Mrs. Farnum's Language Arts Downloads for 6th Grade
Welcome to Mrs. Farnum's Language Arts Download Page!
This page is a tool for my students  to access lectures and assignments used in class. All documents labeled presentations
are done in PowerPoint and almost all the rest of them are done in Microsoft Word or PDF. Enjoy!
DOWNLOADS:
Writer's Handbook Notes and Assignments (table of contents)
1. Writing Guidelines ................................... Pages 1-5
2.
The Writing Process...................................Pages 6-7 (6 reserved for mind map)
3.
IAN Notes.............................................Pages 8-11 (8 reserved for practice)
4.
Sentences..............................................Pages 12-13 (IAN on 12 and PPNT notes on 13)
5.
Jane Schaffer IAN Chart..............................Pages 14-15 based on our intro to JS writing
6.Characterization.......................................Page 16 for Inspiration mind map page 17 for
powerpoint notes (click on characterization)
7.
Paraphrasing.............................................Page 18 for freehand notes from ppnt
8. Trimester 1 Writer's Handbook Gradsheet..........Page 19
9. Concrete Details........................................Pages 20-21 with
CD notes and page 22 with
TLCD chart
2008-2009 Syllabus
Supply List

Back to school inspiration hand out
Parent Communication:
Other Language Arts/Reading Assignments and Downloads
-Words You Wish You Wrote Assignment
-Mrs. Farnum's Personal Quote List
-Portfolio Checklist 2008-2009
-Mrs. Farnum's Guide to Works Cited Pages
-SERG form for End of Trimester One
-10 Ways to Study for Wordly Wise Tests
-What is a Booktalk?
-Character Analysis Chart: Actions to Traits
-Examples of plagiarism at the college level
-Example MLA Formatted Works Cited Page
-One Sentence Summary Notes
-One Sentence Summary Exit Slip
-Spelling Rules
Sixth Grade Assignments and Notes
RAW Journal assignments (table of contents)
                                                       
1. Heart map   
2. If I Were In Charge of the World Poem                                          
3.
Typical-unusual T-chart   
4. Proud of-regret T-chart                            
5.
What is a Booktalk?
6. Love-hate T-chart  
7. 101 Ways to Write an RRJ   
8. Sahara Special RRJ of choice
9. "Reading Zone" T-chart   
10. Annotating Text Notes                           
11. What makes a reading zone book?
12. One Sentence Summary Notes  
Writing Workshop Assignments
-If I Were In Charge of the World
-Typical-Unusual T-Chart
-Photo Questionnaire for Glimpse of Me Assignment
-Glimpse of Me Personal Narrative Directions
-This I Believe
-This I Believe Grade/Cover Sheet
-Link to NPR's This I Believe Program
-Sahara Special Character Analysis Assignment
-Class example of SS chart #1
-Class example of SS chart #2
-Example of a student character analysis based
on The Hobbit

Writing Workshop Documents
-Code Writing
-Power Thinking Chart
-Characterization bookmark by ReadWriteThink.org
-Character Action to Trait Analysis/Explanation
-Character Action to Trait Chart/Assignment for Sahara Special
-Transition Words Help
-Using concrete details effectively (to help with characterization paraphrasing and direct quotes)
-List of character traits
-Another list of character traits
-Response to literature writing: focus on characterization
-Error Checklist for Portfolio
We often become the
possibilities we see in ourselves.
~Parker
Current Writing Unit: Personal Writing through "Glimpse of Me" Personal Essays
Next Writing Unit: "This I Believe" Essays
(Units copyrighted by Mrs. Farnum)
Current Novel of Study: Sahara Special by Esme Codell
Current Literature Genre of Study: Personal Writing and Realistic Fiction
Our first
novel of study:
Sahara Special
Our second
novel of study:
Chasing Vermeer
Our third novel
of study:
Love That Dog
Our fourth
novel of study:
Lightning Thief
Our final novel of
study:
Wednesday Wars
Click here to see your first writing invitation/message from Mrs. Farnum