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Welcome to Language Arts!  Team 6-2, 2017-18

Our advisory class would like to adopt a classroom that has been affected by the hurricane in Houston. More information will be forthcoming.


Check out the NEW RRISD Middle School Reading List and the 2017 Lone Star Book List Below!

2017-18 Round Rock ISD Middle School Reading List

2017 Lone Star Books



Mrs. G's Google Classrooms 

Teacher In Classroom by GDJ

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Compass Learning Loginreading man with glasses by nlyl

Login Directions for Compass Learning:

  • UN: RRISDs(student number)
  • PW: s(student number)
  • Change school from Odyssey to "Round Rock"
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Important Upcoming Dates:

10/2 - Mentor Sentence Quiz #2
10/11 - Bring your book for a book-check (The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
10/19 - Begin Reading The Watsons as a Class


This Week's Agenda


Monday,10/16


Unit 2 Test-Matthew Henson &The Jacket


HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete reading response questions on Google classroom


Tuesday, 10/17


Go over Unit 2 Test


HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete reading response questions on Google classroom


Wednesday, 10/18


Library Virtual Field Trip


HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete reading response questions on Google classroom


Thursday, 10/19


Warm-Up: Watsons Anticipation Guide and Group Discussion

Glue Figurative Language Key into books

Read and summarize Chapter 1


HW:


Friday, 10/20


Warm-Up: Ch 1 Questions

Read Ch 2


HW:


Finish reading chapter 2 - Watsons. See link for audio:

Watsons Audio










Monday,10/9

No School


Tuesday, 10/10

No School


Wednesday, 10/11


Go over Matthew Henson (Biography) questions

Pass back Mentor Sentence Quiz 2 (Grammar)

Turn in Watsons Novel

Power Notes "The Jacket" (Personal Narrative)


Thursday, 10/12


Turn in Watsons Book

Begin Reading "The Jacket"

Complete Reading notes as you go

Begin answering IR Questions pages 200-201


HW: 

Read for 30 minutes

Finish IR 200-201 Questions - The Jacket


Friday, 10/13


Go over "The Jacket" Homework

Test Review


HW:

Study for the Literary Nonfiction Test

Read for 30 minutes








Monday, 10/2

  • Mentor Sentence Quiz #2
  • Go Over Quiz
  • DEAR Reading and Response - Google Classroom
  • Book Bingo Check-Point!
HW: Read for 30 Minutes


Tuesday, 10/3

  • Gates Reading Comprehension Test
  • Dear Reading
No Homework

Wednesday, 10/4

  • Library - Check out literary nonfiction book
  • (Start Characteristics of Literary Nonfiction if time allows)
HW: Read for 30 minutes

Thursday, 10/5

  • Introduction to Characteristics of Literary Nonfiction with Cloze-Notes 
Literary Nonfiction Presentation 2017
Cloze-Notes
  • Share with group Literary Nonfiction books you've read
  • Power Notes Mathew Henson- If Time


HW: Read for 30 Minutes


Friday, 10/6

  • Begin Reading Mathew 
Matthew Henson At the Top of the World

Matthew Henson Reading Notes

  • IR Questions

IR Questions 288-289 Matthew Henson


HW: 
Finish Mathew Henson IR Questions 
Read for 30 Minutes
Bring The Watsons Novel on Wednesday for Book Check!



Monday, 9/18


  • Complete Aimsweb Reading Assessment 
  • Pass back graded School Play Tests.
  • Students who need to make corrections will work on those after Aimsweb testing.
  • In your journal, make a list of things that matter to you now, How do you think you will feel about things that matter to you now when you are one year older?

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult.


Tuesday, 9/19

  • Discuss "What is Important to You?" with your group.
  • Brain Pop

Point of View Brain Pop  

  • Students will complete the Brain Pop Point of View Note-taking Sheet while watching the video. Students will glue this into their journals.
  • Read “Eleven” (I.R. Pg. 78-82)
  • Begin IR Pages 84-85


Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult.


Wednesday, 9/20

  • Library
  • Aimsweb Fluency In the Back of Library
  • If time allows, students will work on IR pages 84-85

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult.


Thursday, 9/21

  • In your journal write how “Eleven”  could have been different if it were written from a narrator’s point of view. Also, how would it have been different if it were 1st person - the teacher’s p.o.v.
  • Share your thoughts with the class.
  • Pass out Conflict Four Square WS
  • Discuss internal and external conflict. 
  • Table groups will fill out the conflict four squares together for “Eleven.” then glue into journals.
  • Complete I.R. Pages 84-85 Vocab and TX Assess

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult.


