Writing: In writing this week, the class worked hard drafting personal narrative stories. To begin, they thought about point of view and the careful ways in which writers describe moments exactly as the narrator perceived them at the time. Next, students found inspiring stories to use as mentor texts. In particular, they thought critically about “Everything Will Be Okay” by James Howe and looked for places where he brought out powerful emotions. Students edited their drafts to include these important elements.
Reading: Sixth graders started off the week with another exciting vocabulary lesson tied to an article about the Constitution on Achieve3000. From there, they examined point of view and the impact it has on our understanding of various texts. Finally, students reviewed narrative elements and parts of a plot mountain. The class worked to find these story parts in their own novels.
Social Studies: Groups did a wonderful job presenting their projects about the continents. The class had fun and learned a great deal of information about each one.