6th Grade Literacy Essentials 2018-2019
Welcome! This is the site where I will publish the weekly Agenda,homework assignments,projects, and information for parents.
I am very excited to have your wonderful children in my Literacy Essentials class this year! We will spend the first two days getting to know one another through different activities.
*Please send two single subject notebooks by the end of the first week of school.
WHAT TO EXPECT
I normally assign one homework assignment each week. Given on Monday. Due on Friday of the same week.
The class will be focused on reading different genres and we will begin with Greek Mythology.
Other areas of focus are vocabulary building, writing, and speaking.
This week the students will receive their first list of 6 spelling words and 2 vocabulary words.They will have a quiz on all words on Friday. We will also begin our Mythology Book.
Spelling: Earth, power, punish, rule, terrible, second
Vocabulary: Plot, Character
This week the students will be given 6 new spelling words. They will do various activities with them and be quizzed on Friday. Two new vocabulary words will be introduced: Direct Characterization,Indirect Characterization.
Homework: Reading Packet 3. Please have your student read the stories to you. They all need a lot of reading practice.
We are continuing with Mythology this week.
Curriculum Night! Please come this Tuesday at 4:30 to walk your student's schedule. I hope to meet and greet many of you!
This week the focus will be on a Story Plot. The students will analyze story elements. The new vocabulary word will be Rising Action.
I have divided the class into 2 spelling groups based on past spelling quiz grades. Please review the week's spelling words with your student. They will be given a take home page for review and the quiz is on Friday.
H.W. One two sided page with a story and comprehension questions. Also, they are to write their spelling words in alphabetical order.
The class is learning about THEME. It is a difficult concept but a concept that is necessary to learn about. We will be looking closely at many short stories and discussing possible themes during the week.
We are continuing work in the Comprehension Book and also continuing with our Mythology Unit
Spelling Group A: busy,anything,along,caught,picture,watch
Spelling Group B: amount, southern,increase, decrease, alive, deal
Homework- one two sided grammar practice sheet. Study spelling words for quiz on Friday
This week we will be discussing Main Idea and Topic. The students will be able to know the difference between Theme and Main Idea , and Topic.
Spelling Words Group A- light, warm, together, always, because, found, myself
Spelling Words Group B- awhile, condition, everybody, material, health, agree, instrument
Homework- Finish last week's Halloween package. Please bring in
This week we will be focusing on Topic,Theme, and Main Idea. The class has done a few activities with Theme and MAin Idea, so this week I will be introducing Topic.
Spelling Words A- never, sleep, think, under, funny, carry, messy
Spelling Words B- control, experience, consider, least, blood, belt, create
H.W. One two-sided grammar sheet. Due Friday
*Reminder- Next week there is an early release on Wednesday and no school Thursday and Friday.