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  1. Sixth Grade ENGLISH Mrs. Dori Madigan Team 6B

  2. Pinnacle Gradebook Check website regularly with child. Encourage student accountability. “Z” = working zero Assignment is missing but can still be turned in for a grade. COMMUNICATION

  3. Voice-mail: 240-2078 E-mail: MadiganD@tesd.net Homework: check teacher website Signed Tests Planner: never blank Progress Reports: week of Sept. 30 Conferences: week of Dec. 2 COMMUNICATION

  4. DAILY SCHEDULE • Daily Bingo Page • Grammar/Writing Mini-lesson • Writing Workshop • Weekly Homework (alternating) • Spelling Unit (2/month) • SPARK Writing Prompt (1-2/month)

  5. GRAMMAR UNITS • Sentence Structure • Fragments & Run-ons • Subject-Verb agreement • Variety (length & type) • Punctuation • Commas, Capitals, Contractions • Dialogue • Parts of Speech

  6. Woovis!

  7. CURRICLULUM • Writing Process • Writer’s Notebook-Mentor Texts • Descriptive • Novel-The Watsons go to Birmingham • Folklore • Poetry

  8. WRITING PIECES • Memoir • Family Tradition • Persuasive • How to… • Harris Burdick • Folktale/Fable

  9. TYPES of WRITING • Narrative/Imaginative • description (character, place) • dialogue • Informational • sequential development • Persuasive/Argumentative • urging action • forming or changing an opinion

  10. How can a parent help a child with a writing assignment? • discuss the assignment with the child in order to help the child explore ideas • answer only questions that are specific • “Does this paragraph make sense?” • “Is my punctuation right here?” • ask questions which direct a child to a problem rather than correcting the error • “Does this idea fit in this paragraph?” • “Is there a better word to use here?”

  11. Thank you for coming!