The week of September 22-26
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- recounts real events
- presents facts using literary style and technique
- converts event's core truth as accurately as possible
- utilities careful selection and emphasis to build interest
Our writing prompt:
Despite set backs people can overcome challenging situations. Esperanza showed that with hope, compassion, and hard work she could create a new life for herself in the midst of hardship. After reading Esperanza Rising, write a personal narrative that describes a time in your life you had to start over. Tell how through some initial struggle, you ultimately persevered. Support your event sequence with effective technique and descriptive details.
After careful placement of their essay's foundation, the students are off! They are typing up a storm. We continue drafting essays this week and then move into revising by the end of the week.
Roots and Grammar
There is a quiz each Friday.
cept and cieve
Grammar: This week we focus on plural nouns, commonly confused words, and types of sentences.
The next unit of study is Arithmetic Operations Including Division of Fractions
In the first two weeks, students extend their previous understanding of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions. They construct division stories and solve word problems involving division of fractions (6.NS.1). Through the context of word problems, students understand and use division of fractions to determine how much is in each group. Later in the module, students learn to and apply the direct correlation of division of fractions to division of decimals.
Social Studies: Unit 2 Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush
- What agricultural techniques developed in early civilizations?
- How did cities come to be?
- What was the relationship between religion and the social and political order in Mesopotamia and Egypt?
- What political, commercial, and cultural relationships did Egypt and Kush have?