6th Grade ELA Update: December 2017

In E.L.A. class, the sixth grade has completed their end of unit assessments for Unit 1: Cities of Gold. Students that presented their speeches did an amazing job. Their speeches truly answered the unit’s essential question, “Why does place matter?”

Sixth grade is beginning their first novel study, Wonder, by R.J. Polacio. It is an amazing book that permits many opportunities for deep class discussion. The essential questions that will be focused on and discussed throughout the unit are: “What can we do to be more accepting of differences?” “How can we show others respect?” and “What is the impact of bullying on the victim?”  Parents, perhaps when children arrive home from school, you can ask your child to tell you about what they read in school that day. Discuss how the essential questions mentioned above not only apply to the book, but in our daily lives as well.