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04. Week of September 18, 2017

Hi Parents and Guardians, 

Here's what's going on in 6th grade ELA this week: 

1. Memoir writing : We will begin our first writing unit this week.  All students will choose a personal memory to turn into a short story.  Topics must be chosen by this Monday, and we will begin drafting the leads on Google Docs this week. 

2. Theme- We will be reviewing the concept of theme this week by identifying various themes found in children's picture books. The students will practice identifying the theme of a short story as well, and they will have to find evidence in the text to support their inference. 

3. Goal Setting - The students will be setting reading goals for the year.  Each student has a goal of 20 books for the year, but we'll be personalizing those goals this week.

4. Academic Vocabulary - This week the students will begin their study of academic vocabulary.  The words were chosen based on a pretest the students took last week.  Our first two words with week are variable and analysis. 

I hope everyone has a great week.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 


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