Language Arts January 19-22

6th graders will be working on a double task in order to prepare for a literature exposé.  They are choosing from group of writers and authors based in the United States but who have backgrounds mostly resembling the students.  They will research and collect pictures and other bits of information in order to write a narrative essay and to turn that essay into a project collage.  The date of the literature exposé will be day sometime in February.

In the meantime, students will continue with writing effective paragraphs exercises in chapter 19 of their text books and will continue to write more different types of essays.  This week students are practicing with transitional words/phrases and elaboration.  These skills can be used in upcoming narrative essays in order gain mastery.  Home work this week will be on exercise 9 and 10 from chapter 19.  There will be no test or quiz this week however, each time students complete an exercise or short paragraph writing, they will be required to recite their piece in front of the class for an additional grade.  This will help students to become more comfortable speaking in front of an audience.

Lastly, 7th and 8th graders were issued a reading challenge for the 3rd quarter.  I’m in the process of creating a writing challenge for 6th graders to aid in their critical writing skills.  As with 7th and 8th graders, upon completion of a certain amount of tasks, student will receive extra credit points, yet this challenge will be optional.  Student who wish to not participate will not have their grade negatively affected.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Ms. Patricia

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