Dear Students and Families,
The ELA Team at 6GC has worked together to gather multiple resources and learning activities that can be completed at home over the next few weeks. You will find a recommended layout on the back of this paper. Please remember that all activities are highly recommended to keep students learning while not at school but are completely optional.
ELA Teachers are available for communication by email and google classroom throughout the school closure. We may also be adding additional information and checking in on google classroom during the closure as needed. If you child does not have access to google classroom or you prefer to have information/updates emailed, please let your teacher know your prefered email and we will make every effort to email you instead.
Students have received an INDEPENDENT READING PACKET. This is the primary assignment we recommend students completing over the next few weeks. It is a high interest reflective assignment. They will choose a book near their lexile reading levels and they will complete the packet as they read through the book. The packet walks through each reading step for students.
*If students struggle to find a book to read please check out the list that was sent home with them and if needed this website https://fab.lexile.com/ where they can search based on reading level. Please keep in mind that this website has adult books as well as students so you may want to filter for age appropriate books.
In addition to the reading packet, students are being sent home with their CLOSE READING CURRICULUM BOOKS. W e recommend having students read one story per week and answer all reflective questions to the best of their ability if they choose to work on this in addition to the independent reading packet.
Other resources that you may want to use to improve learning are: www.scholastic.com/learnathome and https://language-arts-games.weebly.com/
Both websites have games/activities for K-12 grade levels (great for the whole family to use).
Lastly, if your student was working on the READ TO RIDE log and they are still interested in finishing the required 10 hours to receive their silverwood ticket, we are asking that you send either a scanned version or photo of the completed Read to Ride log by email to your students ELA teacher by March 31st. We should be able to get their ticket this way and have them printed to give to your child upon returning to school.
We hope you take the next few weeks to spend time together and complete learning activities as they fit your student and family. We look forward to seeing everyone when school resumes and hope most are able to check in with us on google classroom over the next few weeks.
Please let us know of any questions that you have.
6GC ELA Team
Andy Knaggs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joilyn Madsen - email@example.com
Krystal Metzger - firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Morrill - email@example.com
OPTIONAL WORK RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE
*Pick Choice Book to read and complete Predictions page in Independent Reading Packet
*Read and work through questions for “The Pod” story in the Close Reading book, pages 19-24
*Read 1st quarter of choice book and write down 3 vocab words, create partial timeline, and complete chapter summary in Independent Reading Packet
*Read and work through questions for “Can Animals Feel and Think” story in the Close Reading book, pages 25-28
March 30th-April 3rd
*Read 2nd quarter of choice book and write down 3 more vocab words, add to timeline, and complete chapter summary in Independent Reading Packet.
*Read and work through questions for “Bats” story in the Close Reading book, pages 29-34
*Read 3rd quarter of choice book and write down 3 more vocab words, add to timeline, and complete chapter summary in Independent Reading Packet.
*Read and work through questions for “Views on Zoos” story in the Close Reading book, pages 63-68
*Read remainder of choice book and write down final vocab words, finish timeline, and complete BOOK REVIEW SECTION in Independent Reading Packet.
*Read and work through questions for “What do Fish Have to Do with Anything” story in the Close Reading book, pages 69-84