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Welcome to Mrs. Doty's Sixth Grade

 English Language Arts Class! 

October News

 

 

Important Notes:

 

October 1 - Day of Service Pledges Due

Thursday, October 11 - Friday, October 12 - Camp Wonderland 

Tuesday, Oct 16 and Thursday, Oct 18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 19 - Day of Service

Thursday, October 25-Friday, October 26 – No School

Wednesday, October 31 – 6th Grade October Incentive

Wednesday, October 31 - Field Trip to Science Presentation

 

*Check this site weekly for news about upcoming events, current ELA work and due dates, and homework.

 

What are we working on in ELA?

 

Our first book club discussion will be held on Monday, October 22! Students should prepare for their discussions by making sure to complete the reading and writing assignments. Book clubs chose their own page numbers to read for Monday's meeting and each student chose his or her own discussion question to lead. Ask your student about the Book Club Cafe and how he or she contributed to the discussion!

 

We continue to work in our Narrative Unit, in which students read and write realistic fiction. Students have a rough draft of their "Moment that Mattered" narrative typed in a Google Doc. Parents...ask to read your child's rough draft. We will be working to improve each component in writer's workshop this month.  We will be wrapping up our work in this unit by Thanksgiving break. Please check your student’s Mastery Connect Assessments to learn where your student can improve his or her narrative before the end of the unit.  

 

Homework:

 

Students are expected to read 100 minutes/week and respond to their reading in a "Thought Log," which was introduced in class. Please feel free to let me know if you or your student has any questions about responding to their reading in their Thought Logs. 

  

Book Clubs will have a weekly page number requirement determined by themselves. Students should make sure they keep up with the book club reading to prepare for their in-class discussions. Their Book Club reading can contribute to the 100 minutes/week.

 

General Information:

 

Our ELA goal this year is to work toward building a "reading and writing life" by increasing volume, complexity, and enjoyment of reading and writing.  Please feel free to contact Mrs. Doty at any time through email at dotypl@twc.k12.wi.us  or 262-862-2356 extension 1175. I look forward to a great year of laughing and learning together!