Other InformationDaily vs. Quizzes vs. TestsStudy? What does studying mean? What does studying look like? How do I study?
Can you name the titles of three books you have read for pleasure in the past year? How many times in the last year have you written (NOT TYPED) creatively for pleasure?
A Look at Continual Learningin Language Arts•Writer’s Notebook•Free Reading Time•W.I.F.- “Where I’m From”•Weekly Reading Log•Weekly Reading Reflection Question•PIPES•Daily Language- Grammar•Individualized Spelling list- collecting words•Worthy Words & 6th Grade Vocabulary
What will we do with SummerReading ?• “Where I’m From” poems from theperspective of main characters•Plot structure•Conflict•Characterization
Author Research ProjectGOALS •To learn about who the author is as a person •Childhood •Adulthood •Professional Life •To analyze the author’s writing: •Stylistically (patterns of characters, plot, conflicts, themes, figurative language) •Inferring and identifying the connections between who author is and the books s/he writes
Author Research•Noodle Tools- web-based tool to take notesand organize sources- eliminates note cardsthat can be lost•Learn research skills•Read a book by their chosen author (TAG will read two books.)•Students will choose from a variety ofanalytical writing topics & write a one pagetyped analysis•Performance, Art, or Technology basedproject
Grammar•Usage•Parts of Speech•Writing Coach textbook class set and online•Writing Coach student workbook•Daily Grammar http://honors3grammartime.edublogs.org/..
Vocabulary•Specific Greek and Latin roots- 6th grade•Specific prefixes and suffixes•Specific character trait words•Word study from reading•Use of vocabulary in writing, reading, andspeaking pragmaticmom.com
A Peek at LA…•Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac•Book Group- choice of novels•Mystery novelTAG• Junior Great Books• Dystopian novel• The Rebirth of Reality- explore use of propaganda and technology• Study of Golden Age of Radio-create and produce a radio program
Upcoming Topics for 6th grade Math• Algebraic Thinking• Solving Equations• Problem solving with decimals
Homework – Why , oh, why? • to prepare students for new learning • to check for students understanding • to give students opportunities to practice a skill or process so that it becomes fluent and automaticClassroom Leadership, September 2003 | Volume 7 | Number 1 , Association for theSupervision of Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Profile of the Learner for the FutureA globally literate person• is empathetic, compassionate & open-minded.• has a diverse & knowledgeable world view.• exhibits cross-cultural sensitivity & adaptability.• communicates effectively in at least one language other than English.• interprets & responds to global issues with an understanding of how history, geography & economics shape our world.