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Mrs. Gmitter  -  6th Grade ELA

Phone: (609) 631 - 4162

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Master of Education

Mrs. Gmitter - 6th Grade ELA

  • Hello Remote Learners! =  Make sure you are logged into your HTSD Google Account.                                      Then, click the following link for ATTENDANCE today.               Daily Attendance                                                                          SCROLL DOWN TO SEE TODAY'S DAILY ASSIGNMENT MESSAGE........  

    NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020

     Starting Mon. 5/4: Remote Learning Schedule

    UPDATED GRADING POLICY:  Regarding Zeros/Incompletes for Independent Practice** No student will receive a ZERO for ongoing independent practice, nor will a ZERO be put in Powerschool. Teachers will mark ongoing independent practice activities as "C" for collected or "M" for missing. At the close of the marking period, the teacher will enter a final "independent practice grade based on all of the individual tasks that were assigned and completed by students.  We appreciate your continued support during this time. 

    PAST ASSIGNMENT LINK(S):      Week 1 & 2 Assignments    Week 2 & 3 Assignments      Weeks 4 - 7                                                                                                                             

     Week of June 15 - June 17, 2020

    • NO NEW ASSIGMENTS THIS WEEK.  
    • Please check PowerSchool to see that all required assignments for MP#4 have been submitted.
    • Check Mrs. Gmitter's ANNOUNCEMENTS  on CLASSROOM re:  RETURNING NOVELS and LIBRARY BOOKS
    • Join our LAST GOOGLE MEETS of the YEAR: 
    • 1/3 BLOCK - Mon 6/15 @11:45am   4/6 BLOCK - Mon 6/15 @12:30    7/9 - Tues 6/16 @11am
    • CODE for MEETS will become accessible on CLASSROOM ten minutes prior to the start time.

    Week of June 8 - June 12, 2020

    • This week's "ELA Assignments Document" can be found on Google Classroom.   
    • Check PowerSchool regularly to see if you are missing any assignments.
    • Please email Mrs. Gmitter if you are submitting a LATE ASSIGNMENT through Google Classroom.

    Week of June 1 - June 5, 2020

    • This week's "ELA Assignments Document" can be found on Google Classroom.   
    • Check PowerSchool regularly to see if you are missing any assignments.
    • Please email Mrs. Gmitter if you are submitting a LATE ASSIGNMENT through Google Classroom.

    Week of May 25 - May 29, 2020

    • This week's "ELA Assignments Document" can be found on Google Classroom.   
    • Check PowerSchool regularly to see if you are missing any assignments.
    • Please email Mrs. Gmitter if you are submitting a LATE ASSIGNMENT through Google Classroom.

    Week of May 18 - May 22, 2020

    • This week's "ELA Assignments Document" can be found on Google Classroom.   
    • Try your best to participate in this week's Google Meets.  Hope to see you there!
    • Check PowerSchool regularly to see if you are missing any assignments.
    • Please email Mrs. Gmitter if you are submitting a LATE ASSIGNMENT through Google Classroom.

     

    Week of May 11 - May 15, 2020

    • This week's "ELA Assignments Document" can be found on Google Classroom.   
    • Try your best to participate in this week's Google Meets.  Hope to see you there!
    • Check PowerSchool regularly to see if you are missing any assignments.
    • Please email Mrs. Gmitter if you are submitting a LATE ASSIGNMENT through Google Classroom. 

      

    Important District Grading Message for Marking Period Three: 

    • All assignments that were completed by March 13th will be graded and counted in a traditional manner. 

    • Any assignment given during our Remote Learning (past three weeks) in Marking Period 3, can only serve to ENHANCE a student’s grade; these assignments cannot be detrimental to a student’s grade.  

    • As such, in Powerschool for Marking Period 3, any Remote Learning assignment that you see in PURPLE is an assignment that has been “exempted” by the teacher because that grade would be detrimental to the student’s grade.

     

    ABOUT MRS. GMITTER'S ELA CLASS:

    Grammar:  Fundamentals of the correct use of grammar in the English language will be explored.  Furthermore, students will expand their knowledge of the eight parts of speech by learning many ways to use these parts of speech to create more detailed and interesting sentences.

    Writing:  Students will learn about and practice many types of writing including narrative writing, informational writing, expository writing, and argumentative writing.  There will be a focus on developing a deeper understanding of how to write well.  Students will learn many writing strategies that should be included in their writing such as:  Using a “hook”, replacing boring words with vivid, colorful language, varying sentence structure, adding detail (elaborating), and using figurative language.

    Reading:  Students will practice vocabulary and comprehension skills through both fiction and non-fiction.  Various learning materials will be used including novels, short stories, plays, poetry, essays, autobiographies, biographies, etc. in order to introduce and reinforce the many ways that language can be used to communicate and/or entertain.  Students will examine a variety of texts to strengthen comprehension skills such as analyzing characters, setting, theme, mood, making inferences, using context clues, identifying main ideas, understanding author’s point of view, etc.

    District Grading Policy: 50% summative, 40% formative, 10% individual practice