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 (unless it is a short week).  Students will then quiz on these words at the end of the week. Students should be completing 3 homeworks (from the Tic Tac Toe Vocabulary grid) 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.

    Students should always ALWAYS be studying for my class on Thursdays.

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    April 13-17

    FIGURE IT OUT

    Essential Question:  How can we synthesize prior knowledge with review information to master standards RL 1-5?

    Standards:  

    • I can use evidence from the text to support my analysis of what the text says and inferences I make RL 1.1

    • I can determine the theme and explain how it is portrayed through details RL 2.1

    • I can summarize a text and leave out my personal opinion RL 2.2

    • I can describe how a story&s plot unfolds using a series of episodes RL 3.1

    • I can explain how the characters respond or change as the plot advances RL 3.2

    • I can determine the figurative and literal meaning of words and phrases based on how they are used in a text RL 4.1

    • I can analyze the impact of specific word choice on the meaning and tone of the passage RL 4.2

    • I can explain how a particular chapter*scene (ts into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot RL 5.1


    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Vocabulary Madness Monday:  Teacher will present the academic vocabulary for RL Standards 1-5.  Students will copy the vocabulary while parroting the teacher.  
    Teacher will present the STARS reading strategy which will be used for the remainder of the year.  S-Start by reading the ?s and underline key words.  T-Then read the passage and mark important details.  A-Again read the ?s and mark out wrong answers.  R-Review the text and look for clues.  S-Select the best answer based on the text.

    Students will begin a Vocabulary TTT activity.  Closure:  Teacher will review the terms using clickers or paddles with dry erase markers.

    *Some students will be finishing their practice EOGs.

    Totally True Tuesdays:  Moved to Wednesday for the substitute while teachers are at district PD.  Nonfiction passage drill and practice using test taking strategies:  RUNS or STARS Selection:  Luck Favors the Prepared (selection about accidental discoveries) AND “The Migration of the Grey Squirrels” passage.  

    Wacky Games WednesdaysadMoved to Tuesday since teacher is out Wednesday)  Games to review skills- “Figurative Language You Know” Game, “Inference Task Cards,” “Theme Task Cards,”  “Main Idea Task Cards”

    Throwback Thursday (Review of previously taught skills.)  

    Play Jeopardy Game  (See link below)

    AND Language Knockout Game

    Language Knockout Teacher Instructions

    Language Knockout PowerPoint Game

     Final Chance Friday-Assessment from “It’s a W.R.A.P.” packet and vocabulary quiz on academic vocabulary RL 1-5 Selection title:  “The New Girl”  Students will be tracking their progress as they go each week.  


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    April 20-24

    FIGURE IT OUT

    Essential Question:   How can we synthesize prior knowledge with review information to master standards RL 6-10?

    Standards:  

    • I can explain how an author develops the point of view of a narrator or text's characters RL 6.1
    • I can compare and contrast the experience of reading a text to viewing or listening to the same text RL 7.1
    • I can compare and contrast texts of di0erent forms on their treatment of the same topic RL 9.1
    • I can read and comprehend literature at the sixth grade level RL 10.1

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Substitute Today:  ELA Teachers out for district PD.  Vocabulary Madness Monday:  Teacher will present the academic vocabulary for RL Standards 6-10.  Students will copy the vocabulary while parroting the teacher.  

    Students will complete all 3 Vocabulary TTT activities.

    Closure (optional):  Teacher will review the terms using clickers or paddles with dry erase markers.

    Totally True Tuesdays:  Nonfiction passage drill and practice using test taking strategies:  RUNS or STARS Selection:  “April Fool’s Day”  from “Close Read, Comprehension Passages with Text Dependent Complex Questions”   Then complete the “True News Vs. April Fool’s Prank” Activity Sheets

    Wacky Games Wednesday:  Games to review skills- Comma Invasion Game Teacher Instructions

    Comma Invasion Game- PowerPoint

    *If time permits, work on “Reading & Responding:  Interpreting Language & much more with text messages!”

    Throwback Thursday (Review of previously taught skills.)  “Cause and Effect Task Cards,”  “Reading Strategy Task Cards,” “Figurative Language Station Activities”

    Final Chance Friday-Assessment from “It’s a W.R.A.P.” packet and vocabulary quiz on academic vocabulary RL 6-10  Selection title:  “The Ball Game”


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    April 27-May 1

    FIGURE IT OUT

    Essential Question:  How can we synthesize prior knowledge with review information to master standards RI 1-5?

