Ms. Kataev

Welcome to ELA6!

Below you will find upcoming dates, assignments, extra credit, and additional resources. Please be sure you take note of the class number next to each assignment.

Google Classroom Codes:

601- 4dcgi3c

602- vmkm6wu

603- ykcxibo

Email: vkataev@schools.nyc.gov

Please Note: Some assignments may be posted before they are assigned. Please reference the date to the left of the assignment to indicate when they were assigned.

**Announcement: Students are encouraged to work either independently or with a friend on their assignments; however, points will be deducted for assignments that are identical. Each student should be completing their own work.

Homework Policy: Students have ONE day to make up late homework (unless absent). Homework will not be accepted after that day.

Independent Reading: Students should have an Independent Reading book at ALL TIMES throughout the school year, regardless of whether they have a project due or not. Reading response homework assignments will be assigned periodically throughout the marking period.

Tests, Projects, & Quiz Dates

10/07/21 (601) Sensory Language Project (Poem) Due 10/14/21 (Students were given TWO days to complete this in class. Please publish this project over the weekend. Projects handwritten on looseleaf will not be accepted. Please take pride in your work!)

10/07/21 (602 & 603) Sensory Language Project (Poem) Due 10/12/21 (Students were given TWO days to complete this in class. Please publish this project over the weekend. Projects handwritten on looseleaf will not be accepted. Please take pride in your work!)

10/04/21 (ALL CLASSES) TOJ Vocabulary and Comprehension Quiz Tuesday 10/19/21 (Please study vocabulary words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, in addition to all work completed in class for "Tuesday of the Other June")

10/04/21 (ALL CLASSES) Award IRP Due Monday, 11/08/21 (Please see handouts for IRP task sheet and IRP model project

Homework Assignments

10/18/21 (ALL CLASSES) IRP work! Please bring in the novel you are using for your IRP (kindles are welcome) and at least ONE completed paragraph from your IRP (a draft-- it does not have to be perfect!). You will be given our entire class period to work on your project and receive feedback. Students who are unprepared will get a zero as a HW grade. Thursday, 10/21/21

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10/14/21 (ALL CLASSES) Complete the Point of View worksheet. Due Friday, 10/15/21

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09/30/21 (602 & 603)- Complete final short response on Conflict worksheet from class. Due Friday, 10/01/21

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09/29/21 (601 & 603)- Complete "Lost Dog" Summarizing HW Due Thursday, 09/30/21

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09/27/21 (602)- Complete "Lost Dog" Summarizing HW Due 09/28/21

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09/24/21 (603)- Identify one antonym and one synonym for EACH of our new vocabulary words (please reference the Context Clue worksheet from class). This should be completed on the back of our Context Clue worksheet. Due Monday, 09/27/21

09/24/21 (601)- Finish working on the Vocabulary Context Clue worksheet from class. The LAST column should be BLANK. Due Monday, 09/27/21

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09/23/21 (602)- Finish working on the Vocabulary Context Clue worksheet from class. The LAST column should be BLANK. Due Friday, 09/24/21

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09/20/21- 601, 602, 603: Find a fiction novel to read. You will be receiving your FIRST IRP (Independent Reading Project) next week. If you need help finding an IRB, please see the tab "Book Recommendations" for YA novels suitable for 6th-7th grade students.

09/20/21- 601, 602, 603: Please bring in Welcome Letter signed and completed by a parent Due Monday, September 27th

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09/15/21- 601, 602, 603: Create ThinkWave accounts using the unique access code provided to you.

09/13/21- 601, 602, 603: Bring in a 2-pocket folder. This folder will remain in the classroom and serve as an essay folder. Due Monday, 09/20/21

Book Recommendations

New Kid by Jerry Craft

I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel By Michael Scott

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

The Secret Life of Bees (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

Jacob Have I Loved (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (VERY POPULAR AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS)

Michael Vey: The prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans (VERY POPULAR AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS)

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

York by Laura Ruby

Snow White by Matt Phelan (Graphic Novel)

Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'engle (VERY POPULAR AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS)

Extra Credit Assignments

10/18/21 (ALL CLASSES) Hand in your IRP anytime between November 1-4 and receive an additional 5 points on your project grade. Projects handed in after the 4th will not receive any additional points.

Unit 1 Vocabulary words and Definitions

"Tuesday of the Other June"

Recite (v): To say aloud or repeat from memory

Devoted (adj.): Strongly committed or loyal to someone or something

Mock (v.): Made fun of someone or something by copying them or making them look stupid

Torment (v.): make someone suffer, especially mentally.

Frisky (adj.): Full of energy and fun

Adjust (v.): Gradually get used to a new situation

Rigid (adj.): Still, not bending

Tenant (n.): Someone who lives in a house or apartment and pays money to the building’s owner to live there.

Daze (n.): state of feeling confused or unable to think clearly.

Squawk (v.): Made a loud, angry cry.