English Language-Arts
Important and Cool Websites

World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky audio
Chapter 1

World Without ______ project

Become a slam poet in 5 steps- TedEd video
Context Clues game

ELA Standards- Why we do what we do!

Caine's Arcade 
Box Project instructions


Beyond Rosa project

Persuasive Essay Writing- video
Questions to Ask Before, During, and After Reading
Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

Christmas Videos

She's Always a Woman
Elton John
Animals 12 Days of Christmas
Mog's Christmas Calamity
The Journey
The Bear and the Hare
Golden Slumbers
Man on the Moon
Buster the Boxer
Monty the Penguin


Weekly Article Analysis

Black Men Sentenced to More Time for Committing the Same Crime as a White Person- The Washington Post
Former NFLers Call For an End to Tackle Football for Kids- CNN.com
Having Your Smartphone Nearby Takes a Toll on Your Thinking- Harvard Business Review
There are 3 Types of Failures... -QZ.com
US Cities are Losing 36 Million Trees a Year- CNN

The Graying of America- The Week
How Exercise Affects Our Memory- New York Times
Taking the Beef Out of Burgers- The Week
The Flu Vaccine:Everything You Need to Know- The Week
Why We Shouldn't Shield Children From Darkness- Time

Conquer Fear of Public Speaking Through Emotional Intelligence- Huffington Post
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


Other great links we have used in class:

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

President Obama's Message to America's Students 2009

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Malcolm X

Muhammad Ali

Helen Keller

Steve Jobs 2005 Commencement Speech

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


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