Unit 1: Who Am I?
1) Who am I?
2) What factors impact my personal growth?
3) How do I define who I am?
4) How do relationships impact my life?
Suggested books that go with the unit 1 theme:
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
Face on the Milk Carton by Lois Duncan
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
*All of these books can be found in either the school library or the class library.
7. narrative techniques
9. point of view
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Class: Introduction to 6th Grade!
Turn-In: start-of-school forms
Class: LA Policies and Procedures, Student Information Sheet, Reading Interest Survey, file folder name tags
Homework: Bring supplies tomorrow; complete all forms
*If you turn in signed and completed LA Policies and Procedures AND Student Info Sheet in 2 days (by Thursday), then you will receive a "Life Happens Pass" which is good for an assignment turned in up to 2 days late.
Turn-In: start-of-school forms
Warm-Up: bring out class supplies and we will organize binder w/ tabs and materials
Class: Classroom Scavenger Hunt
Homework: bring supplies and forms!!
*If you turn in signed and completed LA Policies and Procedures AND Student Info Sheet in 1 day (by Thursday), then you will receive a "Life Happens Pass" which is good for an assignment turned in up to 2 days late.
Turn-In: start-of-school forms
Warm-Up: Directions activity
Class: work on binder, composition notebook and 2-pocket folder; Learning Styles Quiz/Survey and Notes
Homework: any leftover forms---bring class supplies!!!
Turn-In: start-of-school forms
Warm-Up: Student Goals Sheet
Class: practice article with annotations
Homework: any leftover forms---they must be turned in!!!!!!!
Turn-In: forms and article
Warm-Up: Privilege Simulation
Class: Student Goals student/teacher conference while students work on...
*READO/WRITE handed out today. R/W #1 due Friday, 9/25
Class: Pathdriver assessment in computer lab---when done--> www.freerice.com
Warm-Up: creating our Grammar Flipbook; finish up simulations from Monday
Class: Introduce 3-pt written response and practice in composition notebook
Warm-Up: none-get started on warm-up right away!
Class: Inference Lab with Airheads; reflection "Tweet" on Inference Lab
Homework: reflection on inference lab (if not finished in class)
9/4-Early Release (End at 12:30)
Turn-In: reflection on inference lab
Class: 6th Grade Quotes activity
Homework: finish 6th Grade Quotes activity (due Tuesday when we return to school)
9/7-Labor Day-No School
Turn-In: 6th grade quotes paragraph
Warm-Up: share some quote responses
Class: 3 Point Written Response learn and practice; introduce AOTW #1
Homework: AOTW #1 due Monday, Aug. 14th
Moto Moto Chunky and Plumpy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZdKVTyAgpY
Warm-Up: Annotations lesson
Class: Action Verbs (flipbook, notes p. 5, School House Rock video)
*in composition notebook: draw line 5 lines from the bottom (this space will be used later)
School House Rock action verbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxhF58UVumA
Warm-Up: action verbs question/activity (finish filling in notes if not finished yesterday)
Class: Filler Language article and notes
Homework: finish filler language article
9/11-Media Center Orientation
Turn-In: filler language article
Warm-Up: none--bring composition notebook to library
Class: Media Center Orientation
Exit ticket from library: (p6) Verbs Practice---3 DOs and 3 DONTs of the library
Homework: AOW #1 due Monday
Turn-in: AOW #1
Warm-Up: Topic v. Main Idea (p7)
Class: Review action verbs--quiz on action verbs tomorrow; AOW Kahoot activity with ipads
Homework: Action Verb Quiz tomorrow
Action Verb Quiz
Class: grade verb quiz, update table of contents, fix AOWs
Homework: AOW #2 due Monday, Aug. 21st; Linking Verb v. Action Verb word sort
Turn-in: Linking Verb v. Action Verb word sort
Warm-Up: review verb homework; Linking Verbs (p8)
Class: Topic v. Main Idea wrap-up; extra time: Friendly Letter v. Business Letter prediction (p9)
Homework: Linking v. Action Verb worksheet
Turn-in: Linking v. Action Verb worksheet
Warm-Up: Friendly Letter vs. Business Letter prediction & picture (p9) (if didn't do yesterday); Linking Verbs (p9 activity)
Class: Parts of a Friendly Letter; RAFT letter assignment introduction--final draft due on Monday
Homework: RAFT final draft letter due Monday; bring your non-fiction book with you to class tomorrow.