Friday, 9/22

  • Complete “Eleven”  Plot Diagram as a class
  • Go over (IR pages 84-85  Questions) and Grade -”Eleven” and Plot Diagram
  • Pass out and explain Non-Negotiable Spelling Words
  • Non-Negotiable Spelling Sentences
  • Begin Spelling Sentences

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult. Write Non-Negotiable Spelling Sentences and study the words -Test Friday, 9/29 (Sentences due that day)






Monday, 9/11/17

  • Go over Interactive Reader page 15-17 and review for Wednesday's Test

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult. Remember to fill out your Reading Bingo Sheet (due in December)


Tuesday, 9/12/17

  • Scope Magazine Article -Main Idea and Summary

Homework: 

Study for Test Tomorrow

Read for 30 minutes and disuss with an adult. Remember to fill out your Reading Bingo Sheet (due in December)


Wednesday, 9/13/17

  • The School Play Test

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult. Remember to fill out your Reading Bingo Sheet (due in December)


Thursday, 9/14/17

  • Beginning of Year District Writing Assessment
Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult. Remember to fill out your Reading Bingo Sheet (due in December)

Friday,9/15/17 

  • Beginning of Year District Reading Assessment 
Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult. Remember to fill out your Reading Bingo Sheet (due in December)





Monday, 9/4/17

Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, 9/5/17

  • Turn in Book Permission Letters
  • Pass Back Graded Papers
  • What do you fear the most? Journal Entry
  • Introduce Mentor Sentences, Set up back of journal, and Invitation to Notice
  • Power Notes - "The School Play"

HW: Read for 30 Minutes


Wednesday, 9/6/17

  • Invitation to Notice Parts of Speech
  • Library

Homework: 

Read for 30 Minutes

Bring your book permission letter

Study Mentor Sentence 1


Thursday, 9/7/17

  • Invitation to Revise and Invitation to Imitate
  • The School Play - Power Notes and Begin Reading

Homework: 

Read for 30 Minutes

Study for Mentor Sentence Quiz Tomorrow


Friday, 9/8/17


  • Mentor Sentence Quiz 1
  • Journal Entry and DEAR Reading 


Homework:

Read for 30 minutes per night






Monday, 8/28/17

  • Turn in "Letter to the Teacher"
  • Social Contract Survey Questions
HW: Read for 30 minutes

Tuesday, 8/29/17
  • Social Contract Class Discussion
  • DEAR Reading
HW: Read for 30 minutes

Wednesday, 8/30/17
  • Genre Characteristics
  • Genre Notes
  • Brain Pop

HW: Read for 30 minutes


Thursday, 8/31/17


  • Introduce Parts of a Story -Plot
  • Parts of a Story Note-Taking WS (Due Tomorrow)

HW: Read for 30 minutes


Friday, 9/1/17

  • Finish Parts of a Story Notetaking WS
  • Go over WS
  • Quiz on Plot

HW: Read for 30 minutes


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Monday, 8/21/17

No Class


Tuesday, 8/22/17

  • First Day Welcome Activities and PROWL

Homework: 

  • Complete Student Survey (1st period will receive this tomorrow)
  • Purchase a composition notebook- due 8/24

Wednesday, 8/23/17

Warm-Up: Turn in surveys to the box

  • Library Orientation

Homework: 

  • composition notebook- due 8/24

Thursday, 8/24/17

Warm-Up: Take out composition notebook and glue (1st-period turn in surveys)

  • Getting to Know You Activity and Paragraph (for a grade)
  • Set up reading and writing journal
  • Begin "Letter to the Teacher" (for a grade)
Homework:
  • Work on "Letter to the Teacher" Due Monday, 8/28               

Friday, 8/24/17

  • Finish Getting to Know You Paragraph and Share
  • Classroom Procedures (Homework, Library, DEAR Books, Dismissal, Bathroom, Whiteboard Info)
  • Work on Friendly Letter 

    Letter to the Teacher Directions

    Due Monday, 8/28/17


    In your journal, write a letter to me. Tell me about yourself, and also tell me about your strengths and weaknesses in reading and writing.


    Remember that this is a letter so it must include the following: heading with address and the date, a greeting, a body, and a closing. The body of the letter should contain two or three short paragraphs and should be indented.
  • Kidz Bop

Homework:

  • Letter to the Teacher due Monday, 8/28!
  • Have a great weekend!

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Link to IXL.com

Link:  IXL


IXL Activities on which to focus:

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Here is what we are doing this week in our classroom :)


                                       
 

                     

*Reminder - Students are always expected to have a DEAR (drop everything and read) book, which is a novel or literary non-fiction book of their choice, and students are to read for 30 minutes per night. We will have various book projects, usually one book project per six weeks. This book project must be completed using information from students' DEAR books. We will provide more information regarding expectations for book projects at a later date.
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Team 6-2 
Tutorial Schedule

Monday -


Tuesday -


Wednesday - Mrs. Goldenberg, Language Arts

(7:45-8:10 am) and (3:35-4:15 pm)

Room 1209


Thursday -