Today students wrapped up Unit 1 with another assessment on finding theme, this time in non-fiction text. Through all of the practice we did in this unit for writing constructed responses and examining a text for specific, relevant evidence, I think students are off to a great start with 6th grade expectations for quality and effort! I appreciate all of their focus and hard work!
Our next unit is focused on the concept of perception; particularly how we see ourselves versus how others see us, and eventually moving into how and why we perceive others in the way that we do. Please help your student with the homework that will be coming home as we start off the unit; it is important for them to gather data about their perception of self and others so that we can use it as a jumping off point as we start thinking about our essential questions.
Visit the "What Are We Studying?" page for a complete outline of the unit, including all of the standards we will be assessing in the next 6 weeks.