Team 6/7 Language Arts Update
Grade 6- Amy Koepke
Hello Families! I am sending this message to you through email, hoping that you get it in time to support your child/children in my class. There are several important due dates I want you to know so your child will have less stress about our work in writing.
The narrative unit is going smoothly so now it’s time to start reaching the revision, then publishing, stages of the writing process. I handed the first story back to students and have now told them that they will need to type the story on Microsoft 365, print it, and bring a copy to class on Tuesday, October 23. I talked about the importance of making changes as you type, but this will not be the final piece. I will confer with every students to help put final touches on to their stories. This is done through small group mini lessons. The second narrative will be drafted on Tuesday, October 23 and I hope to have a class set of computers so everyone will be able to work more efficiently. That typed copy is due Friday, October 26. As you can see, your child will need to be doing much of the typing at home. If you do not have a reliable computer that can be connected to the internet, please let me know right away so I can be sure your child has time at school. Also, printing can be done at school during homeroom or Flex, but anyone coming to class without the piece will be considered late.
I am also offering two afters chool work sessions for anyone who needs to type. I will be at school on Monday 10/ 22 and Wednesday 10/ 24 until 4:30. All students are invited to stay with me to get their typing done. Please send in an HKMS dismissal note telling me they have permission to stay and letting the office know how they are getting home.
Sorry to be so wordy, but I am dedicated to setting your child up for success in this very busy writing unit, and that includes making sure families know what is needed from home.
I look forward to meeting with many of you during conferences next week. As always, let me know if you have any questions.
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