6th Grade ELA Honors
6th Grade LEAP begins April 18th.
- Print and cut out these LEAP flash cards.
- Review these as much as possible to help make sure you are ready for LEAP.
For Students and Parents:
- Here is information for you to review about this year’s ELA LEAP test.
- Your student should review these flashcards as much as possible to help make sure they are ready for the ELA LEAP.
Sample free LEAP type practice questions
- Ask parent/guardian for permission first. You can access sample practice questions on a variety of ELA topics without signing up.
- Follow the link and select “Grade 6 Practice Tests ELA.” Click on any topic to complete the three sample questions for that topic.
- The Midterm Study Guide (from December) also includes useful terms to know.
At Home Project (Major Assessment)
DUE: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
While we are reading I am Malala you will be required to turn in THREE current news articles about current events RELATED to our unit AND an analysis of each. You must print (if from online) or cut out (if from a newspaper) the article and attach it to your analysis. The analysis may be typed or handwritten. Each analysis must be written in complete sentences (restating and answering) and must contain the following information:
First and Last Name, Period, and Date
Article Analysis # _____
|Using this format: Last name of the author, First name of the Author. “Title of the Article”. Title of the Newspaper or Website Source. Web OR Print. Date the article was written.
News websites allowed: National Public Radio (NPR.org), BBC News (www.BBC.com/news), Associated Press (APnews.com), The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com), and The New York Times (www.nytimes.com)
Analysis: Answer ALL of the following:
· Who/what is the article about? Who does this article affect?
· What is the TOPIC of this article? What is the MAIN IDEA of the article? What is the author’s purpose? What is the author’s point of view on the topic? You must have at least FOUR important facts from the article.
· When did this article take place?
· Where did this article take place? Where did the issue or event occur? (city, country, region, etc.)
· Why is this article important? Why does it matter? To you? To your community? To the world?
· How does it relate to our unit?
· What are two or more words you learned from reading this article? Circle the word in the article. Give the definition of the word.
AND, choose any TWO relevant bullet points to write about for each article:
- Does the author include his or her opinion on the topic? If so, how does the author feel about the topic?
- Does the article use illustrations or images? If so how do the images help the message of the article?
- Does the author write about the topic in a positive, negative, or neutral way? What specific language or words does the author use to make you think this? (use examples)
- Does the author use good or bad quality of evidence to support the article? How does the evidence used help establish the purpose of the article?
Honors and ELA Extra Credit Option: Second 9 Weeks
If you were asked to create a book cover for A Wrinkle in Time (Honors) or The Westing Game (ELA), what would it look like?
Directions: Create a book cover for your book and write a paragraph to explain your design. You may draw, make a collage, paint, use computer graphics, etc. as long as the end result is your original work.
DUE DECEMBER 15TH.
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am privileged to by your child’s English Language Arts teacher this year. Since reading and writing are essential for success in virtually any subject, all sixth grade students at RMS have ELA every day. I am enjoying getting to know all of the students and am looking forward to a fantastic year.
I know many of you have already purchased school supplies for your students, however, if possible, we could use some additional classroom supplies. The following would be greatly appreciated:
- Boxes of Kleenex
- Copy paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Loose leaf notebook paper (college ruled)
I cannot express how important it is that every parent sign up for Remind 101, a messaging service that I can use to announce major class assignments and classroom news. It will also allow you to contact me one-on-one (and vice-versa) with and questions or concerns.
Remind 101 – Classroom codes
- ELA – arosenblo
- ELA Honors- elahonors6
Please also feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I welcome parent involvement and would be more than happy to discuss any questions or thoughts you may have as the school year progresses.
Very truly yours,