Do Now: Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts! with ms. year at PRA-Why I ... Students will likely have Language Arts homework 2-3 ... Students will be asked to read one book of their choosing each quarter

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  • 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 Grader’s 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

    Agenda:

    -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

    Shakespeare

    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

  • Late Work:

    ● 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.

  • Contact Information:

    Email: lcecil@prospectridgeacademy.org

    Website: http://www.prospectridgeacademy.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=622651 &type=u&pREC_ID=1007288

    Office Hours: Thursday, 3:15-4:00, or by appointment!

    mailto:lcecil@prospectridgeacademy.org http://www.prospectridgeacademy.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=622651&type=u&pREC_ID=1007288 http://www.prospectridgeacademy.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=622651&type=u&pREC_ID=1007288