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“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
~ Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls

6th Grade Academic Literacy ~ Mr. Forfar

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140 Characters • CNN News • Self Portrait Mosaic • Life Without Words • Malala • Children of Heaven
• Six Word Memoirs • Grammar and Spelling • Shields • Material World • Photo Untruths • Vocabulary

Main objectives for 6th grade Academic Literacy:

1) Enhancing your creativity while improving your skills in reading, writing, and vocabulary
2) Strengthening your ability to express yourself through writing and speaking

READING......making sense of the words used...citing evidence from the text...
figuring out central ideas...summarize key details...analyze writer's choice of words...examine point of view...
evaluate arguments and claims...

WRITING...write to communicate real or imagined experiences...create clear storylines...strenthen writing with planning, revising, editing, rewriting...use technology to produce and communicate ideas...analyze your choice of word...make arguments and claims...


Please note! Each student must bring their spiral for Academic Literacy to every class meeting.
This notebook will be used for reflective writing, note taking, rough drafts, and homework.

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National tests have shown that independent reading at home is a key ingredient for improving a student's language skills!


International Studies Learning Center: Phone 323.568.3115

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