Mrs. Drudy's L.A. News 09/14/2015

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What We're Learning in 6th Grade Language Arts

Common and Proper Nouns

As we are taking a look at the conventions of good writing, we are focusing on common vs. proper nouns. A common noun names any person, place, or thing. For example: teacher, bus stop, book. A proper noun names a particular person, place, or thing. For example: Mrs. Riley, the White House, the Astrodome. In an attempt to utilize more interesting words, we are going to great lengths to use more proper nouns in our writing.

Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog

At the entrance to the Shibuya train station in Tokyo, Japan, stands a statue to a dog named Hachiko. Every day, Hachiko walked with his owner, Dr. Ueno, to the train station and then waited for Dr. Ueno to return. Hachiko continued his routine even after the death of his owner. The statue and the dog are real, but this week's story about the boy, Kentaro, meeting Hachiko is fiction. Here is this week's study guide.

Notes from the Teacher

Coming Up:

Thursday, Sept. 17th: Franklin County Arts Council presents Pinocchio, by Indy Opera

Wed., Sept. 30th: School Pictures

Friday, Oct. 9th: End of the nine weeks (10 A.R. points due)