    Standards:  

    • I can use evidence from the text to support my analysis of what the text says and inferences I make RI 1.1
    • I can determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details RI 2.1
    • I can summarize informational text while leaving out my personal opinion RI 2.2
    • I can analyze how an individual, event, or idea is introduced and elaborated upon in informational text RI 3.1
    • I can determine the figurative, connotative, or technical meaning of words or phrases in a Grade 6 text RI 4.1
    • I can analyze how a sentence*chapter fits into the structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas RI 5.1
    • I can determine the author's point of view and explain how it is conveyed through the text RI 6.1

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Vocabulary Madness Monday:  Teacher will present the academic vocabulary for RI Standards 1-5.  Students will copy the vocabulary while parroting the teacher.  

    Students will begin a Vocabulary TTT activity.  Closure:  Teacher will review the terms using clickers or paddles with dry erase markers.

    Totally True Tuesdays:  Nonfiction passage drill and practice using test taking strategies:  RUNS or STARS Selection:  “MH370, The Missing Plane” RI 1-7

    and

    “Biography- Hans Christian Anderson” from “Close Read, Comprehension Passages with Text Dependent Complex Questions”

    Wacky Games Wednesday:  Games to review skills- Grammar Fail Game Teacher Instructions

    Grammar Fail Game

     Throwback Thursday (Review of previously taught skills.)  Task Cards:  “Informational Text Reading Skills Task Cards”  “Informational Text Structures” Task cards, “Nonfiction Skills Stations” task cards.

    Final Chance Friday-Assessment from “It’s a W.R.A.P.” packet and vocabulary quiz on academic vocabulary RI 1-5 Selection title:  “The West Indian Manatee”


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    May 4-8

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    Essential Question:  How can we synthesize prior knowledge with review information to master standards RI 6-10?

    Standards:  

    • I can determine the author's point of view and explain how it is conveyed through the text RI 6.1
    • I can utilize media or graphics to develop a coherent understanding of a topic 7.1
    • I can trace and evaluate the argument and claims in a text RI 8.1
    • I can identify claims that are supported with reasons and those that are not RI 8.2
    • I can compare and contrast two authors' presentation of the same event or topic RI 9.1
    • I can read and comprehend informational text appropriate for sixth grade 10.1

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Vocabulary Madness Monday:  Teacher will present the academic vocabulary for RI Standards 6-10.  Students will copy the vocabulary while parroting the teacher.  

    Students will begin a Vocabulary TTT activity.  Closure:  Teacher will review the terms using clickers or paddles with dry erase markers.

     Totally True Tuesdays:  Nonfiction passage drill and practice using test taking strategies:  RUNS or STARS Selection:  “Biography- Leonardo da Vinci” Selection from “Common Core Close Read and Comprehension Passages w/Complex Questions”

    Wacky Games Wednesday:  Games to review skills- Catch That Word Game Teacher Instructions

    Catch That Word Game

    Throwback Thursday (Review of previously taught skills.)  “Pronoun Practice Task Cards,” “Adjectives Task Cards Grammar Practice,” “Context Clues Task Cards”

    Final Chance Friday-Assessment from “It’s a W.R.A.P.” packet and vocabulary quiz on academic vocabulary RI 6-10 Selection title:  “All Year Round Schools”


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    May 11-15

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    Essential Question:  How can we synthesize prior knowledge with review information to master standards L1-3?

    Standards:  

    • I can use pronouns in the proper case L 1.a
    • I can use intensive pronouns L 1b
    • I can correct inappropriate shi3s in pronoun number and personL 1c
    • I can correct vague pronouns L1d
    • I can recognize variations of standard English in writing and correct those areas L 1e
    • I can use punctuation to set o0 nonrestrictive elements L 2a
    • I can spell correctly L2b
    • I can vary sentence patterns for interest and style L3a
    • I can maintain consistency in style and tone while writing and speaking L3b

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Vocabulary Madness Monday:  Teacher will present the academic vocabulary for Language Standards 1-3.  Students will copy the vocabulary while parroting the teacher.  

    Students will begin a Vocabulary TTT activity.  Closure:  Teacher will review the terms using clickers or paddles with dry erase markers.

    Totally True Tuesdays:  Nonfiction passage drill and practice using test taking strategies:  RUNS or STARS Selection:  “The RMS Titanic” from “Close Read, Comprehension Passages with Text Dependent Complex Questions”

    Wacky Games Wednesday:  Games to review skills- Homophone Shootout Game Teacher Instructions

    Homophone Shootout Game PowerPoint

    Throwback Thursday (Review of previously taught skills.)  “Revising and Editing Task Cards,” “Verb Task Cards”  

    Final Chance Friday-Assessment from “It’s a W.R.A.P.” packet and vocabulary quiz on academic vocabulary Language 1-5  Selection title:  “Moving”


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    May 18-22

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    Essential Question:  How can we synthesize prior knowledge with review information to master standards L4-6?

