Ms. Mia Pluim

 

The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

-Dr. Seuss

Grade 6 Reading   --  2013-2014

Teacher: Ms. Pluim

Department Chair: Mrs. Mia Pluim  ---   Email Address: mpluim@bcps.org

Textbook(s):  Scott Foresman

Course Overview:  

The grade 6 Reading Guide provides a comprehensive reading program that is grounded in the Maryland Content Standards for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. These standards are subdivided into Indicators and Objectives by MSDE, and the Office of Secondary English Language Arts has further organized these Indicators and Objectives into a course of study that is arranged into four thematic units. Teachers will use these units to provide students with a comprehensive program of study.

Current Project Objective:  SWBAT use online resources IOT create a PPT that displays artifacts from an ancient culture, including an explanation of the artifacts. A Works Cited-style page will make up the final slide of the PPT.

PowerPoint (PPT) Template:
   Artifact,CulturePPT..pdf


Unit Titles:

Unit 1:  Making Connections through Research:  Connecting Research to the 21st Century Learner

Unit2:  Making Cultural Connections: Connecting Experiences Across Cultures

Unit 3:  Making Scientific Connections:  Connecting to our World through Science

Unit 4:  Making Artistic Connections:  Connecting Ideas through Words and Pictures

 Grading Policy:

Classwork:            50%

Assessments:       25%

Homework:           15%

Participation:        10%

 Homework/Make-up Policy: Your child will have homework following each class. Please note that all work is due on the date assigned. Late work will not be accepted, unless a student is absent. If a student is absent on the day an assignment is due, the student is responsible for turning in the assignment on the day he/she returns.

Make-up work- Students who are absent will have three days to make-up work missed.

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 Grade 6 Language Arts
 

Novel(s):

The Cay

My Life in Dog Years; Hatchet

Esperanza Rising

The Lightening Thief

 Course Overview:  

The Grade 6 Language Arts Guide provides a comprehensive reading program that is grounded in the Maryland Content Standards for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. These standards are subdivided into Indicators and Objectives by MSDE, and the Office of Secondary English Language Arts has further organized these Indicators and Objectives into a course of study that is arranged into four thematic units. Teachers will use these units to provide students with a comprehensive program of study.

Unit Titles:

Unit 1:  Inspired by Change:  Exploring Acts of Courage

Unit 2:  Individual Changes:  Determining Our Own Pathways to Adulthood

Unit 3:  Challenged by Change:  Embracing our Heritage

Unit 4:  Changes Over Time:  Discovering Allusions to the Past

See above for Grading, Homework, & Make-Up policies

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        Grade 7 Language Arts---GT

Novel(s):

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court                        The Call of the Wild/White Fang*

Watership Down*                                                                   Waiting for the Rain

Animal Farm*                                                                          The Snow Goose

The Taming of the Shrew*                                                    The Valiant

 

Course Overview:   

Grade 7 Gifted and Talented English is an integrated course that emphasizes an accelerated and enriched program of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students will explore these concepts by reading major works of literature, composing a variety of compositions, keeping a sourcebook or journal, researching information about various topics, studying appropriate language skills, and utilizing technology for both information gathering and product production and presentation. The hallmark of the gifted and talented English program is the opportunity for students to demonstrate competence in their studies through a variety of creative processes and products which encourage them to perform as professionals in the field of study.

Unit Titles:

Unit 1:  Elemental Conflict

Unit 2:  Systemic Conflict

Unit 3:  Political Conflict

Unit 4:  Social Conflict                  

See above for Grading, Homework, & Make-Up policies