September 6 2017

Wednesday 9/6/17 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Per. 2 (8:15-9:29)

Please take out:

  • agenda, if name is on the board
  • independent reading book
  • in-class reading log
  • Things I Want to Read list

Reading Minute: Rules by Cynthia Lord

Independent Reading

StudySync: Skill – Annotation

Learning Target copy


Learning Target: Students will be able to define annotation and practice using concrete strategies for making annotations.


  • Concept Video & Definition
    • Have you used annotation in the past? If so, what types of annotations do you make? Why?
    • Why might it be important to think about our reactions to what we’re reading?
    • What excites you or seems helpful about the annotation skill?


  • Identification and Application
  • Think Aloud – Highlight:
    • Key points
    • Ask questions
    • Where you see the model applying the steps we looked at above


  1. What’s the first step the reader takes to make an annotation?
  2. Why does the reader highlight a detail from the second paragraph to make an annotation that tracks the development of the narrator’s feelings about birthdays?
  3. Why might it be important to track a character, idea or an event in a story using annotations?
  4. Why is it useful to note personal or historical connections while reading a new text?

Your Turn:

Complete the Your Turn Assessment by writing one of the categories: track, ask questions or respond in the right column.

Advisory (9:33-10:21)

What is C.A.R.E.?

What do you know about Hurricane Harvey? How could we demonstrate C.A.R.E. in this instance?

Create a Poster illustrating one of the four traits in C.A.R.E.



  1. Read 20+ pages and log in agenda:
    1. Title
    2. p. ____ to p. ____
    3. Big Thing that Happened (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?)
    4. Parent signature

Posted September 6, 2017 by missnichols in category Language Arts, Miss Nichols' posts

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I am a teacher of 6th grade honors language arts and math at Jane Addams Middle School in Lawndale, CA.

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