6th grade: new class book

So, in advisory block, we voted on our next 6th grade book, which we will read for the first 15 minutes of class each day. The students have selected “the Hunger Games”.  This is a fun, but challenging book, because it is science fiction, and contains a lot of made up creatures and vocabulary that can be confusing. If you need to re-read, or need to catch up on your reading, I have included the link to the full-length audio book here. However, it is your responsibility to find out what chapters you missed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP2-A1GzwO0

6th grade reading questions

5) Who does Lucy meet in NArnia? What is his problem?

 

6) Who does Edmund meet? What does she offer them?

 

7) Why does Edmund lie about being in NArnia?

 

8) What is the weather like in Narnia? Why?

 

9. Have you ever experienced something odd, and other people didn’t believe you? Write two to 3 sentences describing it.

To succeed, we read!

Reading logs cannot be optional, in order to be successful in our reading goals, you must be reading at least 20 minutes at home per night.

6th graders: can work on “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” (our class book), or a chapter book of choice.

7th: You are reading your book talk book for our summative projects/presentations December 17th.

 

Reading Log

Each night you should spend 20 minutes reading. After reading, write a summary of what you read and have your parents initial and record the number of minutes your spent reading!

 

Monday

 

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday tasks

6th grade, be prepared for your vocabulary quiz! Use our spreadsheet or foldable we will create in class tomorrow!

 

7th grade: Final CERs due no later than Friday.

binder check!

Be prepared for tomorrow’s binder check. You need to have:

Tab 1: bell-work
Tab 2: Notes
Tab 3: homework
Tab 4:handouts/worksheets
Tab 5: vocabulary
6: grammar

7th Grade

Be prepared for your test tomorrow! Retakes will be offered next week, Monday and Tuesday, as grades are due on Halloween (Wednesday)!

Be able to:

define: travesty

prospective

demonize

scrutiny

* Recognize bias and loaded language.

* Explain the process of “finning”, and why the author dislikes it.

Upcoming tests and opportunities

6th Grade: your unit test has been pushed back several days, as a result of the half day, and my Monday absence. I hope you have been studying! Make sure your are making flashcards using the study guide that we made together in class.

Retakes: While you shouldn’t plan on retaking, retakes will be required for all students who receive a “C-” or below. They will be held after school, Monday-Thursday of next week. Remember, you must study with me one day, and retake the following day. This is not optional, if you want to take advantage of the retake policy.

7th grade: We are still working on our second shark article, but please plan for a test on it sometime next week (Monday?) More information to come.

 

7th grade vocabulary

Thanks for reminding me Ahtsham! Please make sure you are turning in your Frayer for late points. Also, it will help you as you progress with the article and on the current assignment.

Vocabulary words are:

Inadvertence

Anecdotal

Scrutiny

Travesty

Demonize

Visceral

Prospective