Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts!with ms. laura cecil
Do Now:Please take an index card out of the bin on the back table
Write down:-Your name-Your 6th Graders name-One wonderful thing about your 6th grader, and/or anything in particular you would like me to know about your 6th grader.
When you are done, please put your card in the empty bin on the back table
-About Me-About the class-Questions
About Me:-B.A. English-University of Florida
-M.A. English and Teaching Certification--CU Boulder
-4th year at PRA
-Why I teach...
Major Units of Study Greek Mythology The Iliad (abridged) The Odyssey (abridged) The Prince and the Pauper (abridged) Julius Caesar: No Fear
Units will be structured around primary texts with integrated writing, grammar, and vocabulary instruction.
Homework: Students will likely have Language Arts homework 2-3
times per week (this may increase when we are working on unit assessments).
Homework will likely consist of reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing practice, or will be assigned if activities are not completed in class.
Independent Reading: Students will be asked to read one book of their choosing each quarter At the end of the quarter, they will complete a short project for their book
and turn it in for an assessment grade Books should be age/reading level appropriate and should be novel
length Fiction or nonfiction is acceptable Students will need parents to sign off on their chosen book YOUR STUDENTS DO NOT KNOW THE DETAILS ABOUT THIS YET.
THEY WILL FIND OUT ON FRIDAY!
Grading: Assessments=80% of overall grade
This includes quizzes; essays; projects; and unit tests Students will be allowed to reassess on the
portions of assessments on which they do not achieve proficiency.
Learning Activities=20% of overall grade This includes classwork and homework
I will accept late work for credit up through the last day of each unit.
Once the next unit has begun, no late work for the previous unit will be accepted.
Office Hours:Thursday, 3:15-4:00, or by appointment!