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1  Welcome to 6 th Grade Language Arts!  Please take an index card and pencil from the table next to the door. (1 per each student in my classroom)  Get a copy of the Curriculum Night Newsletter  Find a seat and we will start in a moment.

2 Mr. Taylor Hoyle

3  North Carolina born and bred  Die hard UK fan !!!  I come from a long >>>>> long line of educators.  I received my undergrad and graduate degrees from UNCC (History and Education)  3 rd year teaching (6 th and 8 th grade)  Athletic Director at Jay M. Robinson (coach Track and Football)  Fan of any and every type and approach to education (differentiation, differentiation, differentiation!!!)  I am committed to my students, I have made sure that your children know that, “Mr. Hoyle will not let you fail”.

4 SO FAR … COMING TO A CLASSROOM NEAR YOU  Literature Elements  Character  Setting and Mood  Plot : exposition (beginning), rising action, climax, falling action. resolution(ending), Conflict (external and internal)  Theme  Jamestown Literature Enrichment Program  Touching Spirit Bear – starting soon  Unit 1 test is Sept. 25th  Call of The Wild  Holes  Crispin and The Cross of Lead by AVI  Crispin will start with Historical Non-Fiction Section  Both will include use of Grammar, use of Lit. Elements, and vocabulary.

5  At Home  Novels at school—everyday!!! Independent reading is a grade!  Class novels- Represent as many genres as possible Will be based on reading ability Can be purchased at Book Fair or bought tonight.

6  Interactive AP rigorous textbook  Follows along with Common Core Standards and built into novel studies.  Focuses on written expression and assignments  Students can tear out pages, or view book online. (see me for online information)

7  Writing incorporated into all units  Variety of writing assignments  Typing is encouraged  Handwriting practice is recommended for students who struggle

8  Working lunch or working activity session if not turned in  Check planner/website for daily homework

9  Increase in use of inference and analytical skills—very challenging for some students who are still concrete thinkers.  Assessments: All content and skills need to be applied (not just memorized)  Look at the impact of one element on another (how does setting impact plot, how does the genre influence character, etc.)

10 Program Description:  There are a number of different academic programs within our building that we provide to support our struggling students. This year we will be implementing an Academic Assistance Program that will be offered during lunch. Once a student’s team identifies a child that is in need of more individualized support, he or she will receive an invitation to our program. This invitation will provide the student with an opportunity to receive remediation and small group tutoring in all academic areas.  Mrs. Hulse will notify the parent that their child will be beginning the Academic Assistance Program. 1 st Invitation – 1 week of program assistance 2 nd Invitation- 2 weeks of program assistance 3 rd Invitation – 3 weeks of program assistance After 3 invitations have been given out a team meeting with the parents will be set up.

11  Tutoring…  My tutoring hours will be Wed. from 7:15 p.m – 7:45 a.m...  Need documentation from a parent or guardian (note or )  please bring what it is they are needing help with (topic we are discussing, novel, quiz / assessment / homework).

12  me  Fill out The T.O.D index cards

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