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 6th grade English Language Arts and Ancient Civilizations.  

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Week 17 at a Glance

Week 17 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:
UGLY: Chapters 19, 20 & 21
Audio and Comprehension
 
Day 2: Grammar: Nouns & Verbs Summative  
Day 3:  
Sarcophagus project due
Sarcophagus presentations
Day 4: UGLY: Summative Assessment  
Day 5:
END OF THE FIRST SEMESTER  
Homework:
Study for Assessments
Work on Sarcophagus Project

Week 16 at a Glance

Week 16 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:  
This Day In History vocabulary
DBQ activity: Who built the pyramids?
Intro to Sarcophagus Project
Day 2:
UGLY: Chapters 13 & 14 
Audio and Comprehension
 
This Day In History vocabulary
DBQ: Final claim paragraph
Day 3:
UGLY: Chapters 13 & 14 Literary Circles
SAE Expo research and writing
This Day In History vocabulary
Egypt Centers activity
 
Day 4:
UGLY: Chapters 15 & 16 
Audio and Comprehension
This Day In History vocabulary
Egypt Centers
Day 5:
UGLY: Chapters 17 & 18 
Audio and Comprehension
SAE Expo project
Homework:
Weekly packet (due Friday)
Complete unfinished classwork

Week 15 at a Glance

Week 15 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:
Spelling Pre-test
UGLY: Audio Chapter 11 and 12
Comprehension questions
This Day In History vocabulary
SAE Expo research
 
Day 2:
UGLY: Chapter 11 and 12 
Literary Circle
 
This Day In History vocabulary
SAE Expo research 
Day 3:
Grammar: Linking and Helping verbs
This Day In History vocabulary
7.2 Intro to Egypt
Bank Book activity (Savings & Loans)
Day 4: Notebook organization checklist
This Day In History vocabulary
7.2 Intro to Egypt
Bank Book activity (Financial Statement)
7.3 Handout
Day 5: Shoe Drive & Community Walking Tours
Homework:
Weekly packet (due Friday)
Gather Notebook contents
Complete unfinished classwork

Week 14 at a Glance

Week 14 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:
UGLY:  Discussion Chapter 8
Finish Rough Draft Letters of Gratitude 
This Day In History vocabulary
Pollution in the Ganges vs. The Nile posters and research
Day 2:
Peer Edit: Letters of Gratitude
Re-write: Letters of Gratitude
This Day In History vocabulary
Pollution in the Ganges vs. The Nile SUMMATIVE Group Presentations
Day 3:
Type up Letters of Gratitude 
Research facts for SAE Expo projects 
Day 4:
Address envelopes for Letters of Gratitude
SAE Expo Project tasks
Day 5: UGLY: Self-read and questions Chapters 9-10 SAE Expo Project tasks
Homework:
Complete unfinished classwork (Letters of Gratitude)
Weekly packet (due Friday)
Complete unfinished classwork

Week 13 at a Glance

Week 13 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:
UGLY: Audio Read
Chapters 3-5
This Day In History vocabulary
Ganges River (pg 144-147)
Day 2:
Grammar: Appositives
UGLY: Silent Read
Chapter 8
UGLY: Literary Circles
Chapter 8
This Day In History vocabulary
SAE Expo: How have Sumerians altered the Fertile Crescent?
Day 3:
Brainstorm: Letters of Gratitude 
This Day In History vocabulary
Article: "Egypt and Water Pollution"
Day 4:
TDIH/Spelling Quiz
Rough Draft: Letters of Gratitude 
 
This Day In History vocabulary
Pollution in the Ganges vs. The Nile presentation
Day 5: VETERAN'S DAY: NO SCHOOL
Homework:
Weekly packet (due Friday)
Complete unfinished classwork

