Peek at the Week
Week of January 28th-January 31st
Common Core Standard: Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another.
In guided reading groups, the sixth graders will be comparing and contrasting different books that they have read throughout the year. Throughout the next few weeks, different guided reading books will be reading books pertaining to the Holocaust. As the groups are reading, they will compare and contrast the themes, events, and genres of the books about the Holocaust. On Monday, January 28th, the sixth graders will be taking the Unit 3 reading test. This test is a reading comprehension test. Students cannot study for this test.
Common Core Standard: Conduct short research projects to answer a question drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
The students will be drafting their research papers. All research papers will be due on Thursday, January 31st.
Common Core Standard: Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to social studies/history
As the students are learning about the Ancient Israelites, they will be tracing the origins of monotheism religions. To do this, they will be sequencing the events of the beginnings of Judaism in the form of a timeline.