Mrs. Drudy's L.A. News 10/12/2015

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What We're Learning in 6th Grade Language Arts

Good-bye to the Moon

This week's story, Good-bye to the Moon, is a science fiction one. Kepler Masterman is taking a trip from his home on the moon to the strange environment of Earth. He misses his friends, and the trip is a bit strange. However, when he lands he is excited to explore Earth. This story presents wonderful opportunities for comparing and contrasting.

Figurative Language

Sixth graders are getting very well-versed with figurative language such as metaphors, similes, idioms, and hyperbole. Ask your child to give you an example of each. Similarly, they are becoming masterminds at finding homophones, homographs, synonyms, and antonyms in our daily morning message. I am convinced that we could teach/learn off of this one daily piece of text all day long.

Notes from the Teacher

Coming Up:

Wed. Oct. 14: No School for students

Parent Teacher Conferences