Mrs. Groggins Power Point

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CREATE THE FOLLOWING GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
Each of you will have one square in which to respond. Save the middle
square for your group response.
WHAT ARE SOME REALISTIC CLASS RULES?
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Individually, write class rules that are
important to you in your square. (5 minutes)
Example: Raise your hand to speak.
With your small group, discuss your rules and
check the ones that you and your group
mates have in common. (5 minutes)
In the middle square of your graphic
organizer, write the rule that you all agree is
the most important. (2 minutes)
Select one group member to write that rule
on the front board.
As a whole class, share these rules.
WHAT DOES AN ACTIVE LISTENER LOOK LIKE?
• Discuss the expectations of active listening.
• Listen carefully as I read “Mrs. Groggins”
aloud.
• What is the difference between Mrs.
Groggins’ expectations and the rules that we
discussed as a class? Be ready to discuss
these differences.
“MRS. GROGGINS”
Imagine having Mrs.
Groggins as your teacher
this year. How would you
feel?
“MRS. GROGGINS” HOMEWORK…DUE TOMORROW
1. Read “Mrs. Groggins” and circle the words that you do not
know.
2. If a word is in bold print, write its definition and part of
speech in the margin of the story. If you can find context
clues, underline them. If the affix (prefix, root, or suffix) of
the word helped you understand its meaning, circle the part
of the word that was helpful. Complete the vocabulary word
chart after you read. Do the prediction column only.
Example: unendurable
un = not
endure = means “lasting”
able = means “able to be” and makes a word an
adjective
“not
Therefore, you can predict that unendurable means
being able to last or be tolerated.”
3. Be prepared to discuss the vocabulary and to answer
questions tomorrow.
VOCABULARY REVIEW… “MRS. GROGGINS”
Bold Print Words
Possible Meaning Based on illustrations, Background
Knowledge, Context Clues, or Affixes
Puckered
A closed, wrinkled, tense looking mouth (adj) Think of sour.
Brittle
Easily damaged; easily broken (adj) Think of peanut brittle.
Menacing
Annoying or threatening (adj) Think of Dennis the Menace.
Unendurable
Not bearable or tolerable (adj) I used affixes for this word.
Ruthless
No pity or cruel (adj) Context clues – gaze and frightened.
Stunned
Shocked or amazed (adj) Think of a stun gun; it would shock
you!
Maniacal
Raving or crazy (adj) A maniac is a person who acts insanely.
Diabolical
Wicked or devilish (adj) Context clues – intimidation/raked nails
hysterical
Uncontrolled emotions (adj) Context clues –
helpless/shrieking frantically
hideous
Very ugly; frightful to the eyes (adj) Context cluesnightmare; I also used my background knowledge.
VOTE WITH YOUR FEET… “MRS. GROGGINS”
What day was described in the
story as “the worst day of the
year”?
a.The last day of school
b.The first day of school
c.The day of the school’s
Halloween party
d.The last day of summer
vacation.
b. The first day of school
VOTE WITH YOUR FEET… “MRS. GROGGINS”
How did the children know that Mrs.
Groggins wanted their attention?
a. She yelled at the top of her lungs.
b. She asked the students to “Give Me
Five.”
c. She raked her fingernails across the
blackboard.
d. She quit her job.
c. She raked her fingernails across
the blackboard.
VOTE WITH YOUR FEET … “MRS. GROGGINS”
Which adjective best describes the
way the children felt when it was
time for recess?
a. Confused
b. Disappointed
c. Exhausted
d. Relieved
d. relieved
VOTE WITH YOUR FEET… “MRS. GROGGINS”
Which sentence from the text shows that Mrs.
Groggins felt great relief after she wrote her
letter of resignation?
a. Then drawing her robe tightly around her sticklike
body, she nearly danced up the stairs, jumped into
bed, rolled in the covers, and dropped into a deep
and peaceful sleep.
b. “Silence!” she wailed. “I require silence!” But if
anything, the decibel level in the room increased.
c. The first prickling of hysterical tears stung her eyes.
She began to sway on her narrow feet, certain that
her head was about to explode…
d. She sealed the letter in an envelope, stamped it, and
dropped it into the mailbox on her front porch.
A. Then drawing her robe tightly around her
sticklike body, she nearly danced up the
stairs, jumped into bed, rolled in the
covers, and dropped into a deep and
peaceful sleep.
Please return silently to your assigned seat;
“Vote with Your Feet” has commenced.
CITING TEXT EVIDENCE…YOU MUST DO THIS!
Did you notice in the last question that we proved that
Mrs. Groggins was very happy about her decision to
retire by using a quote from the text?
This year, you must prove your answers by either citing the text
directly, by paraphrasing it, or by summarizing it.
We could say, “Mrs. Groggins was happy that she had resigned
from her teaching position because she ‘nearly danced up the
stairs, jumped into bed, rolled up in the covers, and dropped
into a deep and peaceful slumber.’” (Direct
Quotation/Citation)
or
Because Mrs. Groggins had shown frustration in her classroom
dream yet almost danced upstairs into a peaceful slumber
after writing her resignation letter, the reader knows that she
was happy with her decision to resign. (Summarizing and
Inferring)
NOW YOU TRY… CITE THE TEXT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
1. How do we know that Mrs. Groggins did not like the looks of her new
class?
2. Explain what the students did to bring about Mrs. Groggins’ retirement?
3. How do we know that Mrs. Groggins was angry with her students?
4. Some might say that Mrs. Groggins was lazy. What actions can you find
to support this claim?
Rephrase the question in your text cited response.
MRS. GROGGINS’ CREED
Here is all you must know to succeed in my school.
I have only one simple, unbreakable rule:
(I hope you’re all listening, especially you boys!)
Be quiet. Be silent. Don’t make ANY noise.
You will zipper your lip from September to June.
Don’t whisper a word or hum a small tune.
Don’t rustle. Don’t wiggle. Don’t let your chair squeak.
If you laugh, you’ll be put on detention all week.
You will stifle each sniffle and cancel each cough.
If you feel a burp coming, you must choke it right off!
So eliminate giggles, forget about snuffling.
Finger-tapping’s forbidden and so is foot-shuffling.
Don’t move and don’t talk, and don’t think about sneezing.
In fact …
I’d prefer that you even stop breathing!
“MRS. AUTREY’S CREED”
Here is what you must know to succeed in my class,
There is no need for fear, so sit back and relax.
Now listen up girls; put away combs and gel,
And, boys, wear deodorant; we don’t want you to smell.
When you enter my room, you should silence your phones;
Get after your bell work – on this work alone.
Then jot down assignments and know the day’s goal,
And please pay attention, for learning’s your role.
Assignments are due the next day – that’s a rule;
Not doing your homework is simply not cool!
We’ll work as a whole class, individual, and group;
Feel free to ask questions; you’ll need the whole scoop.
When I need your full silence, I’ll hold up my hand,
And begin to count backwards – it’s an easy command.
We’ll work bell to bell, for being lazy’s a crime;
No packing up early; let’s wisely use time.
So enter with joy – I’m delighted you’re here.
6th Grade is a magical, wonderful year!

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