6th Grade

Journeys Selection: "The Hero and the Minotaur"; "The Twelve Labors of Heracles" (Hercules to the Romans!); "King Midas"; "The Adventures of Perseus"; and, "The Golden Fleece."

Reading Strategies: Story mapping; understanding's the author's purpose and theme; characteristics of an epic hero; sequencing of events; and understanding story structure through plot diagrams

-Unit 1: mentor, employed, scholastic, grimly, contested, tumult, pursuit, culprit, deprived, and miraculous
-Unit 2: Greek vs. Roman mythology; monotheism vs. polytheism; urns; epic hero; sear; dung; minotaur; satyr; centaur; hydra; Cerebus; Underworld; Hades; Mount Olympus; pyre
-Unit 3: jealousy; tainted; summoned; blacksmith; flickering; casting; chamber; seal; shimmering; burnished; accord; humble; taunted; enraged; writhed; and Gorgons
-Unit 4: oracle; unshorn; broadbladed; throng(ed); courteous; scepter; heir; salve; implore (implored); stir (stirred); hasten (hastened); descend(ed); libation; fleece; yoke; and perish(ed).


Four types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative); sentence fragments vs. complete sentences; avoiding run-on sentences 

Upcoming Assessments: THURSDAY, Jan. 25th: QUIZ on the vocabulary words from Chapter 1, as well as the Character Chart and the questions we reviewed on Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the novel.
    Use this link to study your vocabulary words: https://quizlet.com/236241973/the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe-chapter-1-flash-cards/

HOMEWORK for WEDNESDAY: Write a sentence using each of the vocabulary words provided in the Quizlet link below. 

Due Jan. 12th: Complete your in-depth short essay (at the very least, 5 sentences!) on the film, Jason & the Argonauts. How was the movie different from the story, "The Golden Fleece"? How was it the same? Did it have added scenes and story lines that the short story didn't? Did it NOT include parts of the short story? Explain in DETAIL. This will be graded, so please do your best work!

HOMEWORK over the Break: Bring in your Reading Logs, signed by your parents, to show that you read your chosen book over the holiday break. Counts as a homework grade!

Study for your VOCABULARY QUIZ this WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20th, on the first 16 words listed above (UNIT 4). The link is here:

HOMEWORK for the Christmas Break: Read your book for your BOOK REPORT PROJECT, which is due on Monday, January 29th. Have your parents sign your READING LOGS to show that you have read your book during the break. Then, choose from one of the twelve projects to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of your book. Have fun!

Due Friday, Dec. 15th: Please submit your final copy of your MYTH story by this evening. You may send it to me through our Google Classroom page, or your may email me at nsequino@stjoeronkelem.org. Required length: At least one typed page in Times New Roman font, size 12 point size.

DUE MONDAY, Dec. 11th: Complete the outline on your MYTH story for class for a homework grade. We will be developing and writing your story in class, so you MUST have an outline!

Homework for the Thanksgiving break: (DUE MONDAY, Nov. 27th) Complete page 3 and pages 6-10 in your Reader's Notebook. 

Due Nov. 15th: Complete the Study Guide for THURSDAY's TEST - The test will focus on the 12 Labors, as well as the "sequencing" exercise (put events in order).

Due. Nov. 13th: Complete the "Characteristics of Myths" worksheet by providing examples from the text -- direct sentences from "The Twelve Labors of Heracles" -- for each of the descriptions of a myth. No vague answers, please.  

Due Thursday, Nov. 9th: Complete the two worksheets on the 5 types of conflict -- character vs. character, character vs. self, character vs. society, character vs. nature, and character vs. fate. 

Due Nov. 6th: Finish reading "The Twelve Labors of Heracles" and then complete the "Rank the Labors" worksheet on the last page of your packet. List the Labor in the order that YOU would have completed them if YOU were Heracles; then, explain why you would have performed that Labor first, second, third, etc.