Wednesday, March 31st                   DOL TEST – Thursday, April 1st  

Monday – LEAP practice Q&A w/ CommonLit.com, 

Edcite.com, etc…

      Tuesday – LEAP practice Q&A w/ CommonLit.com,

                                   Edcite.com, etc… 

      Wednesday – LEAP practice Q&A w/ CommonLit.com  

                                    Edcite.com, etc… 

      ThursdayDOL Week 21 – TEST                                       LEAP practice Q&A w/ CommonLite.com                                        Edcite.com, etc… 

      Friday  –   NO SCHOOL (EASTER HOLIDAY) 

**This week, students completed a practice test on Edcite.com in class, and we reviewed the answers together. Here are the directions for parents to locate the test at home:

LEAP PRACTICE TEST INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Edcite.com

  2. Filters - Middle School - ELA 

  3. Edcite Benchmark 

  4. 6th Grade ELA EBA #1

There is a “check answer” button at the top, so if your child is absent, he/she can still complete the specific section for the day and check for accuracy. 

 

 

 

March 15th – 19th 

Monday – DOL Week 20 (Homework – Due Wednesday 17th)

Troublesome Verbs Practice (Monday & Tuesday in class – SEE GOOGLE CLASSROOM for the assignment online) We will check these pages on Wednesday! 

Tuesday – DOL Week 20 (Homework – Due Wednesday 17th)

Troublesome Verbs Practice – Google Classroom – Complete most work IN CLASS – If you do not complete all the pages using Kami, then complete for HOMEWORK – We will check all tomorrow! 

Wednesday – LIBRARY –  Check DOL Week 20 and Troublesome Verbs worksheets from Google Classroom 

Book return, checkout, and reading independently 

Thursday – DOL Week 20 and Troublesome Verbs TESTS

Friday - Review of Grammar skills/Parts of Speech 

Kahoot, Quizizz, Blooket, 

 

 

 

 

March 8th – 12th 

Monday – DOL WEEK 19 (Homework) – Due Thursday, March 11th 

Skill – “Troublesome Verbs” Introduction with Youtube video and practice worksheet 

*Most of our time this week will be spend working on the culminating writing task for reading…

Troublesome Verbs TEST will be next week – Thursday, March 17th 

**Worksheets will be posted on Google Classroom

Tuesday – Continue Troublesome Verbs practice 

Wednesday – ...Troublesome Verbs practice 

Thursday – Check DOL Week 19 – ...Troublesome Verbs practice 

Friday – DOL Week 19 TEST – Type the FINAL DRAFT of the CWT into Google Classroom 

 March 1st – 5th 

**NO DOL Homework this week! Next week, we’ll start DOL 19 

Monday – Continue Figurative Language/Literary Terms practice this week. 

**Handout – Figurative Language/Literary Terms Vocabulary Sheet – A copy will be uploaded to Google Classroom on Monday. 

*A QUIZLET practice link will be uploaded to Google Classroom on Monday for figurative language/literary terms

Practice will be through Quizizz, Kahoot, and practice worksheets. 

  The terms vocabulary and application test is scheduled for Monday, March 8th 

     Tuesday – Continue Figurative Language/Literary Terms practice… 

See Practice Links/ Worksheets in Google Classroom 

   

**Today in class, students completed a “practice” test on Figurative Language – It was posted in Google Classroom, and they used Kami to complete it. We checked and discussed the answers together. The answer key has also been posted on Google Classroom. 

    Wednesday – Continue Figurative Language/Literary Terms practice… 

   Thursday –  Figurative Language/Literary Terms  BINGO! 

 

     Friday –  Section 4 Vocabulary Test – Stones 

Stones Vocabulary and Comprehension Test – Chapter 6 – Epilogue 

 

 

See Practice Links/ Worksheets in Google Classroom 

See Practice Links/ Worksheets in Google Classroom 

**STUDENTS: If you have any missed TESTS from absences , use this time  to make them up before next Monday, February 22nd

 

February 22nd – 26th 

Monday – DOL Week 18 (Homework) 

This week will be a review of Literary Elements and Figurative Language – See Google Classroom each day for any worksheets, activities, Kahoot/Quizizz links, etc… for review. 

