Three Units of Study
Narrative - Personal stories that have meaning for each student
The Literary Essay - Writing about a topic they know a lot about or have researched
Opinion - persuasive writing that is supported with valid reasons
In 6th grade we will continue to use common language and build on the skills that students were taught in 5th grade.
Students will be reading and responding to their reading in writing daily.
Reading to learn - We will explore strategies that help students become skillful readers across a variety of genre. We will focus on reading for understanding, in order to help students become more aware of themselves as readers. Students will work with teachers in whole class, small group and one on one settings.
Independent reading practice at a level appropriate for each individual student. Ongoing check-ins and reading conferences will allow us to support students in selecting those texts.
Literature and Class Novels - In a structured supported way students will read and write about a variety of literature, including Hatchet, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Tuck Everlasting.
Spelling and Vocabulary- Students will continue to work with the Zaner-Bloser Spelling Connections Program
Homework is assigned 3 nights a week, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. Students are expected to read at least 20 minutes per night. They will also complete a Reading Response form. Students also have the option of submitting their entry online, using the link at the bottom of the "Homework - Reading Response " page on this website.
The Reading Responses will be collected each morning, graded and returned to them by the end of the day.
If a student forgets the form at school, they can always do their work on a separate piece of paper.