Grade 6 — Literature and Language Arts

Posted on November 19, 2019

Upcoming assignments:

  1. WW quiz Thursday (no class Friday)
  2. Grammar test Thursday (Nouns)
  3. Cultural Project

11/19 —

WW quiz Thursday due to no class Friday

Grammar test on ch. 2 — Nouns on Thursday!

Cultural Project (directions in notebooks) due Friday!

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11/13 —

Talk to parents/grandparents about a myth, legend, or tall tale from your own culture! Be ready to research tomorrow!

11/12 —

WW pages 35-39 — quiz Friday!

11/6 —

Grammar — textbook page 37 — P&A & wrkbk pages 31 & 32

Literature test tomorrow!

Study guide:

“Walrus & Carpenter” —

  1. vocab: poetry, narrative poem, stanza, rhyme scheme, syllable scheme, & iambic pentameter
  2. the author (Lewis Carol — no facts!)
  3. Rhyme scheme (ABCBDB) & syllable scheme (868686) of the first stanza
  4. Iambic pentameter of the 1st line of the poem (“The sun was shining on the sea;”)
  5. Literary elements of the story (plot points, conflict, characters, & setting)

“Prince & Pauper” —

  1. Story vocab:  successor, pauper, affliction, sane, recollection, impostor
  2. Author (Mark Twain) & 1 fact
  3. Conflicts (done & checked today in class!)
  4. Plot diagram (done & checked today in class!)
  5. Evidence-based short answer questions (working on since last week — everyone got a copy of these!)

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11/5 —

WW pages 31-34 — hand in for a quiz grade!

Verb tests went home today to be signed!

Literature test Thursday!

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10/28 —

WW pages 27-29 — CW –> HW

HW = Grammar textbook page 113 — P&A, Part A

Grammar test (Verb part II) Wednesday!

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10/21 —

WW pages 23-25

No LA HW 🙂

WW quiz Thursday — no school Friday!

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10/17 —

WW quiz tomorrow!

Finish self-edit/self-revision on descriptive story!

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10/15 —

WW pages 19-21 — quiz Friday!

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10/8 —

Grammar & Literature tests went home today to be signed & returned by Friday.

WW quiz Friday on the words on page 15

Grammar test next Tuesday

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10/7 —

WW quiz Friday — words on page 15

CW = wordwise pages 13-17 — finish for HW

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9/30 —

WW quiz on dictionary skills — Wednesday, 10/2

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9/24 —

Lit test tomorrow!

Plot diagram answers:

  • Exposition: “And this was the way life was forever on the planet, and this was the school room of the children of the rocket men and women who had come to a raining world to set up civilization and live out their lives.”
  • Rising Action: “They surged about her, caught her up, and bore her, protesting, and then pleading, and then crying, back into a tunnel, a room, a closet, where they slammed and locked the door.”
  • Climax: “They ran for an hour and did not stop running. And then – In the midst of their running, one of the girls wailed. Everyone stopped. The girl, standing in the open, held out her hand In the center of it, cupped and huge, was a single raindrop.”
  • Falling Action: “What?” “She’s still in the closet where we locked her.” “Margot.” Then one of the girls gave a little cry. “Margot!”
  • Resolution: “They unlocked the door, even more slowly, and let Margot out.”

9/23 —

Grammar review — textbook pages 30 & 31 (CW)

Grammar test Tuesday

Literature test Wednesday — short answer questions that will be on the test were sent home today!

Work on Greek/Latin Root project at home!

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9/19 —

CW = Grammar workbook pages 22, 25, & 26 (SC & DO/IO)

Grammar test Tuesday

Literature test Wednesday

Work on Greek/Latin Root project at home!

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9/18 —

Finish Literature chart for articles pertaining to “All Summer in a Day” (CW)

Greek/Latin Root project research was started today in class — continue with it at home!

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9/17 —

CW = Grammar workbook pages 19 & 20

Information about Greek/Latin Root project went home today!

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9/16 —

HW = Grammar textbook page 20 — P&A/Part A #1-10 (no class time to work on!)

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9/12 —

CW = Grammar textbook page 15 (P&A part A) & workbook pages 13 & 14 –> Finish for HW!

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9/11 —

No class today due to half day.

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9/9 —

Scantron testing today! (Math)

Reading Scantron tomorrow & LA Scantron on Thursday

“I Can’t Imagine Life Without…” due Tuesday

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9/5 —

“I Can’t Imagine Life Without…” due Tuesday

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9/3 —

WW quiz Thursday

Classwork — to be finished for HW —

-WW page 4 — write the context clue used for questions we circled in class

-Grammar textbook P&A (part A) #1-10 — page 9 (0dds) & page 11 (evens)

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8/29 —

No class tomorrow (half day) 🙂 Have a great long weekend!

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8/28 —

See above for all assignments due Friday & WW quiz next Thursday.

No new hw today! 🙂

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8/27 —

See above for all assignments due on Friday.

Classwork (finish for HW): WW — define debris, knoll, & cunning and write a sentence for each using the context clues define, restate, or example (use each once) to show the meaning of the word in the sentence.

WW quiz on context clues next Thursday, 9/5

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8/26 –

WELCOME BACK!

Cover grammar textbook by Friday (book sock is fine!)

Workbooks are not in yet, but once they are, they will need to be covered in clear contact paper.

The final  day to hand in Summer Reading packets is this Friday.

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