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Ms. Wood

Kristal Wood

Sixth Grade Reading

Montgomery Junior High

kristal.wood@misd.org

Ms. Wood is an alumni of Sam Houston State University.  She has 10 years of experience as a public school educator.  Her background includes teaching First Grade, Second Grade, Fifth Grade Language Arts and Social Studies, Eighth Grade Language Arts, Reading Intervention to grades K-5 and most recently Sixth Grade English.  Ms. Wood recently earned a Master's degree in Education Administration with principal certification from Sam Houston State University.  She is excited to continue her teaching experience in Montgomery ISD this school year.   
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7:27-8:12 DAEP
8:16-9:01 Conference Period
9:05-9:52 504/SSI
9:56-10:41 4th Period ELA PRE-AP
10:41-11:09 Teacher Lunch
11:13-12:13 5th Period ELA PRE-AP
12:17-1:02 6th Period ELA Split
1:06-1:51 7th Period ELA PRE-AP
1:55-2:40 8th Period ELA PRE-AP

Caesar's English is part of the vocabulary curriculum at MISD in 6th-8th grade.

Through this program, students will understand how words are constructed from Latin word stems. As they learn the stem meanings, they will begin to apply this knowledge to whole word meanings. Students will also learn the meanings of some high frequency words often used in literature or content area text.

 

Caesar's English is a cumulative vocabulary curriculum. For homework, students need to learn the 5 new words or word stems presented each week as well as review all of the previous words/stems. Students will test every Thursday over the FIVE new words/stems and SOME of the previous words/stems.

http://schools.misd.org/upload/page/0810/Revised%20Caesar's%20English%20II-Whole%20Year%20-%20Copy.pdf

 

All students can now access a link to Quizlet that has all words we've studied to this point.  There are various activities they can complete in preparation for the weekly Quiz. 

https://quizlet.com/266427640/caesars-english-2-weeks-1-20-flash-cards/

 

The websites listed below provide additional practice and support state standards Sixth Grade students are expected to master this school year. 

 

Quizlet is a good resource you can use to help your child study Caesar's English, vocabulary, etc. prior to taking quizzes or tests. You can create an account and use it as a study tool for most assignments in a variety of content areas.

 

Read Theory https://readtheory.org/

IXL https://www.ixl.com/

Book Adventure http://www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx

Quizlet http://quizlet.com

Question Stems for Reading Comprehension /upload/page/1507/docs/Question Stems for Reading Comprehension.pdf

 

Mrs. Gilsdorf and I are excited to be the MJH Faculty Sponsors for Service Club this school year.  Our first meeting was held on September 5, 2018.  We have wonderful students joining that are eager to serve our school and community.  If you would like to join Service Club, find our display case in the hallway near the Nurse's Office and sign up for our Remind101 messages.  Our second meeting will be planned soon.  All MJH grade levels are welcome and encouraged to join!

 

First Semester Meeting Schedule:

October 10th 2:45-3:30

October 17th 2:45-3:30

October 31st 2:45-3:30

November 14th 2:45-3:30

November 28th 2:45-3:30

**November 30th 6:45 am- Picture @ Krause's room W217**

December 5th 2:45-3:30

December 12th 2:45-3:30 (party)

 

Second Semester Meeting Schedule:

January 30th 2:45-3:30

February 13th 2:45-3:30

Fundraiser begins February 25th

Field Trip March 17th- tentative

Lemonade Stand in teacher's lounge May 21

Hand Sanitizer (no heavily scented types, please)

#2 Pencils

Novels to add to our classroom library.  The Lonestar Book list is a great place to look for suggestions.

