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6th Grade:  This past week, sixth grade learned about the various kinds of verbs: action, helping, and linking verbs. They also learned about and practiced writing with direct objects. As we begin next week, we will move on to our next major writing project, twisted fairy tales. For this project, the students will rewrite some...
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6th Grade:  This past week, sixth grade reviewed run on and fragmented sentences. Our biggest writing goal for the year is to eliminate these types of improper sentences from our papers and writing projects. Then we learned to differentiate between action and helping verbs through participating in a stations activity. Next week, we will continue...
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6th Grade:  This past week, sixth grade did a beautiful job wrapping up their mock trial project. In both periods one and two, the jury ruled in favor of the defense, finding Mr. Wolf innocent of the murder of the two little pigs. This upcoming week we will wrap up our unit 8 vocab. (I...
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6th Grade:  This past week, sixth graders began working with their groups for the mock trial project. As this next week begins, students will have at least one more group work day. We will review the conventions of introducing, citing, and explaining evidence. Then, we will hold our mock trial to determine the fate of...
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6th Grade:  Next week, sixth graders will continue learning about collective nouns, possessive nouns, and appositives through a series of identification and application activities . We will complete unit 7 vocab, finishing with a unit test on Friday. After concluding our current study of nouns, we introduce our next creative writing project: a fun take...
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6th Grade:  In our last week before the holiday break, we have some important work to finish up! Students will continue learning about how to avoid plagiarizing by correctly citing sources in APA format. They will learn how to use APA in text citations and to create an APA reference page, listing detailed information about...
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6th Grade:  This week, sixth grade peer reviewed the drafts of their consumer fair research papers. Using their peer’s feedback as a guide, the students revised their drafts. We then learned about writing effective conclusions. In addition to working on consumer fair projects, we went over unit 6 vocabulary words in class. Next week, we...
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6th Grade:  This week, sixth grade learned about writing effective introductions and body paragraphs to research papers. They have written their introduction for their consumer fair project and have begun to outline for their first body paragraph. Next week, we will continue planning and composing the body paragraphs for our research papers, using the structure...
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6th Grade:    This week, sixth grade completed their semantic maps, planning out what topics they will write about in their consumer fair research paper. This upcoming week, we will continue to expand our knowledge on the elements of an effective introduction paragraph and the proper structure for a body paragraph. In particular, we will...
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Welcome back to our language arts page. This week I have some especially exciting news to share! This Week in Ms. Dusek’s Language Arts 8th grade: In the next couple weeks, eighth grade students will begin prewriting and planning for their gothic fiction unit. They have been asked to retell popular tales by Poe from...
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