Scholastic Reading Club class online ordering code is MP69K. You can click the link to take you to the webpage.
In order to help your child be successful, students may login to clever at home: https://clever.com/in/jppss (your child’s login and password is his/her lunch number). From there he/she can go to iReady and work on customized Reading lessons. He/she may also go to typing.com to increase typing speed (LEAP testing is timed, so it is important that students are able to type quickly!)
Extra Credit (This will no longer be applicable after 4/18): Common Lit Student Login: https://www.commonlit.org/student/LNL37
LEAP Testing 6th Grade: 4/18-4/25
Please Study EVERY NIGHT until testing: LEAP 2018 Parent Night Handout and LEAP Prep Flash Cards
The next novel we will be reading is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. It is not required for you to purchase the book for your child, but it is highly recommended. You may purchase it through the Scholastic Reading Club by check (made out to Scholastic Reading Club), cash, or online (online class code: MP69K) for $9.00: https://clubs.scholastic.com/the-outsiders/9780140385724-rco-us.html?cgid=4_7#q=the%2Boutsiders&start=1
Novel Packet: The Outsiders Guided Notes
We will read and work on the novel questions, vocabulary, and charts on Wednesdays. The rest of the week will be reserved to prepare for students for LEAP testing.
Chapters 1 and 2, Literary Analysis Prep: 3/5-3/9
Chapters 3 and 4, Narrative Writing Prep: 3/12-3/16
Chapters 5 and 6, Research Simulation Prep: 3/19-3/23
Review of Everything: 3/26-3/29
Spring Break: 3/30- 4/6
LEAP Testing: 4/9-5/4
Students will be required to purchase I am Malala: Young Reader’s Edition by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick for the 2nd Nine Weeks. However, Scholastic Reading Club is currently running a sale on it for $1.00 this September. So, please bring $1.00 to class by Friday, 9/8, so we can take advantage of this awesome deal. You may send cash, check (made out to Scholastic Reading Club), or you may order online https://clubs.scholastic.com/ our class ordering code is MP69K. I sent order forms home with students on 8/31. Feel free to order any other books if you would like as well.
We will start reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle Friday, 9/8. I have a class set of the novels. You are not required to purchase this novel, but it is highly recommended so that your child may have a copy at home (any assignments not completed in class will be for homework) and for the ability to highlight and annotate on the actual book. Amazon currently has it listed for $5.59.
A Wrinkle in Time Unit Packet (This is the copy of the large in class only packet that contains all class activities and materials. Please reference this if your child is absent to make-up material he or she missed for the day.) It is a very large file, but you are welcome to print the entire thing or sections as needed for your child.
Chapter One: 9/8
“Can Your Dog Predict the Future”: 9/11
“Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto: 9/12
“Dear Future”: 9/14
Chapter 2: 9/15
“On Turning 10” Poem and Chapter 3: 9/18
Chapter 4: 9/19
“A Lonely Planet Ponders” and “A Loint of Paw”: 9/20
“Meg in Space”, “Breathing Plants: Some Botany in Your Nose”, and Chapter 5: 9/21
Fighters of the Darkness Research and “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark”: 9/22
“‘Goldilocks’ and Life on Other Planets: Just Right or A lot of Hype”, “Multiple Dimensions with Strings Attached” and Time Machine by H.G. Wells: 9/25
“Another Place, Another Time” in the Collections Textbook: 9/26 and 9/27
The Tempest Excerpt and Chapter 6: 9/29
“An Astrophysicists’s Dark Tour of the Universe” and Chapter 7: 10/2
Chapter 8 and “Conformity”: 10/3
“The Gettysburg Address”: 10/4
Chapter 9 and The Giver: Reader’s Theater Play: 10/5-10/6
10/9: Chapter 10
10/10: “Your Phone Could Ruin Your Life”
10/11: “Is Technology Killing Our Friendships” Color-coded essay writing
10/12: Chapter 11
At Home Library Literary Analysis Project due: 10/12 (it will not be accepted late)
10/13: “Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”
10/16: Essay Test
10/17-10/18: “Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”
10/19: Chapter 11
10/20: “Welcome to the Future”, “What May Happen in the Next 100 Years”, and “What Is Yet to be Is But a Guess”
10/23-10/24: “Welcome to the Future”, “What May Happen in the Next 100 Years”, and “What Is Yet to be Is But a Guess” and Chapter 12
10/25-10/27: Literary Analysis Theme Charts
Every Monday we will have a vocabulary test on 10 words from your ELA glossary. If you make front and back flashcards you will receive +10 points on the test. I will go in alphabetical order 10 at a time. Once we get through the entire glossary, there will be a major test on the entire glossary.
Homework: Due Monday, 8/21: Watch a movie and map the plot. You will be required to provide: title of the movie, set-up, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, protagonist, antagonist, flat character, round character, static character, and dynamic character.
Please come and learn about your child’s class. Open House at RMS will be Tuesday, August 29 at 6:00 PM.
Summer Reading: Summer Reading 2017-2018
Summer Reading Test and Project due date will be Tuesday, September 5.
- ELA Binder (1″ any design/color to be used for ELA only)
- Lots of loose leaf paper (several packs to get you through the whole school year I prefer college ruled lines)
- Yellow Highlighter
- Black Pen
- Blue Pen
- Red Pen
- Green Pen (not a light green please, it is difficult to read)
- Colored pens and yellow highlighter are for the color coded step up to writing program
I highly recommend purchasing a 4 color bic pen. That way you have all of the colors in one writing pen + one yellow highlighter!
Appreciated Classroom Donations: Kleenex, White Copy Paper, Colored Copy Paper, Hand Sanitizer, Post It Notes
All information for both the Reading and English 6th grade honors classes will be posted on this wiki page. ELA stands for English Language Arts, which is a combination style of learning that incorporates reading and writing into the same subject for better and deeper learning. English and Reading block together to form an ELA course. By teaching your child both subjects, we are able to read and write about the same topics. As an honors class, students will be working on the next grade level up material. My expectation is for students to turn in 7th grade quality work.
Honors students MUST maintain a C average throughout the school year to remain in the Honor Program. If your child is ever absent please visit this page for all missing assignments and classwork. Any time a homework assignment is turned in late, every day I will subtract 10 points from the grade. After 3 days, I will not accept any late assignments and the student will receive a 0%. Major projects will not be accepted late.
1st Nine Weeks: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
2nd Nine Weeks: I am Malala: Young Reader’s Edition by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
3rd Nine Weeks: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and Monster by Walter Dean Myers
4th Nine Weeks: Rules by Cynthia Lord