• Welcome to Literature and English! Wow, I can't believe we are already into the third quarter.  I am truly blessed to be teaching your wonderful children.  St. Mary Mission Statement:"Celebrating spiritual growth while ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2019, 4:44 PM by Wendy Hornik
  • Tests and Quizzes: Tests and quizzes are announced ahead of time.  Please click on the 6th and 7th grade assessment calendars.  You can also access the calendar through the school website.  Go to ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2017, 8:30 AM by Wendy Hornik
  • Late Work Guide: Homework will be assigned on a regular basis.  You will receive full credit if the assignment is turned in on the due date at the beginning of class.  If you ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2017, 3:29 PM by Wendy Hornik
  • Classroom Expectations: Be kind.  Treat others the way you want to be treated. Be respectful.  Show respect for yourself and others at all times.  Actions that disrupt learning are not acceptable. Be ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2017, 3:30 PM by Wendy Hornik
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Recent Happenings

  • 6th Grade English - Quarter 3:
    Writing: During the third quarter, students will begin working on a personal narrative. They will be writing a true story about an event in their lives that helped them grow as a person. They will be sharing these stories in a small group setting.  

    The students are also analyzing a fictional novel along with nonfiction articles and creating "sandwich" paragraph essay answers.  The 6th graders will be using details and quotes from novel or nonfiction articles to support their answers.  
    Grammar: In the third quarter we will be completing a unit on nouns.  We will look at common and proper nouns along with personal, reflexive, and intensive pronouns.  

    The students will also be completing a common writing mistake unit.   

    Vocabulary:  Throughout the whole school year, we will be using the “Vocabulary Workshop” books to help students achieve a higher-level reading proficiency.  First, the words are introduced with their meanings and then there are several activities for students to complete to help them apply these words in everyday use. In the third quarter, students will be completing units 5 and 6 from these books.
    Unit 5 - Feb. 5th - 14th  
    Unit 6 - March. 3rd - 21st

    Posted Feb 7, 2019, 6:11 PM by Wendy Hornik
  • 6th Grade Literature- Quarter 3:
    Novel:  At the end of February, we will begin Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. The book takes place in the Ozark Mountains in Oklahoma during the 1920s.  It is a story of a boy and his unbreakable bond between his two red coonhound pups. A heartwarming story of loyalty, love, and loss.  

    Nonfiction: Students will read nonfiction articles on survivors of the Holocaust.  We will also focus on identifying the main idea by using key details to help us.  Besides this, we will be identifying facts/objective details and opinions/subjective details.  

    At the end of March the students will take a field trip to the Milwaukee Jewish Holocaust Museum.  They will get to hear a Holocaust survivor or a family member of a survivor speak. This is truly a powerful and inspiring field trip.  
    Posted Feb 7, 2019, 6:18 PM by Wendy Hornik
  • 7th Grade Literature - Quarter 3:
    Nonfiction Articles:

    The students will be reading nonfiction articles on people who have helped make our world a better place in small and large ways. They will be identifying the main idea and key details in the articles.

    In February, we will begin the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.  It is a true story about a boy named Salva, a refugee fleeing his war torn country of Sudan in 1985. The novel focuses on his journey to find safety and his family. The novel alternates between his story and a fictional story about a girl named Nya living in southern Sudan in 2008. The two stories merge together beautifully at the end. The students will learn the power of persistence, love, forgiveness, and giving back to those in need.

    Posted Feb 28, 2019, 4:43 PM by Wendy Hornik
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