September 22, 2017

Today, our class enjoying participating in our 6th grade ELA water walk.

Our 6th grade students read the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parks. The book taught our students the plight of over 30,000 young men who were forced to leave their war torn homeland and walk thousands of miles through dangers many cannot even begin to comprehend in search of a new home, eventually becoming known as the Lost Boys of Sudan.

This activity allowed students to discuss facts relating to the difficulty and sociological implications of the unavailability of water in the regions. Students compared their own experiences with the availability of water to those in third world countries.
Students were able to experience first hand of just a snippet of what it might have felt like by being asked to fill gallon containers with water and walk the distance of 2 miles around the school.

Students remember your summer reading project is due October 3!!!

Enjoy your fall break.

September 21, 2017

Today the students enjoyed revisiting making inferences by answering some question regarding a short Pixar clip.  As we watched the clip, we inferred what was going on in the movie and provided evidence from the clip to support our answer.  Secondly, we got into groups to complete a character analysis project with a partner.  The students were required to choose a character from our class novel “A long Walk to Water” to do their character analysis on.

 

We discussed traits that characters possess and how to provide textual evidence to support our answers.

Septmeber 20, 2017

Today, we took our mini touchstone #2 test.  After testing, the students were able to go to the media center to check out books/return them, and they were also able to engage in independent reading with their novel selection from our class library.

 

Parents and students please remember to bring in 2 gallons of water for the water walk our class will be participating in on Friday.

September 18, 2016

Today, we learned how to further connect with the text by making inferences.  We observed various pictures and made inferences in regards to the characters.  We also analyzed super bowl commercials to make inferences.  Inferring or making inferences is a very imperative skill for students.

They will be asked several questions in all grade levels in regards to making inferences.

 

September 15, 2017

Today, we learned about literature circles and was able to engage in them. We got into groups of four and each person in the group was assigned a particular role, after reading their assigned chapter whole group or individually, each group had to present a skit or presentation to inform the class of the gist of their assigned chapter.

HOMEWORK- complete your reading project
DUE- October 3, 2017

Have a great enjoyable weekend!!!

September 14, 2017

Today, students enjoyed reading chapters 6-10 from our class novel A Long Walk to Water. After each chapter, we had a class discussion in regards to the plot unfolding and conflict occurring throughput the story. We also summarized the main points of each chapter by doing a story map on the board.

New vocabulary words were introduced. As we read we used context clues to determine the meaning of each word.

 

HOMEWORK- complete your reading project
DUE- October 3, 2017

 

 

September 14, 2017

Today our class had a mini lesson on a writing strategy called RACE.  Students will be using the RACE format to help them answer constructive response questions not only in ELA, but all content areas.  The GMAS will also have constructed response questions on the test..  So its imperative that students learn this format.