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Language Arts with Mrs. Florczak
Instructor: Mrs. Andrea Florczak   

Welcome, Indigo Team sixth grade language arts students and parents!
Below you’ll find an ongoing list of class work. Scroll down to the Files section at the bottom of the page for copies of handouts; homework is listed on the calendar below. Questions or concerns?
The best way to contact me is by email: aflorczak@tenafly.k12.nj.us

A course overview as well as a Guide to Doing Great in Grade 6 Language Arts
can be found in the Files section at the bottom of this page.

Grading Policy:
Marking period grades are determined using a point system:
the number of points earned divided by the number of possible points.


For tonight's homework and upcoming assignments,
please click on VIEW FULL CALENDAR below.

Today in Language Arts
On Friday, September 15, 2017, we:
* wrote poems in the style and structure of "Abandoned Farmhouse," which makes inferences about objects
On Thursday, September 14, 2017, we:
* Practiced writing poems expressing inferences about objects (inspired by "Abandoned Farmhouse")
* Started planning your own poems
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, we:
* practiced using new vocabulary words
* discussed your responses to the questions about "Abandoned Farmhouse"
* made inferences about a visual text and supported them with details from the text,
On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, we:
* Grew vocabulary by using words on the guide
* Read, annotated, and discussed the poem "Abandoned Farmhouse" by Ted Kooser. We will also be using this poem as a mentor text for an upcoming writing assignment.
* Looked at pictures as detectives and poets, identifying objects in scenes and what they could "say" about people and situations
On Monday, September 11, 2017, we:
* continued learning rules and routines :)
* built vocabulary (practice using the words: reprieve, inadvertently, lamenting, imperative, meander, reiterate, conundrum, incentive and loquacious)
* identified nouns that are always plurals (including pants, clothes, shenanigans, scissors, more!)
* learned what an analogy is and practiced completing them
On Friday, September 8, 2017, we:
* learned what zero plurals are (words that are the same in the singular and plural -- example: one deer, 500 deer)
* joined our Google classroom
* practiced using new vocabulary
* read the poem "Purple" closely and discussed the poem, making inferences and citing evidence from the text to support those inferences
On Thursday, September 7, 2017, we:
* got to know one another a little
* set up binders
* continued learning rules and routines
* started using the Word Wall
* discovered how many words are in the English language (and how that number compares to other languages) and guessed at what a "zero plural" might be
On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, we:
* got to know one another a little
* started learning how things work at TMS and in Language Arts
* interpreted lines of a poem ("Skier" by Robert Francis)
* identified figurative language in the poem
* worked together and independently on Your Guide to Doing Great, using context clues to define new vocabulary
On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, we:
* met briefly! Happy first day of middle school!
Hello from your Language Arts teacher!
Dear Indigo Team Students,

I am so happy to be your Language Arts teacher! Please click on my Welcome Message in the Files section, below, for my official greeting. Also, if time permits, go ahead and click on the Guide to Doing Great in Sixth Grade, which I've prepared for you. This packet is NOT due yet; we will be going over all of these guidelines in class (no worries!).

I can't wait to meet you! Between now and then, enjoy the rest of the summer and know that we have much to look forward to.

smiley Mrs. Florczak
Schedule
Extra Help Please see times posted in our classroom.

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