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  1. Mrs. A. Mortimer Welcome to sixth grade English Learning Goal: As a result of tonight’s presentation, you will know the policies, procedures, and expectations of this course.

  2. TEAMING • 2 Sixth grade teams • Mighty Tigers – team of 4 teachers • Each teach 1 English class • Both teams have lunch together

  3. THE YEAR AT A GLANCE • Unit 1 • Chapter 16 – Writing Effective Sentences • Chapter 18 – Writing About a Life Experience (Narrative) • Unit 2 • Chapter 17 – Learning About Paragraphs • Chapter 21 – Comparing and Contrasting • Unit 3 • Chapter 4 – The Phrase and the Clause • Chapter 22 – Responding to a Novel Essay • Unit 4 • Chapter 12 – Punctuation: End Marks, Commas, Semicolons, Colons • Chapter 13 – Punctuation: Underlining, Quotation Marks, Apostrophes, Hyphens • Chapter 24 – Persuasive Essay

  4. UNIT STRUCTURE • Skills in perfecting sentences/paragraphs • Free-writes • Reading Workshop • Writing Workshop

  5. ONLINE TEXTBOOK • Students given username/password in social studies • Use site: http://my.hrw.com

  6. GRADED ITEMS • Homework • Quizzes/Tests • Free-writes • Essays

  7. GRADING SCALE • 90 – 100% = A • 80 – 89% = B • 70 – 79% = C • 60 – 69% = D • 59% or below = E • Same grading scale and codes as social studies

  8. ASSIGNMENT BOOK • Required to keep track of assignments • Given time during class

  9. AGENDA AND WARM-UPS • Given spiral bound notebook for warm-ups • Respond to daily warm-up in notebook • Use binder if absent • Warm-up Checks = 10 pts.

  10. Monday, September 9, 2013 Learning Goal(s): As a result of this lesson, I will be able to identify and correct stringy sentences. Learning Activities: 1. Complete warm-up 2. Learning Goal(s)/Agenda/Assignment book 3. Check/Discuss WKS 77 4. Distribute Fragments/Run-ons Notes 5. Discuss/Create “No Excuses Chart” (Half point deduction for each error) 6. Read/Discuss “Stringy Sentences” pp. 432 – 434 7. Complete exercises 4 p. 433 8. Complete/Discuss WKS 78 as needed for practice 9. Revisit warm-up/Review/Exchange with partner Warm-up:Rewrite each group of words below correctly. 1. For misbehaving in class. 2. When you finally take the test. 3. The iPad does not make sense to me it came without directions.

  11. HALF CREDIT • Late assignments = half credit during 1st semester (1 day late only) • Late assignments = “0” during 2nd semester • Building responsibility and preparing for 7th grade

  12. ABSENCE PROCEDURES • Form filled out • Upon return pick up missed work from assigned location/Check binder • Make-up = number of days absent • See me at anytime for assistance • Vacation forms

  13. HOMEWORK SITE • Students given several days notice of quizzes and tests • Study guide provided for novel tests • Assignments, quiz dates, and test dates can be found on my homework page. • You may use Carson’s homework site to access the page! • www.northallegheny.org

  14. WE HAVE A GREAT YEAR AHEAD OF US!