Ms. Wejman

January 25th, 2013

Peek at the Week ~ Week of January 28th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of January 28th-January 31st

 

Reader’s Workshop

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.

 

Writer’s Workshop

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

 

Social Studies

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. 

January 25th, 2013

Homework ~ Week of January 28th

January 28, 2013

This week for homework, read The Real Vikings by Melvin and Gilda Berger.  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.

 

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 402-403 in a sentence.  Each sentence must have at least eight words. 

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

Before reading this story, preview the story.  Write three sentences predicting what you think the purpose for reading this story will be. 

Did you like this story?  Write five sentences explaining why you like this story or not.

 

Copy and complete the Graphic Organizer on page 405.  Compare and contrast how the Vikings are alike and different.  Read the Stop and Think on page 413.  Answer the question in five or more sentences. 
Answer the Stop and Think found on page 411 in five or more sentences.  Illustrate your favorite part of the story.  Write a caption underneath the illustration.    Answer the Essential Question on page 407 in five or more sentences. 

 

 

 

January 18th, 2013

Homework ~ Week of January 22nd

January 22, 2013

This week for homework, read Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh.  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.

 

Did you like this story?  Write five sentences explaining why you like this story or not.

Answer the Stop and Think on page 380 in five or more sentences.   

Answer the Stop and Think on page 388 in five or more sentences. 

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 375 in a sentence.  Each sentence must have at least eight words. 

 

Copy and complete the chart on page 377.  In the chart, identify two text or graphic features with the page number and the purpose of each feature.  Before reading this story, preview the story.  Write three sentences predicting what you think the purpose for reading this story will be. 
Answer the Stop and Think found on page 384 in five or more sentences.   Illustrate your favorite part of the story.  Write a caption underneath the illustration.    Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this narrative non-fiction story.  Your letter must have at least five sentences. 

 

 

 

January 18th, 2013

January 22nd ~ Peek at the Week

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of January 22nd-25th

 

Reader’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Integrate information presented in different media or formats. 

All reader’s workshop books will be informational text.  Therefore, the students will identify the different text features found in the books to learn about the given topic. The social studies text is a good resource to practice this reading common core standard.  When reviewing for Thursday’s social studies test, use the text features to review the significance of the Harappan, Shang, Olmec, and Mayan ancient civilizations.  Because guided reading books are all fiction, the readers will identify where they are in the story on the plot mountain. 

 

Writer’s Workshop

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

Last Friday, all of the students turned in their research.  This week, we will begin to draft the research projects. The students received the rubric for this research paper.  The students will have plenty of time to draft their papers in class.   All research papers will be due on Thursday, January 31st which is the last day of the second quarter. 

 

Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Determine the central ideas of information of a primary or secondary source, provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge. 

The students will be assessed on Chapter 5 on Thursday, January 25th.  The test will follow the format of ten multiple choice questions, five true/false, comparing classified information in a table, using a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the Olmecs and the Mayans, and an essay.  In the essay, the students will have to write five answers in response to the prompt: “Experts believe that a strong central government controlled the cities in the early Indus Valley. Explain why.” This week, the students will be reviewing for the test.  Pages 48-52 in the social studies activity book will be due on Thursday, January 25th.   

January 11th, 2013

Homework~ Week of January 14th

January 14, 2013

This week for homework, read Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston.  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 355 in five or more sentences. 

Answer the Stop and Think on page 359.  Identify an example of hyperbole in paragraph six and write five sentences of how it adds to the text.  

Answer the Stop and Think found on page 361 in five or more sentences. 

Use all ten vocabulary words found on pages 350-351 in a sentence.  Each sentence must have at least eight words. 

 

Copy and complete the chart on page 353.  In the chart, identify the author’s purpose supporting it with details from the text.  Did you like this story?  Write five sentences in paragraph form explaining why you like this story or not.
Before reading this story, preview the story.  Write three sentences predicting what you think the purpose for reading this story will be.   Illustrate your favorite part of the story.  Write a caption underneath the illustration.    Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this realistic fiction story.  Your letter must have at least five sentences. 

 

January 11th, 2013

Miss Wejman’s Peek at the Week ~ Week of January 14th

Miss Wejman’s
Peek at the Week

Week of January 14th-18th

 

Reader’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text. 

In guided reading groups, the readers will be discussing the types of point of view.  While discussing third person point of view, the students will be able to identify the difference between objective and omniscient.  The readers will discuss the reason of why the author decided to use the specific point of view in the text. 

 

Writer’s Workshop

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

During the first week of January, the students were given the assignment to continue their Ray University research project.  To begin this research, all of the students were told that they must use seven sources and find four facts that help answer a question that they had about their topic.  We have started this research both in writer’s workshop and in the computer lab.  Whatever the students do not complete in school, must be done at home. This research must be complete before Friday, January 18th.  In the last half of the month, we will focus on composing our research into a five paragraph paper in class. 

 

Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts.

In addition to learning about the ancient civilization of the Huang He Valley, the sixth graders will differentiate between a relief and elevation map.  Homework will be pages 43-47 and will be due on Thursday. 

 

Field Trip

On Monday, the sixth graders will go to the Field Museum to go on a guided tour of the Ancient Egypt exhibit and a self-guided tour of the gems.  All students are to bring a sack lunch to school.  Students will eat their lunch when they return to Ray at 1PM. 

 

    

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