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Due:

Tuesday, September 17
In class:
1)  Introduce Unit 2 vocabulary words
2)  Work on Unit 2 vocabulary cards and / or activity worksheet
Homework:
3)  "Fine?" Graphic Organizer - First page only due tomorrow
4)  Unit 2 Vocabulary Cards due Thursday
5)  Unit 2 vocabulary activity worksheet due Monday.
 
Monday, September 16
In class:
1)  Passed back papers
2)  Collections:  Finished Reading "Fine?" Pgs. 25 - 32
3)  Begin "Fine?" Graphic Organizer - First page only - Not the plot chart.
Homework:
4)  Work on "Fine?" Graphic Organizer - First page only.  Due Wednesday

Past Assignments

Due:

Important Information:
                            Unit 1 Vocabulary Test:  Tuesday, September 10
                            "The Ravine" Quiz:  Friday, September 13
                            Grammar Quiz:  Friday, September 13
 
Friday, September 13
In class:
1)  Grammar and "The Ravine" Quiz
2)  AR read
Homework:
3)  Read for AR.  You should have met 1/2 your point goal by now.
4)  Have a fun, safe weekend!
 
Thursday, September 12
In class:
1)  Collections:  Read "Fine?" pages 17-25
2)  AR reading
Homework
3)  "The Ravine" and Grammar quiz tomorrow.  STUDY!                        
 
Wednesday, September 11
In class:
1)  Reviewed for grammar quiz.  The grammar quiz is 10 multiple choice questions.  Review 
     your notes and the "The Sentence" slides available to you in Classroom.
2)  Finished and collected "The Conflict Chart"
Homework:
3)  Review for "The Ravine" Quiz.  A study guide was given in class.  The quiz is 10 multiple 
     choice questions.
4)  Review for the grammar quiz.  Additional study notes were given in class today.
 
Tuesday, September 10
In class:
1)  Collect Unit 1 Vocabulary puzzle
2)  Unit 1 Vocabulary Test
3)  Read for AR
Homework:
4)  Characteristics / Conflict Chart will be collected tomorrow.  A class period was given on
     Friday and some time was given yesterday to work on this assignment.  
5)  Review for "The Ravine" quiz
 
Monday, September 9
In class:
1)  Unit 1 vocabulary puzzle - Due tomorrow - A class period was given to complete this 
     assignment.
Homework:
2)  Finish Unit 1 vocabulary puzzle if you did not finish in class
3)  Unit 1 Vocabulary Test tomorrow - STUDY!

Due:

Important Information:
                           Unit 1 Vocabulary Test:  Tuesday, September 10
                           Grammar Quiz:  Friday, September 13
 
Friday, September 5
1)  Introduce types of conflict
2)  Work on Types of Conflict and Character Traits worksheet.  This is not homework.  You will have
     time on Monday to work on this assignment.  Due Tuesday.
Homework:
3)  Study for the Unit 1 Vocabulary Test.   
 
Thursday, September 5
In class:
1)  Correct Grammar worksheet 15 and 16
2)  Work on "The Ravine" questions Pg. 14 (1-5)
Homework:
3)  Finish "The Ravine" Literature questions.  Pg. 14 (1-5) due tomorrow
 
Wednesday, September 4
In class:
1)  Review vocabulary test format
2)  Review CEE method.  A handout was given.  This should be kept in your language arts section 
     of your binder or folder.  You will refer to this handout any time you answer literature questions.
3)  Continue reading "The Ravine" pages 3-12
Homework:
4) Grammar worksheets pages 15 and 16 due tomorrow
5)  Collections:  "The Ravine" Page 14 (1-3) due tomorrow  Note:  this is a change from 
      yesterday's assignment.  Questions 1-5 will be due on Friday.
 
Tuesday, September 3
In class:
1)  Finish correcting subject / predicate worksheets pages 3-6
2)  Review Close Reader pages 4-8 (#4-6) and Short Response
3)  Grammar WS pages 15 and 16
4)  Begin Reading from Collections "The Ravine"
Homework:
5)  Grammar worksheets 15 and 16 Due Thursday
6)  Literature Questions from "The Ravine" pg. 14 (1-5) Due Thursday
              Use CEE method.  Claim, Evidence, Explanation
 
Monday, September 2 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
 
                     

Due:

Important Information:
                              Unit 1 Vocabulary Test:  Tuesday, September 10
                              Friday, August 30 is a minimum day.  11:30 dismissal
                              The "Sentences" slides are posted in Google Classroom.  
 
 
Friday, August 30
In class:
1) Returned papers
2)  Close Reader:  Added page 8, short response using CEE method. 
Homework:
3)  Close Reader:  Pages 3-8, Activities 1-6 and Short Response due Tuesday.  Time was 
      in class.  There should be little, if any homework this weekend. 
4)  Subject / Predicate worksheets, pages 3-6:  Have them with you for review on Tuesday.
 
