Parents… • Please fill out your personal information on one of the sheets located around the room • Please get a 6th grade brochure Meet the Teacher Night Ms. Kollmeier 6th grade Pre-AP Language Arts Works in Progress • Just completed Reading diagnostic and Writing diagnostic • Grammar focus = capitalization rules, editing symbols, genres of literature • About to begin class novel, (The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis) Curriculum • Major Projects (each semester) –Composition –Book Project (TBA) from SSR book –3-week Unit tests –Novel unit –Research (January) Curriculum • Daily Assignment Format –Warm-up –Mini-lesson or Activity –Independent Practice Curriculum – Literature Study • 1st Semester –Selected short stories –The Breadwinner – Deborah Ellis • 2nd Semester –Parvana’s Journey – Deborah Ellis Curriculum • Homework (yes!) –Unfinished work –Grammar practice –At-home projects –Silent Reading (novel) Sustained Silent Reading Book • Your child visited the library • Should have a library book that they are reading for SSR • Will have an at-home BOOK PROJECT each semester • Encourage reading at home! (see Summary Chart from web site) Agenda • Every student should have their Agenda in class every day. – Note assignments/homework – Note due dates – Note projects – Note LEARNING GOAL – MAKE YOUR DAY points • Parents should check this every evening 6th Grade TAKS • Math Let’s all get • Reading COMMENDED scores! Begin preparation for 2 parts of writing test given in 7th grade: 1. write a composition 2. edit paper for mistakes / revise wording for a stronger paper How can your child be successful in my class? Be on time and prepared Participate in all class discussions and activities Attempt all work assigned Have a positive attitude Think beyond the BOX MAKE HIS/HER DAY ! Teacher Website • http://cfbstaff.cfbisd.edu/kollmeierc/ • Update it as often as possible • Always a work in progress Hmm…I can download my student copy!