Week 12 at a Glance

Week 12 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:
UGLY: Audio Read
Chapters 3-5
This Day In History vocabulary
Unit 2: Ancient Egypt and the Middle East map (continued)
Day 2:
UGLY: Discussion
Chapters 3-5
This Day In History vocabulary
SAE Expo: How have Sumerians altered the Fertile Crescent?
Day 3:
Grammar: Possessive Nouns
UGLY: Quiz
Chapters 1-5
This Day In History vocabulary
SAE Expo: Human Impact research
Day 4:
UGLY: Audio Read
Chapters 6-7
 
This Day In History vocabulary
Intro: The Nile River slides/notes
Map activity
Day 5:
TDIH & Spelling quiz
SAE Expo: Human Impact research (continued)
Ganges River (pas 144-147)
Homework:
Weekly packet (due Friday)
Complete unfinished classwork

Week 11 at a Glance

Week 11 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:
UGLY: Silent Read
Chapters 1-2
This Day In History vocabulary
Unit 1 Study Guide
Day 2:
UGLY: Discussion
Chapters 1-2
This Day In History vocabulary
Unit 1 Summative Exam
Day 3: Grammar: Singular and Plural Nouns
This Day In History vocabulary
Unit 2: Ancient Egypt and the Middle East map
Day 4:
 
FIELD TRIP: "The Witches" play 
Text and performance comparison of "The Witches"
Venn and plot diagram of "The Witches"
Day 5:
TDIH & Spelling quiz
SAE Expo: Project Brainstorm
Guest Speaker:
Sean McPherson from Glendora Planning Department
Homework:
Weekly packet (due Friday)
Study for Unit 1 Summative

Week 10 at a Glance

Week 10 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:
Spelling Pre-test
Grammar: Common & Proper Nouns
This Day In History vocabulary
Unit 1 Study Guide
Day 2:
CAASPP ELA Benchmark
 
Day 3:  
This Day In History vocabulary
Unit 1 Jeopardy Review
Day 4: Literary Circles roles and expectations
This Day In History vocabulary
Unit 1 Summative assessment
 
Day 5:
TDIH & Spelling quiz
UGLY: Brainstorm & Introduction
Unit 1 closing and reflection 
Homework:
Weekly packet (due Friday)
Study for Unit 1 Summative
 

Week 9 at a Glance

Week 9 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:
Spelling Pre-test
Intro to College Letter 
College research
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 6 Introduction and Presentation notes
Day 2:
College Inquiry research and brainstorm handout
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 6 Interactive Notebook packet
Day 3:
College Inquiry rough draft
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 6 Interactive Notebook packet (cont.)
Day 4:
College Inquiry peer edit and revision
College Inquiry typing
This Day In History vocabulary
Hammurabi's Law Code video and notes
Chapter 6 Interactive Notebook packet (cont.)
Stele extension activity
Day 5:
Grammar: Sentences summative assessment
TDIH & Spelling quiz
Unit 1 Study Guide
Homework:
Weekly packet (due Friday)
 
 

Week 8 at a Glance

Week 8 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:
Helen Keller: Venn diagram
Study Guide for test
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 5: Sumer spoke diagram
Day 2:
Grammar: Run-on sentence
Helen Keller: BINGO review
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 5: Interactive notebook
Day 3:
Helen Keller: BINGO review
College Inquiry research
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 5: Interactive notebook
Day 4: Helen Keller: Summative assessment
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 5: Review
Day 5:
No School
Homework:
Weekly packet due Thursday
 
 
 

Week 7 at a Glance

Week 7 at a Glance

  ENGLISH HISTORY
Day 1:
Intro to Helen Keller
Vocabulary notes
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 4 Introduction
Day 2: Annotation of Helen Keller biography
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 4 Text Jigsaw
Day 3:
Grammar: Clauses and Complex Sentences
Audio read of "Water"
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 4 Text Jigsaw (cont.)
Day 4:
Analysis of "Water"
Intro to plot diagram
This Day In History vocabulary
Chapter 4 Flow Chart
Skit
Day 5:
Spelling & TDIH quiz
Plot diagram (cont.)
This Day In History vocabulary
Intro to Sumeria (Chapter 5)
Homework:
Weekly packet