6th Grade Literacy Essentials/Connections 2017-2018
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We have had a wonderful beginning to the school year! This week we will begin the new EL curriculum. Our focus will be on understanding class protocols and learning targets. Each student has been given an envelpoe that will be used to keep their workbook and novel. They will have homework this week which will be to read Chapter 1 in the novel "Lightening Thief".
What a great first week! The students are excited and ready to have a year full of learning and increasing our skills.
We are beginning with a Mythology Unit. This week we will also begin silent and sustained reading for 15 minutes at the beginning of class.
This week our learning targets will focus on citing text evidence, characterization, and using context clue strategies from the novel The Lightening Thief. Homework for the week will include reading, writing, and responding to literature as well as practice with sentence structure and context clues. If your child brings home a plastic pocket folder, then he/she has homework for the next day.
This week we will continue with Mythology. Last week each student took a reading assessment on Moby Max and was given a reading level to begin the program. They will have time in class each week to do Moby Max and Silent Sustained Reading.
The class will also be doing context clues activities.
This week our learning targets will focus on characterization, point of view, and citing text evidence. There will be an assessment on Wed. or Thursday. Students will be asked to use text evidence to write about events in the novel.
Homework: Continue reading The Lightening Thief. If your child brings home a pocket folder that has the novel and the workbook, this means he/she has homework.
This week the students will be exploring more myths. They will be creating a Mythology Banner to check for comprehension of the myths. The emphasis will be on characterization and point of view.
Homework will be on Monday, due on Friday. It is a grammar packet.
Literacy Connections: The students are continuing to analyze the characters, plot, and point of view in The Lightening Thief. They will have a mid-unit assessment on ch.4.
H.W. Grammar Packet 2 Due: Friday
Literacy Essentials: The students are working on nouns this week for their grammar lesson. They are continuing to analyze plot of myths that we read together in class.
H.W. Grammar Packet 2 Due: Friday
Literacy Connections: We will continue our adventure with The Lightening Thief this week.Students should have finished Ch. 10 by Monday. We will continue to cite text evidence, finding context clues, and expanding our vocabulary. We are continuing to identify how The Lightening Thief and The Hero's Journey align.
H.W. Grammar Packet is due Friday
Literacy Essentials: We are continuing to read Myths in class. This week we are reading about Hera.
The students are learning Scholar Vocabulary and are doing activities to help them understand these words better. Last week the word was Classification and this week it is inform.
H.W. Grammar Packet is due Friday.
Literacy Connections: The students are expected to finish The Lightning Thief by Nov. 9. Please see that they are either reading the text or listening to it on You Tube.
Unit 2 Mid Unit Assessment on Nov. 9
The Lightning Thief Multiple Choice Test on Nov. 13.
H.W. Reading selection and questions
Literacy Essentials: We are beginning a novel study this quarter. The class will read, Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary. There will be vocabulary and comprehension type questions to go along with the novel.
H.W Grammar packet due Thursday.
Literacy Essentials: This week we are continuing our reading of Dear Mr. Henshaw. The students will receive a study guide to work on during class.
H.W. Two worksheets and new spelling words to study for Friday's spelling test.
Literacy Connections: The class is focusing on citing text evidence, context clues, and vocabulary.
11/14: Written Test The test is a two paragraph written test on the elements of mythology, and theme.
11/16: Percy Jackson Test
11/17: Media Center
H.W. Finish reading The Lightning Thief by Thursday morning for test. Grammar packet.
Literacy Connections: The class is beginning a new unit- Adversities in The Middle Ages. They will be learning about feudalism, and also learn learn new key vocabulary from this unit. The students will also be writing summaries using key details from the different texts. Our next Media Day will be Dec. 11th.
H.W. Grammar Packet
Literacy Essentials: The class is continuing to read Dear Mr. Henshaw. They will have a second vocabulary list and part of the homework will be to do a vocabulary activity with some of the words. They will also learn how to write a summary on a chapter. New spelling words will also be assigned. The words are basic sight words on a third and also a sixth grade level. Please have your child practice these words every night. Our next Media Day will be Dec. 11th.