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Due:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                                     Unit 4 Vocabulary Test:  Wednesday, November 15
                                     Thanksgiving Break:  Monday, November 20 - Friday, November 24
                                     AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, December 13
 
Wednesday, November 15
In class:
1) Unit 4 Vocabulary Test
Homework:
2)  Collections book: Read pages 99 - 103
3)  Collections book: Page 104, numbers 1 and 2.  Restate, cite evidence, complete sentences 
 
Tuesday, November 14
In class:
1)  Collect Collections notes from pages 105-112
2)  Discuss and copy poetry notes
3)  Continue to work on Close Reader pages 25-28, due tomorrow
4)  Work on Unit 4 Vocabulary Puzzle, due tomorrow
Homework:
5)  Close Reader pages 25-28 due tomorrow (lots of class time was given for this 
     assignment, so there should be little, if any of this assignment to finish
6)  Unit 4 Vocabulary Puzzle due tomorrow.  Class time was also given for this assignment
7)  Unit 4 Vocabulary test tomorrow.  STUDY! 
 
Monday, November 13
In class:
1)  Return Close Readers
2)  Discuss Close Reader pages 19-24
3)  Begin working on Close Reader pages 25-28.  Complete ALL activities
Homework:
4)  Close Reader pages 25-28 due Wednesday
5)  Collections notes pages 105-112 due tomorrow.  (assigned last Thursday) 
6)  Unit 4 vocabulary test Wednesday

Due:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                            Friday, November 10:  No School - Veteran's Day Observance
                            Wednesday, November 15:  Unit 4 Vocabulary Test
                            Wednesday, December 13:  AR Goals Due
 
Monday, November 6
In class:
1) Collections:  Continue reading "The Mixer"
2) Get Well cards for Jason
Homework:
3)  Read for AR
4)  Study for Unit 4 vocabulary test 

Due:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                    The Giver:  Tuesday, October 24, Part 2 Quiz
 
Wednesday, October 25
In class:
1)  The Giver:  In class writing assignment:  Response to Literature paragraph
2)  The Giver:  Introduce final project due Monday, October 30
Homework:
3)  The Giver:  Work on final project
 
Tuesday, October 24
In class:
1)  Introduce advance words
2)  The Giver:  Part 2 Quiz
3)  The Giver:  Introduce in class writing assignment:  Response to literature paragraph
Homework:
4)  Unit 4 vocabulary cards due tomorrow.
 
Monday, October 23
In class:
1)  Unit 4 vocabulary words introduced
2)  Work on Unit 4 vocabulary cards
Homework:
3)  Study for Part 2 quiz for The Giver
4)  Work on Unit 4 vocabulary cards, due Wednesday

Due:

Important Information:
                      Unit 3 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, October 20
                      The Giver Part 2 Quiz:  Tuesday, October  24
                      
Friday, October 20
In class:
1)  Unit 3 Vocabulary Test
Homework:
2)  Read for AR
3)  Have a good weekend!
 
Thursday, October 19
In class:
1)  Review requirements for a Response to Literature Paragraph
2)  Begin group work for the final response to literature Paragraph
Homework:
3)  Unit 3 Vocabulary Test tomorrow.  STUDY!
 
Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19
In class and homework:
1)  The Giver:  Continue to read and work on D.E.J.  Book and D.E.J. must be finished by
      Thursday, October 19
 
Monday, October 16
In class:
1)  Set new AR Goals
2)  The Giver:  Read chapters 18 and 19
3)  The Giver:  D.E.J. chapters 18 and 19
Homework:
4)  The Giver:  D.E.J. chapters 18 and 19

Due:

Important Information:
                    AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11 (worth 10% of your grade)
                    End of Quarter:  Friday, October 13
                    Unit 3 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, October 20
 
Monday, October 9
In class:
1)  Correct Unit 3 vocabulary worksheet
2)  The Giver:  Read and complete D.E.J. for chapters 14,15,16
Homework:
3)  Read for AR (goals due Wed.)
4)  The Giver:  D.E.J. for chapters 14,15,16
5)  The Giver:  Literary Analysis Paragraph (Ch.5-10) will be collected tomorrow as well as
     the D.E.J. for the same chapters.

Due:

Important Information:
                         The Giver Quiz (ch. 1-13):  Friday, October 6
                          AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11
 
Wednesday, October 4
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Read Chapter 13
2)  Unit 3 vocabulary worksheet was passed out in class today
Homework:
3)  The Giver:   D.E.J. for chapter 13 due tomorrow
4)  Unit 3 Vocabulary cards due tomorrow
5)  The Giver:  Response to Literature paragraph (one question from Ch. 6-10) due Friday
 
Tuesday, October 3
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Read Chapters 11 and 12
Homework:
2)  The Giver:  D.E.J Chapters 11 and 12 due tomorrow
3) Unit 3 vocabulary cards due Thursday
 
Monday, October 2
In class:
1)  Pass back papers and vocabulary 2 test
2)  Introduce Unit 3 vocabulary words
3)  Reviewed how to write the "analysis" part of the double entry journal
4)  The Giver:  Read Chapter 11
Homework:
5)  The Giver:  D.E.J. chapters 10 and 11
6)   Unit 2 vocabulary cards due Thursday
 

Due:

Important Information:
                     Unit 2 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, September 29
                      AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11
 
Friday, September 29
In class:
1)  Unit 2 Vocabulary Test
Homework:
2)  Relax this weekend and read for AR.  You should be half way to your AR point goal at this 
     time.
 
