Weekly Agenda
Here is the link to our 6th grade Newsletter.



April 23rd-

April 27th


W.6.4 Produce clear...writing in which the development…(is) appropriate to task and purpose...                   

Monday

“Plastic Bags: Convenient and Cruel”

Edit sloppy copy

Here is the link for this class work.

Tuesday

Argument writing: Summative assessment

Create a fancy final draft

(Bring COLLECTIONS textbook this week!)

Wednesday

The Prince and the Pauper, a short story by Mark Twain

Thursday

The Prince and the Pauper, a drama

Friday

The Prince and the Pauper, a graphic novel

Last week

Charlotte Doyle ship picture write


Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, notebook paper, pencil (must have daily)

Highlighters, colored, pens/pencils (optional)



April 16th-

April 20th


W.6.4 Produce clear...writing in which the development…(is) appropriate to task and purpose...                   

Monday

“Plastic Bags: Convenient and Cruel”

Here is the link for this week’s class work.

Tuesday

Argument writing: Summative assessment

Graphic organizer, steps 1-3

Wednesday

Argument writing: Summative assessment

Steps 4 & 5; begin essay

Thursday

Argument writing: Summative assessment

Friday

Creative Writing

Last week

Charlotte Doyle ship picture write

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, notebook paper, pencil (must have daily)

Highlighters, colored, pens/pencils (optional)



April 9th- April 13th

W.6.4 Produce clear...writing in which the development…(is) appropriate to task and purpose...                   

Monday

“Moby Duck” Close Reader (37-42)

Tuesday

Questions #1 - #8 & short response (47)

Wednesday

Type final copy of essay (student choice)

Thursday

Nearpod Debate: Hard at Work, Animals of Hollywood

Friday

Charlotte Doyle ship picture write



Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, notebook paper, pencil (must have daily)

Highlighters, colored, pens/pencils (optional)



April 2nd- April 6th

W.6.4 Produce clear...writing in which the development…(is) appropriate to task and purpose...                   

Monday

“YouTube Made Me Do It” Scope article, April 2018

Scope code: purplerain87

Tuesday

They say/I say argument writing (handout provided)

Wednesday

“There Will Come Soft Rains”, a short story

Close Reader notes, questions, annotations

Thursday

Short response/RACE paragraph

Friday

“The Emperor’s New Clothes,” a Scope drama



Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, notebook paper, pencil (must have daily)

Highlighters, colored, pens/pencils (optional)



March 19th to 23rd

W.6.4 Produce clear...writing in which the development…(is) appropriate to task and purpose...                   

Monday

“Medusa’s Head,” a short story/Close Reader (101-112)

Tuesday

Close Reader notes, questions, annotations

Wednesday

“Medusa’s Head” RACE response

Nearpod, apostrophe review

Thursday

Apostrophe Quiz

“Medusa,” a poem/Close Reader (113-114)

Friday

Spring Break until April 2nd


Link for this week!

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, notebook paper, pencil (must have daily)

Highlighters, colored, pens/pencils (optional)



March 12th to 16th

W.6.4 Produce clear...writing in which the development…(is) appropriate to task and purpose...                   

Monday

Argument Writing: Graphic organizers

Tuesday

Argument Writing: Scope articles

Wednesday

Class Debates

Thursday

Apostrophes

Up for Debate: Bug Bites

Friday

Roll a Story


Link for this week!

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, notebook paper, pencil (must have daily)

Highlighters, colored, pens/pencils (optional)


March 5th to 9th

W.6.4 Produce clear...writing in which the development…(is) appropriate to task and purpose...                   

Monday

Task & Purpose: Introduction

Tuesday

Task & Purpose: Think, Pair, Share

Wednesday

Task & Purpose: Quiz

Thursday

Intensive Pronoun Quiz on Nearpod

“Finders Keepers” Argument writing; They say/I say

Friday

Fun Friday!


Here is a link for this week’s lessons!

