Kelly, Tammy (English: Reading 6)

 

 

Oct. 1, 2021

Hello Parents and Students,
Student led conferences are scheduled for Oct. 11, 12, 13. Students will sign on to a Zoom link to meet with their homeroom teacher and review work samples with their parent. We will discuss how you are adjusting to NPA and share your 1st quarter grades. Please see the Calendly link. Parents should only schedule an appointment with the homeroom teacher.
https://calendly.com/tkelly-803/6th-grade-parent-teacher-conferences
Thank you,
Mrs. Kelly

 

Sixth Graders-

School starts on Monday, August 9th.  I look forward to meeting you. Please bring these supplies by the end of the first week:

Index cards, pencils, lined paper, purple folder and composition book for reading class, A personal computer and charger are optional and are not needed until the second week of school.

Welcome to Sixth Grade Reading! When I was in sixth grade, I received the award for reading the most books! So I am very pleased to be the reading teacher at NPA. I’ve enjoyed teaching in Northern Arizona since 1983. My experience includes teaching elementary-high school, community college and university students. I am also involved in the art community of Flagstaff and enjoy integrating the arts into my lessons. I appreciate establishing a personal relationship with my students and their families. My husband and I enjoy hiking, kayaking, traveling and cooking. We love having our daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren  in Flagstaff as well.

B.S. Elementary Education/Special Education, Eastern Michigan University, 1983.

M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction: Reading, Grand Canyon University, 2013.

Endorsements: Gifted, Library Science, Early Childhood, SEI, Reading Specialist

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moreSixth Grade Language Arts: Reading (All periods 1-3, 6-7)

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Hello Parents and Students, 


Student led conferences are scheduled for Oct. 11, 12, 13. Students will sign on to a Zoom link to meet with their homeroom teacher and review work samples with their parent.  We will discuss how you are adjusting to NPA and share your 1st quarter grades. Please see the Calendly link.  Parents should only schedule an appointment with the homeroom teacher.


https://calendly.com/tkelly-803/6th-grade-parent-teacher-conferences


Thank you,


Mrs. Kelly


 


 


Wednesday, August 25th


Parents and students, Please view this slide show to get to know more about Mrs. Kelly’s Reading Class.  Students who report back with the names of Mrs. Kelly’s grandkids (listed in the slide show below) will be rewarded with 5 red tickets! I am so sorry we cannot host our usual Back-to-School Open House, however, feel free to contact me anytime via email.


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1157EgBncsYpBJdv3nr9uptPsyrKZNvCvqklQkormFY0/edit?usp=sharing


This week we focused on informational text by reading an article, “Cool to be Kind” and learned about empathy and compassion.  We also read an article, “Big Dreams” and watched inspirational videos on Emmanuel Yeboah. We all agreed that Emmanuel is an excellent role model as an empathetic person. Role modeling how to show empathy was a very fun activity.


Students should complete reading to page 117 in Wonder by Friday, Aug. 27th.


Wed., August 18th


Each period has been assigned a passcode to access Google Classroom.  At this time, in reading class, Google Classroom will only be used for excessive absences or if we return to remote education.


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Every student has the opportunity to check out the Wonder book if they need it for home reading. Also, students may listen to the book on Audible.com if they prefer. Mrs. Kelly has provided a vocabular screening for each student and is in the process of conducting fluency tests. Based on those results, some students will receive an additional comprehension assessment.


 


https://forms.gle/MZcugyuT29McXHg5A  Use this link to make your elective selections. 


 


Sixth Grade Reading (Periods 1-3, 6-7) 


SEE WEEKLY LESSONS AND HOMEWORK BELOW


THIS COURSE DESCRIPTION


Students are provided with periodic informal reading assessments to determine individual reading fluency and comprehension levels. Instruction will cover the components of a balanced reading program. Informational text, novels, biographies, reader’s theatre, and poetry will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and analytical reading. Literature studies, written expression, oral speaking and arts appreciation are integrated to broaden reading experiences. Some of the selected reading correlates with the 6th grade social studies program. The teaching of Common Core Standards is required in all lessons. A variety of approaches and multiple efforts are made to engage all learners.


August 2021


During the first quarter we will focus on the theme of empathy and compassion. We will read Wonder as a class and the handouts will correlate with this book. If you have already read this book multiple times, you may consider reading Auggie and Me. In addition, you will self-select one other book to read independently on the topic of empathy/compassion. Mrs. Kelly has some of these titles available so you may get a book on your own.  Books which are not on this list need to be pre-approved so you are reading age-appropriate material. Contact Mrs. Kelly by email to discuss your book choice. RecommendedXBooksXonXtheXtopicXofXDevelopingXEmpathy


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Sixth Grade Language Arts: Reading (All periods 1-3, 6-7) syllabus (PDF)