As we prepare to take out final, on Monday, June the 10th, know that I am expecting quality work! So, make sure you’re finishing the novel, and putting forth your best effort. If, for any reason (field trip, absence, or travel abroad), you must notify me ahead of time, in order to take your final. Exemptions will not be made. The things you should be prepared to know are:
1) The following vocabulary words: (Look them up, study at home, and be prepared to use/identify them in a sentence)
empathetic (not sympathy, empathy!)
2) There will be ten multiple choice comprehension questions, from the beginning of the book until the end (ten points each)
3) Four short answer questions (3 sentences, minimum)
You will need to explain how the community uses “euphemisms”. These are things that seem harmless, but mean something much worse (such as “release”).
4) There will also be a heavily weighted final essay (50 points), so be ready to use you text evidence! The topic is, “why is choice important? And when is it okay to take choice away?” This is essentially a CER, so you will have to state a claim, provide text evidence, and back it up with reasoning. Be prepared to write, so come prepared with a pencil, not a pen!
For my 6th graders. This is a sneak peak at the specific words that will be on the Root Words final this Friday. You are still free to study the foldable that we made in class, but if any of these look unfamiliar, it couldn’t hurt to look them up, so you know what exactly to expect. You will be expected to match the word to the best definition.
As we near the finale of our year together, we will have a quiz each Friday, on a different chapter of “The Hunger Games”. Some quizzes will purely be comprehension based, while others will be a combination of comprehension, and vocabulary.
*Tomorrow will be quiz on chapter 12, finished in class on Wednesday. It is your responsibility to sign out a book and complete the reading, if you are ever absent, or for whatever reason, have missed the day’s reading.
Please make sure that you’re doing your weekly IXL standards! They are 20 formative points each, what makes a significant difference, up to a full letter grade! Also, extra work on reading skills throughout the year is what will help us improve on reading levels by spring.
There will be two standards per week, you must get 80% or higher to get the full 20 points! I mention this again, because you had 3 weeks now, and over half of you have not done this. There will be no “late points” for this, so make sure that you’re keeping up, because we’re only going forward on this one!
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!
6th graders are going to start our next class novel, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. While we will not be taking the books home, feel free to use this link, to follow along in the audiobook, whenever you are absent, or can’t finish your in class reading.