6th GRADE NEWS
LANGUAGE ARTS AND HISTORY:
Sixth grade is reading “The Gift of the Magi”, the classic Christmas story, this week. It has a heartwarming theme that anyone can appreciate. As the story is written in the early 20th century, the vocabulary tends to be rich with figurative language, but somewhat difficult for 21st century twelve year olds. The students are studying the vocabulary and learning the appropriate meanings in context. After defining the words and writing sentences with them, the students played charades to grasp a better understanding of the words, which also adds a fun element to the learning. Approaching context in a different way leads to gains in comprehension!