6-01 Language Arts

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Topics

Resources

1

Fri Sep 10

4

 OneNote notebook setup

In-class binder setup

Using the Daybook

Laptop Software:  Mavis Beacon

 Text Twist - click here!

 

 

 

2

Mon Sep 13

1

 Autobiography

 

Download Autobiography

 

School Photos!

 

 

 

 

 

3

Mon Sep 20

4

1.       Students will work on Mavis Beacon for 15 minutes.

2.      Next, begin to write your Autobiography (remember, we placed it in your OneNote).  They may either type or use the stylus, if they’re comfortable with it. ( 25 minutes)

3.      Go to the Toronto Star or the Globe and Mail online and choose an article to read.

4.      Start a new OneNote note.  Write a short report on the article and include the “5 Ws”

a.     Who

b.    What

c.     Where

d.    When

e.     Why

5.      With the last 10 minutes of class, students may play Text Twist and check email.

 ** None of this is for homework.  If unfinished, they will be given time the next day.

Be sure to include a picture of you, your family and pets in your Autobiography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Wed Sep 22

3

 Mavis Beacon Practice

Time to finish Autobiography, add a picture and email

 Outside Grammar Activities

 

 

 

5

Fri Sep 24

4

 

Mavis Beacon Typing Practice 

 

 

 

6

Mon Sep 27

1

Continue working on The Framing Game skit

Mavis Beacon Typing Practice 

 

 

7

Tue Sep 28

4

Perform Skits

Finish reading story and answer some questions

The Framing Game Questions

 

 

 

 

 

8

Thu Sep 30

3

Create a word wall for the vocabulary words in The Framing Game

Finish TFG questions and send to Mrs. Ramon

 

 

 

 

9

Mon Oct 04

4

Word Wall

 

10

Tue Oct 05

1

 The Framing Game spelling test

 Capitalization Lesson

The following must be capitalized:

1. The first word of every sentence

1.       The names of people

2.       Titles used with the names of people

3.       Month, days, holidays

4.       1. The names of places (city, state/province, country, continent, ocean, lake, river, desert, mountain, street, building

5.       The names of courses

6.       The names of languages and nationalities

 

 

 

 

 

11

Wed Oct 06

4

Mavis Beacon

Complete Capitalization Chart

 Capitalization Worksheet

 

 

 

 

12

Tue Oct 12

3

Capitalization Worksheet - Click here!

 Reading Lamb to the Slaughter

 

 

 

 

13

Thu Oct 14

4

L.T.S. Plot & Graph - Use this to graph the plot of Lamb to the Slaughter

Cartoon Outline - Use this template to make L.T.S. into a cartoon

 No Class -- Grade 6 Zoo Trip Today

 Trip to the Library and L.T.S. scavenger hunt!!

 

 

 

 

14

Fri Oct 15

1

 

 

15

Mon Oct 18

4

Capitalization MiniTest

 L.T.S. Cartoon

 

 

16

Wed Oct 20

3

 

 

 

 

 

17

Fri Oct 22

4

 

 

18

Mon Oct 25

1

 Finish L.T.S. Cartoon

 

 

19

Tue Oct 26

4

Read This One's On Me (p.49)

Complete Questions

 

 T.O.O.M. Questions

20

Thu Oct 28

3

 Complete T.O.O.M. Questions

 

 

21

Mon Nov 01

4

T.O.O.M. Spelling Test

 

Begin Creative Writing Assignment

 Mystery Writing Assignment

22

Tue Nov 02

1

Creative Writing Assignment

 

23

Wed Nov 03

4

Mrs. Ramon Away Today

1) 10 minutes Warm Up:  Choose Text Twist or Mavis Beacon

2) Work 15 Minutes on "Invitation to a Murder"

3) Work 15 minutes on writing assignment

 I.T.A.M. Questions - Print to OneNote

24

Fri Nov 05

3

Mrs. Ramon Away Today

1) 10 minutes Warm Up:  Choose Text Twist or Mavis Beacon

2) Work 30 Minutes on "Invitation to a Murder"

3) Work 30 minutes on writing project

 

25

Tue Nov 09

4

 Review of Invitation to a Murder and working on questions

 

26

Wed Nov 10

1

 Major Mavis Beacon!  Shortened class today due to Remembrance Day Ceremony

 

27

Thu Nov 11

4

 No Class Today - Parent/Teacher Interviews

 

28

Wed Nov 17

3

 Working on Mystery Writing Assignment

 

29

Fri Nov 19

4

 I.T.A.M. Tableau

 

30

Mon Nov 22

1

 Study/Review for Mysterious Circumstances Test

 

To Study for the Test:

Describe each of the following characters and state which story they're from : 

 

Jammer, Tommy, Spider, Mary Maloney, Patrick Maloney, Sam, Jack Noonan, Sam Banner, Tom DeBaer, Mr. Panzer, Laurence Branigan, Eleanor Abbott, Gregory Abbott, Walter Fox

 

Review the Setting of each story:  where does it happen?  What is the mood? Review your Plot Graphs

31

Tue Nov 23

4

 Mysterious Circumstances Unit Test

 

32

Thu Nov 25

3

 Working on Writing Assignment

Individual Conferences with Mrs. Ramon

 

33

Mon Nov 29

4

 

Working on Writing Assignment

Individual Conferences with Mrs. Ramon

What is Peer Editing?

