Welcome to Sixth Grade Language Arts!
I'm looking forward to learning and growing as a community of readers and writers this year!
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
This is the best way to receive alerts from my class.
Students now have electronic access to their Language Arts textbook, Expert 21! This allows students the opportunity to re-read texts we are reading in class or to catch up if they were absent. Features of the site include a read aloud capability and Spanish translation of the texts.
Click on the Expert 21 link, which directs you to the “Scholastic Student Access.” Click on the Expert 21 icon.
You will now be on a page titled Expert Space.” Click the “Go” button to enter the student log in site. Use your student ID number for BOTH the user name and password. (Hint: Your student ID is the same number you had in elementary school, which is the same as your lunch account number.)
Social Studies Monument Project
March 20, 2017
Language Arts teachers are partnering with their Social Studies team teachers to work with students to write a rough draft and complete the persuasive letter assignment for the Social Studies monument project. Today through Friday, I will be guiding students in writing a draft of a basic persuasive business letter. Your student’s goal is to convince a government leader to approve a monument to memorialize a chosen historical leader, document or event. We focus on writing the draft in class over the next two days. The rough draft is due Friday, March . Students have been researching their selected topic over the last several weeks in Social Studies, and completed graphic organizers in Language Arts to further break down and understand their topics. At this point, they should be quite familiar with their topic!
Located in the files below is a folder titled “Monument letter.” The Persuasive Monument Proposal Letter details what is required in the letter. We have reviewed and discussed these documents as a class and learned how to format a business letter. This document also includes signal words to use in drafting the letter, and a persuasive letter checklist. We reviewed these in class today. Students have been advised to keep all materials related to the project in the folder provided by their Social Studies teacher and I encourage your child to work on the persuasive letter draft at home.
Feel free to download and print of the materials in the folder if your student needs extra copies.