6-02 Language Arts

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Date

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Topics

Resources

1

Mon Sep 13

2

  OneNote notebook setup

In-class binder setup

Using the Daybook

Laptop Software:  Mavis Beacon

Download Autobiography 

 Text Twist - click here!

 

 

 

 

2

Tue Sep 21

3

Begin your Autobiography

Be sure to include a picture of you, your family and pets!

  Autobiography

 

 

3

Wed Sep 22

2

Mavis Beacon Practice

Time to finish Autobiography, add a picture and email

 

 

4

Thu Sep 23

3

Reading "The Framing Game"

 

5

Mon Sep 27

2

Mavis Beacon Typing Practice

Read The Framing Game and work on skits

 

 

6

Wed Sep 29

3

Write and Perform skits

 The Framing Game Questions

7

Thu Sep 30

2

Time to complete the Framing Game Questions - email your completed worksheet to Mrs. Ramon

Mavis Beacon

Word Wall for the vocabulary of The Framing Game

 

 

 

8

Fri Oct 01

3

Finish TFG questions & Word Wall

 

9

Tue Oct 05

2

 The Framing Game spelling test

 

 Capitalization Lesson

10

Thu Oct 07

3

Finishing Capitalization Chart

 

11

Tue Oct 12

2

 Capitalization Worksheet

 

 Capitalization Worksheet Click

12

Wed Oct 13

3

Finish Caps Worksheet

 

13

Fri Oct 15

2

No Class Today -- Grade 6 Zoo Trip

 

14

Tue Oct 19

3

 Reading Lamb to the Slaughter

 

Capitalization Quiz   

 

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

 

15

Wed Oct 20

2

L.T.S. Cartoon-

 

16

Thu Oct 21

3

Download and Save: 

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

Finish L.T.S. Cartoon

 

 

 

 

 

17

Mon Oct 25

2

 Read "This One's On Me" (p. 49)

 

18

Wed Oct 27

3

 Work on T.O.O.M. Questions

 This One's On Me - Questions

19

Thu Oct 28

2

Library Scavenger Hunt

 

20

Fri Oct 29

3

  Finish T.O.O.M. Questions

 

T.O.O.M. Spelling Test

 

 

21

Tue Nov 02

2

 

Begin Creative Writing Project!

Mystery Writing Assignment

22

Thu Nov 04

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 Assignment

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

23

Fri Nov 05

2

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 Assignment

 

24

Mon Nov 08

3

 Read "Invitation to a Murder" Aloud

Work on/Take up Questions

Writing Assignment

 

25

Wed Nov 10

2

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

 

26

Tue Nov 16

3

 Hand in I.T.A.M. questions

Work on Writing Assignment & Conference w/ Mrs. Ramon

 

27

Wed Nov 17

2

 Writing Assignment

 

28

Thu Nov 18

3

I.T.A.M. Tableau

 

29

Mon Nov 22

2

 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

30

Wed Nov 24

3

 Mysterious Circumstances Unit Test

 

31

Thu Nov 25

2

 

Working on Writing Assignment

Individual Conferences with Mrs. Ramon

 

 

32

Fri Nov 26

3

 

Working on Writing Assignment

What is Peer Editing?

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

 

33

Tue Nov 30

2

Story Writing and

Peer Editing

 

34

Thu Dec 02

3

Story Writing and

Peer Editing

 

35

Fri Dec 03

2

No Laptop Day

Picture - Instructions Activity

 

36

Mon Dec 06

3

Tests handed back and reviewed

Peer Editing

Plot Graph Your Story

 ToonDoo - Turn Your Story Into a Comic

37

Wed Dec 08

2

 Good Copy Writing and Illustrating

 

38

Fri Dec 10

3

  Good Copy Writing and Illustrating

 

39

Mon Dec 13

2

 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 Template  [5 marks]

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

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

40

Tue Dec 14

3

 

 

41

Tue Jan 04

2

 Mavis Beacon

Catching Up!

 Be sure to bring your The Giver novel to next class!

42

Thu Jan 06

3

Opening Activity - The Giver 

Graffiti & Mind Map

 

43

Fri Jan 07

2

 Mavis Beacon

Graffiti # 2

10 Rules for the Perfect World

 

44

Mon Jan 10

3

 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?

