Sixth and Seventh Grade Language Arts/Science

Week of 2/4-2/8/19

6th Grade Spelling Words-  

rough     villain     receive     musician     tragedy     February       valentine      happiness     eerie      seize     achieve     whether     grocery      silent     sunset

Challenge Words

contagious     turquoise

6th Grade Science: Students will begin working in Unit 3 "Energy". Students will be working to catch up and complete their interactive notebooks in science which will be due for a grade on Friday. 

 6th Grade Focus in Language Arts - Students will be reading texts from Unit 2 - "Animal Allies". Our focus will be on the elements of memoirs and historical fiction. We will read and review plot elements through the histrorical fiction novel "Bud Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis. 

7th Grade Focus in Science-  Lesson 5 Students will learn about the nervous system. 

7th Grade Focus in Language Arts: Students will preview information and tasks for Unit 2 - "Space Exploration". Students will be comparing and contrasting audio and textual versions of "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed" by Ray Bradbury, noting the elements that make each effective. We will read and study plot elements through the historical fiction novel "The Watsons Go to Birmingham"

Students have a weekly/biweekly check in with me about their grade/standing in my classes. It is the student's responsibility to submit any late assignments or re-do any assignments that received poor scores. Please check folders/binders for graded work section to see how your child is performing. If you would like to make an appointment for a conference regarding your child's progress, please email (percival@stcathe.com) or message me on Class DOJO or contact the school. Thank your for your active role in your child's education. 

40 BOOK CHALLENGE: Students should be reading a book of their choice daily for 20-30 minutes. THIS IS HOMEWORK DAILY. I generally do not "assign" homework in Language Arts with the understanding that reading is daily homework.                                                                         Research has shown the amount of free reading done outside of school has consistently been found to relate to growth in vocabulary, reading comprehension, verbal fluency, and general information. Students who read independently become better readers, score higher on achievement tests in all subject areas, and have greater content knowledge than those who do not. 

 

ONLINE TEXTBOOK LINK for 6th and 7th grade Language Arts and Science: 

https://www.pearsonrealize.com/community/home

 

6th Grade "Bud, Not Buddy" online 

https://www.rtsd.org/cms/lib/PA01000218/Centricity/Domain/526/budnotbuddythe%20book.pdf

7th Grade "The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963" online

http://casita5th.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/4/4/2644763/the_watsons_go_to_birmingham1963.pdf

 

Practice Skills:

http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1392

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english

https://kidsspell.com/

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/crossword/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/punctuation.htm

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammargames/pandapopPartsofSpeech.htm

 

Science Skills

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/cell/index.htm

http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/systems.html

https://launchball.sciencemuseum.org.uk/