Peek at the Week
Week of June 3rd-7th
In the final month of school, the students will have the opportunity to read their independent book in class. If they need more structured activities, they will be given specific activities to complete. On Monday, the students will be given the REACH assessment. This test does not account as a grade but as an assessment measure for CPS.
Common Core Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
In addition to writing yearbook articles, the sixth graders will also be introduced to the Young Author book assignment. Traditionally, this was a CPS wide project. Because of funding, this program was cut two years ago. The students are excited about this fun writing assignment where they get to write about their topic of choice. This week, they will receive rubrics stating the requirements for their books. The students will have time in class to write. All books will be due on Monday, June 17th. On Wednesday, June 19th, we will have a celebration honoring all of the writers. More information regarding the celebration will become available as we get closer to the date.
Common Core Standard: Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies.
On Tuesday, June 4th, the students will be assessed on Chapter 9. The test will have ten multiple choice questions, five vocabulary questions, two historical outcome questions that the students will have to answer pertaining to what has been taught, categorizing culture in the Roman Empire, and an essay written in the MEL-CON format. The essay question is, “During the time known as the Pax Romana, or Roman Peace, the Roman Empire continued to grow. Millions of people speaking different languages and following many customs lived there. What helped unify the different people of the Roman Empire?”
Last week, the students were introduced to the history museum project. Every sixth grader has been assigned a historical figure or event. The students that chose an historical event will be creating a diorama. The students that chose an historical figure will be dressing as a “wax model” of the person. The museum will take place on Tuesday, June 18th in the cafeteria. Students were given rubrics explaining the requirements for their assigned exhibits.
In class, the students will read about Rome’s decline and division. They will be tracing these events on a timeline.