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Jaclyn Shupe
Hello! 6th Grade: Last week we continued with Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry. This week we will finish the book and the students will begin working on their final project. Over the course of the novel they have been keeping notes on their assigned Notice and Note signpost. The will use that information to create...
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6th Grade: They worked in their Notice and Note groups to find examples of the signpost they were assigned. We are already halfway through Roll of Thunder! The suspense is going to be going up a couple of notches next week!   Dates to know:   February 20-25: Work on final project in class February...
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Another exciting week in Literature! 6th Grade: We continued our theme of showing courage through adversity by reading about four real life people who overcame a lot in their lives. We are talking about different text features and why authors make the choices they make. Next week we will begin our novel study of Roll...
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Welcome back! It’s been an exciting week starting all new books in each grade. 6th Grade: This week we read the nonfiction book The Journey to Save Curious George about the authors of the Curious George series, H.A. and Margret Rey, and their daring escape from occupied France on bicycles during World War II. We will watch the documentary...
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6th Grade: We are in the middle of our study of Ancient Civilizations. We are focusing on how authors present the central idea of a text and how we can summarize a text through that central idea. 7th Grade: We just finished The Giver and are now on Charles Dickens’s Christmas classic A Christmas Carol. We will...
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6th Grade: We finished our unit on The Egypt Game and other Egyptian stories and myths. Their final project brochures with research and connections to our reading turned out great. We just started our reading on the people of the Ancient Maya and will talk about how informational texts are presented in a different way from...
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It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Literature! 6th Grade: We continued our deep dive into Egypt by looking at mythology written by ancient Egyptians and read stories about famous Egyptians. We will complete this unit in the next two weeks. We will read a historical fiction story about the discovery of King Tut’s...
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6th Grade: We are continuing our deep dive into Egyptian stories by reading literature about Cleopatra and King Tut. In the coming weeks we will explore Egyptian folktales and their links to their religious beliefs and fictional stories of today. A final project will due in which the students research and create a poster for...
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6th Grade – We are in the middle of our novel The Egypt Game! The students will be finishing up the book in the next two weeks and then learning more about Egypt. We will read about Cleopatra, King Tut, and more. They will then conduct some research and make connections back to the novel. 7th...
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6th Grade: We just finished reading Journey to the Center of the Earth! The students spent the last week writing their first paper for literature: a persuasive paper on obstacles the characters encountered. We will begin our next unit on Ancient Egypt by reading The Egypt Game. 7th Grade: The students started My Brother Sam is Dead...
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