La Curr. Night

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La Curr. Night

  1. 1. Ms. Holly McKinnon - Team 6D<br />Welcome To 6th Grade LANGUAGE ARTS<br />
  2. 2. About Ms. McKinnon<br />Teaching Experience<br />Education<br />Hobbies<br />
  3. 3. 1st Quarter<br />Writing: Narrative and Technical, Topic Sentences and Supporting Details<br />Reading: Identifying Elements of Fiction and Historical Fiction, Class Novel<br />Conventions: Nouns, Prepositions, Apostrophes, Question Marks<br />Word Study: Prefixes, Root Words, Suffixes<br />Listening, Speaking, and Viewing<br />
  4. 4. 2nd Quarter<br />Writing: Response to Literature, Poetry<br />Reading: Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction, Class Novel<br />Conventions: Pronouns, Simple and Compound Sentences, Verbs and Verb Phrases, Capitalization<br />Word Study: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words<br />Listening, Speaking, and Viewing<br />
  5. 5. 3rd Quarter<br />Writing: Informational/Expository<br />Reading: Informational and Fictional Texts in a variety of genres, Class Novel<br />Conventions: Complex and Compound/Complex Sentences, Adjectives, Hyphens, Adverbs<br />Word Study: Prefixes, Root Words, Suffixes<br />Listening, Speaking, Viewing<br />
  6. 6. 4th Quarter<br />Writing: Persuasive <br />Reading: Propaganda and Identifying Persuasive Techniques, Traditional Literature and Mythology, Class Novel<br />Conventions: Interjections, Conjunctions, 8 Basic Parts of Speech, Commas, Colons<br />Word Study: Prefixes, Root Words, Suffixes<br />Listening, Speaking, Viewing<br />
  7. 7. Grading Policy<br />Tests and Projects- 40%<br />Quizzes-30%<br />Class work- 20%<br />Homework-5%<br />Interim Assessments-5%<br />
  8. 8. Each Quarter<br />At least…<br />One major writing activity<br />One class novel<br />One book of student’s choice to be read on own time<br />Book project in class<br />10 Take-Home Journal entries (5 due each 4 ½ weeks)<br />
  9. 9. Tools For Success<br />Language of Literature Book(BIG BOOK)<br />Interactive Reader (Workbook)<br />Language Network Book (Little Grammar Book)<br />Organized Binder: Reading, Writing, and Graded Papers Sections<br />Writer’s Notebook: Composition Book<br />EQ Log<br />Classroom Website – updated daily!! <br />
  10. 10. Classroom Website<br />www.hollymckinnon.wordpress.com<br />
  11. 11. We are accepting candy donations to use as rewards in the classroom. Any individually wrapped candy would be great. No gum, please.<br />
  12. 12. Classroom Library<br />Thanks to all those who have donated!! Our library has grown since the beginning of the school year!<br />If you would still like to donate, please send in a gently used, age appropriate book to add to our library! <br />

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