Students will continue to focus on software and independent reading.
Parents, please encourage your students to remain focused while in class.
Students should have a 925 to be reading on grade level. Discuss your student's lexile with them and insist they read nightly in order to boost their scores.
The next RI is in May and the Milestones are in April.
Students will continue to work on rotations and independent reading.
Parents, it is the goal for students to read 6 books this year. Please encourage them and reiterate the importance of using time wisely during class.
There is a correlation between the amount of time spent reading and test scores; the next reading inventory is in May - 3 months away.
Students should be reading an independent book, daily, for at least 3o minutes.
This week students will continue rotations.
Work Shop Topic: Natural Disasters
Focus skills: narrative writing and sentence structure.
Due to lab availability, students will take their rskills test on 2/8/18.
Next book quiz due by 2/9/18.
I hope everyone remained safe and warm during our brief time out of school. Now, let's get back to work!
Students will continue doing their rotations.
Due to our time out, the deadline to complete the book they are currently reading has been pushed back to February 2. Therefore, we will take our rskills test on February 9th.
Student progress on Reading Counts quizzes will go home after they have completed their current book and take the matching quiz. This quiz grade will reflect their comprehension level based on their most recent lexile.
Parents should expect the report the week of February 4th.
Students will continue their rotations as expected.
Reading reports were deferred because some students took quizzes on Friday.
They will come home on Wednesday of this week.
The deadline for completing and taking a quiz on their current book is 1/26/18.
Also, students will take their second rskills test on 2/2/18.
Focus skills of Workshop 2 are sequencing, incorporating transitions and narrative writing.
Hello Students and Parents,
We will start our regular rotations again this week.
We are still studying workshop 2. The topic of workshop two is natural disasters and the focus skill is informational/explanatory writing.
In the Independent Reading rotation, students are expected to read at least 10 pages during the time allotted. Under the program goals, students should read at least 6 books a year, within their lexile range, and take the corresponding quiz, receiving a passing grade.
I will send home reports on Friday to share with you their current progress and scores on Reading Counts quizzes.
Hello Parents and Students,
Last week, the students and I went over their strengths and challenges based on Instructional software numbers.
Students were given a composition book for study words and vocabulary words to assist them in their Spelling and Word Zones.
All students should have taken the RI by now. Please discuss your child's score with them and compare it to the score they received in August. Please set goals for the next RI which will be given in May.
Growth is great and please keep in mind as you set goal that the proficiency range for a sixth grade student is 925 - 1070.
Be safe with the melting snow and have a wonderful week!!!
Hello Parents and Students
We have started Workshop 2. The focus of this workshop is natural disasters.
The focus skill for last week was sequencing and we will continue to apply that skill by writing our own paragraphs this week.
Students are continuing their rotations and independent reading.
As a reminder, students should be reading 6-12 pages in their independent reading rotation.
Week of November 27 - December 1
We will begin Workshop 2, tomorrow.
Students will continue their rotations and update their folders to include additional sheets to organize and log information.
Monday - Introduction to Workshop
Tuesday - Rotations
Thursday - Rotations
Friday - Whole Group
I was very happy to meet with a lot of parents during conference week. I'm pleased that you got to receive more information about the READ 180 model and how your student is progressing.
The READ 180 classroom environment is very focused. Each rotation has goal and purpose. The students are working well in their stations and have set goals for each rotation.
Most of the students have made it to the Writing Zone and have opened a new module. Way to go!!!