Thursday, October 3, 2019

Reminders:

Grades 4-6 will be walking to the library on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Spelling or Vocabulary Tests are on Fridays.


Next week- Week of Respect

Tuesday, September 24, 2019




Grade 4: Interpreting Characters
Read aloud: The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
In this unit, readers will be focusing on strengthening their abilities to make interpretations of texts. This is a unit which teaches students to read with inference and interpretation, developing text‐ based theories about characters, supporting those theories with evidence from the text, and viewing characters and their motivations through a different lens.


Grade 5: Interpretation Book Clubs
Read aloud: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Students will be working in book clubs. Students will name the most important thing a text teaches,
they will also consider more than one overarching theme and weigh which details best support
each theme and which theme is most important in a story. Students will read analytically to compare
and contrast texts that develop a similar theme. When students step back from a text and
think, “How does this part contribute to the whole text?” or “Why might the author have done this?”
the payoff is immense, both in reading and in their own writing.

Grade 6: 
Science Fiction- Studying the Concept of Self and Connecting to What You Read
Read aloud: Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson
In this unit, readers will be focusing on strengthening their abilities to analyze texts. This is a unit which teaches students to work with agency and independence as they prepare for the author study. Students will consider big-life issues that relate to many stories and determine how these issues affect the message of the stories they are reading.

Thursday, September 12, 2019



Leveled Book Lists 

Scholastic Book Wizard:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/bookwizard/



List of Leveled Books:
https://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/guided-reading-levels.html

There are also apps available to download for a fee.  Check level books in the app store. 



Happy Reading!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Sixth Grade Parents

Southern Regional Middle School

Please check your child's folder for information about middle school. Athletic permits are due May 30, 2019.  Students will be responsible to hand in their summer reading assignment in the fall.