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Katie Roley

Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts!     

Special Notes:

Students will begin their next essay this week. It is an informative essay on the prompt: "Write an explanatory essay about art created from found or recycled items."


Students will be given the same amount of time as FSA testing day. The essay will be scored using the FSA Rubric, and it will be a test grade!


** Handouts and other class materials are available in the locker (on the left bar).

Note:  Please remember that activities and assignments are subject to change depending on the needs of the class.



Essential Question

1. Can students analyze evidence from a text to explain/elaborate how/why in their own words.

Florida Standards

LAFS.6.W.1.2- Write informative texts by introducing a topic; developing ideas with evidence and explaining, and use appropriate transitions to connect ideas.

LAFS.6.W.2.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to      task, purpose, and audience.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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As a class, we will discuss the main idea and supporting evidence that students have found with the first two articles. This is to help "engage" students in their reading of the essay articles.

Discuss last minute reminders of what is expected in this essay:


points come from their head; use new and variety of links; how to cite evidence

Students will begin writing their informative essay on "art". They will be given all period to work. Students will continue writing informative essay on "art" all period. Only first half of period to finish "Art" essay.
Work Period: Work Period: Work Period: Work Period: Mini-lesson/Direct Instruction:
Students will read the 3rd article and again write the main idea (in their own words) and paraphrase supporting evidence. Students will be given a planning sheet to begin filling out for their essay.     Look at sample released "Art" essays and how the state scored them.
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NONE NONE Have a great weekend!