Mrs. Ness' Language Arts Page


With the exception of the Final Bridge to Terabithia Test that students took today, ALL Turned-in work has been graded. ALL assignments marked MISSING are actually Missing. 

Next Wednesday 6/13 is the LAST DAY to turn-in work, except for the final book v. movie write. The final day for that will be Mon. 6/18.

Week of 5/21

As school is starting to wind down, we are closing our year with the novel Bridge to Terabithia. Students have questions to answer for each chapter, and we are working on identifying the figurative throughout the story. We will also be pairing a short story and a poem with the novel to think more deeply about situations in the story. These text pairs will be accompanied by writing tasks.

The Figurative Language Quiz we took last week is available for retakes. There is a sign-up sheet for students to schedule this. 

Friday is the last day I will be accepting missing assignments for capitalization, summarizing, and central idea. 

Week of 5/14

Math Smarter Balance Testing this week, please make sure your student is rested and eats a good breakfast. In language class, we are starting Bridge to Terabithia in class. We will be working on close reading strategies and identifying the figuarative language. 
We will be using a new strategy of close reading where students will learn to look for signposts in their reading such when an item, word, or phrase keeps showing up. This means to stop and take a closer look at what is happening in the text. Students will learn several of these signposts. 

Week of 5/7

This week students will be Smarter Balance Testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please help your child arrive on time and ready to go. 

Week of 4/23

Skyward- has been down since last Friday. It is finally back up and running. Know that I am in the process of entering grades so that you have an accurate picture of your students missing work and current grade. This will take a few days, please be patient. 

In class this past week, we have been reviewing for Smarter Balance testing. Next Tuesday May 1st marks the start of Smarter Balance testing. Please make sure your student attends school, gets enough sleep the night before, and eats a good breakfast. Testing will take the next 2 weeks so no other grades or assignments will be taking place in this class during that time. 

After testing, we will begin our final in-class novel, Bridge to Teribithia. 

The year is winding down, know that in order for 6th grade students to play school sports in the fall, they must be passing at the end of 4th Quarter. 

Week of 4/16

4th Quarter begins! So, I first want to highlight a few of the goings on for the remainder of the year. First, Smarter Balance Testing for Language Arts takes place the 1st two weeks of May. Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest and eats a good breakfast. Second, the next couple of weeks before testing we will be engaging in some review activities. Check out our classroom calendar for specifics. Following Smarter Balance testing, we will begin our last in class novel- Bridge to Teribithia. This will take us through most of the remaining year. 

This quarter students are to have an Independent Reading Book of their choice and bring it to class daily. We will have  activities for these books, so they need to be reading at home as well. To grow as a reader, it is recommended for students to read at least 20 minutes a day. Ensuring your child engages in reading is a great way to help them grow. 

We had some great Final Book Club Projects- newscasts (live and videoed), movie posters, and one pager posters. Please stop by and check out the posters as they are hanging on the hallway bulletin board just outside our room, but make sure to check in at the office first. 

"in this Room we don't do Easy we make easy happen through Hard Work and learning!"

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Phone: 360-501-2920 ext 2217

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