Every day we will start with a "Bell Ringer" activity on our Chromebooks. On Fridays - I will provide students with an INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO. You can see these videos by asking your child to go to my Google Classroom.
All students at Central Middle School will have their own Chromebooks to use during the day. We are extremely excited about all the opportunities, creativity, lessons, projects, academic enhancements and fun this technology provides in our classrooms.
Students will be using google classrooms at school - and will be able to access much of their work at home if they have access to the internet.
Google Apps on the Chromebooks also makes it easy for students to work in groups and create shared projects and documents.
Literature / Language Arts Program
Our Literature/Language Arts program is novel based. We are planning to read 3 novels this year. The first novel is Percy Jackson - The Lightning Thief. Other novels this year will include: Bud Not Buddy and Flush.
The focus in 6th grade is to apply basic elements of literature (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, characterization, setting, tone, text structure, point of view, genre, figurative language) to higher level thinking and writing.
Writing will focus on creating excellent responses to prompts about text.