The composition notebook will need to be in class EVERY day. We glue the notes and other items in the notebook so we DO NOT lose them. :) We are also writing notes in here that will need to be used to study.
**Points can be earned back for the RI6.2 and RI6.5 assessment an informational text about the Black Death was handed out in class on 12/14 to those interested in earning back points. The students are to annotate carefully and then write a summary about it. The summary must include the main idea and key details. The paragraph must include the introduction sentence and conclusion as well as grammar rules. This must be handed on Tuesday, 12/19 and no later.
****NEW ASSIGNMENT - Kids are expected to be reading 20-30 minutes each day. I will be randomly selecting each student's name - one student each day will be sharing what his/her book is about. They will communicate with the class for 2-3 minutes about the book they are currently reading. If they just finished a book, then they will tell about that book. Students must have the book he/she is reading with he/she in class. :) This will go in as a QUIZ grade.
Students have a purple homework folder for Language Arts. The folder is for carrying their paper on the side with the white flap and transporting the class book on the purple side. If there is no chapter asigned please make sure your Orca student is reading something. :)
This week we are working on an ESSAY - ALL students were given a refresher on annotation. We looked at a model essay as well as rubrics and how an essay is scored. Students have begun to research and will be doing this in the different classes as we are in different areas in each class. **Students will start writing as early as tomorrow, we will be going through this process together as a class grade. Most classes will finish on Tuesday.
**Our main focus right now is main idea and summary as well as always focusing on vocabulary. We are reading non-fiction in order to build our background for the next text we will be reading.
***Please remind your student to come in and make work up if they are out of class sick or for any reason. These assignments MUST be made up.