Time for Term 3
Lovin' our LA Curriculum!
Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We are Heading!
Hard to believe that we are now entering Term 3! We have been making great progress in our ELA classroom, recently completing our Traditions Unit and mastering many standards. During Unit 2, students read another Literature Circle Novel, read an abridged version of A Christmas Carol, completed a Literary Analysis Essay, wrote a "Where I'm From" poem, created several technological projects, and continued to build vocabulary skills through our Word Wizard program. We will continue to enrich our skills with Unit 3 as we focus on the theme of Courage by researching courageous people, reading informational texts infused with the theme of courage, and by continuing to build our digital literacy skills needed for 21st-century learners.
"Where I'm From" Poem Videos
Students peer editing "Where I'm From" poems
Welcome to Victorian London
Setting the scene for A Christmas Carol
QR Code Scavenger Hunt
Reading for information to build background knowledge
Expectations for Term 3
During our Courage Unit, we will analyze characters and real people of courage. We will conduct a research project and develop an informational essay. Students will identify examples of true and traditional courage, analyze sensory details, determine different text structures, and will also read a literature circle novel aligning with our courage unit. We will continue our Word Wizard units and will continue to improve our technology skills needed to be a digital literate student. Please be sure to restock your child's pencils, paper, and any other materials. It would also be helpful if your child had an inexpensive pair of earbuds for his/her pencil pouch. Lastly, please feel free to send in any classroom donations such as pencils and tissues to replenish 6th-grade materials.
Presenting ELA/Science Videos during a Google Hangout
Google Expeditions Car
Google Expeditions visited OMS
Collaborative Group Work
Students working together to write a formative Literary Analysis