Ms. Wejman

February 22nd, 2012

Tic Tac Toe ~ Week of February 27th

February 27, 2012

This week for homework, read All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Raye Perkins.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

 

ReadDNA Detectives.  Write a five sentence summary about this narrative nonfiction. 

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this realistic fiction story.  Your letter must have at least five sentences.

Write your answer for the Stop and Think found on page 536 in five or more sentences.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 530-531 in a sentence.  Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Venn Diagram on page 533. Read the Stop and Think on page 540 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Essential Question found on page 535 in five or more sentences.  Illustrate your favorite part of the story.  Write a caption underneath the illustration. Write a paragraph answering the Coming to Life on page 545 in five or more sentences.

 

 

February 22nd, 2012

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 27th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of February 27th-March 2nd

Reader’s Workshop
Common Core Standard: Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

As the students are reading their different books, they will be able to make connections among the different texts.

Writer’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

The students will continue to respond to prompts after reading practice ISAT passages.  The students are reminded to support every example of text evidence with their own interpretation.

Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

The students will be introduced to the religions of India, Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.  First, they will complete an anticipatory guide before reading the text.  Then, they will confirm the vocabulary of these religions by using the text.  The sixth graders will also be assessed on the countries and bodies of water of South Asia.  Room 512 will take the geography test on Wednesday, February 29th and Room 503 will take it on Tuesday, February 28th.

Poetry

Common Core Standard: Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest and style.

The students will be exposed to a Sonnet and the pattern that makes this poem unique.

Research

Common Core Standard: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

The students will be researching science and math innovations of their ancient civilization.

 

February 17th, 2012

Homework ~ Week of February 21st

February 21, 2012

This week for homework, read Bodies from the Ash by Eric A. Kimmel.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

 

Read Since Vesuvius.  Answer the text to text on page 521 in five or more sentences.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this informational story.  Your letter must have at least five sentences.

Write your answer for the Stop and Think found on page 516 in five or more sentences.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 502-503 in a sentence.  Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 505.  Identify the main idea with two supporting details. Read the Stop and Think on page 510 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Essential Question found on page 507 in five or more sentences.  Illustrate your favorite part of the story.  Write a caption underneath the illustration. Answer the Turn and Talk on page 517 in five or more sentences.

 

 

February 17th, 2012

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 21st

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of February 21st-24th

Reader’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

As the students are reading, they will identify the main idea of the text with supporting details.

Writer’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

In preparation for the extended response portion of the ISAT, the students will continue to practice strategies on how to respond to a prompt.

Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

The students will be assessed on Chapter 6 this week (Room 503- Thursday, February 23rd and Room 512- Friday, February 24th).  The test will include ten multiple choice questions, five vocabulary questions, two frame of reference questions where the student will have to read a passage and have to identify the point of view, read a passage and identify the sequence of events, and answer an essay question.  The essay question is “Two important developments – the Phoenician alphabet and Lydian coins – were adopted by many other civilizations of southwesternAsia. Write a paragraph explaining why other civilizations started using these innovations.”

Poetry

Common Core Standard: Interpret figures of speech.

After learning about assonance (the repeating sound of vowels), the students will identify consonance (the repeating sounds of consonants) in poetry.

Research

Common Core Standard: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

The students will continue to research their ancient civilization.  This week, they will be identifying five main events of their civilization.

 

February 8th, 2012

Homework ~ Week of February 14th

February 14, 2011

This week for homework, read The Princess Who Became a King byJoyce Hansen.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

 

Answer the Essential Question found on page 481 in five or more sentences.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this informational text.  Your letter must have at least five sentences.

Illustrate a monument that Hatshepsut would have designed.  Label its various features.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 476-477 in a sentence.  Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 479.  Identify the effect of a cause that you read in this text. Read the Stop and Think on page 482 in five or more sentences.
Write your answer for the Turn and Talk found on page 493. Your answer must have at least five sentences.  Illustrate your favorite part of the story.  Write a caption underneath the illustration. Answer the Stop and Think on page 486 in five or more sentences.

 

 

February 8th, 2012

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 14th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of February 14th-17th

Reader’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting.

The students will be putting this Common Core standard into practice by identifying the cause and effect of the text that they are reading.

Writer’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

The students will continue to practice test writing strategies.  They will be practicing with reading the prompt, identifying key words in the prompt, restating the prompt in a statement, identifying text support, and elaborating with interpretation.

Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies.

Connecting social studies to reader’s workshop, the students will be identifying the effect of Darius building roads in thePersian Empire.

Poetry

Common Core Standard: Interpret figures of speech in context.

The students will be identifying assonance in the Edgar Allen poems that they are reading as a class.  Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound within words.

Research

Common Core Standard: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigating.

During February, every student will be researching the Incan, Mayan, or Aztec culture.  They will complete the majority of the research in the computer lab.  Every week, they will be responsible for answering questions pertaining to the culture that they are studying.  They will be graded daily for the research work that they do. In March, they will be compiling the work to make a “museum box” on the computer.

Spelling Bee

Common Core Standard: Spell Correctly

The Ray School Spelling Bee will be on Friday February 17th at 1:30.  Room 503 will have a class Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 14th and Room 512 will have a class Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 15th.  The top two spelling bee participants from each class will participate in the Ray School Spelling Bee.

February 3rd, 2012

Sixth Grade Boys Basketball Game

Everyone is encouraged to attend the sixth grade boys basketball game at Kenwood Highschool on Monday at 4PM.  The game will be a double header.  Let’s pack the gym with Ray fans.  Go Warriors!

February 1st, 2012

Homework ~ Week of February 6th

February 6, 2012

This week for homework, read The Hero and the Minotaur by Robert Byrd.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.

 

Write the answer to Write about Values (page 467) in five or more sentences.

Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this myth.  Your letter must have at least five sentences.

Write the answer to Recipe for a Winner on page 467 in five or more sentences.

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 450-451 in a sentence.  Each sentence must have at least eight words.

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 453.  Identify the characters, setting, and plot. Read the Stop and Think on page 457 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think found on page 461. Identify a fact and an opinion.  Illustrate your favorite part of the story.  Write a caption underneath the illustration. Answer the Essential Question on page 455 in five or more sentences.

 

 

February 1st, 2012

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 6th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of February 6th-10th

 

Reader’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

As the students are reading the text, they will be able to identify character changes as the rising action develops.

Writer’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

During the month of February, the sixth graders will be practicing writing strategies that prepare them to take the extended response portion of the ISAT.

Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies.

As the students are reading about thePersian Empire, they will be able to identify the effects Darius’s rule.

Poetry

Common Core Standards: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

The poems that the students will be reading this week will be pertaining to foreshadowing.

Musical

Common Core Standard: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

The students will reflect on their experience of the musical.

Field Trip toHyde ParkArtCenter

Common Core Standard: Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats.

Last week the students received information regarding our field trip to theHyde ParkArtCenter.  Room 503 will be going from9:30-11:30and Room 512 will be going from12:30-2:30.  For the past few weeks, art lessons have been focused on games.  At theHyde ParkCenter, the students will be viewing the exhibit Memoria based on the game Memory.  Extension activities from the field trip, will take place in the following weeks.

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