Students begin the Language Arts block with 10 minutes of independent reading (a novel of their choice). I encourage students to get into the daily habit of reading even if it is for 10 minutes before they go to bed. We are currently reading the novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio. We are working on reading comprehension and discussing different themes covered in the book.
Students will also be reading various fiction and non-fiction texts to develop their language and reading comprehension skills.
They have also started writing short compositions and we are working on a biography that will take several weeks. Students will focus on the writing process: research, organizing ideas, revising and editing.
Communication skills are important at every level. Grade 6's will be working to improve different skills: capitalization, punctuation, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction.
Printing and typing are a part of the publishing process. Students have started practising cursive writing and typing on the Chromebooks.