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, notebook paper, pencil (must have daily)

Highlighters, colored, pens/pencils (optional)


February 26th to

March 2nd

W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.                              

Monday

Argument Writing: “Would You Ban Texting and Walking?”

Tuesday

Graphic Organizer: “Would You Ban Texting and Walking?”

Wednesday

They say/I say paragraphs:

“Would You Ban Texting and Walking?”

Thursday

Up for Debate: Time for Change?

Friday

Fun Friday: Dr. Suess Day!


Here is a link for this week’s lessons!

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, notebook paper, pencil (must have daily)

Highlighters, colored, pens/pencils (optional)



February 20th -

February 23rd

W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.                              

Monday

No School

Tuesday

Argument Writing (introduction)

W.6.1A Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

Wednesday

“Should Eddie Buy These Sneakers?”

Argument Writing (handout provided)

Thursday

They say/I say Argument Writing template

Friday

Friday Fun Write!

Here is a link for this week’s class work.

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, notebook paper, pencil (must have daily)

Highlighters, colored, pens/pencils (optional)


February 12th -

February 16th

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.                                         

Monday

Final copy of Bike Trails informative essay

Performance assessment & graphic organizer

Tuesday

Could you Become a Mean Meme? Scope article

Wednesday

Valentine’s Day Roll-a-Story

Thursday

Close Reader, “The Pod”

Friday

Friday Fun Write!

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, notebook paper, pencil (must have daily)

Highlighters, colored, pens/pencils (optional)



February 5th to 9th: Bike Trails Informative Essay, graphic organizer & rough draft. 

January 29th to February 2nd

January 21, 2018 to January 26, 2018

Animal Intelligence

“Each species, however inconspicuous and humble,...is a masterpiece.” -Edward O. Wilson

Monday

No School for Students

Tuesday

Q3, Week 1: New bell work & Language Arts packets

Self-Evaluation: Writing  interesting & complete sentences

Materials provided in class

Wednesday

Practice: Writing interesting, varied, and complete sentences

Materials provided in class

Thursday

Collections textbook, “Yeh-Shen” (335-340)

Friday

Poetry, “I’m Not Cinderella”

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil


January 8, 2018 to January 12, 2018

Decisions That Matter

“Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.” E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Monday

Q2, week 8 Language Arts Review

ISAT practice: Editing

Tuesday

ISAT practice:  Editing

Wednesday

Sentence Spotlight

“Could This Dragon Save Your Life?” RACE assessment

Thursday

Informative essay practice

Friday

“Beware the Thunder” drama

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil



January 1, 2018 to January 5, 2018

Decisions That Matter

“We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice.” -S. Rinpoche

Monday

Winter Break until January 3, 2018

Tuesday

No school

Wednesday

Constructed Response Practice (with a peer)

Thursday

Scope article, “The Great Bird Poop Disaster”

Citation Practice (on your own)

Friday

Winter Roll-a-Story

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil



December 18th  to December 19th

Decisions That Matter

“We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice.” -S. Rinpoche

Monday

Holiday Roll-a-Story

Tuesday

Holiday Roll-a-Story

Wednesday

Winter Break until January 3, 2018

Thursday


Friday


Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil



December 11th  to December 15th

Decisions That Matter

“We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice.” -S. Rinpoche

Monday

Q2/Week 6

Pronoun Review

Tuesday

Pronoun Post-test

“Should Fidget Spinners be Allowed in School?”

(citing text evidence)

Wednesday

The Gift of the Magi, readers theater

Thursday

The Gift of the Magi, illustrating irony

Friday

“Walking by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost Link for 12/15

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil



December 4th  to December 8th

Decisions That Matter

“We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice.” -S. Rinpoche

Monday

Q2/Week 5: Pronoun Practice handouts given in class

Close Reader “Wilma Mankiller; Community Hero”  short response

Tuesday

Scope “Grammar Talks to the Dogs” there, they’re, their

Wednesday

Scope “The History of Dogs” citing text evidence

Thursday

Scope “How Dogs Became Pets” citing text evidence

Friday

Friday Fun Write! Fabulous first lines

Close Reader “The Light-ah-the Light!” a poem

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil



November 27th to December 1st

Decisions That Matter

“We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice.” -S. Rinpoche

Monday

Language practice, Q2/Week 4

Block Assessment: Literacy

Tuesday

Block Assessment: Literacy

Wednesday

“Community Hero: Chief Wilma Mankiller” Close Reader (87-90)

