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!
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.