Assignments

6th grade Composition (Period 2)

Instructor
Richard Schumacher
Term
2019-2020
Department
Schools - Peoria // Main
Description
In this class students will build their foundational writing skills. As they expand their repertoire of writing techniques students will apply them to larger prompts, and journal entries. This will be done by using the Write Source composition curriculum.

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Past Assignments

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1) Compose an Imagery Poem using your notes from class (graphic organizers) and the writing samples to help you.
2) Study Flash cards for quiz tomorrow.

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Focus Standard - Mesa Verde National Park -  article and response questions, due by Thursday (2/20/20) 

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Create flash cards for all the literary devices we took notes on today.

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Finish 5 paragraph minimum short story for tomorrow’s group readings.

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SW complete the plot chart and sensory chart if it was not completed in class.

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Study Short Story (Literature) terms for Comprehension quiz on Wednesday.

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Study Short Story (Literature) terms for Comprehension quiz on Wednesday.

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Read Sleepy Hollow - Part 2 - and answer comprehension questions. This is an important assignment to prep for tomorrows written response quiz. 

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Read draft of persuasive essay to family - family signature on assignment. 
Finish any revisions noted during partner check and self check, and be ready to read paper in class, tomorrow! 

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Label the example passage for effective argumentative writing. (Use the word bank that was provided for assignment.) 

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Direct Quotation Activity 

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Create an original persuasive paragraph with the following:
(Use the idea from your brainstorm chart.) 
1) Introduction sentence that states your opinion
2) 3 reasons that support your opinion
3) Conclusion sentence that restates your opinion

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HW – If you could make a change somewhere, where would it be?  What change would you make? - Complete the brainstorm chart handed out in class based on this question.  

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 Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
 
Prompt:  Write a 1 page, 3 paragraph, narrative about a time when you did something you thought you could not do. Be sure to include specific details so that a reader can follow your story.

HOMEWORK: Create a timeline outlining the events you will put in your narrative essay on tomorrow’s midterm. Include 8-10 events on your timeline. You will be allowed to reference this outline during the test to help you write.

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Write Source: Practice Test #1 – 20 Multiple Choice Questions

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Review your figurative language glossary for poetry quiz on Friday.

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Using the animal you chose today in class, list descriptive words for the 5 senses to describe what you might see, hear, smell, taste, or touch if you were this animal for a day.

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Review your figurative language glossary for poetry quiz on Friday. 

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Look at the quick list of events you created this week. Choose one event and write a dialogue between two people that would have occurred at that moment in your narrative.

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Using the topic you decided on in your Brainstorm chart, answer the 5 W’s about this topic.
Who, What, Where, When, and Why

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Use the Mind-Map and Sequence Chart in your ELA notebook to create the rough draft of a narrative paragraph. Topic sentence, 3 body sentences, and a conclusion. 

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Read The News ELA Opinion Article - "Lowering the Voting Age will Help Establish Good Habits in Teens" . Complete the multiple choice questions on the back of the second page. Then, using a topic sentence that states your opinion, choose whether or not you agree with the author's opinion.  Explain your answer using details from the article. 

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Write Source: Compound Sentence Review 
Write 10 different compound sentences, and practice each of the different common conjunctions. (and, or, but, so)
 

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Read your NewsELA article, and create an acronym to summarize the central idea and supporting details of the article.

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Write an expository paragraph explaining how to make your favorite food. Be sure to include transition words, and to use at least 2 compound sentences.

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There will be no homework for composition this week, students will be working on a research project in class.  

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Write Source: Sentence Fragments Handout

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(pg. 81-82) Write Source handout
Please complete the 'fill in the blank' activity, but not the next step writing. Next Step writing will be completed in class tomorrow. Thank You! 
 
 

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Find one reliable source of textual (written) information. A magazine, newspaper, website. Either bring in a copy of the source,  or write down a description of it.