Mr. Stoker's 6th ELA SIDI

Classroom Mission Statement

Mr. Stoker's class seeks to become lifelong learners by questioning what we see, hear and do. We will apply what we know to problem solve and engage the world. In everything we do we will demonstrate PRIDE and be an example of greatness to all those around us.

News and Notes for the Week of April 22-26

CommonLit and ReadWorks assignments from Monday, April 22 are due Friday, April 26

ReadWorks Assignment #1 was due Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 a.m.

USA TestPrep March 29 Assignment was due Friday, April 5.

Class Codes for CommonLit:

Block 1: N34G7G

Block 2: G987GY

Block 3: R8P9RR

Block 4: BNW9RR

Let There Be Lights to Save Lions (CommonLit)

I Am Offering This Poem (CommonLit)

Where the Sidewalk Ends (CommonLit)

Mother to Son (CommonLit)

Anything objective sticks to the facts, but anything subjective has feelings. Objective and subjective are opposites. Objective: It is raining. Subjective: I love the rain!


Please click on the link below to find the course syllabus for ELA. Please be sure to choose the correct block.

ELA Course Syllabus- SIDI (Block 1,3, 4)

ELA Course Syllabus (Block 2)


Author’s Bias refers to the preference, partiality, or prejudgment an author shows toward the subject. The words the author uses and the events that he describes can be used to determine his bias. Author’s bias may also be evident in the tone or mood of the writing.

Bias is a subjective way of thinking that tells only one side of a story, sometimes leading to inaccurate information or a false impression. When you research, it is crucial that you identify the level of bias in potential sources. Below are some possible sources of bias.

• The writer is relying on incomplete information.

• The writer is trying to deceive the reader.

• The writer wants to believe what he or she is saying.

• The writer’s past experience is influencing his or her thinking.

• The writer is trying to persuade the reader

Pronouns Notes (Click Link)

Point of View

First person: A first-person narrative is a mode of storytelling in which a narrator relays events from their own point of view using the first person i.e. "I" or "we"

Third Person- limited: the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character. All characters are described using pronouns, such as 'they', 'he', and 'she'. But, one character is closely followed throughout the story, and it is typically a main character.

Third Person-omniscient: a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story.

Third person- objective: a narrator who tells a story without describing any character's thoughts, opinions, or feelings; instead, it gives an objective, unbiased point of view.

Point of View Handout: September 26

What are Primary and Secondary Sources?

Primary sources: materials that were created at the time the event occurred or materials created by those who experienced the event. These materials include letters, speeches, diaries, newspaper articles from the time period, interviews with people who were around when the event occurred, documents, photographs, and artifacts such as tools, weapons, clothing from the time period.

Secondary sources: materials that were created after the event. These materials might tell you about an event, person, time or place, but they were created by someone not from the time period. Secondary sources can include history books, school textbooks, encyclopedias, History magazines, websites, and documentaries.

Mr. Stoker’s ELA Class Codes for Flocabulary

Block 1: YVK4Y2

Block 2: MD939X

Block 3: JVPJFC

Block 4: YRHGMR