Mrs. Farmer's ELA/Reading Classroom

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Mrs. Farmer's Weekly News: Monday, November 15-19th

  • The students worked on their close reading skills of informational texts, related to the novel, Out of the Dust, they wrote constructed responses every day, and studied possessive, objective, and subjective pronouns. I am proud of their progress in all areas and their hard work!

  • Classroom Needs: Every student needs to purchase one composition book for class and a glue stick. Several students are still in need of purchasing their notebooks.

  • TUTORING: No tutoring this week as we approach the holiday
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Future Educators of America Club EVENT THIS TUESDAY NIGHT!

All members of FEA need to confirm with Mrs. Chafin or Mrs. Farmer that you are attending our upcoming event at the University of West Ga Campus. Your parents are required to attend.


WHO: Madras FGE members and parents, advisors, school admin.

WHAT: PAGE-FGE and University of West GA-Newnan Open House

WHEN: Tuesday, November 17 from 6:30-8:30

WHERE: 80 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263

WHY: PAGE and the University of West Georgia-Newnan staff have tailored an evening event just for our membership. Tours of the new West Georgia campus will be offered, information booths and sessions (campus program offerings, dual enrollment, college admissions, ethics for educators, and planning for college), followed by an assembly in the City of Newnan Lecture Hall of the UWG-Newnan campus. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Allene Magill, Executive Director of PAGE.

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Mrs. Farmer's Writing Hall of Fame Winners!

These students displayed excellence in the areas of either grammar, writing mechanics, or constructed responses this last week. Well done!

3rd Period:

Grammar: Emma Privett

Mechanics: Grace Eskew

Constructed Responses: Elsa Cole

4th Period:

Grammar: Tiffany Harper

Mechanics: Samuel Stewart

Constructed Responses: Caleb King

5th period:

Grammar: Andrew Tvrdik

Mechanics: Erynn Whitman

Constructed Responses: Emilee Oxford

6th Period:

Grammar: Emma Francis

Mechanics: Cole Richardson

Constructed Responses: Lindsey McClanahan


Common Core Standards Covered This Week:

CCSSRI.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSSL.6.1 Use pronouns in the proper case (subjective, objective and possessive).

CCSSL.6.1.a Use intensive pronouns. (myself, ourselves)

CCSSL.6.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing:

a. Use punctuation (commas) to set off nonrestrictive elements.

CCSSRL.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative meanings.

CCSSRL.6.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.


1. I can cite text evidence.

2. I can use pronouns in their proper case.

3. I can use proper conventions in my writing.

4. I can determine meaning of words as they are used in a text.

5. I can explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator in a text.


Pronoun Bellringer

Mini lesson on pronouns with interactive notebook.

Book Fair

Figurative language review. Paragraph rewrite. Finish for homework.


Reading Logs are due.

Pronoun Bellringer. Paragraph rewrite.

Out of Dust reading with constructed response.

Intensive/Reflexive Pronoun Review for homework.


Pronoun Bellringer. Paragraph rewrite.

Point of view mini lesson.

Rewrite poem from different point of view.

Study for checkpoint on pronouns and constructed response.



Vocabulary Activity using context clues w/partner.

Read novel.

No homework.


Bellringer: Constructed Response on prompt from Out of the Dust.

Thanksgiving Reader's Theatre

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"Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day"

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