6th Grade GE LA

In reading, students have begun participating in Nonfiction Book Clubs.  The first Book Club meeting yesterday was a great success!  Students were well prepared, and they engaged in interesting and thought-provoking discussions about their books!  Book clubs will meet once a week, and during each meeting, students will be responsible for different roles: (1) discussion director, (2) summarizer, (3) connector/travel tracer, (4) literary luminary, (5) investigator, and (6) vocabulary enricher.  Some of the books students are reading include Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, They Called Themselves the KKK: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group, Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire & Its Legacy, The Impossible Rescue, and Hitler Youth.

In writing, we have been focusing on vocabulary and grammar.  Students created vocabulary stories, songs, and presentations with mnemonic devices to help them prepare for their quiz on roots and affixes.  We will also be working on pronoun case, pronoun-antecedent agreement, and avoiding vague pronoun usage.