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1 Welcome “Tis the reader that makes the book go od.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

2 Helpful Sites Contact Mrs. Katzen: Contact Mr. Jackson: LKMS website: Check grades: Check Homework, Find vocabulary definitions: Katzen: Jackson:

3 Homework Homework should be written in the agenda in class. Reading logs, vocabulary work and study for quizzes are typical kinds of homework for reading. Homework can be accessed on teacherweb at: or

4 Reading Logs Fill out reading log information completely Should be signed weekly Required to read 100 minutes a week Checked weekly, last class of the week, see teacherweb for due dates Fill out reading log information completely Should be signed weekly Required to read 100 minutes a week Checked weekly, last class of the week, see teacherweb for due dates

5 Vocabulary Study words at home, copied packet kept in vocabulary section of students’ binders. Create flash cards or a flip book to study. Can be reviewed nightly. Test about every 2 weeks, listed on teacherweb

6 Core Plus Students are sent out to other grade 6 teachers Vocabulary extension activities Comprehension reinforcement Read for goal of completing 25 books for Reading Log Homework

7 Curriculum Reading Informational Text Strategically Reading Literary Text Critically Pathways to Success: Information Literacy and the Big6 Framework

8 Reading Informational Text Strategically Before/During/After Strategies Recognizing organizational text structures to aid comprehension Recognizing benefit of text features Note taking strategies Main Idea/Fact or Opinion Drawing conclusions/making generalizations Analyzing author’s purpose: propaganda, persuasive techniques, bias, point of view or perspective, fact/opinion Write thoughtfully about reading

9 Information Literacy Systematic Research to Investigate the world of work Develop guiding questions Utilize information seeking strategies Locate and access information Use relevant information Synthesize and present information Self-evaluate Write about your research

10 Comprehension of Literary Text: Critical Reading Before/During/After Strategies Determine important ideas and messages Analyze author’s language Analyze literary elements Write thoughtfully about reading

11 Vocabulary Development Vocabulary Strategies- context clues, substitution, visualization Affixes Grammatically correct use of vocabulary words


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