We have two weeks of class before spring break. Scholars should be finishing up the following standards.
RL.6.2 Reading Literature Theme and Summary: Scholars should finish reading their book by 3/7 so they have enough time to complete the summative project by Friday, 3/14.
W.6.2 Writing an Informational Piece: Scholars should be finishing the draft of their piece early in the week. They will then need to gather feedback, make revisions, and edit so they can turn in their piece by the end of next week.
L.6.1.g Prepositional Phrases: Scholars should be doing learn and practice activities to prepare to take exit slips for this standard. They should demonstrate mastery of this standard by Friday, 3/7.
Please remember that all scholars are at different places. These are general guidelines to help you start conversations at home. To help scholars master these standards, we are offering seminars on writing introductions, completing a summative for theme in literature, organizing ideas in writing, and using prepositional phrases.
This week's seminars include summarizing and using text evidence to support your theme for reading literature (RL.6.2). In writing, we will have a seminar on conclusions (W.6.2.b). You can find online resources to support these standards on the Language Arts website. Scholars will be attending a presentation in the LMC on Thursday about the all school reading event, Wildcat Read.
Scholars also work on some grammar and vocabulary each day. They do learn and practice activities for both grammar and vocabulary. They also meet with a teacher for a conference or work in small groups to practice skills.
On Friday, we have our sixth grade celebration including ice skating, hot chocolate, and other activities. Scholars will not have core classes. Field trip permission slips are due on Tuesday, February 25th.
Scholars should be working on their informational writing piece (W.6.2) by drafting. They should be starting the second half of the novel that they selected to read for RL.6.1 and RL.6.2. Here are some questions you could ask at home.
A few weeks ago in Language Arts, scholars began keeping a weekly plan. This plan is done either on paper or in the school planner and includes what the scholar is going to accomplish each day for reading, writing, and vocabulary/grammar. The plan may also include teacher notes and the seminar schedule. We have asked the scholars to bring their plan home on Fridays and get a parent or guardian signature. Please check in with your scholar if you haven't seen a weekly plan yet.
This week in Language Arts, we have seminars on developing the topic, adding transitions, and using precise vocabulary for informational writing (W.6.2). We also have a seminar on theme for reading literature (RL.6.2).
In general, we would like to see scholars demonstrating mastery of the following standards by the end of this week. Please keep in mind that scholars are working at their own pace, and some may have already demonstrated mastery for these standards.
RL.6.1 (reading literature: text evidence)
L.6.1.f (grammar: sentences, fragments, and run-ons)