The Homework Bags appear to be a BIG hit with my 6th graders. We are still working out some minor kinks however, they appear to love them. I will be sending home a Homework Bags Survey on Monday, November 2, 2015 for feedback from my marvelous parents. Let me know what you think about the Homework Bag!
Students are divided into three different reading according to the their lexile reading level. The three groups are Tic, Tac, and Toe. We are in the final stages of working on the Cause & Effect Skill in our reading groups.
The Tic Group is finishing up Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor by Herman Parish
Click on the below link and it will read the entire story to you.
The Tac Group is finishing up Junebug by Alice Mead
The Toe Group is finishing up Stone Fox by John Gardiner.
Click on the link below and it will read chapter by chapter to you.
Today our 8th graders took the PSAT and our 6th graders were on a modified schedule which means I didn't get to see my Mighty 6 Grade Panthers today. However, I did speak with some of them about their Homework Bags and they told me that they were a hit!!!! I'm so excited!!! Keep up the AWESOME work 6th Graders!!!!
I am excited to inform you that the 6th graders will be doing homework bags to help improve their reading and writing skills. All materials needed will be provided in a Heavy Duty Storage Bag that MUST be RETURNED DAILY or the student will receive a zero. In order to help close the academic deficit gaps the students will need to read and write at school and at home. All of the activities shouldn’t take no longer than 30/35 minutes a night and you, the parent, will have to sign off saying that they completed their homework.
I would like to thank you in advance for continuing to support your child’s academic this school year.
Students are to do the following EVERY night:
1. Complete ONE star activity of their choosing, write down unknown words, log it, and parent must sign reading log.
2. Complete ONE 5W's answering all questions on 5W's form.
3. Complete ONE Main Idea answering all questions on main idea form.
4. Review sight words
5. Practice Fluency Drill for ONE minute (Pick ONE of the fluency drill and the student will practice THAT drill for the entire week.)
How can adjectives color my writing? How can I use my senses to write descriptive sentences? How can identify the main theme with a story/text? How can I use a sensory language to convey experiences and events? What are your five senses?
Standard: ELAGSE6RL1 – Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Standard: ELAGSE6RL– Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Standard: ELAGSE6RL3– Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Standard: ELAGSE6W3.d - Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
Standard: ELAGSE6W4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.