Mrs. Farmer's ELA/Reading Classroom

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Mrs. Farmer's Weekly News: Tuesday, October 13th-Friday, October 16th

The students dived into Chromebooks this week! They experienced uploading an assignment, and completed a second assignment through Google Classroom. They seemed to enjoy it, and we plan to use them a few times a month. Everything is a balance, and we will temper it with interactive traditional lessons as well.

Week-At-A-Glance

Common Core Standards Covered This Week:

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

  • W.6.6: Use technology, including the internet, to produce and publish writing as well as interact and collaborate with others.

  • W.6.10: Write routinely over extended time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

  • L.6.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


LEARNING TARGETS FOR THE WEEK:

  1. I can determine the meaning of words as they are used in a text, including figurative language.
  2. I can use technology to produce and publish writing.
  3. I can can write for a range of disciplines and purposes.
  4. I can demonstrate understanding of figurative language and word meanings,
Tuesday:
  • Introduce the novel Out of the Dust.
Wednesday
  • Pre-Test over mini, two week poetry unit.
Thursday:

Bellwork, What is poetry? Analyze the clip from Dead Poet’s Society, Read aloud the first part of Out of the Dust, fill in a kwl chart and discuss, Complete the “What is Poetry” assignment, Complete elements of poetry for homework.

Friday:

Bellwork, alliteration vs. onomatopeia worksheet to complete in groups, discuss, analyze poems for figurative elements, Read chapters 1-3 in Out of the Dust.


Homework: Assigned as needed.

Other resources used for the lessons this week!

The Dust Bowl Episode | Uncovering the Dust Bowl | PBS
Mr. Knowitall - Plot Diagram
Out of the Dust Book Trailer
What will your verse be?
Johnny Cash-Legend of John Henry's Hammer
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