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    Ms. Raven Burton

    6th GRADE ELA

    Announcements

     We will spend the week of November 15- November 19, 2021 reviewing previously studied reading skills and completing standards mastery. Students will recieve their words for 11/29-12/10 this week, but assignments won't be given until after the break.

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    November 29-December 10, 2021

     

                  Spelling Words

                    echoes              sheriffs

                     halves               calves

                    solos                 tomatoes

                  leaves                  cellos

                   heroes                  wolves

                   cliffs                     ratios

                    scarves               stereos

                   potatoes           yourselves

                 pianos                studios

                 volcanoes            bookshelves

    Vocabulary Workshop 

    Unit 8

     affluence, arrears, cascade,

    cringe, crotchety, immobile,

    impassable, innovation, jovial,

    manacle, martial, minimum,

    nimble, onset, partition,

    perishable, retrieve, sinister, taut, template

    *Your definitions page should be in your reading folder.

    Reading Story: Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere 

    Reading Skills: Explaining and Determining Point of View and Summarizing Literary Text

    Shurley English: Sentence Classification/Question and Answer Flow, Noun Jobs, Parts of Speech, Pronouns, Conjunctions

    Writing: Narrative and Descriptive Writing 

    Email: rburton@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Test Schedule:

    Thursday, December 1, 2021: Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere  Comprehension Test (Major), Reading Skill (Minor), and Synonyms and Antonyms (Minor)

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021: Completing the Sentences (Minor)

    Thursday, December 9, 2021: Reading Skill/Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere Comprehension Test, Spelling Dictation, and Vocabulary Workshop (Major)

    Spelling Words

                    reserved              unlikely

    purposeful               adorable

    amazement                 gentleness

    sparkling                  homeless

    excitement                  mileage

    graceful                     sincerely

    advanced               usable

      amusement          entirely

    wireless                excluding

    scarcely              changeable

    Vocabulary Workshop 

    Unit 7

    authorize           memorandum

    culprit          pathetic

                     dawdle              persevere

    dissect              prevaricate

    expend            quash

                                                                fatality                 relish                                                            

         gullible                 reminisce

                    illicit                   scour

                   immerse                  testimonial

                  inflammatory           writhe

    *Your definitions page should be in your reading folder.

    Reading Story: The Cay

    Reading Skills: Explaining and Determining Point of View

    Shurley English: Sentence Classification/Question and Answer Flow, Noun Jobs, Parts of Speech, Pronouns, Base Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes, and Figures of Speech

    Writing: Narrative and Descriptive Writing 

    Email: rburton@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Test Schedule:

    Thursday, November 4, 2021: The Cay Comprehension Test (Major) and Synonyms and Antonyms (Minor)

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021: Completing the Sentences (Minor)

    Thursday, November 11, 2021: Reading Skill/The Cay Comprehension Test, Spelling Dictation, and Vocabulary Workshop (Major)

    October 19-29, 2021

     

    Spelling Words

         triangle              mental

    error               panel

    litter                 pollen

    gallon                  cancel

    abandon                  rival

                                             soldier                     recycle                                                    

        salmon               counsel

         rural                   vehicle

    citizen                monitor

    physical              oxygen

    Vocabulary Workshop 

    Unit 6

    agenda               gross

    amiable          induce

         befuddle              leeway

    blight              limber   

     boisterous            maze

                       clarity                    oracle                 

           conserve                 complaint

                    debut                   partissan

                   gory                       reimburse

                  vacate                      vagabond

    *Your definitions page should be in your reading folder.

    Reading Story: The Cay

    Reading Skills: Explaining Point of View

    Shurley English: Sentence Classification/Question and Answer Flow, Noun Jobs, Parts of Speech, Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases, Base Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes, and Figures of Speech

    Writing: Narrative Writing 

    Email: rburton@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Test Schedule:

    Thursday, October 21, 2021: The Cay Comprehension Test (Major) and Synonyms and Antonyms (Minor)

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021: Completing the Sentences (Minor)

    Thursday, October 28, 2021: Reading Skill/The Cay Comprehension Test, Spelling Dictation, and Vocabulary Workshop (Major)

    The Cay comprehension tests will only cover the chapters that we’ve read in class.

     

     

    October 4-14, 2021

     

    Spelling Words


         waist                   principle

    waste                  summary

    patience                  summery

    patients                    sight

    rite                         cite

    right                      site

         write                 stationary

        muscle             stationery

    mussell                coward

    principal              cowered

    Vocabulary Workshop 

    Unit 5

    acute               bluster

              bungle           commentary         

    duration              eerie

    facet              fidelity

          fray               headstrong

    inhabitant             numb

           pacify                  ravenous

         refute                  remorse

             setback                   smug

            synopsis                   tarry

    *Your definitions page should be in your reading folder.

    Reading Story: The Cay

    Reading Skills: Analyzing the Structure of Stories

    Shurley English: Sentence Classification/Question and Answer Flow, Noun Jobs, Parts of Speech, Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases, and Base Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes.