*Skill: Tone and Mood – See worksheet/activity on Google -Students in class today  will receive a paper copy

                        Tuesday – DOL Week 18 (Homework) 

   Continue to review Literary Elements … worksheets, activities, Kahoot/Quizizz links, etc… for review. 

 

                        Wednesday –  Check DOL Week 18 

   Continue to review Figuarative Language/Literary Elements... 

    worksheets, activities, Kahoot/Quizizz links, etc… for review. 

 

                        Thursday – DOL Week 18 TEST 

Continue to review Figurative Language/Literary Elements… worksheets, activities, Kahoot/Quizizz links, etc… for review. 

 

         Friday –  Writing skills practice for LEAP 

 

 

Wednesday, February 17th – Friday, February 19th

Review Vocabulary Section 2 – (Stones) –  See the Quizlet Link on Google Classroom

Complete DOL Week 17  & 18 

On Thursday, I will post the following TESTS on GOOGLE CLASSROOM:

Vocabulary Test (Section 2)

 DOL 17 Test 

Review of Skills TEST 

ALL TESTS SHOULD BE COMPLETED on FRIDAY by 3:30 p.m. 

 

We will read Chapter 1 – If Stones Could Speak on Monday, February 22nd 

February 8th – 12th 

Monday – DOL Week 16 – Homework 

Apply grammar skills through writing assignments (If Stones Could Speak) ​

 

                     Tuesday –  Continue applying grammar skills through writing assignments, taking notes, annotating     

 

             Wednesday –   Argumentative reponse                                 (If Stones Could Speak)     

 

                      Thursday –  Check DOL Week 16 Homework

                                     DOL 16 TEST 

Finish working on the final draft of your argumentative paper

 

              Friday –  CommonLit LEAP PRACTICE 

 

 

February 1st – 5th

REVIEW WEEK OF WRITING/GRAMMAR SKILLS 

Monday :  Assign DOL 15

Review prior skills through writing and applying knowledge to texts.  

Tuesday: Review prior skills through writing and applying knowledge to texts.  

Wednesday:  Check DOL 15 for 50 point grade.  Review prior skills through writing and applying knowledge to texts.  

Thursday:  Check DOL Week 15 TEST 

Friday:  LEAP PRACTICE WRITING 

January 25th – 29th 

*Homework – DOL Week 14 – Due Wednesday

**Pronoun Practice Pages will be uploaded DAILY 

Monday – Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns – Practice page – Odd #s – Even #s for Homework.

Tuesday – Check pronoun homework – 

More practice with reflexive and intensive pronouns

Wednesday – Check pronoun homework and DOL Week 14 

Odd #s in class – Even #s for homework  

Thursday – DOL Weeks 13 & 14 TEST w/ Pronouns

     Friday –  **See Reading – Scholastic “Scope” Act. 

 

January 18th – 22nd 

Monday – MLK Holiday – No School 

Homework – DOL Week 13 – Due Thursday, January 21st 

*All pages can be found in my Google Classroom 

Tuesday – DOL WEEK 13 (This page was handed out in classes last Friday and is also posted in Google Classroom)   *PRONOUNS – (Study Guide was handed out last Friday) Demonstrative & Interrogative – Practice pages                    (ODD numbers) to be completed IN CLASS

Homework – EVEN NUMBERS – Tuesday & Wednesday

Wednesday – Pronouns – Check homework  and continue Demonstrative and Interrogative pronoun practice pages 

Thursday – Check DOL Week 13 homework – Continue PRONOUN – Practice & Review pages 

Friday – DOL WEEK 13 TEST w/ Pronouns 

 

January 11th – 15th 

Monday – DOL Week 12 / Indefinite and Possessive Pronouns – Study guide (Only the front – Not the interrogative pronouns on the back)  

Practice page: Pronouns – Possessive and Indefinite – Complete #8-31 – We completed #1-7 in class on Friday.

