6th Grade Reading & Technology
Monday, January 5, 2015
Get Ready for the Florida Standards Assessment
Agenda for the Week...
Tuesday, Jan. 6--Silver Day
Wednesday, Jan. 7--Black Day
Thursday, Jan. 8--Silver Day
Friday, Jan. 9--Black Day
This week's Web Picks....
Use Padlet to create a virtual wall and add notes, pictures, or events. Have fun creating a wall and tell me more about yourself. What is your favorite food, favorite sports team, favorite color? What do you like to do in your free time? You can add web links, too, to make your wall more interactive. Be sure to save your work!
This website was created by the United Nations world food program, and as you play, rice is donated to feed hungry people in the world. Questions are asked about various subjects and with every correct answer, 10 grains of rice are added to a virtual bowl. The more you play, the more rice you earn to help end world hunger!
Another good website for creativity and writing is Switcheroo Zoo. On this site, students create new zoo animals by flicking a switch and changing up the head, body, or tail of a common zoo animal to create a new animal. Then, they snap a photo of that new creature, give it a name, and write a story about it. Lots of fun for young and old!
Understanding the Standards...
Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.5
What are some ways that authors organize the text in their writings? How is the information organized? Do the authors actually THINK about how students might perceive their intended messages, or do they just write "willy nilly"? If you have the ability to recognize how text is put together, you're much more likely to understand the meaning of it. Cause & Effect, chronological order (time/order), problem/solution...these are all ways that authors organize their writing to help you make sense of it. We will practice with chronological order by completing a short practice packet.