DUTTONJL@pwcs.edu


Hello! 

If you were looking for Mr. Dutton, who teaches 6th Grade Language Arts/Reading Strategies/Social Studies at Beville Middle School, then you found him! 

ONLINE LEARNING CAN BE FOUND UNDER "FILES AND DOCUMENTS!" PLEASE SELECT THE CLASS YOU HAVE:

Reading Strategies = IXL RS Online Learning 2020 [ALSO SEE BELOW FOR OTHER IDEAS]

Language Arts = IXL LA Online Learning 2020 [ALSO SEE BELOW FOR OTHER IDEAS]

Social Studies = IXL SS Online Learning 2020 [Also see Social Studies Grade 6 under FILES AND DOCUMENTS] 

ALL CLASSES: You can read for enjoyment! [See the KEEP READING letter] You can also use Brain Pop, play some games, and watch some movies! [See the BRAIN POP letter]


Instructional calendar denoting standards that have already been taught

I will try to make this as simple as possible.

Reading SOLs for LANGUAGE ARTS [LA] and READING STRATEGIES [RS] classes:

LA SOL items in RED have been worked on previously from September 2019 to March 2020.

RS SOL items in BLUE have been worked on previously from September 2019 to March 2020.

LA/RS SOL items in GREEN have been worked on previously from September 2019 to March 2020 in BOTH classes.


2017 Reading Standards

6.4 The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts. 

a) Identify word origins and derivations.
b) Use  roots,  affixes, synonyms, and antonyms  to expand vocabulary.
c) Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
d) Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.
e) Use word-reference materials.
f) Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

6.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, and poetry. 

a) Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme.
b) Describe cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.
c) Explain how an author uses character development to drive conflict and resolution.

d) Differentiate between first and third person point-of-view.
e) Describe how word choice and imagery contribute to the meaning of a text.
f) Draw conclusions and make inferences using the text for support.
g) Identify the characteristics of a variety of genres.
h) Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language.
i) Compare/contrast details in literary and informational nonfiction texts.
j) Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern. 

k) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process. 

6.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts. 

a)  Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information. 

b)  Identify main idea. 

c)  Summarize supporting details. 

d) Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
e) Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
f) Identify the author’s organizational pattern(s).
g) Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern. 

h) Differentiate between fact and opinion.
i) Identify cause and effect relationships.
j) Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
k) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

 

SOL 6.7 a & l: The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing. 

(Use writing process, revise for clarity)

SOL 6.8 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

 

OLD IXL ASSIGNMENTS

Reading SOLs for LANGUAGE ARTS [LA] and READING STRATEGIES [RS] classes:

LA SOL items in RED have been worked on previously from September 2019 to March 2020.

RS SOL items in BLUE have been worked on previously from September 2019 to March 2020.

LA/RS SOL items in GREEN have been worked on previously from September 2019 to March 2020 in BOTH classes.

Remember, please work for a score of 70% [C], 80% [B], or 90% to 100% [A].

  • MAIN IDEA [LA]
  • THEME [LA]
  • TEXT STRUCTURE [LA]
  • PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES [RS]
  • GREEK AND LATIN ROOTS [LA]
  • SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS [BOTH]
  • HOMOPHONES [RS]
  • IDIOMS AND ADAGES [RS]
  • CONTEXT CLUES [RS]

 

WRITING WEBSITES

We have written stories [narratives] and poetry this year. We have even written a narrative poem! If you want to do some writing, here are some websites you can use:

 

National Day of Writing

 

Poetry Machine

 

EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES

Materials and resources to support curriculum-aligned review of previously taught standards. 

  • IXL

     

  • Read Theory

     

  • Brain Pop

     

  • BOOKS WITH SHORT STORES OR NOVELS of your choice

     

  • MOVIES of your choice (I suggest finding a series. Something that has multiple episodes and sub-plots.)

     

    Directions, guidance, and resources to support assignments and projects assigned prior to March 12, 2020.

     

  • IXL website – You can work on any of the previously assigned work or, for those of you who have finished everything already assigned, the new assignments that I have posted on my webpage. Remember, please work for a score of 70% [C], 80% [B], or 90% to 100% [A].

     

    For those interested, after you have completed the work that I have assigned or suggested, you can work on the GRAMMAR section.

     

  • READ THEORY website – You can work on your reading comprehension and reading stamina. Read carefully! Every correct question earns you a higher score!

     

  • Brain Pops website – You can work on any of the previous topics we have covered. I suggest you watch the video twice and then take the quiz.

     

  • BOOKS WITH SHORT STORES OR NOVELS of your choice – You can read whatever interests you! For those interested, you can fill out the PLOT as you read [See terms below].

     

  • MOVIES of your choice – You can watch whatever interests you! For those interested, you can fill out the PLOT as you watch [See terms below].

 

PLOT Terms:

  • Major Characters: 
  • Minor Characters: 
  • Theme of Story: 
  • Figurative Language Used: 
  • Setting:
  • Conflict [Internal or External]: 
  • Initiating Event(s): 
  • Resolution (How it Ends): 


VOCABULARY WEBSITES

Don't forget to use the dictionary or the thesaurus! If you need a definition, a synonym, or a rhyming word, try Word Central! Just remember to click on what you need at the top of the page!

Build Your Vocabulary at BLUE VOCABULARY WORKBOOK.  You can find the complete word list under FILES AND DOCUMENTS.



Keep telling yourself that 8th grade is right around the corner!  Prepare for it now!

I hope this helps!

Mr. Dutton