S'more L.A. News from Mrs. Drudy
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What We're Learning in 6th Grade Language Arts
Students just finished reading Mother Fletcher's Gift with a focus on characterization. This week they will read Viva New Jersey and the focus will shift to comparing & contrasting and summarizing. The phonics skill in our spelling words this week is r-controlled vowels. I tend to call them "Bossy R's". We we also be looking at independent vs. dependent clauses. This week's study guide may be found here.
Additionally, students will soon be introduced to amazing classroom technology with Clickers, individual handheld devices that allow students to input answer choices that will be sent to me to assess understanding. In our technology-driven world, we simply must give our students the tools to stay abreast of our ever-changing communication. I am certain that, once students get proficient with using them, they'll love them. I know I do!
Assignment Book Updates
Students are showing responsibility by updating their assignment books with homework assignments (when given)
On Mondays, we work in www.spellingcity.com to practice the phonics skill in that particular week's spelling list
Students are "picking apart" the morning message by interacting with a host of Indiana Academic Standards each day