Mrs. Farmer's ELA/Reading Classroom

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Mrs. Farmer's Weekly News: 1/18/16-1/22/16

  • Excited for next week as we dive into our new novel, A Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
  • Reading projects will be due FRIDAY 1/22/16, due to the media center being closed for several days.
  • The book orders are coming in this week, if you ordered a copy of our novel and got it in by Monday of this past week. Otherwise, your child will receive it later.
  • Make sure your child continues to read at least 30 minutes a night! Thank you!


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

I can compare and contrast two texts on a similar theme.

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: NO SCHOOL!!

Tuesday: Bellwork. Students will complete a timeline activity of the Holocaust and World War II.Students will finish the webquest in Google Classroom and turn in for a grade. Students will listen to "The Short Life of Anne Frank" and respond to questions.

Wednesday: Bellwork. Students will finish, "The Short Life of Anne Frank" and complete questions and fill in anticipatory guide for the novel.

Thursday: Bellwork. Students will read and answer the constructed responses.

Friday: No Checkpoint. Students will submit their book projects. Students will finish their constructed responses and discussion of the novel.

Grades: Weekly Bellwork, Extended Response, Book Project

Resources for the Week!

The Short Life of Anne Frank Part 1
The Short Life of Anne Frank Part 2

Writers of Excellence from this week! Way to go!

3rd Period: Aaliyah Ferrell, Carrie Anne Mundy

4th Period: Kate Stewart, Yancy Dunn

5th Period: Serena Pollack, Victoria Frazier

6th Period: Shelley Lemacks, Clayton Gibson

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!

  • 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 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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