Tuesday – Check HW – #8-31 

Kahoot/Quizizz practice of Possessive/Indefinite Pronouns

*Homework practice pages 111-114  and review all study guides for Pronouns 

Wednesday – Check DOL Week 12  and                                          Practice pages 111 & 114 

Thursday – 

DOL Week 12 QUIZ & Personal, Possessive, and idefinite pronouns

 

 

 

 

NO DOL this week! Homework includes personal pronouns and any unfinished work on the culminating writing task each day. Students should have more than enough time to complete each section of the writing task during class time each day. A quiz on personal pronouns will be included on next week’s DOL Week 12. 

*Personal Pronouns – Study guide handout will be given on Monday, along with homework sheets Monday and Tuesday. These can also be found in my Google Classroom. 

January 4th – 8th 

Monday – Hatchet – Begin Culminating Writing Task 

Review the writing task dreictions and begin to locate text evidence to answer the prompt. 

Tuesday – Hatchet – Continue Culminating Writing Task 

Answer all questions in the writing task and begin a rough draft. (Google Doc.)

Wednesday – Hatchet – Culminating Writing Task 

Continue and complete the rough draft…

Thursday – Hatchet – Cuminating Writing Task continued… 

Revise and edit each paragraph for word choices, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization… Begin the final draft if time permits.

Friday – Hatchet – Culminating Writing Task continued… 

Compose the FINAL DRAFT (Google Doc.) 

The writing task is a 100 point writing (English) grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 14th – 18th 

Monday – DOL WEEK 11 – Complete IN CLASS and study at home.

Tuesday – DOL WEEK 11 – Review and TEST!  (Sentences ONLY) 

Wednesday – HATCHET TEST & Holiday Grammar Activity 

Thursday – HATCHET MOVIE  

Friday – Makeup work and tests are due today!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 

 

 

December 7th – 11th 

Monday: Practice creating complex sentences using subordinating conjunctions and relative pronouns   

Distinguish between simple, compound, and complex sentences and write examples of each

KAHOOT if time permits 

HOMEWORK: Worksheet front/back –   “What Kind of Sentence Is It?”/ “Creating Complex Sentences”  – Due Tuesday, December 8th 

Tuesday: Check homework sheet

Complete the practice worksheet  Front/Back IN CLASS  – “Compound or Complex?”/ “Trying out Complex Sentences” 

Wednesday:   TEST – Week 10 DOL w/ Complex Sentences

Thursday: Review of overall grammar skills – Kahoot and/or Quizizz if time permits. 

Friday:  NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS – Teacher Inservice 

 

 

**Here is the link to the Thanksgiving Issue of the Ouachita Citizen. Several 6th graders’ letters were published! Thank you to all who submitted your letters to send in to our local paper!  

Congratulations to those students whose letters were chosen! 

https://www.hannapub.com/ouachitacitizen/news/local_state_headlines/thanksgiving-essays-by-west-ridge-students/article_200d42ea-2e80-11eb-b9f6-dbb6bdb78baa.html

*Test update: Week 10 DOL TEST has been moved to next week – Wednesday, December 10th 

*Hatchet Vocabulary Test Section 4 is still scheduled for Thursday, December 3rd 

 *Hatchet Novel Test – Chs. 9-14 is still scheduled for Friday, December 4th 

November 30th – December 4th 

**All study guides and worksheets can be found in my Google Classroom

Monday: Homework –  DOL Week 10 due Wednesday

Subordinating Conjunctions/Complex Sentence Structure Development and Use all week.

Watch and discuss a PowerPoint which illustrates how to create complex sentences. 

**Study guides to go home: “Simple,Compound, and Complex Sentences”, “List of Conjunctions” – Including subordinating conjunctions, 

Tuesday: Continued use of Complex Sentences and using text to recognize.  Using them in varying sentence types in writing.  Worksheet: “Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences – Create 5 of each type of sentence for practice and partner check.   Homework: DOL Week 10 

Wednesday:  DOL 10 Check for 50 point grade. 

