Learning in Yale 24

6th Grade Language Arts and Math

Learning in Yale 24

Monday 10/20/14 Language Arts

Good Morning, Readers and Writers! 

Take out:

  1. Agenda, open to weekend reading
  2. Language Arts spiral and green folder from bin
  3. Book(s) to read

You should be in your seat reading or updating your green folder by the second bell.

Per. 1 – Reading Workshop (8:15-9:05)

  • 30 minutes of independent reading

Per. 2 – Writing Workshop (9:08-9:58)
How do I ensure consistency in point of view in a memoir/personal narrative?
Today’s HW:

1. Read 30 minutes a day and log in agenda: Title, pages read, 1-2 sentence summary, parent signature.

2. Continue the memoir story you started in class or write a new one until you have about 2 pages.

 

Per. 3 – Language Lab (10:03-10:42)

What is Community?
  • Draw Community

Wednesday 10/15/14 Language Arts

Good Morning, Readers and Writers! 

Take out:

  1. Agenda, open to last night’s reading
  2. Language Arts spiral and green folder from bin
  3. Book(s) to read

You should be in your seat reading or updating your green folder by the second bell.

Per. 1 – Reading Workshop (8:15-9:28)

  • 30 minutes of independent reading

  • Memoir example: Character Evolution in Lindy 
  • What did the narrator want? What was the struggle? What did he learn by the end?

 

Per. 2 – Writing Workshop (9:32-10:46)
How can I make sure I am writing about moments that really matter?
  • Finding Important Moments
  • Write for 15-20 minutes (new story or continue on one from yesterday, it’s up to you)
  • Share: Popcorn excerpts

What is Digital Citizenship?

Student Blogging Challenge #4

Today’s HW:

1. Read 30 minutes a day and log in agenda: Title, pages read, 1-2 sentence summary, parent signature.

2. Write a total of two pages of memoir story/personal narrative (counting what you wrote in class today).

Tuesday 10/14/14 Language Arts

Good Morning, Readers and Writers! 

Take out:

  1. Agenda, open to last night’s reading
  2. Language Arts spiral and green folder from bin
  3. Book(s) to read

You should be in your seat reading or updating your green folder by the second bell.

Per. 1 – Reading Workshop (8:15-9:05)

  • 30 minutes of independent reading
  • Calculating and graphing P1 GPA from grades
Per. 2 – Writing Workshop (9:08-9:58)
How will I explain to my parent(s) my strengths and needs at our conference?
  • Write a letter to read to your parent to open the conference
  • Be sure to explain: What you have been doing well and what specific steps you will take to improve.
Today’s HW:

1. Read 30 minutes a day and log in agenda: Title, pages read, 1-2 sentence summary, parent signature.

2. Keep writing your memoir story until it is about a page and a half.

 

Per. 3 – Language Lab (10:03-10:42)

How Can we Build our Brains?

Monday 10/13/14 Language Arts

Good Morning, Readers and Writers! 

Take out:

  1. Agenda, open to weekend reading
  2. Language Arts spiral and green folder from bin
  3. Book(s) to read

You should be in your seat reading or updating your green folder by the second bell.

Per. 1 – Reading Workshop (8:15-9:05)

  • 30 minutes of independent reading
Per. 2 – Writing Workshop (9:08-9:58)
How can we become better writers by learning from other writers?
Today’s HW:

1. Read 30 minutes a day and log in agenda: Title, pages read, 1-2 sentence summary, parent signature.

2. Keep writing your memoir story until it is about a page and a half.

 

Per. 3 – Language Lab (10:03-10:42)

How Can we Build our Brains?

Friday 10/10/14 Language Arts

Good Morning, Readers! 

Take out:

  1. Parent Conference letter
  2. Agenda, open to last night’s reading
  3. Language Arts spiral and green folder from bin
  4. Book(s) to read

You should be in your seat reading or updating your green folder by the second bell.

Per. 1 – Reading Workshop (8:15-9:05)

  • P1 Reading: Be sure I get to see your reading summaries in your agenda if you didn’t get counted yesterday.
  • 30 minutes of independent reading / Finish DRP
  • Memoir example: Cookie by Gary Paulsen

Per. 2 – Writing Workshop (9:08-9:58)

  • Do My Story Memory Chart in preparation for writing your memoir next week.
Today’s HW:

1. Read 30 minutes a day and log in agenda: Title, pages read, 1-2 sentence summary, parent signature.

2. Finish outlining memoir story.

 

Per. 3 – Language Lab (10:03-10:42)

  • Choose one of the prompts from Student Blogging Challenge #3 to write about as a comment here on our blog.
  • Visit other class blogs if there is time and leave a comment linking back to our blog (missnichols.edublogs.org/about).