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Mrs. Hensperger

Mrs. Hensperger


“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!"

 - Dr. Seuss

 Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I'm proud to say that this is my 21st year @ SMS!
 I will be working hard in my room to provide each student with instructional strategies and resources that are aligned with Ohio's Learning Standards. 
 My focus will be on helping the students to think critically, collaborate with others, problem-solve, and communicate appropriately, so that they can be successful in their future endeavors.  We will do all this and more as we explore some exciting texts.  
HAPPY READING, and THANK YOU for supporting our learning!  Go Pirates!
ELA (English/Language Arts) SUPPLY LIST :
     These are used daily and will need replenished as the year progresses. 
  • loose-leaf paper
  • 1 spiral-bound wide-ruled notebook 
  • pencils/erasers (4 boxes-1 per 9 weeks is suggested)
  • tissues
Other Helpful Supplies:
  • Clorox Wipes 
  • Highlighters
  • red pens 
  • Colored-Pencils

 If you have questions or concerns, the best way to reach me is by email: 

Life in room 606...

The chart below shows a typical monthly timeline of our 6th grade learning standards:  
 September: Learning how to navigate "Google Classroom"; -Citing textual evidence (literal and inferential); -Determine the meaning of unknown words in text ; -Provide summaries from text-distinct from personal opinion. (RACE writing strategy)

 October:  Citing textual evidence with a focus on INFERENCES; inferences related to character traits/citing evidence from actions/words/CENTRAL IDEA/SUMMARIZING
 November:  Determine word meanings-focus on Figurative Language; 
December:  Determine THEME in text (find evidence to support); determine how an author develops theme/AUTHOR'S POV/PERSPECTIVE
 and -prewriting/organizing ideas
-write explanatory essays
 January:  (non-fiction) determine word meanings; - produce/organize writing appropriate to task; W6.2-write informational texts/compare-contrast structure 
 February: - evidence based claims; strengthen writing over time/edit  -Trace and evaluate arguments/BEGIN PREP FOR STATE TEST
 March: -write arguments to support claims w/ clear reasons and evidence/STATE TEST PREP 

 April: -come to discussions prepared (lit circles) and ask questions/reply to questions so that you can contribute to the group. 
 May: continue w/speaking and listening standards as above  
 June: end of the year activities

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* Just for FUN *

Can you read this?

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