Prentice, Dan (English: Writing 6)

Welcome. Writing class will begin on the 8th of August.

General Sixth Grade School Supplies

The following supplies will be needed by the end of the first week of school, some additional supplies may be needed during the semester.

Give to homeroom teacher:

1 pair of scissors

Glue sticks

Scotch tape or double sided tape

1 pack of white 3×5 index cards

1 pack of colored 3×5 index cards

Tab post it notes

Regular post it notes (4 packs of 50 different color, or 1 pack of 200 multi-color)

Multiple packs of loose-leaf college lined paper.

Loose-leaf graph paper for math

Kleenex’s for the classrooms

1 Clorox Wipes

Expo Markers

Highlighters

Keep in binder/locker:

One 12” ruler with metric and imperial markings

No. 2 pencils (dozens) *If you would prefer mechanical please bring lead.

Pencil case and sharpener

9 Composition notebooks (2 of each – green, orange/yellow, blue, red, only 1 purple)

2 science, 2 social studies, 2 math, 2 writing, 1 reading

Zip up style case-it binder is preferred by most students, see picture below

5 subject folders with 3 holes to place in binders (orange, blue, red, green, purple)

2 pens (one red and one of a different color)

1 pack of colored pencils

1 pack of colored markers

1 tri-fold board (i.e. science fair size) Keep until needed in May *Do not bring trifold until it is needed in May.

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Description:

This course is designed to help students grow in their ability to write and to hopefully help them make the jump from simple sentence and paragraph writing to forms like Narrative, Explanatory/Informative, and Argumentative writing. For example, we will spend a great deal of time learning to cite evidence correctly using MLA formatting. It is my goal to have the students doing their writing from other courses with support from me. The great majority of all our reading material will come from other core classes and this is why Writing has no reading list.


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Writing syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

Hello parents and students. I am able to update the website again and will provide more regular news. We are working on basic paragraph and essay structure this week. The kids have developed topics, found sources, and practiced the SQ3R method while reviewing sources. They did this in table groups of four to five, but the actual writing of the essays will be done individually and in class. We will be working on coming up with a hook and a thesis by Friday (10/20). Editing for Acker's Egypt essays will be happening in my class on Friday so don't forget to bring them. We will also edit for Social Studies on November 2nd. There is an editing checklist that Mrs. Acker and I developed that should be followed as you draft.