Grade 6 News
We are excited at SJA to begin a new school year. I hope everyone had a great summer spent with friends and family.
This year in grade 6 our religion symbol is the lantern. We will be reading many passages from the bible and religion text book that refer to this symbol.
We will be working on various reading strategies and writing forms. Each reading strategy and writing form will be modelled for students to see and then gradually passed on for students to work on independently.
Problem solving will be the focus in math along with collaborative work between students to find solutions.
This means that students will also be expected to share ideas to their groups and the class. The importance of oral communication with group partners and the class plays an instrumental role in student learning and overall achievement.
The following topics in language arts and math will be the focus for September:
Reading Comprehension (Using Fix-Up Strategies):Students will be practicing the use of Fix-Up Strategies (read sentences around the word or look to see if the author has provided definition) to help improve fluency and understanding of the text.
Nightly reading using this strategy is encouraged. Students have the Fix-Up Strategies anchor chart in their reading comprehension notebooks.
Writing Form (Recount with focus on Autobiography):
Students will work independently to record information using an outline. They will write an autobiography about themselves using a main idea and supporting details for each paragraph.
Students are working on extending specific patterns (growing, shrinking, repeating) and identifying the pattern rule for each pattern.
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- Program Night Thursday, September 20, 6:30pm
- Photo Day September24th