Summer is almost here! For the 2017-2018 school year, each student will have a goal of reading at least 30 books throughout the school year. (See below for more information and specific criteria on the challenge) To get a head start on this goal, your summer homework is to read 5 books from different genres and complete a book card for each book. Please click on the links below for a copy of the assignment given out at school.
The 30 Book Challenge: The 30 Book Challenge encourages you to read 30 books from a variety of genres by the end of the school year. Use these guidelines to help you select your books for the challenge:
Shakespeare in the Park: The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre will performing free performances of Romeo and Juliet at city parks around Chicago this summer. Below is a link with more information:
Here is a map with dates and times: https://d20szssgzbrkwr.cloudfront.net/res/Parks/1617/SITP2017_Map_and_Neighborhood_NoNOITP.pdf
Quarter 4 Literacy Project
For the final quarter project of the year, you will be choosing a fiction or nonfiction book that you have not read and create an exhibit board or website about the book. Here is a link to the entire packet of information. Here is a link to the project rubric and here is a link to the presentation rubric.
Monday, April 3, 2017 - Book selection sheet due
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Board / Website due in class
During the last 2 weeks in March, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be taking the PARCC test on computers. We recommend that students practice grade level tests online at home to make sure they are familiar with the test format and online features.
Below is a link to the practice tests for both English Language Arts and Math:
Every few weeks, I will posted suggested IXL Language Arts practice for each grade level. If you need help logging in, please email Mrs. Mueller. Please note this is not required.
In addition to the weekly homework, below are a few resources to help further Literacy and Writing skills. Please note, these are optional. Students, make sure to check with a parent/guardian before signing up, visiting, and/or logging into any of these resources.
Below, you will find information about the 6th Grade Literacy and Writing class. Students will be given a copy of the syllabus during the first week of school. It is recommended that all students and parents review the information.