6th Grade Resources/ Agenda

Homework:
Students will always have independent reading to complete each week; each student should read at least 20 minutes each day. Students will choose grade-level appropriate books every six weeks to read.
Major assignments will be worked on in class, but students may also work on the assignment outside of class.
Late work:

Ten points will be deducted for each late day. The assignment will be entered as a missing grade.
If arrangements have not been made for tutoring support or an extension, the missing grade will become a zero. 

 

Assignments and notes can be found on our Google Classroom. 
Students have an account. Parents may be invited as observers. 
Mar. 9-13
Monday: Phoenix House Visit
Lesson about social skills
HW: StIR reading response: Fiction signposts
Tuesday: Text Structures/ nonfiction review Kahoot & Nearpod
HW: Review Kahoot & Quizlet flashcards 
Wednesday: SLO post-test: text structures
HW: View Historical Fiction "Book Tasting" slides
Thursday: Library check-in/out, Scope mag. historical fiction drama
HW: Book Club choice Google Form
Friday
HW: Commitment letter for Book Club
Have a happy, healthy break!
March 16-20: SPRING BREAK
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Mar 2-6

Monday
: Phoenix House Visit
Lesson about active/passive communication
HW: Read for 20 min.
Tuesday:  Narrative Nonfiction : Scope Magazine "Deadly Hits"
HW: Read for 20 min
Wednesday: Nearpod for "Deadly Hits"
HW: Read for 20 min
Thursday
HW: Read for 20 min
Friday: STIR
*HW: Finish the StIR Google Form if needed
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LOOKING AHEAD:
3/9 Phoenix House guest teacher lesson about social skills.
Feb 24-28

Monday
: Phoenix House Visit
Lesson about dealing with stress 
HW: 
Tuesday:  Intro to drama terms
HW: 
Wednesday: 6 weeks district test (enter in DMAC)
HW: 
Thursday: Read play Damon & Pythias
HW: APE response analyzing a character from the play
Friday: Due by end-of-class APE response analyzing a character from the play
End of 4th 6 weeks

LOOKING AHEAD:
3/2 Phoenix House guest teacher lesson about communication skills


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Feb 18-21
Monday: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Tuesday: Review personification, write personification of nature poem rough draft
HW: Read for 20+ minutes
Wednesday: Reflective writing sample; prose to poetry rough draft 
HW: Read for 20+ minutes
Thursday: STAAR  poem analysis questions; revise rough drafts
HW: Read for 20+ minutes; final drafts of 2 poems
Friday: Poetry StIR; parallel poem
HW: revise a parallel poem  
Due Monday: Final drafts of 3 poems 
LOOKING AHEAD: AISD district test next week
2/28 End of 4th 6 weeks
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Feb 10-13
Monday: Phoenix House Visit
Lesson about advertising
HW: Finish and submit your original fiction story to Google Classroom if you haven't already.
Tuesday: Intro to Structural Elements of Poetry
HW: Read for 20+ minutes 
Wednesday: CHANGE OF PLANS--LIBRARY LESSON WITH THE LIBRARIAN
HW: Read for 20+ minutes 
Thursday: Poetry activity
HW: Read for 20+ minutes 
Friday: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

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Feb 3-7
Monday: Phoenix House Visit
Lesson about smoking
Tuesday: Mini-lesson dialogue
Wed-Fri: Typing Original Fiction Story
Due: Monday 2/10 to Google Classroom
Use your Rubric!

