6th Grade
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!

DUE Tuesday, May 30th: Read Chapters 10 & 11 for homework.

DUE Wednesday, May 31st: Read Chapter 12 for homework...Yes, there will be a POP QUIZ this week.

DUE Thursday, June 1st: Complete the character chart on a character of your choice. KEEP this chart, as you may use it for your FINAL EXAM next week...

DUE Tuesday, June 6th: Complete the vocabulary work and questions on Chapter 14, which you started in class today.

MONDAY, June 12: FINAL Exam on the novel, with a focus on identifying quotes/statements made by characters, quote analysis, vocabulary from the novel, and a character analysis essay.