Continued Complex Sentences and using appropriate subordinating conjunctions. 

Homework – Worksheet practice EVEN #s ONLY – Odd numbers completed in class – “Complex Sentences” – Page 1 (Pic of dog and cat at the top!)  “Compound or Complex “ Page  2 

 Thursday:  Check Homework pages 1-2 – Using complex sentences in writing of Vocabulary Words and recognizing in text.                                                  **KAHOOT for complex sentence practice quizzes                                                  *Find Complex Sentences in HATCHET

Friday:  Continue practice with Subordinating Conjunctions/Complex Sentences/ Independent and Dependent Clauses…. 

Worksheet practice in class: “Trying Out Complex Sentences”– Page 3  – Create your own sentences 

 

 

November 16th – 20th 

Monday – (Week 9 DOL Homework part A & B) *Due Wednesday

Review of Subjects/Predicates/LinkingVerbs/ActionVerbs practice page – Complete in class and check – Take home and use practice pages this week to review and study before the Week 9 DOL test on Thursday

Tuesday – (Homework – DOL Week 9 Sentences)

Review of Subjects/Predicates/Linking Verbs/Action Verbs/Direct & Indirect Objects

            Wednesday – Check Week 9 DOL 

         Review of Subjects/Predicates/Linking Verbs/Action Verbs/Direct & Indirect  

                                                                  Objects 

              Thursday –  Week 9 DOL TEST 

 

                Friday –  MAKEUP of any TESTS!   

                                                Have a great Thanksgiving Break! 

         

              

      

 

Tuesday – 

*Study guides and/or worksheets will be posted in my Google Classroom on Monday. 

November 9th – 13th 

Monday –  DOL Week 8 Homework   – Review Helping Verbs handout (it should already be behind your resource tab in your binder) “Mr. Do” 

Practice pages 87-88 – Odd #s in class – Even #s for Homework 

Tuesday – Check practice pages 87-88 Even #s 

Verbs practice pages 20-21 – Odd #s in class – Even #s for Homework

Wednesday – Check practice pages 20-21 – Even #s 

“Verbs Practice” worksheet – Complete in class and check together ( Review of Action,Linking,Helping Verbs)

Thursday – Review Helping Verbs w/ Kahoot 

Friday TEST – DOL Week 8 w/ helping verbs 

WEEK 

DOL

SKILL

Test Dates 

Nov. 2-6

Week 7

DUE: 11/5

Linking Verbs/Predicate Adjectives (PA)& Predicate Nominatives (PN)

11/6

Nov. 9-13

Week 8

DUE:  11/11

Helping Verbs

Spiral Review of Linking/PA & PN/Action Verbs/DO & IO

11/12

Nov. 16-20

Week 9

DUE:  11/18

Spiral Review of Grammar Skills:  subjects/predicate,Prepositions, Verbs Types/Sentence Types, Fanboys

 

*Copies of DOL and daily worksheets are uploaded to Google Classroom

*See Homework update for Wednesday, November 4th 

November 2nd – 6th 

Monday – Introduce study guides for Linking Verbs, Predicate Nominatives and Predicate Adjectives, DOL Week 7 homework handout, complete pages 83-84 ODD #s only in class to practice predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives.  HOMEWORK – Even #s pages 83-84 

Tuesday – Election Day – No School 

Wednesday**HOMEWORK ADDITION: Pages 87-88 Odd #s only – Predicate Adjectives and Predicate Nominatives

Check pages 83-84 (Predicate Nominatives & Predicate Adjectives) 

Practice identifying linking verbs, P.N. & P.A. (whole class activity using Smartboard) 

Thursday – Check Week 7 DOL  and pages 87-88 Odd #s 

Friday – TEST – Week 7 DOL w/ Linking verbs, Predicate Nominatives and Predicate Adjectives 

 

**Homework Update!!  – Tuesday’s Homework has changed. Students will NOT bring home page 81 (Direct/Indirect Objects).  Instead, they need to complete the “CHARACTER SKETCH” page we started in class today! We will work on pages 82-83 in class Wednesday! 

