Welcome! Mrs. MauclairRoom 219Wildcats6th Grade English “I have learned much from my teachers, even more from my colleagues, but I have learned the most from my students.” -Talmud
POST IT! • Please take a minute to write your child a note on the colorful sticky notes. • Post the note in your child’s “hopefully clean” locker.
INTRODUCTION • Clarion University of PA • Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education • Masters Degree • Technology Education • 2nd year with NA • 5th and 6th Grade Teacher • Penn Hills School District • 10 years
English Anthology HOLT • Elements of Language • Online Textbook Website
English Anthology • HOLT Elements of Language Online • Online textbook • Lesson presentations • Practice • On Your Own • Review • Graphic Organizers • Writer’s Models
English Anthology • HOLT Elements of Language Four Parts • Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics • Sentences and Paragraphs • Communication • Quick Reference Handbook
Unit 1 • Sentence Fragments (Grammar) • Run-on Sentences (Grammar) • Stringy Sentences (Grammar) • Inserting Words (Grammar) • Inserting Groups of Words (Grammar) • Connecting Words (Grammar) • Compare and Contrast Essay(Writing)
Unit 2 • Main Idea and Topic Sentence(Paragraph Development) • Supporting Sentences (Paragraph Development) • The Clincher Sentence (Paragraph Development) • Coherence (Paragraph Development) • Elaboration (Paragraph Development) • Prefixes and Suffixes(Grammar) • Persuasive Essay(Writing)
Unit 3 • Phrases (Grammar) • Prepositional Phrases (Grammar) • Clauses (Grammar) • Sentence Structure (Grammar) • Responding to a Novel (Writing)
Unit 4 • End Marks (Mechanics) • Commas (Mechanics) • Semicolons (Mechanics) • Colons (Mechanics) • Autobiographical Essay (Writing)
Writing Process • Organize Ideas • Pre Writing • First Draft • Self & Peer Editing • Second Draft • Self & Peer Editing • Teacher Conference • Final Draft
Google Docs. • Google Apps for Education for all of our students • Web-based word processing • Allow students and staff with Internet access to collaborate with their peers and faculty members in real time, regardless of their location
Grading • Assessments (Quiz and Test) • Skill practice and reinforcement packets • Projects/Activities • Formal and Informal Writings • Unit Writings • Quick Writes • Entrance Tickets
Opener Question • daily activity - engages upon entering the classroom. • dated and recorded on a boxed sheet of paper • Openers take a variety of different forms such as: current event questions, personal responses, brainstorming ideas for later composition development, and/or vocabulary development.
Reading/English Department Resources • North Allegheny School District Reading/English Website • Middle School Curriculum • Department Style Manual
Contact Information firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-348-1470 CELL: 412-973-2953
EXIT TICKET • Using the white slip of paper, you may do the following…. SIDE 2 SIDE 1 NAME: PERIOD: COMMENTS/ QUESTIONS:
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