Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts with Mr. Baggitt!
I love reading and writing, and I believe that students can learn to think critically and to better understand the world around them through these important skills. They are also fun! I'm looking forward to an excellent year!
Opportunities for Extra Help:
I’d like to mention a few opportunities for students to get extra help in Language Arts. To begin, each school any student can come to my room (1525) during lunch for help. They only need to see me during team time or immediately before lunch and I will give them a pass to get to the front of the lunch line.
In addition, I will be providing opportunities for extra help after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To take advantage of this, students must have a permission slip (which can be found in “Documents and PowerPoints” under “Permission Slips”) printed and signed by a parent. They need to give this to me during their Language Arts period.
Beginning this month, I will be posting a monthly calendar that provides information on daily lessons and activities. The materials for these lessons will be made available on this page in case a student is absent or needs to work on an assignment at home. You will find the calendar under the "calendars" folder.
Beginning this week, I will be assigning one reading comprehension assignment to be completed as homework. Each week, it will be assigned on Monday and due by the start of class on Friday. In most cases, the homework will require students to read a short fiction or nonfiction passage. They will need to choose three close reading strategies from the list provided on the first page of the packet. They will demonstrate how they use the strategy by annotating next to the text (for example, if they choose the connection strategy, they might write, "this reminds me of _______," on the margin). Finally, they will need to answer multiple choice and short answer questions relating to the passage. They will have the whole week to complete it, and will be encouraged to work on it in class when time allows.
The assignment for the first week has been handed out to students and uploaded to the "Weekly Homework" folder.
How to Set-up Calendar Alerts:
If your child is in my class, and you would like to receive email alerts for items posted to my calendar, you may view step-by-step directions here: http://pwcs.ss9.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=5348120
I would recommend signing up for the daily alert, if possible.
Expert 21 Login
If you are absent, you may keep up with class readings assigned from the Expert 21 textbook by clicking the top link:
You will need to use your student number for both username and password to log in.