Sixth Grade ELA & Social Studies: What to Expect
I will be teaching ELA to both sixth grade classes. ELA includes reading, writing, vocabulary workshop, and grammar. Students will be expected to read to determine meaning of text, use correct strategies to assist in comprehension and maintain a personal reading list to reflect reading goals and accomplishments. Each night the students are expected to read independently for approximately 45 minutes. At the end of the week, they will have a writing assignment pertaining to their week’s reading. In addition, students are expected to observe the rules of punctuation, grammar, capitalization, and spelling. They will have proofreading, grammar and daily writing packets following a writing prompt. Students will be taking a state assessment in ELA this year. This assessment will be given over a three day period in April/May2019.
I will also teach Social Studies to both sixth grade classes. The curriculum for this year will deal primarily with Ancient Civilizations. We will focus on early man and the development of ancient civilizations. We will study ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Through the use of projects, primary sources, art, and literature, students will learn how earlier cultures grew and thrived and how these civilizations have impacted our society today.
Reader’s Response is due every week! This will add up to a test grade at the end of each trimester.
Parents & Students:
Homework for the week of 4/8
-Reader’s Response due Friday
-annotations and questions due Monday
-Percy Jackson Vocab test Wed.
-storybird due Friday
FIELD TRIP MONEY DUE ASAP