English Language-Arts
Important and Cool Websites

Weekly Article Analysis

Childhood Lost: An Overview of the Great Depression
Attention Students, Put Your Laptops Away- NPR
Sitting Too Long Can Kill You, Even If You Exercise- CNN
An Epidemic of Loneliness- The Week
Nerd Alert, Reading is Good For Your Health- CNN
A California High School Found Cell Phones Too Distracting...- NBC News
What Happens To Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar?- CNN


NPR Podcast Challenge

The Raven (as told by The Simpsons)

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

Orson Welles- War of the Worlds

Classroom practice essay

Key Elements of Mythology

Ancient Mythology Project

101 Facts About Australia

Frayer Model- for vocabulary

Rick Riordan's website

Meet the Greek Gods

Camp Half-Blood Daily Activity Schedule

Map of Camp Half-Blood

Progress Report for Percy Jackson

Week 1 Stems 

Week 2 Stems

Cesar Chavez

Greta Thunberg TED Talk on climate change

Hero's Journey video

Hero's Journey Stories- things to include

Americans Who Tell the Truth 

Biographies of Influential People

More biographies

Civic Engagement Project Details

Civic Engagement Project Explanation

The Lightning Thief Musical Chapter 1

Helpful Links:
EL Curriculum (Learn more about the curriculum we use as our framework.)

Common Core State Standards (All you ever wanted to know about Common Core!)
Parent Portal (Keep an eye on your child's grades and assignments)
NCCCS (This site will answer any questions you have about public school curriculum)
Seven Habits  (These 7 Habits are what guide us through everything we do at school to help us become positive leaders with outstanding character!)
6th grade English/Language Arts focuses on:

·         Citing text to prove our thinking when answering questions about what we have read

·         Theme

·         Plot

·         Figurative language

·         Comparing and contrasting text

·         Reading and comprehending fiction and non-fiction

·         Writing argumentatively, fictionally, narratively and poetically 

·         Using technology for writing

·         Conducting research and citing sources using both technology and books

·         Collaborative discussion

·         Public speaking and presentation

·         Vocabulary building and word parts

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PROBEs (16 due May 1st)
- Finish Frightful's Mountain novel
Vocabulary Booster notebook (110 words due May 8th)
- 4 pieces of writing on digital portfolio (memoir, informational essay, argument essay, imaginative narrative- they will get a final grade for these as one combined grade)
- poem created from argument essay topic
- weekly EOG vocabulary quizzes (about 3 more)
- falcon fact poster (started in class, most are finished)
- bird display (Ameigh homeroom only)
- Frightful's Mountain quizzes
- Frightful's Mountain end-of-book test
- Peer editing (in class)
- Summit Time online reading responses
- 2 agenda checks