Next week, we will be wrapping up Seedfolks and beginning our next writing assignment. Students will be writing the next chapter of Seedfolks, Chapter 14, as though they are a part of the garden. This is a writing assignment that allows students to be totally creative and share their voice in a really unique way. I’m excited to get them rolling on it! It will likely be due at the end of the following week.
There will be a couple of assessments next week as we wrap up the novel. There will be a quick fiction terms quiz on Wednesday, a vocabulary quiz on Thursday, and an open book assessment on Friday on the fiction characteristics in the novel. While this may sound overwhelming, the fiction terms quiz is a simple matching check-up to help prepare students for the larger assessment on Friday. Also, we will use Tuesday of next week as a catch-up day. Students will be allowed to use the day to catch up on missing work, compare notes on Seedfolks and study for the upcoming assessments. Students, don’t forget, I have posted many videos and mini-lessons for the fiction terms on my wiki, and Brain Pop is an excellent place to review these as well.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful weekend!
Salem Middle School
6th grade language arts