 

 Peer Editing Rules:

1)  Use a colour different than your peer's work

2)  Sign your work

3)  You must have 2 peers edit your work

4)  You must edit ONCE

5)  You must make a minimum of 10 suggestions AND try to locate spelling/grammar errors for your peer

6)  All suggestions are *positive* in nature

34

Tue Nov 30

1

 Working on Writing Assignment

Peer Editing

 

35

Wed Dec 01

4

 Work on Writing Assignment

Peer Editing

 

 

36

Fri Dec 03

3

No Laptop Day

Drawing - Instructions Activity

 

37

Tue Dec 07

4

 

Peer Editing

Plot Graph Your Story

 

38

Wed Dec 08

1

 Good Copy Writing and Illustrating

 ToonDoo - Turn Your Story Into a Comic

39

Thu Dec 09

4

  Good Copy Writing and Illustrating

 

Turn your story into a comic?

 

40

Mon Dec 13

3

 Hand in your Writing Assignment

 Good Copy Guidelines

1)  Font is 12 or 14 pt., Arial or Times New Roman

2)  Title Page is laid out properly.  See : Cover Page Template [5 marks]

3)  Include Your Plot Graph at the end [10 marks!]

4)  Include Your Cartoon (if you made one) at the end

41

Wed Dec 15

4

 

 

42

Tue Jan 04

1

Mavis Beacon 

Catching Up!

 Be sure to bring your The Giver novel tomorrow

43

Wed Jan 05

4

 Opening Activity - The Giver

Graffiti #1

 

44

Fri Jan 07

3

  Mavis Beacon

Graffiti # 2

10 Rules for the Perfect World

 

45

Tue Jan 11

4

 Set Up Giver Journal in OneNote

 

Read The Giver Chapter 1

 

Comprehension Questions

 

 Response Questions: 

1)  There seem to be a lot of rules in this community.  Are rules a good thing?  Is there such a thing as too many rules?  When can rules be a bad thing?  What rules at SAC do you think are important?  Which ones are less important?

2)  There also seems to be a lot of fear in Jonas' life.  Explain at least two examples of things that scare Jonas.  Is fear a good way to make people do what you want them to?  Why or why not?  Do we use fear as a method of keeping order in our society?  How?  When?

46

Wed Jan 12

1

 Finish Chapter 1 Questions

 

47

Thu Jan 13

4

Read The Giver Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Questions

 

48

Mon Jan 17

3

Finish Chapter 2 Questions

Begin Illustration

 

49

Wed Jan 19

4

 Big Chat

 

50

Thu Jan 20

1

 Read Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Questions

 

51

Fri Jan 21

4

 Finish Chapter 3 Questions

 

52

Tue Jan 25

3

 Read Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Questions

Illustration

 

53

Thu Jan 27

4

 Read Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Questions

 

54

Mon Jan 31

1

Take Up Chapters 4 & 5 Questions

Finish Illustrations

 

New Words Ch. 1 - 5

 adherence, aptitude, enhance, palpable, wheedle, chastisement, petulantly, tabulated, remorse, bewildered

55

Tue Feb 01

4

 

 Chapters 1-5 Quiz

 

56

Thu Feb 03

3

 Reading Chapter 6 Together

Chapter 6 QUestions

 

57

Mon Feb 07

4

 Reading Chapter 7 Together

Chapter 7 Questions

 

58

Tue Feb 08

1

 Reading Chapter 8 Together

Chapter 8 Questions

 

59

Wed Feb 09

4

 Catching up with Chapter 6 - 8 Questions

 

60

Fri Feb 11

3

 Reading Chapter 9 Together

 

61

Tue Feb 15

4

 Reading Chapter 10 Together

 

62

Wed Feb 16

1

The Giver Quotations Skits Chapters 1-10 

 

63

Thu Feb 17

4

 Chapter Quotation Skits

Catch Up Chapters 8 - 10

 Word Mojo

64

Wed Feb 23

3

 Chapter 8-10 Take up

 

65

Fri Feb 25

4

Read Chapter 11 and Questions 

 

66

Mon Feb 28

1

 Quiz Chapters 6 - 10

Reading Chapters 11 & 12

 

 

67

Tue Mar 01

4

Questions Chapters 11 & 12 

 

68

Thu Mar 03

3

Reading and Questions - Chapter 13

Adding to our B & W drawings

 

69

Mon Mar 07

4

 Science Fair Day

LA Games

Watching Pleasantville - making comparisons between the movie and The Giver

 

70

Tue Mar 08

1

 Catch - Up Day

1. Finish Questions Chapters 11 - 13

2. Add 5 colours to B & W sketch (5 marks)

3. Take up Chapters 11 & 12

4. Watch some more Pleasantville

 

71

Wed Mar 09

4

 

 

72

Tue Mar 29

3

 Welcome Back!