Thursday

“Everyday is a New Day” Close Reader (91-96)

Friday

Short Response: Compare/contrast two texts & cite text evidence

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil


November 13th to 17th

Decisions That Matter

“We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice.” -S. Rinpoche

Monday

Bellwork/Practice Quarter 2, week 3

Pronoun Practice

Tuesday

Roll-a-Story: Turkey Edition rough draft

Wednesday

Final copy of story

Thursday

Practice & Present creative writing stories

Friday

Poetry: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Picture Write: Decisions...decisions!

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil

No school next week!




November 6th to 10th

Decisions That Matter

“We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice.” -S. Rinpoche

Monday

Bellwork/Practice Quarter 2, week 2

Q2 Pronoun Pre-test

Introduction paragraph: Thesis

Tuesday

Introduction paragraph: Hook

Wednesday

Intro paragraph writing: Decisions That Matter

Thursday

Practice/Present intro paragraphs

Friday

Poetry: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Picture Write: Decisions...decisions!

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil



October 3oth to November 3rd

End of Facing Fear Unit

Monday

Roll-a-Story: Spooky! Rough Draft

Tuesday

Final copy

Wednesday

“The Spider Curse” Scope reader’s theater

Thursday

No School for Students

Friday

No School

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil





October 23-27

Bell Work/End of Quarter 1 Language Review

Writing Narratives

Monday

Narrative Writing

Tuesday

Bell Work/End of Q1 Language Review

Type narrative

Wednesday

WEAR ORANGE FOR ANTI-BULLYING!

Bell Work/End of Quarter 1 Language Review

Narratives- Type into Google Classroom


Thursday

End of Quarter Vocabulary Quiz; Present Narratives

Friday

No School for Students

Bring to class:

Writer’s Notebook, pencil


End of Q1!



October 16th to 20th

Facing Fear

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


Monday

Bell Work/Practice Week 8

Writing an Introduction Paragraph

Tuesday

Introduction paragraph practice

Wednesday

“Face Your Fears & Scare the Phobia Out of Your Brain”

Thursday

Short Response & “Wired for Fear” video

Friday

“Road Not Taken,” by Robert Frost

This week you will need:

Writing Notebook, Collections textbook, pencil



October 8 -13

 

IWA, step three



Sept.25th to Sept. 28th

Writing Unit:

Idaho Writing Assessment

Monday

Everyday: Bell Work & Practice (Week 5)

(Link for the IWA steps) IWA Step One

Tuesday

IWA Step One

Wednesday

IWA Step Two: Hurricanes & Tornadoes

Thursday

IWA Step Two

Friday

Creative Writing Rogue Waves & Tsunamis

Another Tsunami video

Bring to class everyday:


Writing Notebook, pencil, & book to read


Last week’s “Facing Fear” short response assessment






Sept.18 - Sept. 22

Writing “Boot Camp”

I can use proper English when I write and speak.

Monday

Everyday: Bell Work & Practice (Week 4)

Alphabetization

I can use reference material to look up words I do not know.

Tuesday

Parts of Speech

Essential Question: Why do the rules of language matter?

Wednesday

“Face Your Fears: Choking Under Pressure is Every Athlete’s Worst Nightmare,” Close Reader (9 - 12)

Close Reader is kept in the classroom.

I can cite explicitly from the text.

Thursday

Short Response: What is the main idea of this article?

Friday

“Smart”, by Shel Silverstein

Vocabulary Quiz

Picture Write: Animal Athletes

Bring to class everyday:


Writing Notebook & Pencil


Link for this week!