Mrs. Farmer's ELA/Reading Classroom

Be a Trailblazer. Be a Writer.

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Mrs. Farmer's Weekly News: Monday, 2/1-Friday, 2/5

  • What a wonderful week in Mrs. Farmer's Class! The students worked with excellence in their writing and wrote wonderful essays!
  • The students also worked on their video and audio skills to enhance their presentation skills which support the speaking standards in English Language Arts.
  • We have another great week ahead!


Common Core Standards Covered This Week:

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

L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

RI.6.7: Integrate information presented in different media or formats.

W.6.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information of relevant content.

RL.6.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature in the 6-8th grade complexity.


I can cite textual evidence to support a claim.

I can identify identify grammar mistakes in a passage of writing and correct them.

I can write informational texts to examine a topic.

I can close read two reading passages, compare qualities of the narrators, and write an extended response.

I can read a variety of different texts.

Monday: Bellwork. Introduce the poem, Butterfly. Analyze poems of the Holocaust for themes and figurative language. Create a butterfly in honor of a Holocaust victim and support with textual evidence.

Tuesday: Bellwork. Read various components of The Diary of a Young Girl, and complete differentiated questions within groups utilizing technology to post answers.

Wednesday: Bellwork. Complete questions from Tuesday, and then finish butterfly project.

Thursday: Bellwork. Compare and contrast the film to the book, The Diary of a Young Girl.

Friday: Test on The Diary of a Young Girl.

Student Resources for the Week!

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Writers of Excellence from this week! Way to go!

These winners enjoyed a certificate of achievement, a coupon to sit at a different table at lunch with a friend, and a week in our special area sitting (picture below). They loved the comfortable seats! :-) New winners will be announced tomorrow based on their weekly writing.

Mrs. Farmer's Writing Hall of Fame Winners!

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Future Educators of America Club!

  • Next meeting! Tuesday, February 9th after school until 4:15 p.m. (Please notice that the date moved back a week due to a meeting complication. Thank you!
  • Two future opportunities in the works:
  • Partnering with local school to teach a lesson to students. (After the Georgia Milestones Testing)
  • Speaking to upcoming 5th graders on life at Madras Middle and as a sixth grader.
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"Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day"

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