Grade 6 Language Arts: Ms. Kouns

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    Welcome to my class!

     

    Welcome to Ms. Kouns's 6th grade Language Arts class!

    General information:

    Vocabulary is assigned every monday (except on short weeks).  Students will then quiz on these meanings at the end of the week. Students should be completing 3 homeworks a week so that they are prepared for the quiz at the end of the week.  See the attached homework directions.  THIS WILL BE THE SAME ALL YEAR.

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    March 17-21

    FIGURE IT OUT

    Essential Question:  How do strategies for solving math problems compare with strategies for solving mysteries?  How can we solve mysteries, riddles, nonsense poems, and math problems?

    Story: Finish Unit:  Courageous Characters.  "The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller

    Standards:  RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.  RI.6.4  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text , including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.  SL.6.4  Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.  L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

     Library/Finish tests and test corrections

    Vocabulary Powerpoint 

    Start of Grammar Flipbook-fold, staple, cut and paste labels,

    Start lesson for flip book.

    Finish Grammar Flip book notes.

    Literature book pg. 833- autobiographies 

    Read "The Story of My Life" pg. 834 & discuss. (3 pages)

    Students work on class set that goes with the story:  "The Story of My Life"

    Complete a plot diagram as a class according to "The Story of My Life"

    Work on flip books

     Students will have independent time today to work on flipbooks and class sets.

    Students who finish early are encouraged to study flip books and vocabulary.

     Vocabulary Quiz and quiz on grammar flip books.

    Reading test on "The Story of My Life"

    ALL Grammar Flip Books due.


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    March 24-28

    FIGURE IT OUT

    Essential Question:  How do strategies for solving math problems compare with strategies for solving mysteries?  How can we solve mysteries, riddles, nonsense poems, and math problems?

    Story:  "Origami" pg. 541 in black and yellow literature book, "Bird House" pg. 378-381.

    Grammar Focus:  Using Verbs- Irregular verbs, sit and set, rise and raise, lie and lay, verb tenses

    Standards:  RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.  RI.6.4  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text , including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.  SL.6.4  Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.  L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

     Library day

    Vocabulary Powerpoint

    Lesson on Using Verbs

     Using verbs lesson finished

    Class set questions-practice with verbs

    Read and try "Origami:  Apotasaurus" pg. 541 in Black and Yellow Literature book.

    Early Release day changed to full day!

    Continue with Following Directions:  Read "How to Build a Bat House" pg. 780-781

    Complete class set questions on the passage.

     Continue practice with verbs

    Finish class sets on "How to Build a Bat House"

    Vocabulary review

     Test on "How to Build a Bat House"

    Vocabulary Quiz and quiz on using verbs:  Lay and Lie, rise and raise, verb tenses, sit and set, irregular verbs

    Finish all class sets


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    March 31-April 4

    FIGURE IT OUT

    Essential Question:  How do strategies for solving math problems compare with strategies for solving mysteries?  How can we solve mysteries, riddles, nonsense poems, and math problems?

    Poems:  "Jabberwocky" handout and "The Lorax" handout

    Grammar Focus:  Using modifiers- adjectives vs adverbs, good and well, avoiding double comparisons, avoiding double negatives.

    Standards:  RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.  RI.6.4  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text , including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.  SL.6.4  Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.  L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

     No vocabulary this week!  You will see why.

    Library

    Read "Jabberwocky"

    distinguish vocabulary-look up words in dictionary as needed

    Lesson on correcting misplaced modifiers-notes

     Lesson on dangling modifiers and understanding comparison.

    Practice with these using the class set.

    Library/Book Fair day.

    Continue working on class sets.

    Read "Jabberwocky" completing the context clues lesson.

    Discuss meanings of words while filling out the vocabulary chart from the class sets.

    Students then identify parts of speech of the words.

     Check your meanings compared to the teacher meanings.

    Discuss and determine as a class the parts of speech of vocabulary found in the poem.

    Finish class sets, then read "The Lorax"  

    Locate the "Nonsense" words and write down possible meanings.

     Test on "The Jabberwocky" 

    Test on using modifiers:  adj. vs. adv., good and well, avoiding double comparisons, and avoiding double negatives.


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    April 7-11

    FIGURE IT OUT

    Essential Question:  How do strategies for solving math problems compare with strategies for solving mysteries?  How can we solve mysteries, riddles, nonsense poems, and math problems?

    Poems:  "Fall" pg. 602, "Fog" pg. 611, "Two Limericks" pg. 640, "Sea Fever" pg. 594, "Alone in the Nets" pg. 588

    Grammar Focus:  Sentences- complete subjects and predicates, simple subjects and predicates, compound subjects and verbs.

    Standards:  RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.  RI.6.4  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text , including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.  SL.6.4  Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.  L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Library

    Poetry Vocabulary Review

    Grammar lesson on sentences

     Read "Fall," "Fog," and "Two limericks"

    and "Sea Fever" and "Alone in the Nets"

    Introduction to poetry project

    Continue Grammar lesson on simple subjects and predicates

    Benchmark Testing in the computer lab

     lesson on compound subjects and predicates

    Finish class sets

    Introduce Poetry Project

     Practice Poetry selection test "Outside in the Weather"

    Vocabulary quiz and quiz on applying poetry terms

    quiz on Sentences

    Continue working on Mini Poetry Project


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    April 14-16

    FIGURE IT OUT

    Essential Question:  How do strategies for solving math problems compare with strategies for solving mysteries?  How can we solve mysteries, riddles, nonsense poems, and math problems?

    Story:  No stories/poems to read this week.

    Grammar Focus:  Kinds of sentences- simple, compound, sentence purpose.

    Standards:  RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.  RI.6.4  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text , including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.  SL.6.4  Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.  L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

     Library- Students search for other poetry examples  from the library- projects due tomorrow!

    Test Corrections from Friday

     Projects due at the end of class today! 

    Students finish class projects and decorate the cover of their project.

    Early Release changed to full day

    Poetry Slam all day in the library!

    All students will be required to read one poem at the poetry slam.

     Vacation

    Holiday 


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    April 22-25

    WINGING IT

    Essential Question:  How do literature and informational text reveal why people dream of flying?  Read about the science and history of flight.

    Reading Focus:  Test Prep:  Reading Literary and Nonfiction Texts

    Grammar Focus:  Complements- direct objects and indirect objects, subject complements, predicate nominative, predicate adjectives.

    Standards:  RL.6.2  Determine a theme 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 judgements.  RI.6.6 Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.  RI.6.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.  W.6.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.  SL.6.5 Include multimedia components to visual displays in presentations to clarify information.  L.6.1  Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

     VACATION

     No library this week!

    Test corrections from last week.

    Vocabulary and testing skill building powerpoint

    Lesson on Direct and Indirect Objects

    Work on class sets

    Lesson on Predicate Nominatives and Adjectives

    Read the reading selection:  

    Warm up on predicate nominatives and adjectives

    work on class set

    read the reading selection:

     Test on the following:  Test Prep Vocabulary,  Predicate Nominatives and Adjectives,

    Reading selection test.

    Test corrections if time permits.


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