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.