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Bearstone Unit
6th Grade Language Arts
Mrs. Frantz
Today’s goals – 9/11/13
Bell Ringer #10
o Read 9/11 A Dark Day
o Complete Reading Check Quiz
o Finish Photo- Prefix – quiz this Friday
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Realistic Fiction
ofictional characters who behave
in realistic ways
-everything could happen
to real people, living in a
real world
-setting could be a real place
Today’s goals – 9/12/13
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Bell Ringer #11
Finish Photo- Prefix – quiz TOMORROW
Nouns Packet – Next two exercises
Review Realistic Fiction Notes
Bearstone Anticipatory Worksheet
Today’s goals – 9/13/13
Bell Ringer #12
o Photo- Prefix Quiz
o Nouns Packet – Finish Packet
o Bearstone Frayer Vocabulary Worksheet
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Today’s goals – 9/16/13
Bell Ringer #13
o SAR Conferencing Time
o “Spice” Article Activity
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Today’s goals – 9/17/13
Bell Ringer #14
o Go over “Spice” Activity
o Start Prefixes – next Quiz Monday, September 23rd
o SAR Time/Finish Conferencing
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Today’s goals – 9/18/13
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Bell Ringer #15
Continue Prefixes - Quiz Monday, September 23rd
“Space” Article Activity
Review Realistic Fiction Notes
Plot Diagram Notes – Exposition & Rising Action
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Plot diagram
Rising-Action
Exposition
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Plot - a series of related events that make up a story
or drama. It is made up of FIVE parts:
Exposition – the introduction of a story where the
characters and setting is introduced
Rising-Action – the main character encounters minor
problems and the reader gets to know him/her
Today’s goals – 9/19/13
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Bell Ringer #16
Finish Prefixes - Quiz Monday, September 23rd
Review yesterday’s Plot Diagram Notes
Start Bearstone
Start Noun Review Packet ??? – Test next Tuesday!!!
Today’s goals – 9/20/13
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Bell Ringer #17
Prefixes Quiz – Monday!!!
Noun Review Packet – Test Next Tuesday!!!
Bearstone Frayer Vocabulary Review
Finish Plot Diagram Notes
Continue Bearstone
Realistic Fiction – Update bookmarks while we read
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Plot - a series of related events that make up a story
or drama. It is made up of FIVE parts:
Exposition – the introduction of a story where the
characters and setting is introduced
Rising-Action – the main character encounters minor
problems and the reader gets to know him/her
Climax – the most suspenseful part of the story
Falling-Action – the reader finds out what happens to
the main character
Resolution – all the loose ends in the story are wrapped
up
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Plot diagram
Climax
Rising-Action
Exposition
Falling-Action
Resolution
Today’s goals – 9/23/13
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Bell Ringer – NONE
Prefix Quiz
Library – Mrs. Gaugler’s Lesson
Study Island – Main Idea/Supporting Details
Nouns Test – TOMORROW
Today’s goals – 9/24/13
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Bell Ringer #18
Nouns Test – SAR Time when you finish
Finishing Study Island – Pretest (10 Questions)
Main Idea & Relevant Details
(10 Questions)
Continue Reading Bearstone – Fill in Realistic Fiction
bookmarks as we read
Today’s goals – 9/26/13
Bell Ringer #19
o Start En-/Em- Prefixes – October 2nd next Quiz
o Finish Bearstone & Realistic Fiction Bookmarks – Test
Next Tuesday???
o Begin Plot Diagram Worksheet
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Today’s goals – 9/27/13
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Bell Ringer #20
Continue En-/Em- Prefixes – October 2nd next Quiz
Review Main Idea/Supporting Detail Practice
Three Color Strategy Notes
Review Plot Diagram
Start Bearstone Plot Diagram - ???
Homework:
Complete En-/EmPrefix Sentences
Main Idea
Also called topic, big idea or picture
Definition
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the central point the author tries to make.
main idea lets the reader know what the rest of the
paragraph will be about.
main idea can be an opinion, argument or a general
idea.
most of the time the main idea is in the topic
sentence, near the beginning.
main idea sets the tone, voice, and style.
Supporting Details
supporting details are specific statements about the
same topic.
 supporting details describe and support the main idea.
 supporting details explain/prove the author’s point.
 supporting details are clear, organized details.
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Summary
definition
A summary is the main idea, plus only
one or two details.
 The summary is the “essence” or what
the whole article is about.
 Summaries are always brief, short cut
versions of the whole article, book, or
movie.
 A summary is not a retelling.
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The Three Color Strategy
to determine
Main Idea and Details
(Excerpts are taken from Walk Two Moons, Stargirl, and
“The Underground Railroad.”)
Directions for the
Three Color Strategy
• Look for the topic sentence. Underline it in
GREEN for start or go.
• Look for the detail sentences. Underline
them in YELLOW for slowing down to give
information.
• Look for the ending sentence. Underline it
in RED for stopping the paragraph.
