News from Mrs. Drudy 02/01/2016

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What We're Learning in 6th Grade Language Arts

Inventing the Future

This week's reading story is Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison. While working at a telegraph office, Thomas Edison took an interest in inventions. Soon, he had quit his job and was designing and building inventions on a full time basis. Some of his inventions include a long-lasting light bulb, a movie camera, and a number of phonographs. According to a recent text passage taken from Sunday's Indianapolis Star, Edison held over 1,100 patents and had roots in Indianapolis, IN.

Spelling Words: -ty, -ity, -tion

Generalization: When -ty, -ity, and -tion are added to some words, one or more letters may change: social, society.

Phonics Words

1. electricity

2. equality

3. society

4. specialty

5. celebrity

6. recognition

7. description

8. reduction

9. tradition

10. loyalty

11. security

12. clarity

13. popularity

14. certainty

15. cruelty

16. subscription

17. reputation

18. intention

19. deception

20. penalty

Challenge Words

21. pronunciation

22. hospitality

23. subtlety

24. technicality

25. demonstration

As always, students may practice these words via

Notes from the Teacher

Coming Up:

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd: Early Dismissal

Wednesday, Feb. 17th: A.P.P.L.E.S. Meeting 3:15 MCS Cafeteria

Friday, Feb. 19th: Yearbook Orders Due