Ms. Wejman

May 25th, 2012

Week of May 29th ~ Peek at the Week

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of May 29th-June 1st

 

Reader’s Workshop

All reading grades will be due on Wednesday, May 30th at 12PM.  We will finish guided reading groups this week.  512 took their reading assessment on Friday, May 25th.  503 will take their test on Tuesday, May 29th

 

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 work on their yearbook articles.  During the yearbook half hour in the computer lab, every student will be working on the layout of their assigned yearbook page.  They will also be responsible for taking pictures of their topic. 

 

Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts. The students will be comparing historical maps. 

 

Art

Common Core Standard: Follow rules for collegial discussions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion. 

The students are working with their groups on their Installation Art projects.  Ask the sixth graders where they are installing their art.   

 

 

 

May 18th, 2012

Peek at the Week ~ Week of May 21st

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of May 21st-25th

Reader’s Workshop

Common Core Standard:  Integrate information presented in different media or formats as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue. 

As the students are reading, they will identify text features that help them to comprehend information.  All reading grades need to be submitted on Wednesday, May 30th at noon.  Because of this, all reading assignments must be turned in before this time.  The students will be assessed on reading skills taught in the fourth quarter on the Unit 6 Test(Room 512- Friday, May 25th and Room 503- Tuesday, May 29th).   

 

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. 

Using the requirements stated in the rubric, the students will be working with their partners to produce their yearbook article.  When their article is finished, they will have the opportunity to write another article for extra credit.  They will also be responsible for taking pictures of their topic. 

 

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 history/social studies. 

As the students are reading about the Beginnings of Christianity, they will be using the glossary to look up the vocabulary of the lesson.  They will then use the vocabulary words in their own sentence.  Last week, the students received a rubric for the last project of the year.  These projects will be due on Tuesday, May 28th.  The rubric for the assignment can also be found on the blog. 

May 18th, 2012

Social Studies Project Due Tuesday, May 29th

 

Venn Diagram

Facts

Illustrations

Organization

Bibliography

5

The poster includes a Venn Diagram identifying two differences about the Greek and Roman gods and two similarities. 

The poster includes accurate facts about attributes of a Greek and a Roman god.  There are also facts about the temples or places where the gods are worshipped. 

The illustrations of the Greek and Roman gods and the places where they worship are neat, accurate, and artistic. 

The poster includes a title, all information is written neatly, and the presentation is appealing. 

The bibliography of the information researched is written in correct MLA format. 

4

One of the facts on the Venn Diagram is missing.

The poster includes facts about the Greek and Roman gods and the places where they are worshipped.

The illustrations are neat and accurate. 

The poster includes a title and all information is written neatly. 

One of the required MLA elements is missing. 

3

Two of the facts on the Venn Diagram are missing.

The poster includes facts.

There are illustrations of the necessary requirements. 

The poster has a title and most of the information is written neatly.

Two of the required MLA elements are missing. 

2

Three of the facts on the Venn Diagram are missing.

Some of the facts are accurate.

An illustration is missing. 

The poster is not written neatly and disorganized. 

Three of the required MLA elements are missing. 

1

Four of the facts are missing.

The facts are not accurate. 

There are no illustrations. 

The poster is extremely disorganized. 

There is no bibliography. 

May 11th, 2012

Peek at the Week ~ Week of May 14th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of May 14th-20th

 

Reader’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. 

As the students are reading their different texts, they will be able to identify the author’s point of view and persuasion.  They will be able to support the point of view with text 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. 

This week, the students will receive a rubric stating the requirements of the yearbook article.  The article must include the who, what, where, why, and when of the topic, a detailed quotation, an interesting lead, effective word choice, and must be entirely written in the third person.  Students who write two yearbook articles will be given extra credit for their efforts. 

 

Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Before reading the Path of the Roman Conquest, the student will complete an anticipatory guide activating prior knowledge.  The students will then read the text and identify the correct answer. 

May 4th, 2012

Peek at the Week ~ Week of May 7th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of May 7th-11th

 

Reader’s Workshop

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

As the students are reading, they will be able to identify how a character changes from the plot.  The readers will also be able to make inferences about their characters from text detail and their own background knowledge. 

 

Writer’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. 

The writers will be using their research from their yearbook topic to begin drafting an article.  They will practice the correct format in using quotations in their writer’s notebooks.  Using precise and detailed words will also be practiced.  Writers’ notebooks will be collected at the end of the week. 

 

Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Describe how a text presents information.

The sixth graders will begin Chapter 9 on the Ancient Romans.  To learn about the early people of Italy, they will be creating a table compiling facts of the lands, government, and language of the Etruscans and Romans. 

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