Craft Supplies and/or Legos for our Maker Space

- Examples: craft sticks, cardboard tubing, string, yarn, origami paper, construction paper, pipe cleaners, stickers, beads, Lego boards, Legos

 

 Units of Study

Fiction

Elements of Fiction Quizlet https://quizlet.com/309110604/elements-of-fiction-flash-cards/

 

"Thank you, m'am" by Langston Hughes http://staff.esuhsd.org/danielle/english%20department%20lvillage/rt/Short%20Stories/Thank%20You,%20Ma'am.pdf

 

"Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros http://mcgrawlibrary.weebly.com/uploads/1/7/8/4/17841249/eleven_-_sandra_cisneros_-_narrative_example.pdf

 

"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury http://staff.esuhsd.org/danielle/English%20Department%20LVillage/RT/Short%20Stories/All%20Summer%20in%20a%20Day.pdf

 

"The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov

http://visual-memory.co.uk/daniel/funtheyhad.html

 

"Fish Cheeks"

Fish Cheeks.docx

 

"The Donkey, the Fox, and the Lion"

The Donkey the Fox and the Lion.docx

 

Literary Non-Fiction

Notes literary nonfiction notes.pdf

 

Poetry

PRE-AP Poetry Project

Pre-AP Poetry Project.docx

 

Poetry Notes

Types of Poetry.pdf

 

Expository

Metacognitive Markers Metacognitive Markers.docx

- used to analyze expository text

 

Text Features Text Features.docx

 

Text Structures Text Structure Notes filled in.docx

 

Drama

Drama Powerpoint Drama_and_Drama_Techniques.ppt

 

Persuasive Appeals

Persuasive_Appeals.ppt

 

Rhetorical Devices

rhetorical_devices1.ppt

 

Faulty Logic/Reasoning

faulty reasoning.pdf

 

Persuasive Writing

https://www.slideshare.net/moran23/persuasive-writing-lesson-powerpoint-23996202

Six Week grades are broken down as follows:

55% Major Grades (tests, projects, essays)

20% Quiz Grades (Caesar's English, quizzes over previously covered material in grammar and other units)

13% Daily Grades (classwork, homework assignments, warm ups, grammar)

12% Independent Reading

(2 grades with one being the % of 6 week goal reached and the other being the average of IR quizzes)

 

Minimum Number of Grades Per Six Weeks 

10 Daily and Quiz (combined)

2-3 Major (comprised of tests, essays and/or projects)

 

Late Work Policy

It is very important to complete and turn in assignments on time.

Late work will have a 10 point deduction per day until the assignment is completed and turned in or an assignment is 10 days late, resulting in a zero.  Assignments 10+ days late are not eligible to be completed to replace the zero.  

Retest Policy

1. Students will be able to retest on Tests with the opportunity to earn up to a 70 on the retest.  (Unless otherwise decided upon by the 6th grade ELAR team.)

2. Students have a window of 5 days after the grade is posted to request a retest. 

3. A tutorial MUST be completed prior to a student being able to retest.  

4. The retest policy does not include:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Writing Assignments

 

Final grades for each grading period will be posted by the Monday following the end of the six weeks.

For example, the first six weeks grading period ends on Friday, September 28th.  Final grades will be entered by 2:00 pm Monday, October 1st. 

 

Student Absences:

Regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education—

to benefit from teacher-led and school activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous

day’s, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a

student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make

every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.

 

Incomplete work: If a student has not completed assigned work for a six-week grading period

because of absences or other extenuating circumstances, a grade of "I" shall be recorded pending

the completion of the work. Unless special arrangements are made with the student's teacher,

the student will have two (2) weeks after the end of the six-weeks to complete work to resolve

an "I" grade. If the work is not completed during that two-week period, the "I" will be recorded

as a "0" and the student's grade will be averaged.

 

Following an absence, students have 1 day to make-up missed work per day they were absent.  For example, if a student is absent on Monday and returns to school on Tuesday, the work they missed on Monday is due Wednesday. 

 

Classroom Procedure: Students in 6th Grade are expected to check the "Absent File" to collect the assignments they missed.  Additionally, students should bring the work from the bucket to the teacher for any questions and to ask if there is additional work to complete. 

 

Foreign Words and Phrases

February 18-February 28

Foreign Words and Phrases.pptx

 

March 4-March 21

Foreign Words and Phrases Week 2.pptx

 

March 22-April 4

Foreign Words and Phrases Week 3.pptx

Our Mission

Montgomery Independent School District, with an unyielding commitment to excellence, will provide a premier academic program that recognizes the unique potential of each student and integrates the intellectual, social, cultural and physical aspects of learning.  This program will empower each student to become an eager lifelong learner committed to academic excellence, integrity, responsible citizenship and service to others.

 

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