6th Grade
Poetry Selections from the works of: "Hope is the thing with feathers," by Emily Dickinson; "The Road Not Taken," by Robert Frost; and "I, Too," by Langston Hughes; and "Where the Sidewalk Ends," by Shel Silverstein.

NOVEL Selection: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis

Skill: Understanding literary devices used to convey meaning (especially, allegory, allusion, metaphor, personification, and onomatopoeia); annotating while reading (circling difficult words and phrases, underlining key quotes or passages); character analysis; examining the author's purpose in writing the story; and understanding plot structure (setting, conflict, resolution, etc.)

Reading Strategy: Story mapping; character charts; character quote analysis; literary device analysis

Vocabulary:
Chapter 1: inquisitive, looking-glass, mothballs, muffle, parcels, wireless, wardrobe, queer, air raids, blue-bottle

Chapter 2: faun / satyr, melancoly, reigns, tongs, mantelpiece, nymphs, dryads, stag, Bacchus (Greek god of grapes/wine), jollification, lulling, cloven hoofs, wretched 

Spelling:
 Follow the rule, "i before e, except after c."

Grammar: 
‚ÄčIdentifying the different "Parts of Speech" in sentences and paragraphs (Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives & Adverbs)

Upcoming Assessments: 
     For Thursday, May 18th, study for your quiz on Chapters 1 through 6 of The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe, as well as the vocabulary words. (Quiz was moved due to today's dress rehersal.)

Due Tuesday, May 23rd: Complete the "Quotes" worksheet based on Chapter 7 & 8 of the novel for class! To be collected & graded!

DUE Friday, May 26th: Finish the vocabulary work, as well as the reading comprehension questions, on Chapter 9 of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. To be collected & graded!