Today’s goals – 9/30/13
Bell Ringer #21
o Turn in Prefixes Sentences Homework – Quiz this
Wednesday
o Finish Bearstone Plot Diagram – Test Thursday
o Model Three Color Strategy
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Plot diagram
-Cloyd leaves camp to
fish
-Gets caught in
hailstorm
-Freezing to death
1) Walter visits
wife’s grave
Climax
2) Both talk about
afterlife
3) They go into
-Cloyd runs away from
the wilderness
the group home
Rising– trail
-Cloyd finds orange tent
-Walter becomes
Action
-Stranger helps him
Cloyd’s caregiver
Falling- -Stranger saves his life
-Cloyd finds the
Action
Bearstone
-They plan a trip to the
mine Exposition
“Pride of the West”
Resolution
-Cloyd survives/Walter
finds him
-Cloyd thanks the
-Surviving
stranger
Conflict/ -Cloyd’s attitude –
-He apologizes for
Problem: runs away/doesn’t pay the hailstorm
attention
messing up
Today’s goals – 10/1/13
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Bell Ringer #22
Go over yesterday’s Three Color Practice
Three Color Strategy Practice - “Ute” Article
Bearstone – Fix Anticipatory Set
Library Book Reading Time
Today’s goals – 10/2/13
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Bell Ringer #23
Prefix En-/Em- Quiz – SAR Time when finished
Fix Bearstone Anticipatory Set
Bearstone True/False Worksheet
Bearstone Test Review
Today’s goals – 10/3/13
Bell Ringer #24
o Bearstone Test – SAR Time/Conferencing Until Everyone
Finishes
o Start –al/-ail Suffix – Next Quiz October 10th
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Today’s goals – 10/4/13
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NO Bell Ringer!!!
Study Island –
o 20 Questions,
o Main Idea and Relevant Details,
o No Re-testing!
o Continue –al/-ail Suffix – Next Quiz October 10th
o Introduction to Pronouns Notes
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Pronouns – Basic Definition
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Pronoun- A word used in place of one or more
nouns or pronouns.
◦ Ex: When Mrs. Frantz came into class, she was
holding the biggest cup of hot chocolate I have ever
seen.
◦ Ex: The driveway and sidewalks are covered with
snow; they should be shoveled.
Today’s goals – 9/?/13
Bell Ringer #13
o Possessive & Demonstrative Pronouns Notes
o Pronouns/Antecedent Review
o Pronouns/Antecedent Exercise
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Pronoun Cont.
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Antecedent- The word or word group that a pronoun
stands FOR.
◦ Ex: The dog lost his collar.
 DOG is the antecedent of his.
◦ Ex: Ashlyn, call your mother.
 Ashlyn is the antecedent of your.
Pronoun Cont.
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Sometimes the antecedent is not stated because the
reader can understand the meaning of the sentence
without it. For example: “Call your mother.”
Pronoun Cont.
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Pronouns must agree with the antecedent in number and gender.
◦ Marie and Collin took their chairs with them to the game.
 There are two antecedents, so the pronoun must be plural
◦ Ex: Janessa was wearing her coat at the mall.
 Janessa is a girl, so the pronoun must be feminine.
Row Leader (Mrs. Frantz will assign) – count the number of
people in your row & get the blue grammar book off of the
shelf for your row
1) Copy down the following sentences in
Exercise 5 p. 329 into your blue notebooks. # 2,3,4,5,9
2) Then, cross out the repeated word.
3) Write above the repeated word the pronoun that best
replaces it.
her
Ex: Viviana set up Viviana’s game on the table.
Time: 15-20 Minutes
DO YOUR OWN WORK!!!!
Exercise 5 p. 329 # 2,3,4,5,9
it
2) The test was so long that I almost didn’t finish the
test.
her
3) Rachel’s neighbors asked Rachel to baby-sit.
he
his
4) Carlos said that Carlos had already cleaned Carlos’s
room.
they
5) The directions were long, but the directions were
clear.
Exercise 5 p. 329 # 2,3,4,5,9
him
9) Did Warren’s aunt fix some tacos for Warren?
Personal Pronouns
A personal pronoun refers to:
~the one speaking (first person),
~the one spoken to (second person),
~ the one spoken about (third person).
Copy the pronoun table (p.330) into your notes
Singular
Plural
First Person: I, me, my,
we, us, our, ours
mine
Second Person: you, your, you, your, yours
yours
Third Person: he, him, his, they, them, their, theirs
she, her, hers, it, its
Row Leader (Mrs. Frantz will assign) – count the
number of people in your row & get the blue grammar
book off of the shelf for your row
1) Copy down the following sentences in
Exercise 6 p. 331 into your blue notebooks.
# 1, 3, 5, 6, 8
2) Then, underline the pronouns in each sentence.
Ex: I lent her my camera.
Time: 15-20 Minutes
DO YOUR OWN WORK!!!!
Exercise 6 p. 331 # 1, 3, 5, 6, 8
1) The dentist asked me several questions before
examining my teeth.
3) Our cousins have decided they will visit Peru.
5) He washed the mats thoroughly and put them
out in the sun to dry.
6) Here is a postcard from Egypt for you and me.
8) You gave us your support when we needed it.
Possessive Pronoun
 Possessive
Pronoun- Used to show
ownership or POSSESSION.
◦ my, mine, your, yours, his, her,
hers, its, their, theirs, our, ours
◦ Ex: Andrew stored his
papers in his backpack.
Possessive Pronouns Exercise 6
Copy down the following sentences in
into your blue notebooks, then make the pronoun in
the parenthesis show possession.
Ex: This book is (you) yours.
1) The ball is(I) _____.
2) The blue car is(we) _____.
3) The ring is(she) _____.
4) We met Paul and Jane last night. This house is(they)
_____.
5) The luggage is(he) _____.
6) The pictures are(she) _____.
7) In our garden is a bird. The nest is(it) _____.
8) This was not my fault. It was(you) _____.

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