Peek at the Week
Week of December 3rd-7th
Common Core Standard: Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another.
In guided reading group discussions, the sixth graders will compare and contrast different books that they have read thus far in the year. In the discussion, they will look at theme, characters, setting, and language. In addition to discussing presentation, the readers will also discuss opinions of which books they have enjoyed the most stating specific text evidence. On Friday, the sixth graders will take a reading comprehension test that assesses the students on strategies that have been taught. Like last quarter, the test will account for 30% of the final grade. If you have any specific questions about this test, please let me know.
Common Core Standard: Introduce claims and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
During the month of December, the genre of the month will be persuasion. This week, the writers will brainstorm specific audiences and topics that they would want to persuade that audience to believe, think, or do. Throughout the week, the writers will identify specific details of whom, what, and why they want to persuade.
Common Core Standard: Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts.
As the sixth graders continue to learn about Ancient Egypt, they will learn about King Tut through analyzing primary sources. In addition to learning about King Tut, they will also be identifying significant contributions of the Early Period, Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, and The New Kingdom. Last week, the students received a rubric for a hieroglyphic art assignment. For this assignment, the student has to write their name in hieroglyphics. The student must cite the bibliography in correct APA format where he or she found the hieroglyphic alphabet to complete this assignment. The hieroglyphics will be displayed in the hallway. They will be due for Group 1 on Thursday, December 6th, Group 3 on Monday, December 10th, and Group 2 on Thursday, December 13th.