Mrs. Jackson 6th grade Language Arts   

Contact Info:

I am a part of the 6th grade on Team 2 at Rowan County Middle School and consider myself fortunate to work with so many wonderful educators. This is my fourteenth year as a teacher and my tenth year teaching at the middle school. 
 

I am available from 8:20 am to 9:00 am and from 3:20 PM to
4:00 PM by phone in case you have any questions I can answer concerning your child's progress. If you prefer to come in, you may set up a time to meet together during these same time periods. I look forward to working together in order to ensure your child has the best education possible, emotionally and academically.

Tutoring and help with homework is available for any student:
 
CLASS REQUIREMENTS
 All Language Arts students are required to read three books each quarter (nine weeks). These books can be at any reasonable level for each child's ability.  If you have any questions you may contact me through email (donna.jackson@rowan.kyschools.us) or 784-8911. 

Plans, Assignments, and Homework for Language Arts for Mrs. Jackson for the week of:  


                    

Lesson Plans 6th Grade Language Arts

Donna Jackson

Plans for November 12-17, 2012

 

Monday

November 12, 2012

 

Literature Rotation

 

L 6.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content choosing flexibility from a range of strategies

a. Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b. Use common, grade appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.

RL 6.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Learning Target

Activities

Assessment

Homework

-I can infer the meaning of unknown words using context clues.
-I can determine reading strategies that will help me comprehend informational texts.

-Stem List4, review as a class

-Practice sheet

- read and review orally

-Discuss answers

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-Formative-Teacher observations

-class discussion

Study Stem List 5

(quiz 11-13-12)

         

 

 

Language Arts

 

RI.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text explicitly says as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL6.2 Determine the theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal judgments or opinions

RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

Grammar component: possessive nouns

Learning Target

Activities

Assessment

Homework

-I can revise and edit a piece of writing.

-I can help other to revise/edit.

-I can type a final draft.

-To the lab, my good boys and girls!

-Students will revise/edit, and publish a final draft.

 

Formative: teacher/student writing conferences

Worksheet

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

 

Literature Rotation

 

L 6.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content choosing flexibility from a range of strategies

a. Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b. Use common, grade appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.

RL 6.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Learning Target

Activities

Assessment

Homework

-I can infer the meaning of unknown words using context clues.
-I can determine reading strategies that will help me comprehend informational texts.

-Stem List 5, review as a class

-Practice sheet

- read and review orally

-Discuss answers

­

-Formative-Teacher observations

-class discussion

Study Stem List 5

       
       
 

 

Language Arts

 

 
       

RI.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text explicitly says as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL6.2 Determine the theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal judgments or opinions

RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RL.6.4 Determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

Grammar Component:

Learning Target

Activities

 Assessment

 Homework

I can define the elements of Freytag, along with additional related terms.

I can identify the story elements within a narrative.

-Students will read a short narrative and label a Freytag Pyramid.

-Review orally  transparency

-Vocabulary practice.

Formative: Pyramid completion/accuracy

 

Worksheet

       
             
                 

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

 

Literature Rotation

 

L 6.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content choosing flexibility from a range of strategies

a. Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b. Use common, grade appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.

Learning Target

Activities

Assessment

Homework

-I can infer the meaning of unknown words using context clues.

-I can determine reading strategies that will help me comprehend difficult texts.

-Review stem list as a class.

-Review stem list as a class.

-Practice sheet

- read and review orally

-Discuss answers

Formative-Teacher/student writing conferencing

Peer editing/revision

Study Stem list 5

worksheet

         

 

 

Language Arts

 

RI.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text explicitly says as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL6.2 Determine the theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal judgments or opinions

RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RL.6.4 Determine the meanings of words an

d phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

Grammar Component: possessive nouns

 

Learning Target

Activities

Assessment

Homework

 

I can analyze story events and characters’ actions to determine theme.

I can define static and dynamic characters.

I can define inference.

I can infer by using what I know about textual evidence and “reading between the lines.”

-Off to the Computer Lab we go!

-peer editing

Teacher student conference

-Students revise, refine, edit, and type.

-Formative: oral review of bell work)

- Class discussion

worksheet

 

         
               

 

 

Thursday
November 16, 2012

 

Literature Rotation

 

L 6.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content choosing flexibility from a range of strategies

a. Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b. Use common, grade appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.

RL 6.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Learning Target

Activities

Assessment

Homework

-I can infer the meaning of unknown words using context clues.

-I can determine reading strategies that will help me comprehend difficult texts.

-Review stem list as a class.

-Review stem list as a class.

-Review stem list as a class.

-Practice sheet

- read and review orally

-Discuss answers

Formative:

Completion of assignments/teacher observation

Class discussion/oral review

Study stem list 5

worksheet

 

 

Language Arts

 

 

 

 

Learning Target

Activities

Assessment

Homework

-I can write a sequel to Sweet Creek Holler.

WRITING WORKSHOP

Finish reading text.

Review vocabulary: static and dynamic characters, mood tone, Freytag, sensory words, using examples from the text .

Using a story stem, students will write a sequel.

Formative- Review

Freytag Pyramid to use as a guide

Write sequel

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday November 17, 2012

 

Literature Rotation

 

RL 6.10 By the end of the year, read, and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Learning Target

Activities

Assessment

Homework

I can read a passage, follow directions and complete assessment with 80% and above.

-Review stem list as a class

-Reading common core standards test prep

Formative: oral check of responses, class discussion

Study Stem list 5

         

 

8-

 

Learning Target

Activities

Assessment

Homework

-I can write a sequel to Sweet Creek Holler.

WRITING WORKSHOP

Finish reading text.

Review vocabulary: static and dynamic characters, mood tone, Freytag, sensory words, using examples from the text .

Using a story stem, students will write a sequel.

Formative- Review

Freytag Pyramid to use as a guide

Write sequel

         

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