6th Grade English Moving-Up Workshop *Note: This slide will be posted to spayork.wordpress.com and spawilliams.wordpress.com. Should you have any further questions please feel free to email either of us at nyork or swilliams @stphilipsacademy.org
Summer Focus • Organization and Time Management • Grammar Review and Practice • Paragraph and Sentence Structure • Keys to Success
Organization Tips • Take the time to develop an organizational system BEFORE the school year begins. Be sure it’s one that your child feels comfortable with. • Keep in mind that your child will have the following classes next year: • English • History • Math • Science • Latin • Spanish • Music, Art, Gym (Specials) • Buy folders and notebooks for each class (always a good idea to purchase a Miscellaneous Folder and a Homework Folder also) – St. Philip’s provides a binder, dividers, and loose leaf paper, but this is often not enough. • Purchase a back-up Planner or Organizer – students often misplace the planner that is given to them at the beginning of the year and it will be essential! • Students should always have a ready supply of pens, pencils, index cards, erasers, white out, and highlighters. • Create an “Archive System” at home. In Middle School students have Midterms and Final Exams – keeping track of their unit materials throughout the year will make it easier to study.
Time Management • Block Scheduling • 90 & 45 Minute Blocks • Several teachers • Homework Schedule • Nightly – stay AHEAD of the curve • Specific TIME and PLACE each evening • Study Habits • Develop a study schedule • Adhere to deadlines
Grammar Review and Practice Parts of Speech Resources: • http://eslus.com/LESSONS/GRAMMAR/POS/pos.htm • http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/# • 5th Grade Write Source - Grammar SkillsBook Practice Using These Fun Games: • http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/index.html • http://www.vocabulary.co.il/parts-of-speech/#middle_school
Paragraph and Sentence Structure Paragraphs and Sentences Resources: • http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/tips/paragrap/index.htm • http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/writing/paragraphs/factsheet.shtml Practice Using These Fun Games: • http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/writing/paragraphs/game.shtml • Paragraph Puzzles
Keys to Success in Middle School • Get & Stay ORGANIZED • ALWAYS use your planner/calendar • Teacher blogs are SUPPLEMENTAL • ALWAYS have a copy of your schedule in your locker and on your person • RESTOCK your supplies often • WEEKLY organization at home • FOLLOW-UP with your teachers (remember that a MS Teacher has 100-150 students! )