Mrs. Riche's Weekly Overview
Week of March 18, 2019
Spelling: Pretest - Thursday; Test - Friday
This week's words will contain final /-tch/ and /ph/.
** For the remainder of the school year, spelling tests given during each 9 weeks will be averaged and counted as one grade at the end of the 9 weeks.
English Language Arts:
This week will write a multiparagraph narrative essay including dialogue, and figurative language.
For the 4th 9 weeks, students will be reading short stories. We will begin with an historical fiction story from the 6th grade reading text entitled, A Single Shard. The story is an excerpt from the Newbery winning novel, A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, which is set in ancient Korea.
Class Read: Students are completing the 6th grade novel, The Egypt Game, and maintaining a response journal as discussion questions are presented. The students will relate this fictional text to the 6th grade Social Studies text relating to ancient Egypt.
*Nightly homework - Students will be required to read at least 20 minutes per night and enter a daily response on their "Reading Connections" log. The responses will be shared daily in class.
Math: - Skills test Thursday on material covered this week
This week we wil begin Chapter 9 based on Area. Students will review area of squares and rectangles then find the area of parallelograms.
6th grade field trip to MJH this Friday.
4th 9 weeks begins this week!
Virtue of the month --- Assertiveness
**Always refer to the overview for your Social Studies and Science teacher each week.