October 26th – 30th 

Monday: DOL Week 6 due Thursday/Test Friday on DOL-Action Verbs, Compound Sentences, Direct & Indirect Objects.

Action Verbs (Transitive) Direct and Indirect Objects.  Study Guides passed out today (“Direct/Indirect Objects Study Guide” and “Practice with Verbs”.  

Page 15 (“Direct and Indirect Objects” in class – Odd #s) Homework – Even #s

Tuesday: HW – DOL week 6  & Check page 15 – Even #s – Review FANBOYS/Compound Sentences in class 

Action Verbs (Transitive) Direct and Indirect Objects.  Study Guides passed out.  

“Direct & Indirect Objects” Page 81 in class -Odd #s – Homework – Even #s  

Wednesday:  

Action Verbs (Transitive) Direct and Indirect Objects.  Study Guides passed out.  

“Direct & Indirect Objects” Page 82 in class  – Review FANBOYS/Compound Sentences in class 

Thursday:  LIBRARY – Check DOL for 50 point Grade / Book Check out 

Kahoot Review on skills for test tomorrow. 

Friday:   DOL Test w/  Action Verbs, Direct, Indirect Objects, FANBOYS, Coordinating Conjunctions 

 

      Monday, October 26th *HOMEWORK handout – DOL WEEK 6 

The skill is still FANBOYS – Coordinating Conjunctions/Compound Sentences 

      Tuesday, October 27th –  Review FANBOYS – Coordinating                 Conjunction w/ Kahoot

      Wednesday, October 28th –  Practice creating a sentence using each of the FANBOYS.

      Thursday, October 29th –  LIBRARY – TEST – DOL Week 6 w/FANBOYS and then BOOK return and/or checkout

       Friday, October 30th –  PRESENT Out of the Dust projects in class! 

 

 

 

   

 

October 19th-23rd 

**Refer to the READING AGENDA this week for daily activities. NO HOMEWORK this week unless you are absent. The culminating writing task

may be continued at home if necessary. 

Final Drafts are due in Google Classroom on Friday, October 23rd.

*Please check GOOGLE CLASSROOM for a SEEMS writing organizer. This will explain each section. 

 

 

October 14th – 16th 

No DOL or English tests this week! 

Skill pages ONLY for Homework – *See below 

Next week, we will move on to Week 6 DOL   

**Copies of all skill pages are also located in Google Classroom

Monday, October 12th – Fall Break 

Tuesday, October 13th – Fall Break 

Wednesday, October 14th – Introduction of Coordinating Conjunctions   – FANBOYS -Simple to Compound Sentences

Study guide handout front/back : Compound Sentences using Coordinating Conjunctions & Formula Guide for Types of Sentences 

Skill practice pages 7/8 –  Complete Page 7 in class and check together 

*Page 8 for homework to check on Thursday

Thursday, October 15th –                                                                                      *Check page 8 Simple/Compound Sentences worksheet

Skill practice page 29 – Odd numbers in class and check 

*Even numbers page 29 for homework and check on Friday 

Study guide handout: FANBOYS (coordinating conjunctions) 

Friday, October 16th 

Check page 29  (Simple/Compound Sentences) 

**TEST QUESTIONS for FANBOYS and COMPOUND SENTENCES

will be on the WEEK 6 DOL TEST  NEXT WEEK! 

 

October 5th – 9th 

Monday –  DOL Week 5 assigned for homework. Students receive a paper copy, but it’s also located in Google Classroom for students who are absent or need to print an additional copy.  Prepositions – Practice page 57-58 Odd #s only  – Complete and check in class

Tuesday – Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases – Practice pages 71-72 – Odd #s only –  Complete and check in class        

 

Wednesday – Check WEEK 5 DOL Homework Sentences                  Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases – Practice pages 59-60 – Prepositional phrases as adjectives and adverbs – Complete odd #s and check in class                                *Review Prepositions study guide and practice pages for homework.  