Thursday, September 28
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Read and discuss chapter 10
2)  The Giver:  Watch movie clip and complete venn diagram
Homework:
3)  Study for Unit 2 vocabulary test.  Test is tomorrow
4)  Unit 2 Vocabulary puzzle due tomorrow
 
Wednesday, September 27
In class:
1) Collected Response to Lit. paragraph and D.E.J for chapters 1-5
2)  The Giver:  Read chapters 8 and 9
3)  The Giver:  D.E.J. for chapters 8 and 9 
Homework:
4)  Study for Unit 2 vocabulary test
5)  The Giver:  Finish D.E.J for chapters 8 and 9 (time was given in class, so not much, if any, 
      of this assignment should be left for homework.
 
Tuesday, September 26
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Read chapter 7
2)  The Giver:  D.E.J. for chapter 7
Homework:
3)  The Giver:  Response to Literature paragraph due tomorrow (I was not in class today to collect)
4)  The Giver:  Finish D.E.J for chapter 7
 
Monday, September 25
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Read chapter 6
2)  The Giver:  D.E.J. for chapter 6
Homework:
3)  The Giver:  Response to Literature paragraph due tomorrow
4)  The Giver:  Finish D.E.J for chapter 6
 

Due:

Important Information:
                       Unit 2 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, September 29
                        AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11
 
Friday, September 22
In class:
1)  Correct unit 2 vocabulary worksheet
2)  The Giver:  Read Chapter 5
3)  D.E.J. for chapter 5 Due:  Tuesday, September 26
Homework:
4  Continue to read for AR.  You should have completed 1/2 of your goal at this time
5) The Giver:   Response to literature paragraph due:  Tuesday, September 26
 
Thursday, September 21
In class:
1)  Shared D.E.J. for chapters 1 and 2
2)  The Giver:  Read chapters 3 and 4
3)  D.E.J for chapters 3 and 4
Homework:
4)  Unit 2 Vocabulary WS due tomorrow
5)  Response to Literature paragraph due on Tuesday.  (One question from The Giver, Ch. 1-5) 
 
Wednesday, September 20
In class:
1)  The Giver:  Finish reading Ch. 2
2)  The Giver:  Work on DEJ for chapters 1 and 2 
3)  Work on Unit 2 vocabulary worksheet 
Homework:
4) The Giver:  DEJ for chapters 1 and 2 due tomorrow.
5)  Unit 2 vocabulary worksheet due Friday. 
 
Tuesday, September 19
In class:
1)  Collect homework
2)  Unit 2 vocabulary worksheet - due Friday, September 22
3)  Introduce Double Entry Journal for The Giver
4)  The Giver:  Read Chapter 2
Homework:
5)  The Giver:  Double Entry Journal for chapters 1 and 2 due on Thursday
6)  Unit 2 vocabulary worksheet due on Friday.
 
 
Monday, September 18
In class:
1)  Library:  Check-out The Giver
2)  The Giver:  Read Chapter 1
Homework:
3)  Context vocabulary sentences using your 5 advanced words.  One word per sentence. 
      Each sentence should contain context clues to help the reader define the word.

Due:

Important Information:
                     Collection 1 Literature Test:  Friday, September 15
                     Unit 2 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, September 28
                     AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11
 
Friday, September 14
In class:
1)  Collection 1 Literature test
Homework:
2)  Read for AR
3)  Have a fun, safe weekend.
 
Thursday, September 14
In class:
1)  Go over homework.  Students copied sample answers to Collections Pg. 40 (#1,2,3)
Homework:
2)  Study for Collection 1 Literature test.  Test is tomorrow.
 
Wednesday, September 13
In class:
1)  Check Unit 2 Vocabulary cards
2)  Finish Collection 1 literature test review
3)  Read "Fine"
Homework:
4)  Study for literature test
5)  Collections Pg. 40 (#1,2,3) due tomorrow.  Restate, cite evidence, use complete sentences.
 
