6th Grade ELA
Week of May 13- end of school

Reading:
For the next two weeks students are working on voice and fluency in their drama plays.  Two plays will be practiced and read in front of the class: "The Phantom Tollbooth" and "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown".

Writing:
Students will be in the high school computer labs typing their 10-12 paragraph informative essay on their country.  A rubric will be provided, so students can see where their grade falls and make changes if necessary.

Novels:
We are finishing up the novel, The Cay by Theodore Taylor and watching the movie to compare the book with the movie.  If we have a few days left over, I will be reading the novel, A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck.  (This novel is about a boy and his sister who travel to their grandmother's house and tell numerous short stories of the craziness their grandmother brings to their lives.)

Language Arts:
We are finishing up our last two rules.
Rule #16 on Prepositional Phrases and Rule #17 on whether or not the prepositional phrase is adverbs or adjectives.