In addition, sixth grade writers have been busy learning about personal narratives. They began by studying mentor texts and finding positive attributes that can be used in their own writing. From there, students created maps of special places to use as inspiration for possible personal narrative stories. In reading, the class enjoyed choosing just right books from our classroom and school libraries. They worked hard to practice responding to literature by turning the question around and using specific details.
Finally, sixth grade scientists began their year using gummy bears to explore the meaning of scientific inquiry. Do you want to know more about osmosis? Ask a sixth grader! In social studies, students reviewed the location of continents and oceans and began a jigsaw activity to teach each other more about each one.