Warm-Up: Helping Verbs introduction notes and practice (p10)
Class: Introduce RAFT assignment (if didn't do yesterday); 15 minute independent non-fiction reading time
Homework: AOW #2 due Monday; RAFT letter due Monday
Turn-in: AOW #2, RAFT letter final copy (typed 12 point font or handwritten in blue/black ink)
Warm-Up: Helping Verbs practice (p10)
Class: AOW #2 activities--summarization pyramid, discussion, and global studies video on child labor
Homework: AOW #2 Paragraph Response; 3 Types of Verbs Quiz on Thursday
Story of Anil - about 8 minutes
Turn-in: AOW #2 Paragraph Response
Warm-Up: review 3 types of verbs (action, linking, and helping) (p11) with flocabulary video and flashcards; finish Summarization Paragraph
Class: Business Letter vs. Friendly Letter (p13); Introduce point of view, POV in letters (p12)
Homework: AOW #3 due Monday; 3 Types of Verbs Quiz on Thursday--Study Guide
9/23-TEACHER WORKDAY-NO SCHOOL
3 Types of Verbs Quiz; finish p12 and p13 items
Class: 3 Elements of Characterization with exit activity on p14 of composition notebook
Homework: 3 elements of characterization activity; signed Interims (homework grade) due Monday; bring due library books to school tomorrow
Turn-in: any signed interims; 3 elements of characterization activity
Warm-Up: Problems with AOWs
Class: Library Day & Non-Fiction Reader's Response; Reflection: What POV (Point of View) is your book written in?
Homework: AOW #3 due Monday; READO/WRITE(O) #1 due Monday
Turn-In: AOW #3, R/W #1
Warm-Up: AOW Reflection/Discussion (p15)
Class: Story Elements Lesson with Little Red Riding Hood
Homework: Story Elements Folktale practice
Flocabulary Five Elements Rap Song & Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6I24S72Jps
Red Riding Hood
Version 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JooD5wkXUWQ
Version 2 (1949 animation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUodnjJ0qvQ
Version 3 (Global-Asian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjZVElRBVts
9/29---FIELD TRIP DAY---EVEREST
Class: After field trip, Mount Everest activity and Tibetan prayer flags
Homework: AOW #4 due Monday
Turn-In: Story Elements Folktale practice
Warm-Up: Introduction to Nouns with flipbook notes
Class: Characterization Review & Notes (direct vs. indirect characterization) & review of African Folktale homework assignment
Notes sheet: Direct vs. Indirect with African Folktale Thunder and Lightning application
Notebook p16: "African Folktale Characterization" with an each 1, teach 1 on the 3 elements of characteriztion
Homework: Nouns vs. Verbs worksheet & Reflection--> (will end up glued/taped on p17) What is your favorite age (so far)? reflection using a 3 point written response; AOW #4 due Monday
Turn-In: characterization reflection (p17)
Warm-Up: What is the difference between character, characterization, and character traits? (p18)
Class: Finish African Folktale and characterization analysis; 1st period: Student Interactive Word Wall activity (with ipads)
Homework: Reading Comprehension Practice Passage (on short story "Eleven")
Turn-In: Reading Comprehension Practice Passage
Warm-Up: Interim Reflection (p19)
Class: WCPSS Interim Formative Assessment
Homework: AOW #4 due Monday
Turn-In: AOW #4 due
Warm-Up: plot introduction reflection (p20)
Class: Nouns Flipbook Notes; Plot introduction continued---foldable
Homework: Nouns vs. Verbs homework sheet; plot practice with Goldilocks and the Three Bears; READO/WRITE(O) due 10/30
Turn-In: Nouns vs. Verbs homework sheet; Goldilocks plot practice
Warm-Up: review Goldilocks homework
Class: Plot lesson (Pixar Plot Practice) (p21); introduction to the short story "Stray" with an explanation of the packet students received
Homework: "Eleven" plot practice--fill in plot diagram up past the climax, and then you can stop; "Stray" packet page 1; AOW #5
Pixar Short: "For the Birds": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjUDblaW-Vc
Turn-In: Plot practice from "Eleven" story (up through the climax)
Warm-Up: Plot warm-up--review "Eleven," reflect on plot diagram practice (2nd and 6th periods--finish last half of plot diagram), and glue/tape/staple p22
Class: Read short story "Stray"
Homework: Finish reading story for homework (if not done in class); complete "Stray" packet page 2 summaries (the 4 dog bones)
Turn-In: summaries from "Stray" packet
Warm-Up: go over "Stray" summaries as a class with Post-It poster activity and "Stray" Summaries Wordle reflection on Post-Its on p23
Class: Finish "Stray" packet activities in pairs
Homework: "Stray" packet activities if not done in class; bring school library books tomorrow
Turn-In: "Stray" story packet due
Warm-Up: Introduction to the One-Pager project--due 10/23 (in 2 weeks)
Class: Library Day and "Stray" Vocabulary Builder practice
