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New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
New Homework  0809
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  • 1. New Homework Procedures Mrs. Bentheim 6 th Grade Reading
  • 2. Purpose of Homework
    • Practice important skills
    • Become a better reader!
    • Get parents involved in learning
    • Demonstrate mastery of skills so you can move on to 7 th grade
  • 3. Homework Guidelines
    • Due the LAST day of every school week
    • Due even if you were absent
    • Each school day the assignment is late, you drop one letter grade
  • 4. How Homework Affects Your Grade
    • Each assignment is worth 100 points
    • Homework and Classwork overall are worth 50% of your total course grade
  • 5. How to Turn in Homework
    • Make sure your name, the date, and your class period are at the TOP of the paper as shown in the class heading
    • On lab days, Mrs. B will collect it.
    • On classroom days, you will turn it in to the appropriate period’s tray.
  • 6. IMPORTANT
    • NO NAME papers are thrown away.
    • ILLEGIBLE papers are thrown away.
  • 7. Homework Choices
    • Body Biography for TWO characters plus a compare/contrast paragraph
    • Three diary entries from ONE character no shorter than one paragraph each
    • Sketch of the story’s setting plus a one paragraph description
    • Letter to the Author one page in length
  • 8. Homework Choices
    • Letter to a character one page in length
    • Letter to Mrs. Bentheim about your reading one page in length
    • Timeline of Plot Events plus one paragraph explanation
    • Written one-page summary of that week’s reading
    • Usual Reading Log (45 minutes per day)
  • 9. Body Biography with Compare/Contrast Paragraph
    • One body bio for TWO characters
    • Compare and contrast the characters in a paragraph
    • In a body bio, visually tell us:
      • What the character sees, feels, hears, does, loves, believes, thinks, etc.
      • Label your drawings!
  • 10. Three Diary Entries
    • No less than three entries
    • No shorter than one paragraph each
    • Told from perspective of character in your reading based on events in the story or as your perceive events
  • 11. Setting Sketch and Explanation
    • Use paper and color or technology
    • Explanation is one paragraph and tells why you made certain artistic choices based on your reading
  • 12. Author Letter
    • One page in length
    • Discuss specifics from your reading
    • Ask thick questions (Why and How)
  • 13. Character Letter
    • One page in length
    • Discuss specifics from your reading
    • Ask thick questions (Why and How)
    • Share connections
  • 14. Mrs. B Letter
    • One page in length
    • Discuss specifics from your reading
    • Ask thick questions (Why and How)
    • Share connections
    • Share wonderings
    • Share connections
  • 15. Timeline and Explanation
    • Decide what events are critical to the story’s plot and create a visual timeline with specific descriptions of those events.
    • Write a one-paragraph explanation about why you believe those events are most important to the story
  • 16. Written Summary
    • Summarize entire week’s reading in to ONE PAGE
    • Discuss the 5 Ws (who, what, when, where, why) and 1 H (how)
    • Raise questions
    • Make predictions
    • Draw conclusions
  • 17. Reading Log
    • Format Found on MrsBentheim.com
    • Print out or use own paper
    • 45 minutes per school day
  • 18. Assessment The student did not follow directions. The assignment is incomplete. Many directions were not followed. The assignment is incomplete. Most directions were followed. The assignment is incomplete. All directions were followed. The assignment is complete. Directions The student put forth minimal effort. The student started out with good work, but did not follow through. The student tried, but did not do his or her best work. It is evident that the student put forth his or her best effort. Effort It is evident the student did not understand his or her reading. It appears the student did not understand his or her reading. It is mostly clear from the written and artistic response that the student understood his or her reading. It is clear from the written and artistic response that the student thoroughly understood his or her reading. Comprehension The chosen response is sloppy and not typed. The artistic representation is also sloppy. The chosen response is not very neat. The artistic portion is fairly messy. The chosen response is mostly written neatly, and is not typed. The artistic representation has some scratch-outs and smudges. The chosen response is written neatly or typed, and the artistic representation is completed to the student's ability. Neatness Assignment is three days late. Assignment is two days late. Assignment is one day late. Assignment is turned in on time. Timeliness 5 10 15 20 CATEGORY
  • 19. Summary
    • Choose ONE of the response activities EACH week
    • Must be related to what you read that week
    • Due weekly
    • Lose one letter grade per day late
  • 20. Questions?

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