Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year!
We are ready for blast off into the outer reaches of space.
New life forms will be studied, discussed and written about.
Fasten your seat belts. The rocket boosters are starting to ignite!
This first grading period, we will be focusing on the following TEKS:
Fig.19F Making Connections/Schema (All Genres)
Fig.19A Purpose for Reading (All genres)
Fig.19C Monitor Comprehension “Fix-Up Strategies” (All Genres)
6.2B Vocabulary Development/Context Clues and Multiple Meanings (All Genres)
6.2E Vocabulary Development/Dictionary, Glossary, Thesaurus
6.6A Plot (Fiction)
6.6B Characterization (Literary Text, Fiction)
6.6C Point of View (Fiction)
Fig. 19E Summary (Fiction)
6.3A Theme (Fiction)
6.3B Stylistic Elements (Literary Text, Traditional and Classical Literature)
6.3C Setting (Literary Text, Historical and Cultural)
Six Traits Focus: Ideas
6.16 Personal Narrative and Journal Writing
6.15 Imaginative Story
Ai Focus, Plot, Point of View
Aii Believable Setting
6.14A-E Writing Process (On-going all year)
A) Plan a First Draft
B) Develop Drafts
C) Revise Drafts
D) Edit Drafts
E) Revise Final Draft and Publish
6.19 Ai Verbs
6.19 Aii Nouns
6.19 Aiii Adjectives
6.19 Aiv Adverbs
6.19Av Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
Social Studies (Homeroom only):
Will include Constitution Day & Celebrate Freedom Week
Comparisons of selected world societies to the United States are made with each content unit of study.
Apply units in this period to North America including the United States and Canada.
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