Welcome to Ms. Waugh's Class Blog

Welcome students, parents, and colleagues. Thank you for visiting my blog. This blog I have designed to introduce myself and inform you about what is going on in my classes. Currently, I teach ELD inclusion for grades 6.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Welcome to a New School Year 2015-2016!

Welcome to Language Arts 6 ELD!
In this class, your child will learn how to read, write, speak and listen in English. In every class, we practice phonics, read stories, speak aloud and participate. Students should speak in English as much as they can, and if they need help with translations, we have Portuguese word-to-word dictionaries and we have Portuguese Native Language tutor, Ms. Raquel Cezar.
This is our textbook:


Homework:
Each week your child will have a homework packet that includes reading and writing about the topic we are studying. All homework packets are due on Friday.

How you can help your child at home:
·         Read at home in English or Portuguese
·         Watch TV or movies in English
·         Listen to a book on CD in English (available for free at the Framingham Public Library)
·         Visit the Framingham Public Library together to check out books
·         Write letters to each other every day, week, month…
·         Practice speaking English together!
If you have any questions, please contact Mae Waugh Barrios


Welcome to Social Studies for ELD 1-4!
In this class, your child will learn how to read, write, speak and listen in English through the Social Studies contexts. In every class, we improve our English skills through reading about US and World History and Geography. This year, we will focus on academic conversation skills and writing about text using evidence. Students are expected to speak in English during class time, and if they need help with translations, we have Portuguese word-to-word dictionaries and we have Portuguese Native Language tutor, Ms. Raquel Cezar.




What up Socrates?
Each unit, we will have a Socratic Seminar, where the students will work in groups to hold a discussions-based conversation around an essential question. This will require multiple readings of the same text, identification of evidence, analysis of evidence and then a writing composition.



Language Arts Laboratory 6!

In this class, your child will learn how to read, write, speak and listen in English, often using an individualized online program. In every class, we improve our English reading comprehension skills using the MCI Comprehension program. This includes a textbook for reading, writing and word study, and an online program where students work at their own pace.


This is our textbook


This is the website:



Username: Your child’s first name and then last name (no spaces)
Password: cougar



Using the website above, students can practice at home. If they work at home, they can do “Academy of Reading” or “Wordly Wise 3000”