Homework: Vocabulary Builder worksheet from class (if didn't finish); AOW #5 due Monday; READO/WRITE(O) due 10/30
Turn-In: AOW #5, Vocabulary Builder worksheet
Warm-Up: introduce Dialogue with Laffy Taffys activity and complete pre-activity questions
Class: Finish Dialogue with Laffy Taffys activity; receive dialogue writing rules and glue/tape/staple unedited writing dialogue sheet into notebook on p24---extra time? start writing edited version of passage with dialogue rules applied on page 25 of notebook (no time? then we will just glue activity down and then edit for our warm-up tomorrow)
Homework: Writing Dialogue Tic-Tac-Toe sheet (1st and 7th periods: complete 3 activities [including the required #5]; 2nd and 6th periods: complete 2 activities [including the required #5])
Reminder: 11 days until One-Pager Project is due on Friday, 10/23
Turn-In: Dialogue Tic-Tac-Toe sheet
Warm-Up: Introduce narrative and personal narrative help page
Class: Personal Narrative Writing Project Introduction (examples & how-to video with guided notes); begin pre-writing stage of narrative
Homework: Editing Passage on p25 of class notebook (re-write on p25 with indenting and appropriate dialogue punctuation marks ["" and ,]); finish brainstorming and web for pre-writing stage; AOW # 6 due Monday
Reminder: Bring plenty of lined paper to class tomorrow (at least 3 sheets)
Warm-Up: pre-write stage: complete plot diagram; Personal Narratives Mini Lesson #1 on p26 in notebook
Class: Begin draft (writing) stage of personal narrative stage)--students will write on every OTHER line to make room for revising and editing later on.
Homework: Personal Narrative How-To Guide and Practice Sheet
Turn-In: Personal Narrative How-To Guide and Practice Sheet
Warm-Up: "Important Things About Personal Narrative" reminders reflection on p27 in notebook
Class: Continue with draft stage of the personal narrative writing process
Homework: Finish writing draft of personal narrative (if not finished in class today) so that when you come tomorrow, you have a full draft ready for revising and editing
Note: Unit 1 Test is one week from today; study guide goes out next week, but students can be studying their notes and my website before then.
10/16--Early Release Day
Turn-In: show completed draft of personal narrative
Class: Move into revising and editing stage of our personal narrative writing process
Homework: AOW #6 due Monday; finish personal narrative over the weekend if needed (what this means: if you have---for some reason---not finished writing first copy as expected, finish it! OR if you have your copy AND it has been revised by you and/or edited by a peer, you can rewrite a neater/newer copy with all edits factored in)--we will be typing our personal narratives in class next week.
Reminder: One-Pager Project due 1 week from today
Turn-In: AOW #6
Class: Personal Narrative typing in the computer lab
Homework: Plot Practice for Unit 1 Test & Story Elements Practice Sheet; Unit 1 Test on Thursday; One-Pager Project due on Friday
Turn-In: Plot Practice for Unit 1 Test on Thursday
Warm-Up: introduce Unit 1 Test study guide--test in 2 days (*write in agenda)
Class: Personal Narrative Typing--FINISH PERSONAL NARRATIVE--gather all papers (final copy on top, then drafts, then narrative packet with rubric) and staple together and turn in.
Homework: Unit 1 Test Thursday--Work on Study Guide; One-Pager Project due on Friday
Note: if personal narrative was not turned in today, students must finish typing their narratives during lunch and/or after school tomorrow.
Note: there will be no AOW this week! Use the time to study for your test, work on your One-Pager Project and make some progress on your READO/WRITE(O)
Turn-In: Unit 1 Test Study Guide question
Warm-Up: ask/answer questions from the test study guide
Class: Review for test tomorrow with practice assessment
Homework: Unit 1 Test tomorrow--study guide due tomorrow; One-Pager Project due on Friday
Note: if personal narrative was not turned in yesterday, students must finish typing their narratives during lunch and/or after school
Turn-In: Unit 1 Test Study Guide
Class: Unit 1 Test---finish test? complete Interim Reflection Report from p19 if you didn't finish it before
Homework: One-Pager Project due tomorrow; Notebook Check #2 tomorrow (double-check notebook to make sure everything is filled in and complete)
Bring your library books tomorrow!
Note: didn't finish test? must finish during Smart lunch or after/before school.
10/23--End of Quarter 1--Library Day
Turn-In: One-Pager Project due
Warm-Up: turn in class notebooks for Notebook Check #2
Class: Library Day
Homework: READO/WRITE(O) due 1 week from today
Reminder: no AOW due on Monday
Note: fundraising items go home today with students; report cards go home in 1 week