Mrs. Chapman's Language Arts Class 
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Language Arts
Due on Monday 3/19
  • Informational Blog Post Final Copy
  • Informational Peer Editing Form
  • Rubric
  • Plan on yellow paper
Helpful Resources:
*  Informational Content Ideas (link)
* Informational Rubric (link)
*Informational Peer Feedback (link)

Informational Blog Post:
In this unit students will be creating informational content for the Falcon Bluffs website. The purpose is to provide useful information for incoming 6th graders to help them with their transition to middle school. 

We will use our personalities to provide positive content that will reassure, humor, inspire, and empower the future 6th graders of Falcon Bluffs.

In addition to their blog post students will create a video or vlog that supports their written work.

Behind the Scenes Footage:
Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and shoes

Image may contain: one or more people and people standing

Image may contain: 1 person, table and indoor

Image may contain: 3 people, people standing and shoes

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standing and indoor

Outside Reading Expectations:
Students are expected to read 150 minutes outside of school per week and have their book on hand daily in class.

Reading Double Entry Journal:
Students are expected to make at least five journal entries per week as they read. Journal checks take place on Mondays.

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Helpful Resources:
(Please see calendar for other useful sources.)
- Reading Closely For Text Evidence (link)

    EA2 Outline:
    I. Intro- How human lives are improved by interacting and observing animals.
    II. Self (Option)
    III. Texts (Must include)
          a. Independent Reading/ Viewing
          b. Texts introduced in unit
    IV. Society (Option)
    V. Conclusion
    Helpful Resources: 
    * The importance of Annotating (link)
    * Reading Closely for Text Evidence- Slides (link)

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    Creative Writing
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    First Journal Entry should take place on Sunday 3/18!

    *Students are expected to write half a page EVERY DAY no exceptions. This is done to create a habit.

    Helpful Resources: 
    Examples of Blackout Poetry (link)
    *Student Survey (link)

    3/14-3/15 Pre-Assessment:
    Use your five senses to describe what is behind this door. Focus on letting your reader experience the setting.