6th Grade

Journeys Selection: "Knots in My Yo-Yo String," by Jerry Spinelli


Reading Strategy: Story mapping, understanding's the author's purpose and theme

Vocabulary: mentor, employed, scholastic, grimly, contested, tumult, pursuit, culprit, deprived, and miraculous



Upcoming Assessments: 

HOMEWORK due Tuesday, Sept. 26th: Complete pages 18 to 22 in your Reader's Notebook for tomorrow's class. To count as a homework grade.

For FRIDAY's class, Friday, Sept. 22nd: Write (or type) a 7- to 8-sentence letter to author Jerry Spinelli, describing what you liked about his memoir, "Knots in My Yo-Yo String." What was funny about it? Which of his life experiences (football, writing) did you identify with? What did you think about the THEME of the story (to NEVER GIVE UP!)? Use specific details from the story. WE WILL BE MAILING THESE TO Mr. Spinelli, so DO YOUR BEST WORK, please! :

For Tuesday, Sept. 19th: Bring your Journeys textbook to class, and bring in your SIGNED Vocabulary Quiz.

HOMEWORK DUE MONDAY, Sept. 18th: Complete the letter addressed to me about the end of summer. Also, bring your SIMPLE SOLUTIONS book to class Monday, as I will be checking that you completed Lessons 3 & 4 for a homework grade.

HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY, Sept. 15th: Complete Lessons #3 & #4 for Friday's class. To count as a homework grade! Also, remember to study for your VOCABULARY QUIZ on the words on pages 46 & 47 of your Journeys textbook!

HOMEWORK for Wednesday, Sept. 13th: Write a sentence using each of the 10 words listed on pages 46 & 47 of your Journeys textbook.

HOMEWORK Due Tuesday, Sept. 12th: Complete the ditto on the 4 types of sentences (declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory). To count as a homework grade!

HOMEWORK DUE Monday, Sept. 11th: Complete Lessons #1 & #2 in your Simple Solutions grammar book. To count as a homework grade for Monday's class!