** Please note AR changes for T3 below** Language Arts
The primary focus in Language Arts will be on writing, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling which are also essential components to your child’s expressive writing skills. They will be strongly emphasized. Spelling and vocabulary will be taught through weekly assignments. These assignments will be introduced in class and reviewed on a daily basis. Each vocabulary test will build on the previous list. I will choose several previous words along with the new words. DailyGrammar and punctuation will be taught through a series of warm-up activities. Students will integrate these activities into other areas of study. Each warm-up is introduced and corrected in class for clarity. Additional practice exercises may be sent home as homework. For Writing students will receive writing assignments and reinforcement activities both in class and for homework. Writing is a shared practice; therefore, students are encouraged to share their assignments with you. The students are also given three district writing assessments throughout the school year to ensure that they are meeting the writing standards for sixth grade. Expect your child to have homework daily in these subject areas.
101 LA Facts Students will be responsible to know101 LA Factsthroughout the school year. We will begin with 10 facts every two weeks and increase this number as the year goes on. The students will be quizzed every other Friday on these facts.Please review these terms daily with your child to ensure they are prepared for each quiz.
101 LA Facts Flashcards- Click HERE to study and practice facts on Quizlet
Literature ** Note** T3 AR will NOT require AR points, only a book report on a fiction or non-fiction book with a cover page. Click here for the Book Report Form- DUE Wed. May 13th, 2015 Literature will be a class that will focus on enhancing your child’s interests and skills in reading. Students will read novels, short stories, and articles. This year in Literature, students will be required to accumulate Accelerated Reader points. Each Trimester students will be given an individual point goal, according to their reading level, to accomplish by the end of the trimester. With each book they read, they will be required to log their time they have read at home, take an AR test (passing score of 80% or higher), and print a log of quizzes. At the end of each month, your signature is required on the reading log to verify they have been reading at home. Daily reading at home is extremely valuable; therefore, please stay current with your child by monitoring and engaging them in discussions related to his/her reading.
In addition, students will turn in their portfolio, binder section, for a grade at the end of each chapter/unit. Portfolios consist of all assignments, test/quizzes, notes, etc. assigned during the unit. Students’ portfolios should be ready at any given time if they are staying organized daily. This is 20% of their grade. At most, students will receive two days notice for portfolio checks. Please look for the following routine weekly assignments:
Monday= A.R. reading for at least 30 minutes
Vocabulary sentences (due Tuesday)/study words
Spelling pre-test (in class) Spelling alphabetical order and lesson (due Wednesday)/study words
Review/ Finish any grammar or literature
Study Daily Grammar/101 Facts (quiz every other Friday)
Tuesday= A.R. reading for at least 30 minutes
Vocabulary sentences due/study words
Finish Spelling Alphabetical order and lesson (due Wednesday)/study words