We are actually beginning our fourth week of school, and we are off to a great start!
We have launched a new Language Arts curriculum this year called Springboard, and the students and I have dived right in!
The theme of our first unit is "change" and we have talked about the many changes that sixth grade students can encounter: new school, new friends, new classes etc... This unit offers a variety of texts and writing challenges for students to experience as well as present their discoveries to the class.
Each students has received a new book that will be kept in the classroom, but we utilize it daily.
This week, we will begin reading and responding to the text: discovering how authors use narrative elements to write and refine stories in hopes that others will gain knowledge and skills on how to emulate this process to write their own pieces of narrative literature.