Monday, November 23, 2015

This Week

We will finish the novel this week before the break.  Please make sure that everyone has completed the novel and pages 40-47 in their notebooks.  I will grade these pages after break. 

We will have a final test tomorrow!

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your break!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This Week

We are working Hatchet Chapters 9-15.  Students will have a test on these chapters Friday.

Copy of Novel:  (I just "googled" Hatchet ebook)

Students are working in groups and analyzing theme, setting, conflicts, the main character's emotions, and symbolism. 

Test on Chapters 9-15

Homework Thursday Night:  Read and fill out Characterization Chart.  New and Old Brian.

Notebook Check
Pg 40 Cornell Notes
pg 41 Characterization
pg 42 Survival tips and Quotes
pg 43 Hatchet symbolism
pg 44 Themes of Hatchet
pg 45 Where in the World is your Character/setting
pg 46 Character Emotions
pg 47 Types of conflict

Monday, November 9, 2015

This Week

We are reading Chapters 5-9 this week in Hatchet.

Please make sure students are reading each night at home and they are filling out their reading logs. 

Students should also make sure their Table of Contents sheet is filled out.  They will received new ones today.

Page 31 Rough Draft
Page 32  LOSH Characterization
Page 33  Superstitions
Page 34  LOSH Questions
Page 35  Plot Chart
Page 36  Venn Diagram
Page 37  Conflict Chart for Hatchet Chapters 1-4
Page 38  Letter to Mom
Page 39 Hatchet Test

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

This week

We have started our new unit on survival.  Students will be looking at a variety of literature that focuses on how acts of courage contribute to one's personal survival or the survival of others. 

This week we are starting "Hatchet."  We are looking at conflict and characterization.  Monday we talked about skills that are needed for survival.

Monday, October 26, 2015

This Week

We are finishing our 11 sentence paragraph today and then we will start reading "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."  Hopefully, we will be able to watch the cartoon version on Friday.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

This week

Students have been working on make up work and turning in any assignments that have not been graded.

I gave everyone a progress report, a letter to parents and a notebook check to complete with parents. Hopefully, this helped with any questions about missing assignments or grades that need to be made up.

We read the Drive-In Movies this week and we are now working on a heirloom paper.  Friday they will write an 11 sentence paragraph and we will also discuss theme.


Friday, October 16, 2015

This Weekend

Students can work on an missing work or zeros/low grades.  I need all progress reports, notebook check and reminders back by Monday.

Don't forget to read over the weekend to catch up on your 30 book challenge.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

This Week

This week we read "Becky and the Wheels and Brakes Boys."  Students looked at characterization, plot and theme.  I was not able to find the story online but they can use the literature book online and read the story.  I also have paper copies of the story for students that ask for it. 

-They will have a test on the story tomorrow. 

-They received:
 a progress report today that needs to be signed and returned.
-a reminder list that needs to be signed and returned.
-a notebook check paper that needs to completed with a parent and signed and returned.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

This Week :)

We are finishing a test from last week and we will start reading

"The All American Slurp":

Monday, September 21, 2015

September 21st-25th

We finished discussing "Arachne" and students will have a test on the story tomorrow.  See previous post for the a copy of the story.

Homework:  Students need answer the question, What is symbolism? on page 11 in their notebooks.  They must also write about their most memorable birthday whether it is really good or really bad. 
Students received a new reading log today.  They must be reading every night, writing a summary and getting a signature. 

Students will take the test and then we will begin a new story called "Eleven." 

We will finish reading "Eleven" and answer questions 2 & 3 on page 12 in their notebooks.  We will continue to discuss Characterization, Plot, Theme, Point of View and Symbolism. 

Students are finishing plot, conflict and point of view.  Friday they will focus on figurative language, theme and sensory language.

Point of View Video

"Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros

Monday, September 14, 2015

This Week

We are starting Mythology this week.  Students will be reading "Arachne." We will focus on citing textual evidence, how culture shapes identity, elements of a story, characteristics of folklore, and characteristics of myths. 
The Story "Arachne"

Students have an interactive notebook for my class.  So far we have the first 10 pages completed.  Please look in their notebook and see if they have these completed and stapled in.  (tape is an option as well) We spend a few minutes everyday organizing their spiral notebook.  There should be a table of contents in the front of every one's notebook. 

Page 1: Folklore Identification Sheet
Page 2:  Reading Survey
Page 3:  Summer Essay
Page 4:  Group Work on Folktales
Page 5:  He Lion Questions
Page 6:  Show me the Evidence
Page 7:  Cite the Evidence
Page 8:  He Lion Test
Page 9:  Cornell Notes
Page 10:  Graphic Organizer for Myths and Cause and Effect

Book Challenge Section in their Binder:
Students also have a 30 Book Challenge this year.  They should be reading every night at home. They must also keep up with a reading log.  So far students should have completed a Folklore, Fantasy and Free choice.  They may be working on one of these.  Please check that they are completing this.

Extra Credit:
Write a letter to the teacher stating that you have looked at your child's notebook, read the website and reviewed the Book Challenge and novels or books read so far. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September 7-11th

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their extended weekend!
 This week we will finish "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit."  Students will have an open book test tomorrow on the story and we will begin our next story "Arachne," a Greek myth. 
Reading Notebook:  Students should have something on the first 5 pages.

Homework: Read 20-30 minutes each night and look over notes.

Monday, August 31, 2015

This Week

Today we went over the characteristics of Folk Lore and the different types. Students should be able to identify these characteristics in a story.  We will review the elements of a story before students begin group work on folktales tomorrow.  Also, ask your child about the 30 book challenge this year!! Students should be reading every night. 

Introduction to Folklore PowerPoint

Elements of a story video

Book Challenge

We are reading "He Lion Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit" (Thursday)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


I have waited until the first few days to post so that students and parents are adjusted for the new school year! The first few days have been wonderful and the students seem really happy.  So far, students have brought home a few forms to be signed and we need to collect all forms by Friday. 

The first nine weeks in my class we will be focusing on Folklore.  We will begin in Unit 6 in the literature book. Pages 760-763 describe the types of folk literature and their characteristics.

Friendly Reminder:

School Pictures are September 1st for 6th grade.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

This Week!!

We are done testing!!  However, students received final progress reports from me today.  Tomorrow students will turn in any missing work.  I must have all work by tomorrow.  Please sign the reports and send them back to school.
Ms. King