Complete the online response forum for Chapter 9 by 8:30AM on Thursday, April 16th.
We completed our metacognitive logs for Chapters 7 & 8 and had Book Club discussions in class.
The Chapter 5-8 - List Two Vocabulary Quiz will be tomorrow, April 15th.
Complete Chapter 5 response, the first half of your metacognitive log, and begin vocabulary record.
Dear 6th Grade Language Arts/English Students & Families,
This week we are beginning a literature study based on “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. We will be reading this exceptionally well-written novel together in class. Students will also be re-reading chapters independently to practice the habit of metacognition - an increased awareness of one’s own thought process and how feelings and perceptions affect understanding. By making and recording these observations while re-reading, students will prepare for Book Club discussions.
As students practice preparing for discussion and creating questions, we will be moving toward Socratic Seminar style discussions – a scholarly discussion, based on a text, with essential, open-ended questions in which student opinions are shared, proven, refuted, and refined through dialogue with other students. Students are required to think critically, articulate their own thinking, and listen closely.
Students will also be crafting written responses in a safe, online forum. This allows for students to write and respond to the wider audience of their peers instead of exclusively for one adult.
This is an exciting opportunity for students to analyze and enjoy a fine piece of literature while taking advantage of the highly social nature of learning. You can follow along on our journey and further support your child by checking in on our classroom website for this unit of study.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.