Miss Iovino

6th grade- English Language Arts (Apache Junction Unified School District Edublogs site)

Turkey Writing! Step by Step Process

Before Thanksgiving break, students had a fun writing contest to participate in on How to cook a Turkey! They had 20 minutes to write as many detailed steps as they could.  The focus wasn’t exactly on the directions on how to cook a turkey, but more about great word choice and variety of transition words. I was quite impressed with how well their writing was and how much they know about cooking turkeys! Students had great details and were precise even down to pre-heating the oven or taking the wrapper off the turkey.  There was a winner from each class:  Roxanne Turner, Jaden Skinner, and Madalynn Servant.  Excellent writing 6th graders 🙂 Gobble-Gobble!

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We love play-genre reading

Students had a blast reading a play out of our Storytown textbook “The Case of the Missing Thanksgiving feast money.”  We also use our lap tops to go on a great reading website to practice our comprehension.  www.readingeggspress.com  Students have their own log in and are able to practice the site at home!


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Building Stamina…counting our minutes!

Between my three classes (6A, 6B, 6C) students are competing during silent reading.  Every day we silent read a book of our choice in class.  Students have the potential to read up to 25 minutes, but as the teacher I can cut time short if students are off task.  At the end of class, we graph the number of minutes we were able to read for that class.  Classes are competing against each other in order to win the Reading Stamina Graphing Contest! We are exactly half way through the contest and it is neck and neck!  Before winter break, we will add up the minutes once more to find out our winning class.  That class can decide together on what type of party they would like to have to celebrate! Students can practice their reading stamina by reading at home each night.  Also keeping up to date with their reading fluency each night helps too!

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