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Peek at the Week

Week of February 4th-8th

 

Reader’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details, provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions. 

As the students are reading, they will be able to summarize the text.  Practicing the skill will also help readers prepare for the ISAT. 

 

Writer’s Workshop

Common Core Standard: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

During the month of February, the sixth graders will be practicing extended response prompts in preparation for the ISAT.  To practice this skill, the students will be using a writing strategy used at Kenwood called MELCON.  Through this strategy, the students answer the question in writing starting with the main idea (M), including three pieces of evidence (E), each with a link to the topic (L), and a concluding statement (Con).  The sixth graders will model this writing with the help of a graphic organizer.  The students will answer a question from a black history themed book.  The final drafts of this writing model will be posted in the hallway for the February 28th gallery walk. 

 

Social Studies

Common Core Standard: Integrate visual information.

After being introduced to the Ancient Israelites, every student will pick a visual feature from Lesson 1 that helped the learning of the Ancient Israelites.  Since we are learning about the origins of monotheistic religions, the students will also learn about frame of reference and how different people have different frames of references.  Homework will be pages 53, 54, and 55 due on Wednesday, February 6th