VanOstrand, Melanie

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

For the week of

February 20, 2018

Reading Classes:

This week we will continue 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 listened to Book Talks to choose the novel that appeals to them, and groups were made based on novel choice. Each student has a six week calendar with all assignments planned in advance. Week three meetings are this week. 

English Classes:
   This week we will continue our persuasive writing unit through Writer's Workshop. Students will examine the similarities and differences between informative and persuasive writing techniques and learn effective persuasion skills. This week's grammar focus is adverbs. 

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