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 o 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 o o o o o 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 o Today’s goals – 9/16/13 Bell Ringer #13 o SAR Conferencing Time o “Spice” Article Activity o 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 o Today’s goals – 9/18/13 o o o o o Bell Ringer #15 Continue Prefixes - Quiz Monday, September 23rd “Space” Article Activity Review Realistic Fiction Notes Plot Diagram Notes – Exposition & Rising Action Plot diagram Rising-Action Exposition 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 o o o o o 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 o o o o o o o 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 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 Plot diagram Climax Rising-Action Exposition Falling-Action Resolution Today’s goals – 9/23/13 o o o o o 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 o o o o o o 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 o Today’s goals – 9/27/13 o o o o o o 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 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. 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. 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 o 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 o o o o o 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 o o o o o 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 o Today’s goals – 10/4/13 o 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 o Pronouns – Basic Definition 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 o Pronoun Cont. 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. 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. 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) _____.