Ms. Wejman

March 15th, 2013

Homework ~ Week of March 18th

March 18, 2013

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. 




March 15th, 2013

Miss Wejman’s Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 18th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of March 18th-22nd


Reader’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and continues to the development of ideas.

With the completion of the ISAT, the sixth graders will return to the regular routine of the reader’s workshop.  Bingo Sheet and Tic Tac Toe activities will both be due on Friday, March 22nd.  Throughout the week, readers will also meet in guided reading groups to discuss their guided reading book. 


Writer’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Throughout the month of March, the students have been read aloud Greek myths.  After the myth was read to them, they fractured the myth in their writer’s notebook.  This week, they will pick any myth of their choosing and fracture it.  Final drafts are due on Friday, March 22nd.  Every sixth grader will receive a rubric identifying the criteria of this writing assignment. 


Social Studies

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

On Tuesday, the sixth graders will take the Chapter 7 Social Studies test.  The test will be composed of ten multiple choice questions, five true or false questions, two questions pertaining to a telescoping time line, two inferential questions, and one essay.  For the inferential question, the students have to make an inference after reading a passage about Chandragupta Maurya.  The essay question is: “Ashoka became known as ‘the greatest and noblest ruler India has known.’ Explain why he was a great leader and how he became a great leader.” The question must be answered using the MEL-CON format.  During the rest of the week, the students will begin to learn about Ancient Greece.