Mr. Araoz's Class

ELA Grade 6 2015-2016

STUDY for the 6th Grade FINAL EXAMS

End-Of-The-Year To Do List

  1. Finish your Genius Hour Presentation.
  2. Write a Tech Tool Review Kidblog post.
  3. Write a Kidblog post reflecting on your Genius Hour experience.
  4. Respond to the 6th Grade Memorable Moment Padlet.
  5. Study for your finals!!

Complete BOTH Padlet Responses

6th Grade Social Studies Final Review Quizizz

1. Open in your browser

2. Enter the 5-digit game code 800819 , and click "Proceed"

3. Now enter your name and click "Join Game!"

4. You will get an avatar, and then see a "Start Game" button. Click it to begin!

Always Learning Extra-Credit Activities

Are you bored with all the time off? Do you miss school as much as I do? Are you up for a learning challenge? If so, why not try one (or more) of the activities listed below:

  1. Write a blog post describing something interesting you did over the break.
  2. Create a How-To Video with your phone/tablet/computer describing how to do something you really love to do.
  3. Write a blog post reviewing a book, a movie or a TV show you like.
  4. Create a Google MyMaps of a trip you took this week. Include a brief description and a picture of each place you visited.
  5. Interview a family member and video it with your phone/tablet/camera. Try to come up with at least five interesting questions.

***The due date for these activities is June 16th.***

Flocabulary Rhyme Writing Tool (Demo Version)

Write a rap for your Genius Hour project. Use this brand new tool from Flocabulary. Remember it's only a demo version and you cannot save your work.
Flocab Rhyme Writing Demo Tutorial
All classwork and homework assignments have been posted on Google Classroom.

When done, you may continue to work on your Genius Hour project which is due on June 1st.

Memorial Day Video Review/Reflection Blog Post

  1. Watch the Memorial Day video.
  2. Write a blog post describing and reflecting on what you viewed.
  3. Be sure to include how you and your family honor our fallen heroes.
  4. Add an image that illustrates what you wrote about.

Classwork/Homework Assignments

  1. Finish the Between the Shadows book & study for a quiz on it tomorrow.
  2. The four paragraph essay for the contest is due tomorrow. Submit it via Google Classroom.
  3. STEAM Project final draft and presentation board are due 5/2.
  4. Complete ThinkCERCA Reading assignments for extra credit.

Think CERCA Signup

Use your Google ID to join this site.

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ELA CC Vocabulary Terms

Room Recess Reading Game Review

Choose a reading game from the website below and play it. Write a blog post reviewing the game. Describe how to play it. What are its best features? Explain why you like/dislike it. Would you recommend this game to other students? What grade level would you suggest? Include a picture/screenshot of the game.

Creative Writing Prompt

Observe the image below and write a story based on it. Then post this story on Kidblog so your classmates can read and comment on it.
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Snow Day? Hurray! But Let's Learn Anyway!!

Choose at least one activity from the list below and keep the learning going when you are not in school.

Blog Post Suggestions

Each post should be at least 500 words and include at least one image. These writing pieces may be handwritten in your Writer's Notebook, posted on Kidblog or typed in a Google Doc.
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Describe your group of friends.

It’s fun to have friends. Friends can be people you meet at school, in a sport, in a church group, or in another activity. Your cousins and siblings and pets can be your friends.

Explain what your group of friends is like. Pretend that you are writing this for someone who has never met them. What do you like to do for fun? Who is the funniest? Who is the most daring? Who always has the best snacks?

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Valentine's Gift: A Stapler?

Write an essay convincing people that a stapler is the most romantic Valentine's gift you could ever give to someone.
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Live Inside A Movie

You get the chance to live inside of one movie in real life. Here's the catch: you have to stay there forever. Tell the story.
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Describe dinner with your family.

Think of a time when the people in your house or family ate dinner together. Carefully describe the setting, the people, the food, the mood, and the typical conversations.
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My Life in 20 Years

Write an essay describing what your ideal life looks like 20 years from now. Are you married? Do you have children? What is your job? Where do you live? Give specific and vivid details!

Digital Citizen Superhero Illustration

Make an illustration of the digital citizen superhero you created in class today. Be sure to include its name and a list of his/her special powers. This assignment is due on Thursday.
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Visit these Social Studies, Math and Science Smores for Links to Additional Learning Activities

Graphic Organizers in Google Docs

Growth Mindset Blogging: Q1 Reflection/ Q2 Goal-Setting

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Click the link to access the Padlet. Your response should be at least five sentences. Be sure to include a picture that enhances your response.
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RAFT Short Response Exemplar

Explain why the theme, “Be careful what you wish for” applies to this story. Use evidence from the story to support your answer.

The theme, “Be careful what you wish for,” applies to the story, “The Monkey’s Paw” because the characters end up regretting the wishes they make.

For example, when Mr. and Mrs. White wish for five hundred dollars their son Herbert is killed in an accident at work. The money was given to them as a death benefit check. If they hadn’t wished for the money, their son would have still been alive.

Therefore, you can see that the theme, “Be careful what you wish for” applies to the “The Monkey’s Paw” story because Mr. and Mrs. White end up regretting the wish they make.

When Done Activities: Brain Break Apps

Social Studies Games

Choose an entry from your Writer's Notebook and begin developing it into a full length writing piece. You may choose to do this on paper, Kidblog or StoryBoard That.

Write a Blog Post

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Create a Story Board Comic

Important Information For Students and Parents

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Extra-Help Class

Mr. Araoz - Fridays 7:15 AM

A special session will be added the morning before any test.

Writing Workshop

Mandatory Posts

  1. Free Choice
  2. WTM Quest Reflection
  3. What's Inside My Heart
  4. Growth Mindset
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Extended Response

Write a four paragraph essay describing the advantages and disadvantages of using technology. Be sure to include details from both videos.