Tuesday, September 12
In class:
1)  Pass back papers
2)  Collections 1 literature test review
3)  Continue to work on vocabulary card and / or Collections Pg. 40 (#1,2,3)
Homework:
4) Unit 2 vocabulary cards due tomorrow
5) Use your review notes to study for the literature test.
6) Continue to work on Collections Pg. 40 (#1,2,3)
 
Monday, September 11
In class:
1)  Introduce Unit 2 vocabulary words
2)  Collections:  Poem:  "Life Doesn't Frighten Me"
Homework:
3)  Unit 2 vocabulary cards due:  Wednesday, September 13
4)  Collections:  Page 40 (1,2,3)  Restate the question in your answer, cite evidence, and use
                                                       complete sentences.   Due:  Thursday, Sept. 14

Due:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                 -  Friday, September 1:  Minimum Day dismissal 11:30
                 -  Monday, September 4:  Holiday, no school
                 - Unit 1 Vocabulary Test:  Friday, September 8
                 - AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, October 11
 
Wednesday, August 30
In class:
1)  Close Reader:  Pages 9 - 16.  Read and complete all activities.  Due Friday.
Homework:
1)  Unit 1 Vocabulary worksheet Parts A,B,C, and D due tomorrow.
2)  Continue to work on Close Reader pages 9 - 16.  Due Friday.
 
Tuesday, August 29
In class:
1)  Check Unit 1 Vocabulary cards
2)  Check Close Reader activities
Homework:
1)  Unit 1 Vocabulary worksheet Parts A,B,C,and D due Thursday.
 
Monday, August 28
In class:
1)  Library Day:  Orientation and check out AR books
Homework:
1)  Tomorrow we Mrs. Olmos will check Unit 1 vocabulary cards and the "Jumping Tree" 
      Close Reader activities.  Make sure you have 25 vocab. cards and ALL activities are 
      complete in the Close Reader assignment.

Due:

Important Information:
               Monday, August 21, 10:21 - 10:30:  Sixth graders will view the eclipse with eclipse 
                                                                           glasses donated by Mt. SAC
              Friday, September 8:  Unit 1 Vocabulary Test
 
Friday, August 25
In class:
1)  Continue assigning AR goals
2)  Continue to work on Close Reader activities:  "The Jumping Tree"
Homework:
1)  Finish Close Reader:  "The Jumping Tree" if you did not finish in class.
2)  Bring your ID card on Monday for the library.
 
Thursday, August 24
In class:
1)  Meet with students to assign AR goals (today and tomorrow).  AR goals and levels will be
      written in their AR log.
2)  Finish ELA Benchmark #!
3)  Begin Close Reader, "The Jumping Tree"
Homework:
1)  Close Reader:  "The Jumping Tree"  Complete all activities.  Due Monday 
 
Wednesday, August 23
In class:
!)  STAR test on laptops.  This test will give AR levels and point goals.  I will be conference with
     individual students to set their reading levels and AR point goals
2)  Finish reading benchmark #!
Homework:
BE SURE TO PUT YOUR CLOSE READER IN YOUR BACKPACK.  YOU NEED IT TOMORROW
1)  Continue to study Unit 1 Vocabulary words. 
 
Tuesday, August 22
In class:
1)  Collect "Who Am I?" questionnaire and collage.
2)  Introduced Unit 1 Advanced Vocabulary words.
3)  Finish benchmark #1
Homework:
1)  Finish Unit 1 Vocabulary cards.  Due tomorrow.
 
Monday, August 21
In class:
1.  Introduced Unit 1 vocabulary words and explained how to complete vocabulary cards.  
     an example is on the front whiteboard. 
2)  Began reading benchmark #1
Homework:
1)  Begin studying and working on  Unit 1 Vocabulary words.  Vocabulary cards are due on 
     Wed., August 23.  Be sure to write the part of speech and the entire definition(s).  Follow 
     the example given on the board.

Due:

 
 IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                      - First day of school, Monday, August 14, is a minimum day dismissal at 11:30
                      - First full day of school, Tuesday, August 15, dismissal at 2:20
                      - Back to School Night:  Thursday, August 17
 
Friday, August 18
In class:
1)  Finish writing benchmark
Homework:
1)  Continue to work on "Who Am I?" Collage and questions.
2)  Have a great weekend!
 
THANK YOU FOR AN AWESOME FIRST  WEEK!
 
Thursday, August 17
1)  Collect "Eleven" Questions
2)  Discuss elements of a narrative essay
3)  Begin writing benchmark:  Narrative essay (in class writing)
Homework:
1)  Continue working on "Who Am I?" questions and collage.  Due:  Tuesday, August 22
 
Wednesday, August 16
In class:
1)  Introduce "Who Am I?" questions and collage.  Due Tuesday, August 22
2)  Read "Eleven"
3)  Explain how to answer questions by using complete sentences and restating the question in 
     your answer.
Homework:
1)  Finihsh "Eleven" questions.  Use the link above if you need to refer back to the story.  Due 
     tomorrow.  Remember to use complete sentences and restate the question in your answer.
2)  Continue to work on "Who Am I?" questions and collage.
 
Tuesday, August 15
In class:
1)  Finish going over class letter
2)  Introduce "Who Am I?" questions.  Due:  Tuesday, August 22
Homework:
1)  Begin working on "Who Am I?" questions.  Be sure to use complete sentences where complete 
     sentences are required.  Due:  Tuesday, August 22
 
Monday, August 14
In class:
1)  Welcome and go over Language Arts class letter.  We will finish the letter tomorrow.
Homework:
1)  Review class letter with your parents or guardians.
2)  Write down questions you may have for Mrs. Olmos