• Mrs. Rubado's 6th Grade Honors Reading

    In 6th grade we use a reader’s and writer’s workshop format in our reading/language arts classes. Every day our students spend time:

    *  Studying the work of professional authors

    *  Learning specific reading strategies that help them make sense of what they read

    *  Applying strategies to their own reading

    *  Practicing writing different genres effectively

    *  Collaborating with others using specific cooperative structures that encourage positive communication and social skills

    Daily independent reading is critical for the development of reading skills.  We devote at least 20 minutes of class time every day to independent reading. During that time I meet with students individually or in small groups to discuss their reading and reinforce comprehension skills.  I also expect that students will spend at least 20 minutes reading at home each day. This is so important that I rarely assign other work to be completed outside of class. 

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      Daily Assignments

      * Read 20 minutes every night. *   cool

      Book in a Bag - Due Monday, May 23

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        Reading - Unit 2: Exploring Expository Text

        In this unit students explore the text structure of a variety of expository text and learn how to use the questioning strategy to make sense of what they read.

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          Reading - Unit 3: Analyzing Literature

          In this unit students explore narrative text structure and analyze storied for relationships between character, plot, and setting. They continue to use questioning to make sense of what they read and decide if their questions are answered directly from the text or must be inferred.

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            Reading - Unit 4: Inference in Literature and Poetry

            During this unit students make inferences to understand text and explore the difference between explicit and implicit meaning.   They practice the visualizing strategy to understand what they read and continue to use questioning and text structure.

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              Reading Unit 5: Inferring about Causes and Effects

              In this unit students make inferences to understand cause/effect relationships in narrative and expository text.  

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                Reading Unit 6: Analyzing expository text

                Students explore ways in which nonfiction articles are organized.  In addition to a continued study of cause/effect relationships, 6th graders explore the use of chronological and compare/contrast in expository text.

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                  Reading Unit 7: Exploring Important Ideas and Summarizing

                  6th graders practice determining the important ideas in a text and build summaries.

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                    Reading Unit 8: Synthesizing

                    In this unit students form opinions and make judgments about text using evidence.

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                      Word Wisdom