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Grade 6 ELAR Writing Workshop

Welcome to Mr. McKeown's 6th Grade Writing Workshop.  
Enter to build skills in communication:
highly organized thoughts,
to be shared with others. 
Bring your tools! 
At Work!

To support students to strive for successful futures, I require the following:

  • Students must always enter the classroom promptly and quietly before the bell rings, and begin the work assigned, as found on the dry-erase board;
  • Students ARE encouraged to talk and share in class, ONE PERSON AT A TIME AND ON TOPIC, as recognized by the teacher. For sixth graders especially, so full of energy and enthusiasm, self-control is a key part of the learning process:  we must listen to those recognized to speak, and wait until called upon to add comments;
  • Respect is expected. The teacher will model the respect expected from the students.  Students demonstrate respect through good manners:  keep comments positive and constructive, follow directions and rules, and trust that we are all here for the same reason –    Preparing students for SUCCESS!

Materials required for this class:

  • Composition Book for Journal Writing
  • Folder with Brads or 3-ring Binder as Writer’s Notebook
  • Always (every day) bring Daily Planner, Writer's Notebook, sharpened pencils and pen, and a library book to class
Syllabus for Sixth Grade ELAR Writing
*We will always be ready and prepared for learning.
*We will respect others and ourselves by working quietly --  
supporting thought, creativity, and organization in writing.
*We will write and publish using the writing process when appropriate: 
       Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Proofreading, and Publishing.
*We will write and publish approximately 4 poems, 1 play,
4 essays (narrative and expository), and 1 research paper per year. 
Tutoring Hours Available:
7:30 to 8 a.m. weekdays,
3:45 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays
Phone:         (512) 237-2407
Conference Times:
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. weekdays 
SJH English Department Grading Policy
Each six weeks, SJH English teachers will take a minimum of:
  *6 Daily assignment grades
   *2 Assessment grades

Failing Assignment/Corrections:
Students will have
5 days to correct a failing assignment or test. 
After those 5 days, it is up to the discretion of the teacher to provide an extension.