    Writing: Narrative Writing 

    Email: rburton@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Test Schedule:

    Thursday, October 7, 2021: The Cay Comprehension Test and Synonyms and Antonyms (Minor)

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021: Completing the Sentences (Minor)

    Thursday, October 14, 2021: Reading Skill/The Cay Comprehension Test, Spelling Dictation, and Vocabulary Workshop (Major)

    The Cay comprehension tests will only cover the chapters that we’ve read in class.

    September 20-31, 2021

     

    Spelling Words

     source                   circuit

    hurdle                  parka

         frontier                       forward

        radar                      earnest

    afford               urban

    discard             smirk

        rehearse            mourn

         surface                parcel

    yearn            fierce

    starch              formula

    Vocabulary Workshop 

    Unit 4

    acquit               deem

    devastate           discredit

       elusive              generate

    idolize            ingratitude

     keepsake           mortal

      ovation             petty

      plight                  repent

         reverie                  revocation

        scan                    strand

           strife                   topple

    *Your definitions page should be in your reading folder.

    Reading Story: The Cay

    Reading Skills: Determining Theme or Central Ideas of Text

    Shurley English: Sentence Classification/Question and Answer Flow, Noun Jobs, Parts of Speech, and Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases.

    Writing: Narrative Writing 

    Email: rburton@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Test Schedule:

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021: Shurley English Test 

    Thursday, September 23, 2021: The Cay Chapters 1-7 Comprehension Test and Synonyms and Antonyms

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021: Completing the Sentences

    Thursday, September 30, 2021: Reading Skill/The Cay Chapters 8-16 Comprehension Test, Spelling Dictation, and Vocabulary Workshop

     

    September 7-17, 2021

     

    Spelling Words

        mound                   gloomy

    caution                   annoy

    dawdle                  counter

    haughty                rejoice

    devour               thoughtful

    flawless             maroon

        droop                  doubt

    bamboo                hoist

    oyster               exhausted

    scoundrel               boundary

    Vocabulary Workshop 

    Unit 3

    barrage               bigot

    designate           diversit

     enigma              gloat

    global            illusion

       infuriate           motivate

          pacifist             queue

          restrict               sage

                slake                  terrain

             vocation               vow

              waylay                   wither

    *Your definitions page should

    be in your reading folder.

     

    Reading Story: The Fruit Bowl Project

    Reading Skills: Making Inferences, Understanding/ Analyzing Character Development, Describing Plot, and Using Context Clues

    Shurley English: Sentence Classification/Question and Answer Flow, Article Adjectives, Using A and An, and Types of Sentences

    Writing: Narrative Writing

    Email: rburton@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Test Schedule:

    Thursday, September 9, 2021: Spelling

    Thursday, September 16, 2021: Reading Skill/Comprehension and Vocabulary Workshop

    Friday, September 17, 2021: Spelling Dictation

     

    August 23-September 3, 2021

     

    Spelling Words

    Long Vowels

        scene                 bracelet

    mute                   strive

    faithful                  devote

    rhyme                succeed

    coax                   rely

    conceal             forgave

    lonesome              delete

    confine           exceed

    terrain              reproach

    defeat             abuse

    Vocabulary Workshop 

    Unit 2

    adverse               arid

    assailant           billow

       confront              constrain

    contemporary            depict

          disinterested              encompass

        groundless             hypocrite

         incomprehensible      manipulate

    maximum                       mimic

       ruffle                          serene

    sheepish                    stamina

     

     

    Reading Story: Knots in My Yo-yo String

    Reading Skills: Making Inferences, Understanding/ Analyzing Character Development, Describing Plot, and Using Context Clues

    Shurley English: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Sentence Classification/Question and Answer Flow

    Writing: Narrative Writing

    Email: rburton@cleveland.k12.ms.us

    Test Schedule:

    Thursday, August 26, 2021: Spelling and Nouns/Verbs

    Friday, September 3, 2021: Reading Skill/Comprehension, Spelling Dictation, and Vocabulary Workshop

     

    August 9-20, 2021

     

    Spelling Words

    Short Vowels

      batch                   text

    reject                   mystery

    vanish                  expand

    sloppy                 bluff

    rhythm               promptly

    blunder              initials

    strict                   statue

    meadow            polish

    recover              somehow

    cleanse              dreadful

    Vocabulary Workshop 

                Unit 1

    apparel               besiege

    compress           denounce

     dispatch              douse

    expressly           famished

    forsake              gainful

     immense             inept

     ingenious      instantaneous

       irk                       libel

      misgiving                oaf

    recede               repast

     

     

    Reading Skills:

    Week One: Making Inferences and Citing Textual Evidence

    Week Two: Describing Plot and Understanding Characters

    Shurley English: Synonyms and Antonyms, Word Analogies, Capitalization and Punctuation Rules

    Writing: Narrative Writing

    Test Schedule:

    Thursday, Aug 19, 2021: Spelling

    Friday, August 20, 2021: Reading Comprehension, Spelling Dictation, Shurley English, and Vocabulary Workshop

     

     

     

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