Read and Questions Chapter 14

Finish your sketch!  (5 marks)

 

73

Thu Mar 31

4

 Reading and Questions Chapter 15

 

74

Fri Apr 01

1

 Reading and Questions Chapter 16

 

75

Mon Apr 04

4

Finish B & W drawing (adding colours!)

 Reading and Questions Chapter 17

Mind Map for Podcast

Download "Audacity" to your laptop

 

 

76

Wed Apr 06

3

Catch Up Day: 

Complete all questions up to Chapter 17

 

Copy this mind map ------------>

into your laptop (Inspiration)

 

Add your own ideas to each branch of the mind map

 

Submit preferences for podcast producer

 

77

Fri Apr 08

4

 

 Take up Chapter 14-17 Questions

 

78

Mon Apr 11

1

 Quiz - Chapters 11-17

Podcast Project

The 4 Parts:

 

News - news broadcast must include at least 5 brief stories of events happening in the community, including a traffic report.

Ads - at least 2 ads must be produced, including music/jingle and product information

Talk Show - at least one person must be interviewed (asked and answered 5 questions, minimum)

Music - at least 3 songs must be chosen, commentated on and background information given

 

79

Tue Apr 12

4

 Read Chapter 18 and Questions

Work on Podcast

 

80

Thu Apr 14

3

 Read Chapter 19 & 20 and Questions

Work on Podcast

 

81

Mon Apr 18

4

 Podcast!

 

82

Tue Apr 19

1

Read Chapter 20 and Questions

Work on Podcast

 

 

83

Wed Apr 20

4

 

Read Chapters 21, 22, 23  

 

84

Tue Apr 26

3

 1.)  Work on POdcast (35 minutes)

2.) Complete questions for chapters 20-23, if not yet completed -- continue Podcast work if you're finished your questions

 

85

Thu Apr 28

4

 Work on Podcast

 

86

Fri Apr 29

1

 Introduction to Speech-Writing

Take up Questions Ch. 18-20

 

87

Mon May 02

4

Take up Questions Ch. 21-23

Work on Podcasts

Work on Speeches

Criteria

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

Script is free of spelling/grammatical errors

 

 

 

 

Script is at least 1.5 pages [double-spaced, 12 font]

 

 

 

 

Material presented demonstrates an understanding of The Community (details from the novel are presented)

 

 

 

 

Presentation Skills [voice is clear, rehearsed/flow, no laughing]

 

 

 

 

Producer has included at least one other group member in his show

 

 

 

 

Production demonstrates a high level of care/detail

 

 

 

 

Brainstorm is complete (minimum 1 new bubble coming off each "tertiary" bubble)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88

Wed May 04

3

 Work on Podcasts

 Quiz Chapters 18-23

 

89

Fri May 06

4

 Podcasts Due Today at the end of class

 

90

Mon May 09

1

MS Arts Day - Students Away

 

91

Tue May 10

4

 Listen to PODCASTS

 

 

92

Thu May 12

3

 Work on Speeches

 

Steps:

1.  Brainstorm Topics (Inspiration)

2.  Decide on Style

3.  Do some research (must include a minimum of 4 new/interesting facts)

4.  Hamburger Organizer

5.  Rough Draft

6.  Peer Edit

7.  Good Copy

8.  Deliver your Speech!

 

Criteria

Rating

 

 

 

Speaker:  

 

 

 

 

     Voice

  1. inflection, volume, clarity, interest

1

2

3

4

    Flow

  1. does the speech have a logical sequence?  A beginning, middle and end? 
  2. is it clear?

1

2

3

4

    Topic

  1. is the speaker interested in his topic?  Is he/she passionate about it?  Is this communicated clearly? 
  2. are new/interesting facts presented?

1

2

3

4

    Poise

  1. is the speech memorized?  Partially? 
  2. does the speaker make eye contact? 
  3. Is he fidgeting?  Does he appear calm and comfortable?

1

2

3

4

    Interest

  1. is there humor/shock/interesting facts included? 

1

2

3

4

Comments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

Mon May 16

4

 Working on Speeches

By the end of today's class, students will have chosen their topics.

 

94

Tue May 17

1

 Class Lost due to Music Night Rehearsals

 

95

Wed May 18

4

 Working on Speeches

By the end of today's class, students will have completed their research and 1/2 of their rough drafts

 

96

Tue May 24

3

 Working on Speeches

By the end of today's class, students will have finished their rough drafts and had one student peer edit their work!

 

97

Thu May 26

4

Watch 2 TED talks, discuss good and bad presentation styles 

Practicing Speeches

 If you have not yet completed your good copy, you must complete as homework!

98

Fri May 27

1

 Practicing Speeches

 

99

Mon May 30

4

 Delivering Speeches Today!

 

100

Wed Jun 01

3

 

 

101

Fri Jun 03

4

 

 

102

Mon Jun 06

1

 

 

103

Tue Jun 07

4

 

 

104

Thu Jun 09

3

 

 

105

Fri Jun 10

1

 

 

106

Mon Jun 13

4

 

 

107

Wed Jun 15

3

 

 

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