Mr. Araoz's Class
ELA Grade 6 2016-2017
6th Grade Finals Review Resources
Digital Brainstorming Tools
World Book Online Login
Finish Reading Bud, Not Buddy
Seesaw Book Review Audio/Video due Monday, March 20, 2017
All STEAM Project Work is due on March 17!!
Students must be logged into their lawrence.org Google accounts to access this.
Homework Assignments and Projects Due
- Hero's Journey Story is due Tuesday, 2/14
- Ind. Reading Book Review is due Monday, 2/27
- STEAM project - continue working on it.
- Castle Learning is due every Friday.
- Writer's Notebook/Kidblog - 20 pages/posts due on Monday, 2/27.
The Lightning Thief Trading Card
- Click the link below.
- Topic = Type your character's name (from the book).
- Type = Select "Fictional Person"
- When done click "Finish Editing"
- Save your Final Card to your Google Drive
Then select one example of something you wrote and/or created this school year and add it to your Seesaw portfolio blog.
Election Day Extra-Credit Assignment
Choose one question (or more) and answer it using the RAFT short response writing strategy.
- Which candidate do you support for President? Why?
- What are some of the benefits of living in a democracy? Are there any disadvantages?
- Do your political views align with your parents’ political views? Why or why not?
- Do you think our current voting system is fair? Why or why not?
- Should people be required to know a minimum amount about the issues before voting? Why or why not?
- Should there be any specific requirements people need to meet before voting? Why?
- Why is it important for people to vote?
- Do you think having elections every four years is fair, or should we have them more or less frequently? Why?
Breakout EDU Digital Games
Our Class Blog
Tynker Class Code: 19425175
Columbus Day 10/10/16
Choose one (or more) of the writing prompts below and write a one-page story in your Writer's Notebook, KidBlog or a Google Doc.
1. If Christopher Columbus discovered America in 2492, what would he have found?
2. Imagine that you were the first to discover something either big or small. What would you discover and would people think your discovery was important? Why or why not?
3. In 1492, Columbus thought that he had landed in India and thought the people he spoke with were Indians. Who did he actually meet there? What do you think their reaction was to Columbus and his crew?
4. When Christopher Columbus first arrived at the Americas, he is believed to have thought he was in a completely different place on the other side of the world. Have you or your parents ever gotten lost like that? Where were you going and how did you find your way back?
Chapter 13 of Walk Two Moons ends with this line:
"For a while, we did not hear any more about the journals. We had absolutely no idea of all the trouble they were going to cause."
Make a prediction about all the trouble the summer journals will cause. Describe the incident with vivid details making sure to include which characters are involved.
Tagul Autobiographical Word Clouds
Tagul Login Info
IXL Math Login Link
ELA CC Vocabulary Terms
Reading Like a Sleuth: Understanding CLOSE Reading
Always Learning Extra-Credit Activities
- Write a blog post describing something interesting you did over the break.
- Create a How-To Video with your phone/tablet/computer describing how to do something you really love to do.
- Write a blog post reviewing a book, a movie or a TV show you like.
- Create a Google MyMaps of a trip you took this week. Include a brief description and a picture of each place you visited.
- Interview a family member and video it with your phone/tablet/camera. Try to come up with at least five interesting questions.
Back-to-School Digital Breakout
Room Recess Reading Game Review
Creative Writing Prompt
Blog Post Suggestions
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?
Valentine's Gift: A Stapler?
Live Inside A Movie
Describe dinner with your family.
My Life in 20 Years
Digital Citizen Superhero Illustration
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
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
Write a Blog Post
Create a Story Board Comic
Important Information For Students and Parents
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- Free Choice
- WTM Quest Reflection
- What's Inside My Heart
- Growth Mindset