Super 6th Grade
Last Edition May 16, 2016 to May 29, 2016
As you know we are coming into the home stretch, but we are not done yet. Our school is one of academic pursuits and growth as leaders. 6th grade is gearing up with next level projects and next grade level preparation. Please encourage your scholars to stay focus, buckle down and finish this awesome 6th grade school year strong.
End of School Schedule of Events
May 17 - Young People Day
May 20 - Biome In-class Project Due
May 23 - Awards Day
May 26 - Last of school - Half day
Also check out 6th grade tab for homework calendar.
Mrs. Davis ELA / READING
6th grade will be working on 7th grade standards in writing. Here is a list of standards:
ELA STANDARDS FOR
MAY 9-26, 2016
ELAGSE7RL1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
ELAGSE7RI1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
ELAGSE7RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
ELAGSE7RI2: Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
ELAGSE7RL3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact
(e.g., how settings shape the characters or plot)
ELAGSE7L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
a. Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
b. Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.
c. Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.*
ELAGSE7L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
a. Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives(e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old[,] green shirt). b. Spell correctly
Ms. Phillips Science Class
05/09/16 to 05/13/16
Students will continue previewing content for 7th grade Science. We are currently covering the following standards:
SCIENCE FAIR 2016
Remember the science fair has been rescheduled until Fall 2016.
As way to finish strong and to increase knowledge, 6th grade is doing their first 7th grade project! To encourage academic research, students will receive up to 5 extra points added to their project. One point for every book used. Details will be posted on Edmodo Wednesday, May 10th, 2016. This will be an in class project. The first week will focus on gathering all the information.
USA Test Prep – All homework from February to May 20, 2016. The grade will be an average of all the homework.
Standards for this week:
S7L4.e: Describe the characteristics of Earth’s major terrestrial biomes (i.e., tropical rain forest, savanna, temperate, desert, taiga, tundra, and mountain) and aquatic communities (Ex: freshwater, estuaries, and marine).
MR. SHOEMAKER SOCIAL STUDIES
Students will continue previewing content for 7th grade social Studies. We are currently covering the following standards:
- SS7G1 The student will locate selected features of Africa. a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, tropical rain forest, Congo River, Niger River, Nile River, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Atlas Mountains, and Kalahari Desert. b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, and South Sudan.
- SS7G2 The student will discuss environmental issues across the continent of Africa. a. Explain how water pollution and the unequal distribution of water impacts irrigation, trade, industry, and drinking water. b. Explain the relationship between poor soil and deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa. c. Explain the impact of desertification on the environment of Africa from the Sahel to the rainforest