    Standards: 

    • I can use context clues to figure out word meanings L4a

    • I can use common Greek and Latin affixes and roots to figure out word meanings L4b

    • I can use reference materials to determine pronunciation, meaning, or part of speech of a word L4c

    • I can verify what I think a word means by looking it up L 4d

    • I can interpret figures of speech in context L 5a

    • I can use the relationships between words to better understand each word’s meaning L 5b

    • I can distinguish among connotations and denotations of words L 5c

    • I can use vocabulary appropriate to sixth grade topics L 6.1

    • I can use resources to determine the meaning a word or phrase important for comprehension and/or expression L 6.2


    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

     

    Vocabulary Madness Monday:  Teacher will present the academic vocabulary for Language Standards 4-6.  Students will copy the vocabulary while parroting the teacher.  

    Students will begin a Vocabulary TTT activity.  Closure:  Teacher will review the terms using clickers or paddles with dry erase markers.

     Totally True Tuesdays:  Nonfiction passage drill and practice using test taking strategies:  RUNS or STARS Selection:  “Civil War Stories” from It’s a W.R.A.P. and “Recycling Pros and Cons” Selection from “Close Read, Comprehension Passages with text Dependent Complex Questions” packet

    Wacky Games Wednesday:  Games to review skills-  Noun Explorer Game

    Identifying Author's Purpose Jeopardy Game

    Throwback Thursday (Review of previously taught skills.)  “Sentence Task Cards,” finish “Reading & Responding Interpreting Language & Much More with text messages!” task cards

    NCFE SS Test Online Today!

    Final Chance Friday-Assessment from “It’s a W.R.A.P.” packet and vocabulary quiz on academic vocabulary Language 4-6  Selection title:  “Summer Dream”


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    May 26-29

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    Essential Question: How can we synthesize prior knowledge with review information to master the NC 6th Grade Reading EOG? 

    Standards:  Miscellaneous review

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Holiday! No School

    Totally True Tuesdays:  Nonfiction passage drill and practice using test taking strategies:  RUNS or STARS Selection:  Nonfiction passage “Totally Awesome Items” from “Close Read, Comprehension Passages with Text Dependent Complex Questions”

    Vocabulary Madness Monday (done today since Monday is a holiday):  Review of Previously Taught vocabulary by playing board games created at the end of Semester1.

    Wacky Games Wednesday:  Games to review skills-  Testing Vocabulary Bingo

    Throwback Thursday (Review of previously taught skills.)  Poetry Selection “Woodman Spare that Tree” from “Close Read, Comprehension Passages with Text Dependent Complex Questions”

    Final Chance Friday-  Main Idea Bingo Game

    PowerPoint Review on Test Taking Strategies and preparing for the test.


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    June 1-5

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    Essential Question:  How can we synthesize prior knowledge with review information to master the NC 6th Grade Reading EOG?

    Standards:  Miscellaneous Review

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    NCFE Science Test Today!

    Vocabulary Madness Monday:  Continue Playing Student-created board games

    Who Wants to be a Millionaire EOG Review Game

    Students begin working on “Together We Soared” project.  

    Step 1:  You  will secretly draw the name of a classmate.  You will create a “Together, We Soared Award” for that classmate.  (Only you and I should know who you are making your award for!)

    Step 2:  You will complete a Brainstorming paper.  This will help you to create a meaningful aware to give your classmate!

    EOG Reading TODAY!!  After testing is completely over today, students will continue working on their “Together, We Soared Award”

    EOG Math Today!

    Step 3 of project:  Write a rough draft of the award you plan to give your classmate on the rough draft paper.  Write one full paragraph.

    -The introduction sentence names the recipient and the award.  (It is already provided; you just need to fill in the blanks with your classmate’s name and the name of award.)

    -Write at least three supporting sentences, explaining why your classmate deserves this award.

    -Write a conclusion sentence.

    Step 4:  Bring it to me to review and approve.

    EOG Makeups

    Step 5:  Create an award for your classmate!

    Step 6:  Present awards in a class awards ceremony!

    -Each student will present the Together, We Soared Award that they created to the classmate they secretly drew.  By the end of our awards ceremony, each student will have given an award to a classmate and also will have received an award

    EOG Makeups

    Step 7:  After our awards ceremony, everyone will get to ADD to each classmate’s award with a “Shower” of compliments!  We will create compliment clouds to attach to the kite awards!


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    June 8-10

    WINGING IT

    Essential Question:  How can I use selfless motivation and positive thoughts to give a classmate a “Together, We Soared Award?”  

    Standards:  Miscellaneous Review

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Continue working on and finish “Together, We Soared Awards”

    Present all “Together, We Soared Awards”

    Finish presenting aswards and play review games

    LAST DAY OF SCHOOL MOVED TO THURSDAY!

    Teacher Workday 


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