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Students! Our class password for www.readtheory.org has been updated to mccleskey17. Please use this as your password instead of Powell23 as it was previously. E-mail me if you need your username, but it should be written into your agenda! Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Zombies
We have been working hard on LearningFarm.com, as our trial subscription runs out next week! Do as much as possible at home this weekend! See the post below for login info. Also please continue working on readtheory.org. See the attached flyer for a free digital reading resource you can use... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Zombies
http://www.learningfarm.com username is firstnamelastinitial1 password is powell23 Have them do Reading and Writing sections, though writing sections are most important! Be sure and view lesson before going to the test section or games sections. Do as much of this as possible before testing begins! Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Zombies
Click on the link below: 1. Have students go to digital.readworks.org/student 2. Students enter class code BYRAHX 3. Tell your students that their default password is 1234. Do not change the password. There is an assignment in there for you entitled "On the Runway." You may use Snapread to read... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Zombies
Download Carpenter's Apprentice Now open Snapread and use it to help you read the passages/poem and answer the questions. Type your answers for the constructed and extended responses into the word document itself. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Zombies
we have completed a Milestones Assessment from the guide. http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Milestones/Assessment%20Guides/GM_GR06_Assessment%20Guide_12.07.16.pdf Feel free to print these out and use them for your student to practice before the test in April. We also completed a readworks.org passage at lexile 760 that the students scored high marks on independently! Today, we will be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Zombies
Last week we were working on Analyzing Literature in the Coach books. We compared and contrasted a narrative story and a play about Rescue Dogs and how they help people. Next week we will be taking some practice Milestones assessments to get familiar with the format. Click the following link... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Zombies
http://www.smarterbalanced.org/assessments/practice-and-training-tests/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Zombies
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Today we had another picture writing prompt. This week we read several passages at lexile level 730. The Colorful Man, and Save the Whales! All the students did pretty well on the first, and not so great on the second! Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Zombies
Today we had the following choices for warm-up writing prompts! Choose one: What is your favorite time of day? Explain what happens then and why it is your favorite. What is your most indispensable possession (something you never want to get rid of) & why? What is the best birthday... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Zombies
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We have done another writing prompt over this week. The students had to write a description of the picture below, and then if they ran out of things to describe, they could begin to tell and story about what was happening in this interesting place in the picture! We have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Zombies
Finish the story. Choose which one you like. You must write more than half a page in your Writer’s Notebook! The day I’d like to forget was... You are locked inside your favorite store overnight. Where are you and what do you do until someone arrives the next day to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Zombies
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We are going to be doing a lot of writing this semester, so here are some story starters. Describe one of the following and tell the story of what is happening in these scenes in great detail. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Zombies
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Zombies
Over the last week, we have accomplished quite a bit. Our work on reading has paid dividends, as nearly all have made improvements in their lexile score. (The greatest gain was one of 244 lexile points!) Parents can e-mail me at the link above if they would like to see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Zombies
The students have a brief passage to read for homework and 4 selected response questions to answer after reading the passage. See the following links for help with Types of Sentences http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/sentences.htm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWmKnrtlTHU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98OcAe5O0Ws https://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/sensort/index_pre.html Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Zombies
This week we continued our work in readtheory.org. We also completed 2 readworks passages at Lexile 630 this week. The first had only constructed (written) responses and the second has selected and constructed responses. The first was called A Bone to Pick about a conflict between a guy who works... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Zombies
Me to A Small Group of Zombies We have been working on Poetry this week in the Performance Coach books! We learned about Rhyme scheme, meter, and figurative language types as used in poetry. Over the break, please read a chapter book of your choice, do some work on readtheory.org,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Zombies
Today we started working on a lexile 550 passage about Dodgeball with selected and constructed response questions! We practiced choosing a side of an argument (should we/shouldn't we ban Dodgeball from PE classes at school?) and using evidence from the text to support your side of the argument. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Zombies
This last week we continued working on our commas in IXL, completed several passages from readworks.org (A Child in Hiding at 560 lexile, and Ancient Egypt-Making Mummies at lexile 600). The latter was an all constructed written response packet. Some students are continuing to work on Read Theory.org to improve... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Zombies
This week we finished up another lesson in the Coach books called The Treacherous Journey. Some of the essays written at the end of this lesson were quite good using text evidence to support their answers!!! We also finished a Read Works passage at 670 lexile that had all constructed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Zombies
This week we have started working in the new Performance Coach test prep books we received from the administration! We are currently working hard on the first Unit covering Fiction in these books. Grades are in Synergy for the first reading passage performance task. Please continue working on Commas in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Zombies
We worked on a reading comprehension passage called A Child in Hiding from www.readworks.org at a 560 lexile with selected and constructed response questions. We also did some work on Commas in ixl.com. Please continue working on these comma activities, (6A1-6A5) remembering to read the explanations when you miss a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Zombies
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Use this resource to help you with the Commas section on IXL http://www.thepunctuationguide.com/comma.html Email me if you need your login info. It is the entire first section in the 6th grade Language Arts skills. Be sure and read the entire explanation when you miss a question, as this is how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Zombies
Please sign up for the Color Fun Run fundraiser, with your parents, at www.thegetmovincrew.com . Students who register on line will receive a mystery bag each day along with having their name added to a daily raffle for more valuable prizes. There will be several prizes for the homeroom teachers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Zombies