VanOstrand, Melanie

Ms. Melanie VanOstrand
Grade 6 Language Arts 
Room 211
860-870-6860 ext. 178

For the week of

January 22, 2108

Reading Classes:

This week we will begin our third reading unit which focuses on theme and character in narrative text. We will engage in literature circles as we explore books surrounding the topic of cultural diversity. Students will read one of the following books: The Cay, Maniac Magee, The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963, or Bud, Not Buddy. Students will listen to Book Talks to choose the novel that appeals to them. Groups will be made based on novel choice. This week, students will learn the requirements for each literature circle assignment or "role" and plan out the six week calendar with their group. 

English Classes:
   This week we will engage in notebook work including free-choice genre writing and poetry! We will also explore pronoun usage this week. There will be a pronoun quiz this Friday. Students should use the pronoun packet to practice and study. Next week, we will return to Writer's Workshop with the persuasive writing unit. 

Reminders:  All students are expected to read at home for a minim um of 2 hours per week.