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Welcome to Ms. Higgins' 6th Grade Block Class!!
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The Notice and Note Strategies we are using in class..
Tuesday, March 11:
Sub in AM
present Prezi; provide Rose/Thorn for each student
Time for reading/jobs
Monday, March 10:
Finish Prezi presentation re: Ancient China Inquiry
Time for Lit. Circle reading/jobs
Friday, March 7:
Continue working on Inquiry!
Thursday, March 6:
Our first meeting!
HOMEWORK: AM Research questions are due Monday
PM Research questions are due Friday...tomorrow!
Wednesday, March 5:
Continue working on Inquiry research
Discuss/agree upon a Lit. Circle book!
ANCIENT CHINA QUESTIONS DUE: AM Monday, PM Friday
Tuesday, March 4:
Get your computer and start working on your inquiry!
Monday, March 3:
Ancient China research questions...a bit of time to work on these!
A film on the Forbidden City
Chinese Writing bookmarks
*Discuss/Decide Lit Book:
With your group, decide on what book you will read for our first round of Lit. Circle meetings
--China questions due Monday, March 10;
--China questions do Friday, March 7
Friday, February 28:
continue Ancient China questions
browse Lit Circle books; check out personal books
Thursday, February 27:
free creative write based on two images...make sure you include exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution!!
Work on Ancient China questions
Wednesday, February 26:
Introduce Ch. 22-24 Research Questions. Create timeline/due date.
Browse Lit. Circle book options
Peer-edit/score Zoo Argument writing
Tuesday, February 25:
Ch. 21....at last!
If time, we will share our zoo argument papers!
Monday, February 24:
You will have the entire block period to research, analyze information and write a final paper responding to the following prompt:
"Zoos are sometimes seen as necessary and are fine alternatives to a natural environment. Discuss some of the arguments for and against keeping animals in zoos."
**Make sure you site your sources
**You need to have a claim, then analyze both sides to the argument.
**I have a "checklist" or rubric for you to look at. Come see me when you are ready to get started.
Friday, February 21:
reaction to video clip
Ch. 20--partner work on activity sheet
Thursday, February 20:
finish Ch. 19 map...share?
Connect/Disconnect: How our own connections can help lead to a theme
--read a short story
--annotate with connections
--discuss a theme
--cross off your own connections that don't relate to the theme
HOMEWORK: Don't forget to bring in your permission slip!
Wednesday, February 19:
Draw-Think. Read a poem. Illustrate. Discuss!
Ch. 19 Map of China
HOMEWORK: Olympia Junior Program Permission Slip...get this signed and bring in ASAP!
Friday, February 14:
Finish CBA, turn in!
If finished with CBA, please look at extension activities under "Assignment Documents"
Thursday, February 13:
Continue working on CBA! Almost done!!
(that's a thumb's up)
Wednesday, February 12:
CBA cover, maps
Annotation/summary of current event article--share out
Tuesday, February 11:
Finish Year of the Horse picture
Lesson 4.1: Text Annotation ( a review)
Strategy 9: Pair Reading
mid-assessment for pre/root/suffix
begin CBA cover/maps
HOMEWORK: Don't forget to bring a current event article tomorrow!
Monday, February 10:
CBA continued...complete all three tables, begin writing essay
HOMEWORK: find a current event article, bring in to class by Wednesday!
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