Thursday – TEST-  DOL Week 5 with Prepositions 

Friday – KAHOOT review games of cumulative skills – Nouns, subjects/predicates, Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases

 

 

 

 September 28th – October 2nd 

 English 

Monday – (Homework) – Week 4 DOL sentences – *Due Wednesday

*Study guide given out in class today. *Resource in Google Classroom  

Tuesday – In class work on Prepositions –  Homework: Practice pages 149-152  *Odd Numbers only – We will write specific instructions as a class at the top of the worksheets. 

Wednesday – Check HW DOL Week 4 and continue practice with prepositions and check pages 149-150...

Thursday – Continue preposition practice and w/ Kahoot if we have computers in class – check pages 151-152 

Friday – Test on Prepositions and DOL Week 4 

 

 

 

 

September 21st – 25th 

ENGLISH

Monday: (Homework) DOL Week 3 Due for 50 point grade on Wednesday – A copy will be given to you. 

Study Guide for Subjects and Predicates – (Handout)

Practice Pages for HW – Discuss and complete a few for practice, then complete the rest at home. 

Google Classroom: Look for practice links for Quizizz 

Tuesday: Complete DOL for HW, Study Guide  

In class working on subjects and predicates 

Wednesday: Check DOL; Continue Subjects and Predicates

Thursday:DOL/English (Subjects/Predicates) Test   

Friday: ELA Benchmark Test – ALL 6th grade students

 

 

September 14th – September 18th 

**A pdf of the novel, Out of the Dust, has been added to Google Classroom.

Monday: (Home) Noun Nearpod on singular, plural, and possessive nouns, kahoot, quizlet, Vocabulary Workshop. *See Google Classroom for vocabulary words. Hard copy will be given out on Tuesday if you did not receive one last Friday. 

Tuesday (School):  Nouns (sing, plural, possessive). Begin Reading the novel, Out of the Dust. Pages 3-33.  Using split page notes in SRP on page 3-5.  Annotating and Discussing

Wednesday (Home):  Read and annotate OOTD pages 37-51. (We will reread and discuss the chapters read.) Annotate and use split page notes pgs. 3-5 in SRP.  Study Nouns and go to links for Kahoot and Quizlet.  Nearpod if you didn’t finish Monday in GC.  Finish DOL on paper and Complete Vocabulary Workshop.

Thursday (School):   Check DOL for 50 point grade, Finish reading and discuss 37-51 of OOTD.  Instructions for a timeline for the setting of our story using articles from SRP. Review Vocabulary. Work on a timeline for WWI – Dust Bowl, Great Depression, The New Deal use SRP for information.  Study Vocab, DOL, Noun Study Guide, and annotations/novel.

Friday (HOME)

Tests TODAY: DOL/NOUNS, Vocabulary Test Sections 2-3, and Novel test Section 1 in Google Classroom at HOME.  Complete all tests during your class periods in ELA points will be taken off your grades. 

 

 

GROUP B  September 7th - 11th  

TUESDAY – THURSDAY – FRIDAY 

 

Monday – Labor Day 

Tuesday/School :  Distribute materials needed for binders, (SRP – Out of the Dust packet,  Vocabulary Words, DOL week 1 , Noun study guide and practice worksheets (2), Grammar Guide, Proofreading Marks, etc…) 

Wednesday/Home: Complete noun practice, vocabulary workshop, DOL sentence correction, Dust Bowl (Nearpod activity) See Google Classroom 

Thursday/ School: Review/check all work from Tuesday – Read articles “No Title” and “Drought”  (SRP) Highlight key ideas and information. 

Discuss information, text features and structures.  Review nouns with your study guide, vocabulary section 1, and DOL sentences

 

Friday/School : TESTS  – Vocabulary Section 1 and DOL/Noun test. 

Begin the NOVEL on TUESDAY!