Reading: Novel Study- A Long Walk to Water and Select Poems from Home of the Brave
Nonfiction Focus: World War 2 and the Plight of Refugees
Grammar: Figurative Language, Participles, Prepositional Phrases, Compound-Complex Sentences
Writing: Compare and Contrast Essay using Multiple Sources, Poetry
General Class Information
Click the link above for more information on grading, late/missing work and homework policies, extra credit, and general class expectations. This information can also be found on the front and back interior cover of your child's ELA Notebook.
ELA homework primarily consists of reading independently and of some long-term weekly assignments. The goal is to encourage students to learn time-management and avoid procrastination in preparation for middle school. Each Monday, the students spend time in ELA class determining a "plan" for the week which is based on their academic, social, and extracurricular schedule. Please review and discuss your child's plan and agenda book as a family on Mondays to help plan the week.
- Independent reading is assigned periodically during a novel study.
- Novel Responses/Weekly HW due Mondays
- Grammar/Mentor Sentence Quizzes on Fridays
Word of the Day:
6th Grade students are exposed to a new vocabulary word each day in the classroom. As a group, we discuss the meaning, synonyms, antonyms, and possible ways to incorporate the word into daily writing or conversation. At the end of the month, students will be assessed on the 14-20 words they have learned. It is expected that students spend time each week reviewing words as they are learned, rather than the night before the test. Tests can be expected the first week of each month. Students are usually provided two weeks' notice for studying purposes.