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Welcome to 6th Grade Reading and STAAR ELAR!

 

Learning at Home Information:

Shiloh Full Text: Click Here! 

Shiloh Audiobook: Click Here! 

 

Chapter Questions (Oral Reading of the Questions)

Chapter 1: Click Here!

Chapter 2: Click Here! 

Chapter 3: Click Here! 

Chapter 4: Click Here!

Chapter 5: Click Here!

Chapter 6: Click Here!

Chapter 7: Click Here!

Chapter 8: Click Here!

Chapter 9: Click Here!

Chapter 10: Click Here!

 

Google Hangouts Discussion Thread (Notes): 

4/6/20: 

  • Review Ghost and discuss the 3 required assignments. You do not have to finish the novel if you completed at least 3 assignments for it. 
  • Book Reports, A.R. Points, and Blogs are no longer required.
  • Discuss the full text link and audiobook of Shiloh.
  • Read aloud Chapter 1 and 2 Questions from assignment.
  • Briefly discuss the novel.

 4/8/20:

  • Discuss the full text link and audiobook of Shiloh.
  • Discuss the two chapter assignments. Submit on Google Classroom.
  • Discuss the first two chapters and main characters.
  • Address student questions. 

4/13/20:

  • Discuss corrections. If you fail any assignment, please pull up the questions you missed after I release the grade to you and correct these on a Google Doc and share it with me. You still have one week for corrections. 
  • Discuss the first two chapters you have read.
  •  Briefly discuss the next two chapters. Remember, there is an audio of me reading the questions and answer choices  on my website.
  • Address student questions. 

4/15/20: 

  • Reminder about corrections (see above in 4/13/20). 
  • Discuss the first two chapters and chapter 3.
  • Discuss different character relationships.
  • Address student questions. 

4/20/20:

  • Reminder about corrections.
  • Discuss Chapters 1-4.
  • Briefly discuss the new chapters for the week (5-6).
  • Bring any assignment questions you have to the Wednesday Google Hangout.
  • Address student questions. 

4/22/20:

  • Reminder about corrections.
  • Briefly discuss chapters for the week (5-6).
  • Text analysis/ character discussion
  • Address student questions.

4/27/20:

  • Reminder about corrections.
  • Discuss Chapters 1-6
  • Briefly discuss the new chapters for the week (7-8).
  • Bring any assignment questions you have to the Wednesday Google Hangout.
  • Discuss letter to the future. 
  • Address student questions. 

4/29/20:

  • Reminder about corrections.
  • Discuss chapters 7 and 8 and the cliffhangers in the novel. 
  • Address student questions over the novel and Google Classroom Assignments.
  • Discuss letter to the future.

5/4/20:

  • Reminder about corrections.
  • Briefly discuss the new chapters for the week (9-10).
  • Bring any assignment questions you have to the Wednesday Google Hangout.
  • Discuss letter to the future. 
  • Address student questions.

5/7/20:

  • Reminder about corrections and due dates.
  • Discuss any questions you have over the assignments.
  • Discuss letter to the future. 
  • Address student questions.

5/6/20:

  • Reminder about corrections.
  • Discuss the novel and future chapters.
  • Discuss letter to the future. 
  • Address student questions.

Class Information

Parent Letter

Remind Alert Instructions (Reading Class)

Remind Alert Instructions (STAAR ELAR Class)

Book Report Information (10% of 6 weeks grade in STAAR ELAR)

*** These should be approximately one page in length. Each six weeks one will be due at the time of your folder check. Your textbook has some examples of figurative language on p. 208. This will assist you with paragraph 2. 

  • 1st Paragraph- Brief Description about the book
  • 2nd Paragraph- Figurative language you observed in the book. Examples: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole
  • 3rd Paragraph- What did you find interesting in the book?
  • 4th Paragraph- Would you recommend this book to others?

Book Report (student example)

*Click on the book report link above to see a good example of one created by a former student.

 

Class Links

Word Games

Typing Club

UIL Spelling

HMH (online textbook)

Accelerated Reader

Study Island

IXL Language Arts- STAAR Practice

Quia

Language Arts Games

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