45

Wed Jan 12

2

 Finish The Giver Questions

 

46

Fri Jan 14

3

Reading Chapter 2 and questions

 

47

Mon Jan 17

2

Finishing Chapter 2 questions & starting Illustration

 

48

Tue Jan 18

3

 Response Groups

Take up Chapters 1 & 2 questions

Illustration

 

49

Thu Jan 20

2

 Read Chapter 3 Together

Chapter 3 Questions

 

50

Mon Jan 24

3

 Mavis Beacon

Work on Illustrations

Time to Finish Chapter 3 Questions

Read Chapter 4

 

51

Tue Jan 25

2

 Chapter 4 Questions

Read Chapter 5

Illustration

 

52

Wed Jan 26

3

 Chapter 5 Questions

 

53

Mon Jan 31

2

Take up Chapters 4 & 5 Questions

Finish Illustration

New Words Ch. 1 - 5

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

54

Wed Feb 02

3

 Chapter 1 - 5 Quiz

 

 

55

Thu Feb 03

2

 Reading Chapter 6 Together

Chapter 6 Questions

 

56

Fri Feb 04

3

Reading Chapter 7 Together

Chapter 7 QUestions 

 

57

Tue Feb 08

2

 Reading Chapter 8 Together

CHapter 8 Questions

 

58

Thu Feb 10

3

 Reading Chapter 9 Together

Chapter 9 QUestions

 

59

Fri Feb 11

2

 

 

60

Mon Feb 14

3

 ** Special Visit

Author Eric Walters

 

61

Wed Feb 16

2

 The GIver Chapters 1-10 quotations skits

 

62

Tue Feb 22

3

 The Giver Skits

Chapters 8-10 catch-up

 

63

Wed Feb 23

2

 Chapters 8-10 catch-up and Take Up

 Word Mojo

64

Thu Feb 24

3

1)  You may start with 7 minutes of Language Arts Games - your choice

2) Please check your answers to Chapter 10 questions against these:

Chapter 10 Content

Chapter 10 Comprehension

3)  Read Chapter 11

 

 

65

Mon Feb 28

2

 The Giver Quiz Chapters 6-10

Reading Chapters 11 & 12

 

 

66

Wed Mar 02

3

1)  You may work on Language Arts games for the first 10 minutes of class.

2)  Please complete questions for Chapters 11 & 12 which can be found on the Grade 6 LA conference.

3)  If you finish all of your chapter questions, you may continue with more LA games.

 

67

Thu Mar 03

2

 Canadian Scholastic League Contest

 

68

Fri Mar 04

3

 Reading and Questions - Chapter 13

Adding to our B & W drawings

 

69

Tue Mar 08

2

  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

 

70

Thu Mar 10

3

 

 

71

Tue Mar 29

2

Welcome Back!

Read and Questions Chapter 14

Finish Your Sketch! (5 marks)

 

 

72

Wed Mar 30

3

 Reading and Questions Ch. 15

 

73

Fri Apr 01

2

 Reading & Questions Ch. 16

 

74

Tue Apr 05

3

Reading and Questions Chapter 17

Mind Map for Podcast

Download "Audacity" to your laptop

 

75

Wed Apr 06

2

 Finish all questions up to Chapter 17

Copy the mind map --------------------------->

Add your own ideas to each branch of the mind map

 

Main Bubble:  Community Radio

Secondary Bubbles:  News, Music, Ads, Talk Show/Interview

 

 

76

Thu Apr 07

3

 Take Up Chapters 14 - 17

 

 

77

Mon Apr 11

2

 Quiz Chapters 10 - 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

78

Wed Apr 13

3

 Reading Chapter 18 & Questions

Work on Podcast project

 

79

Thu Apr 14

2

 Reading Chapter 19 & Questions

Work on Podcast project

 

80

Fri Apr 15

3

 Work on Podcast Project

 

81

Tue Apr 19

2

 Reading Chapter 20 - 23 & Questions

 

82

Thu Apr 21

3

 Working on Podcasts

 

83

Tue Apr 26

2

 1) Working on Podcasts

2)  Finish Questions for chapters 20-23, if necessary, otherwise work on Podcast

 

84

Wed Apr 27

3

 Work on Podcast

 

85

Fri Apr 29

2

 Introduction to Speech-Writing

Take up Questions Ch. 18-20

 

86

Tue May 03

3

Take up Questions Ch. 21-23

Work on Podcasts

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

Wed May 04

2

 

 Quiz Chapters 18-23

Work on Podcasts

 

88

Thu May 05

3

 Podcasts Due Today at the end of class

 

89

Tue May 10

2

 Listen to some PODCASTS!

 

90

Wed May 11

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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

Thu May 12

2

 

 

92

Fri May 13

3

Working on Speeches

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

 

 

93

Tue May 17

2

 Working on Speeches

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

 

94

Thu May 19

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!

 

95

Tue May 24

2

 Working On Speeches

By the end of today's class, students will have:

- finished a good copy

- practiced/timed their speech alone & with one listener

 

96

Wed May 25

3

 

 

97

Fri May 27

2

 

 

98

Tue May 31

3

 Delivering Speeches Today!

 

99

Wed Jun 01

2

 

 

100

Thu Jun 02

3

 

 

101

Mon Jun 06

2

 

 

102

Wed Jun 08

3

 

 

103

Thu Jun 09

2

 

 

104

Fri Jun 10

2

 

 

105

Tue Jun 14

3

 

 

106

Wed Jun 15

2

 

 

107

Thu Jun 16

3

 

 

98

Fri May 27

1

 

 

99

Mon May 30

4

 

 

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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