Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of February 18th-22nd

 

Reader’s Worshop

Standard: Identify the causes of events in a story or nonfiction account.

In guided reading group discussions, every reader will be given an event in the text.  To follow the ISAT standard, every sixth grader must identify the cause of the event.  Discussions will focus on cause and effect in relation to the plot.

 

Writer’s Workshop

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

The sixth graders will continue to the use the MEL-CON writing model to answer questions for the extended response.  All extended responses will pertain to African-American history picture books.  Every sixth grader will pick an extended response to write as a final draft.  These final drafts will be posted in the hallway for the African-American gallery walk on Thursday, February 28th.  As a result, all final drafts will be due on Wednesday, February 27th

 

Social Studies

Standard: Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

On Tuesday, the sixth graders will take the Chapter 6 Test. The test will have ten multiple choice questions, five vocabulary questions, two frame of reference questions where  the students will read two different points of view and identify the speaker’s frame of reference, a sequence of events activity that they will read about the Exodus and identify the events, and an essay.  The essay question is, “Two important developments-the Phoenician alphabet and Lydian coins-were adopted by many other civilizations of southwestern Asia.  Write a paragraph explaining why other civilizations started using these innovations.” To get full credit, the students must use the MEL-CON method to answer the question.