Mrs. Farmer's ELA/Reading Classroom

Be a Trailblazer. Be a Writer.

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Mrs. Farmer's Weekly News: 1/11/16-1/15/16

  • Great week ahead as we learn how to make a difference through the study of the Civil Rights Movement and the Holocaust!
  • There is a new feature on infinite campus allowing teachers to upload the actual assignment. I've scanned all of the assignments for this week. If your child lost a copy of an assignment he or she may find a copy to print there. I have limited extras in class. Thank you!
  • Reading projects will be due next Wednesday due to the media center being closed for several days.
  • No tutoring this week, due to after school commitments. Thank you!

Future Educators of America Club!

  • Students who attended the last meeting can meet during Mrs. Farmer's homeroom this week to put together the bulletin board featuring teachers at Madras Middle School.
  • Next meeting! Tuesday, February 2nd after school until 4:15 p.m.
  • 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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Mrs. Farmer's Writing Hall of Fame Winners!

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Writers of Excellence for last week! Way to go!

3rd Period: Grace Eskew, Ava Pulispher

4th Period: Tiffany Harper, Austin Duvall

5th Period: Hunter Arjoan, Leah Dalrymple

6th Period: Mason Harmon, Tyler Newton

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 constructed responses.

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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.

RL.6.9: Compare texts in different forms in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

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 identify adjectives, proper adjectives, and demonstrative adjectives.

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 work of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a focus on the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Students will compare and contrast a video as well different texts. Brainstorm and pre-write an extended constructed response on the theme of "I Am Making a Difference".

Tuesday: Bellwork. Students will complete the constructed response on the theme, "I Am Making a Difference".

Wednesday: Bellwork. We will introduce the novel, The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank). Students will complete a timeline of the Holocaust.

Thursday: Bellwork. Students will complete a webquest on the events surrounding the Holocaust.

Friday: Checkpoint. Students will complete an anticipation guide for the novel. Free reading time and discussion.

Grades: Weekly Bellwork, Extended Response, Checkpoint.

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"Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day"

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