Learning in 6th Grade ELA

Past, Present, & Future

Finishing Up our Figurative Language Unit

In ELA we have been covering figurative language and poetry for the past few weeks and will be finishing up and testing over this unit on Thursday, April 14. We have covered similes, metaphors, hyperbole, imagery, allusion, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and personification. Students have all kinds of work to study and share on their iPads as well as a quizlet sent out through remind to study with.

MAP Testing

Map Testing is the Week of April 18

Map testing will start for 6th grade on Tuesday April 19th. Make sure to get a good nights sleep this week, eat breakfast, possibly bring a water bottle and a book to read. Students will have the opportunity to earn an incentive at the end of the day if they took their time on the test, were respectful and quiet to those around them, followed directions etc. Students have been preping all year for this as well as in their ELT class. We hope to see everyone try their very best on these assessments!

Final Unit

We will be introducing our final unit for ELA this year next week. It will consist of reading a non-fiction survival story about Earnest Shackleton and his men headed for Antarctica. The men were shipwrecked and had to survive years on the ice pack and endure many hardships. Along with this novel students will be writing a large narrative piece. In this piece of writing we are looking for a well developed plot, organization, and dialogue.
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We are coming close to the end of the year and it has been a pleasure getting to work with all of my students!

Feel free to contact me with questions at hsheahan@estigers.k12.mo.us or check out our class website at mrssheahan.weebly.com