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This Week: Onward

posted Nov 19, 2017, 5:29 AM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Nov 19, 2017, 5:30 AM ]
This week in Grade 6 we are reading the story Onward. This is a biography of a young African-American man named Matthew Henson who traveled with Col. Robert Peary to the North Pole. The two were the first recorded humans to make it to the geographic North Pole of the world. It's an amazing story of braving the frigid arctic climate, dangerous terrain, and food shortages to achieve a nearly impossible goal. I'm sure the kids will love reading this story this week. 

As usual, we will be learning and practicing vocabulary on Monday (see below), learning grammar on Tuesday (verb tenses), and reading on Thursday. There will be a spelling test on Friday, but we will spend most of the day learning about writing a persuasive essay. There will be a separate post about this information coming soon. Spelling words, vocabulary words, and grammar practice can be found on the weekly handout sheet and vocabulary slideshow below.