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Jan. 27-31
Monday: Phoenix House Visit 
Lesson about decision making
HW: Google Form for STIR Characterization (if not done)
Tuesday: Catch-up workday
HW: Read 20+ minutes
Wednesday: Developing Setting practice
HW: Read 20+ minutes
Thursday: Holocaust Remembrance Week article & discussion
HW: Read 20+ minutes
Friday: STIR, Develop setting for independent fiction story
HW: Read 20+ minutes 
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Jan. 21-24
Monday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: What is the purpose of imagination?; Read retelling excerpt from The Misadventures of Don Quixote
HW: Read 20+ minutes
Wednesday: Indirect characterization of Don Quixote using STEAL chart
HW: Read 20+ minutes 
Thursday: Characterization, STIR
HW: Read 20+ minutes and complete character analysis reading response
Friday

DUE BY MON: Online Selection Test: The Misadventures of Don Quixote on Pearson Realize Digital Textbook
access via Google Classroom
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Jan. 13- 17
Monday: Guest teacher from Phoenix House
Lesson about self esteem
HW: Due by Friday 12/17- BrainPop video quiz about plot 
Tuesday: Picture book elements of fiction posters
HW: Read 20+ minutes
Wednesday:  Istation Indicators of Progress (ISIP)
HW: Read 20+ minutes
Thursday: Characterization (acronym STEAL), complete ISIP if needed
HW: Read 20+ minutes
Friday: Note- Ms. Carter is absent
DUE: Picture book elements of fiction posters, BrainPop video quiz about plot 
HW: Read 20+ minutes daily
NO SCHOOL MONDAY 1/20/2020
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Jan. 8-10
Welcome Back from Winter Break!

Wednesday:  Social Contract expectations
 HW: Bring overdue library books.
Thursday: Library checkout,  Elements of fiction: plot
Friday: Children's picture books, plot elements mini-posters
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December 2-6
Monday: "Composting" STAAR passage
Tuesday: MOY schedule
Wednesday: MOY schedule
Thursday: Complex sentences using subordinating conjunctions
Friday: Field trips Independent Reading, Reading Response Google Form
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December 9-13
Monday: Write Complex sentences using subordinating conjunctions.
HW: Read 20+ minutes, Complete reading response Google Form posted on Google Classroom
Tuesday: Read "Vanished" in Scope Magazine , Exploring Text Structures worksheet
HW: Read 20+ minutes 
Wednesday: Craft an argument in response to prompt about Amelia Earhart article.
HW: Read 20+ minutes
Thursday: STIR, mini-debate 
HW: Not today
Friday: Read-aloud: The Book Scavenger, Finish rough draft of argument 
HW: Essay Contest submission
 
November 18-22
Monday: Technology & Society class debate
HW: Read 20+ minutes 
Tuesday: A.P. E. Writing a good open-ended response, Corrections/ Make-up work
HW: make-up work & corrections if needed
** Check your info blog grade!**
Wednesday: Sentence type activity
HW: Read 20+ minutes
Thursday: STIR, Thanksgiving-themed activity
HW: Not today
Friday: Read-aloud: The Book Scavenger, Thanksgiving-themed activity
HW: Read every day and have a great holiday break!
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November 11-15
MondayThe Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov
HW: Read 20+ minutes 
Tuesday: Developing argument LATE START DAY
HW:  ---
Wednesday: Developing argument "Should He Get Paid?" Scope Magazine article
HW: Read 20+ minutes
Thursday: STIR, Technology &Society debate prep
HW: sentence practice (simple, compound, fragment, run-on)
Friday: Read-aloud: The Book Scavenger
HW: Read 20+ minutes on Sat & Sun
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November 4-8

Informational Blog Articles should have been submitted via Google Classroom
Monday
: Nonfiction reading passages
HW: Read 20+ minutes 
Tuesday: Simple & Compound Sentence notes/practice
HW: Read 20+ minutes 
Wednesday: Book Fair Visit, Sentence type foldable
HW: Sentence type wkt
Thursday: STIR, Intro to Argument 
HW: Reading passage corrections as needed (Use a colored pen and show evidence.)
Friday: Intro to Argument, Annotate story in digital textbook for elements of argument
Read-aloud: The Book Scavenger
HW: Read 20+ minutes on Sat & Sun 
**Listen to podcast about technology on Google Classroom