Mrs. Edwards
edwardka@pwcs.edu
703-791-0727
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May 11, 2020

Language Arts Schedule:

Tuesday 8:30-10:00AM - Language Arts lessons and practice will be assigned.  The PowerPoint has been sent by e-mail.  It can also be found in the Files section of my class page and on Teams.

Thursday 12:00-1:30- Office Hours.  I will be online to answer any questions you may have.  Zoom meeting at 12:30PM for Power Writing!!


In addition to the resource above, here are some additional independent projects: 

1. Work on your 25 Book Challenge.
              The 25 (At Least) Book Challenge*
Welcome to the 25 book challenge! In 6th grade, you are expected to read at least 25 books. If you already know you will read at least 25 books, I would like you to set a higher goal than that which we will do in class.
How are books counted?:
 Books with more than 300 pages count as 2 books, books with more than 500 pages count as 3 books. More than 800 pages—see Mrs. Edwards.
 Graphic novels count as 1/4, 1/2, or 1 whole book, depending in the book.
 Audiobooks count as 1 book.
Further details:
 You pick the books you want to read.
 You have until the end of the year.
 You are only competing against yourself as a reader (and Mrs. Edwards if you want).
 15 of the books must be actual chapter books.
 This is meant to push you as a reader. If 25 is too little of a goal for you, please set a higher goal. My goal will be 85 books.
How do you record it:
There are many ways to record your 25 books. 

 Use the in-class all year reader’s notebook or a separate sheet of paper.

2. Keep a daily journal.  Share your adventures!

3. Using Clever, log into IXL.  Complete the 6th grade Language Arts Sections.

4. Log onto www.flocabulary.com using Office 365.  Complete the assignments that I post.

5. Log onto readtheory.org and work on your comprehension passages at least once each week for 20 minutes.



English Standards of Learning – Grade 6

Mrs. Edwards

X= Objectives taught between August and March 13, 2020

 

STRAND: COMMUNICATION

 

6.1

The student will use effective oral communication skills in a variety of settings.

a.

Listen actively and speak using appropriate discussion rules with awareness of verbal and nonverbal cues.

X

b.

Participate as a facilitator and a contributor in a group.

X

c.

Participate in collaborative discussions with partners building on others’ ideas.

X

d.

Ask questions to clarify the speaker’s purpose and perspective.

X

e.

Summarize the main points a speaker makes.

X

f.

Summarize and evaluate group activities.

X

g.

Analyze the effectiveness of participant interactions.

X

h.

Evaluate own contributions to discussions.

X

i.

Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with diverse teams.

X

j.

Work respectfully with others and show value for individual contributions.

X

 

6.2

The student will create multimodal presentations that effectively communicate ideas.

a.

Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to deliver multimodal presentations.

 

b.

Use language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.

 

c.

Give collaborative and individual formal and informal interactive presentations.

 

d.

Paraphrase and summarize key ideas of a presentation.

 

 

6.3

The student will determine the purpose of media messages and examine how they are constructed.

a.

Compare and contrast techniques used in a variety of media messages.

 

b.

Identify the characteristics and effectiveness of a variety of media messages.

 

c.

Interpret information presented in diverse media formats and explain how it contributes to the topic.

 

d.

Craft and publish audience-specific media messages.

 


STRAND: READING

 

6.4

The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.

a.

Identify word origins and derivations.

X

b.

Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.

X

c.

Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.

X

d.

Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.

X

e.

Use word-reference materials.

 

f.

Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

X

 

6.5

The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, and poetry.

a.

Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme.

X

b.

Describe cause-and-effect relationships and their impact on plot.

X

c.

Explain how an author uses character development to drive conflict and resolution.

X

d.

Differentiate between first and third person point of view.

X

e.

Describe how word choice and imagery contribute to the meaning of a text.

X

f.

Draw conclusions and make inferences using the text for support.

X

g.

Identify the characteristics of a variety of genres.

X

h.

Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language.

X

i.

Compare/contrast details in literary and informational nonfiction texts.

X

j.

Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.

X

k.

Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

X

 

6.6

The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.

a.

Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.

X

b.

Identify main idea.

X

c.

Summarize supporting details.

X

d.

Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.

X

e.

Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.

X

f.

Identify the author’s organizational pattern(s).

X

g.

Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.

X

h.

Differentiate between fact and opinion.

X

i.

Identify cause-and-effect relationships.

X

j.

Analyze ideas within and between selections, providing textual evidence.

X

k.

Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

X

 STRAND: WRITING   

6.7

The student will write in a variety of forms, to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.

a.

Engage in writing as a recursive process.

X

b.

Choose audience and purpose.

X

c.

Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.

X

d.

Organize writing to fit mode or topic.

X

e.

Write narratives to include characters, plot, setting, and point of view.

X

f.

Establish a central idea, incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure.

X

g.

Compose a thesis statement for expository and persuasive writing.

X

h.

Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.

X

i.

Use transition words and phrases.

X

j.

Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.

X

k.

Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.

X

l.

Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

X

 

6.8

The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

a.

Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.

 

b.

Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.

 

c.

Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.

X

d.

Eliminate double negatives.

X

e.

Use quotation marks with dialogue.

X

f.

Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

 

g.

Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

X

h.

Use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

 

                  

6.9

The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.

a.

Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.

 

b.

Collect and organize information from multiple sources.

 

c.

Evaluate and analyze the validity and credibility of sources.

   X

d.

Cite primary and secondary sources.

   X

 

e.

Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.

   X

f.

Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

   X



PLEASE READ FOR 20 MINUTE EACH EVENING
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www.getepic.com           Class Code: ubu0564

Students have free access to a library to include 35,000 books during school hours only.  The library contains e-books, audio books, and "Read to Me" books.  If a student is absent they will be able to listen or read the chapters they missed in class.  

 Students may also download the Epic App on Apple and Android devices.  A full version is available for a monthly fee.


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Scholastic Books are available!  Please use teacher code TLCDW. Ordering books through Scholastic will support the growth of our classroom library.  When you order books our class earns points to purchase class books.  Students will choose the books for our class library.  Students are currently interested in graphic novels.

https://orders.scholastic.com/TLCDW

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Donations:  Do you have late elementary school / middle school books that your child has already enjoyed and would like to share?  We would appreciate book donations to expand our class library.  Thank you for your consideration!!!
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