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…

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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