Mrs. Farmer's ELA/Reading Classroom

Be a Trailblazer. Be a Writer.

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Mrs. Farmer's Weekly News: Tuesday, January 5-Friday, January 8

  • Welcome back! I can not wait to see all of our students on Team Trailblazers tomorrow! We are going to have a great week!
  • 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!
  • Students will be assigned a new reading project which will be due next Friday!
  • No tutoring this week. It will begin again next week. Thank you!

Future Educators of America Club!

MEETING TOMORROW until 4:15!!! Each member will pick a different teacher in the school to research, interview to write a special article about with picture to highlight his or her love of teaching and successes in the classroom. Don't Miss Out!!

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Mrs. Farmer's Writing Hall of Fame Winners!

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In addition, to their certificate of achievement and coupon to sit with a friend at lunch; students will be able to sit in a special designated area during class!!
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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.

RL.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

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 identify figurative language in a piece of writing.

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

Monday: NO SCHOOL!!!

Tuesday: In rotating groups students will close read and analyze different passages for figurative language elements that relate to Malala and Frozen. Students will report out their findings. The next reading project will be assigned. Students will go to the library in groups of two.

Wednesday: Students will brainstorm describing how Malala and the narrator of "Let it Go" share similar qualities, circumstances, or events. Model extended responses.

Thursday: Students will work on writing their extended responses.

Friday: Students will complete their extended responses and turn in for a grade. Students will turn in their bellwork and take a quick checkpoint.

Grades: Weekly Bellwork, Extended Response, Checkpoint.

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"Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day"

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