G6 ESL 18- 22 April, 2016

 What is happening in G6 ESL?


This week WIDA testing starts for EAP students and will continue over the next month. It is very important all students have a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and keep calm and positive.


G6 students will also start their final fourth quarter unit on Relationships. This is an interdisciplinary unit. That means the topic will be studied in Math, Science, English & Social Studies. The big understandings include:

  • Relationships have different levels of complexity. 
  • Relationships impact other relationships.
  • Relationships fluctuate between states of balance and imbalance.


The essential questions for this unit are:

  • How is a relationship like a see saw?
  • How is a relationship like an onion?
  • How is a relationship like a game of dominoes?



As well as WIDA tests, students will continue with their a mini persuasive essay on one of their Genre Wheel books.

If you have not had a Genre Wheel conference this week, you will need to make sure you have it.


Students will continue to develop their persuasive writing skills and understand the relationships between role, audience, format and topic (RAFT) in writing.

  • Role
  • Audience
  • Format
  • Topic/ Theme 


Students will present their advertisements for their Future Forecast product at the FF Convention on Wed 20th April.

The Social Studies focus of the relationships unit will be to explore the economic and the global impact of consumer choices- our relationship with the rest of the world, and think about sustainability. There are a lot of new words to learn for EAP students!

We will begin the unit by viewing and discussing a video called “The Story of Stuff” as an introduction to the unit and the Materials Economy. It will be helpful to preview and review this video to make sure you understand the vocabulary.


Students will begin learning about a new topic on Ecosystems.



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Fri 22

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