Thursday, August 29
In class:
1)  Collect Challenge words context sentences
2)  Review grammar:  Predicates
3)  Correct Close Reader pages 3-8 Activities 1,2, and 3
Homework:
4)  Grammar worksheets:  Subjects / Predicates Pages 3-6 due tomorrow
5)  Close Reader pages 3-6 Activities 4,5 and 6 due Tuesday.  Activity 6 - write an answer to the 
      small group question.  Due Tuesday.
 
Wednesday, August 28
In class:
1)  Handed out Close Readers
2)  Close Reader:  Read "...from The Jumping Tree"
3)  Close Reader:  Page 3 Activity 1.  Activity 1 was done in class.
Homework:
4)  Challenge words context sentences due tomorrow.
5)  Close Reader Pages 3 and 4, Activity 1,2,and 3 due tomorrow.  Be sure to follow ALL        
      directions in each activity.  Don't forget to define any vocabulary words listed in the 
      margins.
6)  Grammar worksheets 3 - 6 due Friday
 
Tuesday, August 27
In class:
1)  Reviewed subjects and predicates in sentences
2)  Corrected Unit 1 Vocabulary worksheet
Homework:
3)  Context sentences using the 5 challenge words due Thursday
                      One word for each sentence (total of 5 sentences)
                      Sentences must be 10 or more words long
                      Sentences must contain context 
4)  Subject / Predicate worksheets Pages 3 / 4 and pages 5 / 6 due Friday
 
Monday, August 26
In class:
1)  Introduced challenge 5 challenge words
2)  Check Unit 1 vocabulary cards
Homework:
3)  Unit 1 Vocabulary worksheet due tomorrow
4)  Context sentences for 5 challenge words due Thursday.
                      Sentences must be at least 10 words long.
                      Sentences must contain context.

Due:

Important Information:
                    Library Orientation:  Thursday, August 22.  Make sure to bring your ID card.
                    Unit 1 Vocabulary Test:  Tuesday, September 10
 
Friday, August 23
In class:
1)  Unit 1 Vocabulary worksheet - Due Tuesday
              Spelling counts
              Use pencil only on this assignment
Homework:
1)  Unit 1 Vocabulary cards - Due Monday
2)  Unit 2 Vocabulary worksheet - Due Tuesday
 
Thursday, August 22
In class:
1)  Visited the library for orientation and to check out AR books
Homework:
2)  Continue to study vocabulary words
3)  Read for AR
4)  Unit 1 Vocabulary cards due Monday, August 26
 
Wednesday, August 21
1) Guest teacher today.  Language arts teachers met to go over testing data
2)  Introduced Unit 1 Vocabulary 
3)  Work on Unit 1 Vocabulary cards - Due Monday, August 26
Homework:
4)  Begin studying Unit 1 Vocabulary words
5)  Unit 1 Vocabulary cards due Monday, August 26
6)  Bring your student ID for library orientation and to check our AR books tomorrow.
 
Tuesday, August 20
In class:
1)  New assigned seats today
2)  Explained procedure for completing Unit 1 Vocabulary cards 
3)  Class Charter - worked on Parts 1 and 2
Homework:
4) No written homework tonight
5) Bring your index cards for tomorrow's vocabulary assignment
6) Bring your student ID
 
Monday, August 19
In class:
1)  Finish Language Arts Benchmark and STAR test
2)  Set AR goals and record them in your AR log
Homework"
3)  No written homework tonight
4)  Bring index cards tomorrow.

Due:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
                   WELCOME TO SOUTH POINTE AND SIXTH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS!
                           Back to School Night:  Thursday, August 15,  5:30 - 8:00
                           Kleenex is a great donation item if you are looking to donate to our class.
 
Friday, August 16
In class:
1) Collect "Who Am I?"
2)  Continue to work on Language Arts Benchmark
Homework:
3)  Enjoy your weekend
 
Wednesday, Thursday, August 14 and 15
In class:
1)  STAR Test for AR levels
2)  Language Arts Benchmark #1 
Homework:
3)  "Who Am I?" due Friday
 
Tuesday, August 13
In class:
1)  Finished language arts class letter
2)  Started "Who Am I?" assignment - Due Friday
            Take your time and answer thoroughly because this assignment helps me to get to 
             know you.  It helps me to be a better teacher.
             BE SURE TO USE NEAT WRITING AND COMPLETE SENTENCES
             WHEN ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS.
Homework:
3)  Continue to work on the "Who Am I?" assignment.  Use neat writing and complete sentences.
      Due Friday.
Monday, August 12
In class:
1) Welcome / Introductions
2)  Began going over Language Arts class letter
Homework:
3)  Review Language Arts class letter with your parents.