G6 ESL 12-15 December, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL this week?

 It is the last week of the semester and everyone is looking forward to the break. Let’s finish strong!

Mon 12 Tues 13 Wed 14 Thurs 16 Fri 16
Book Talk Presentations B Book Talk Presentations B Conflict Projects due F Book Talk Presentations G Block HOLIDAY
Conflict Projects due D Half day. School finishes 12pm.

EAP

Students will practice and present their book talk on their Novel Study book. The focus is on speaking fluently and clearly in front of an audience.

Also, make sure you have a “just- right” book to read for the holidays. RAZ Kids and Epic are on line options for reading as well.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will complete their conflict projects, share and peer review them.

SCIENCE

Students will reflection on their learning about solids, liquids and gases. There will be a quiz on this topic when you get back to school in January.

UPDATES

Farewell Genil!  We wish you all the best in your new country.

Congratulations to Ai, Seungbihn and Sam for exiting ESL. Well done!

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G6 ESL, 5-9 December, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL this week?

 There are 9 more school days left and lots of work to finish before the end of term! Keep organized, try your best, and end the semester strongly. There’s also Sports Day on Friday which will be loads of fun.

Mon 5 Tues 6 Wed 7 Thurs 8 Fri 9
SS Research due EAP Book Talks   EAP Book Talks Sports Day

Wear House shirt

      Eng Novel Study essay finished.  


EAP

Students will practice and present their book talk on their Novel Study book. The focus is on speaking fluently and clearly with adequate details in front of an audience.

Homework: Finish Book Talk speech if it is not done and practice your speech.

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ENGLISH

Students will draft and revise their Novel Study essay on conflict. This is to be written at school only.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will finish their research and start planning and creating their conflict presentation for Social Studies. Presentations will be due Monday 12th December.

Homework: Finish research if it is not done and create presentation.

SCIENCE

Students will continue conducting experiments with solids, liquids and gases. They will continue working their way through the handouts with lots of predicting, observing, testing, and evaluating!

 

 

 

G6 ESL, 28 Nov- 2 Dec, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ESL CLASSES THIS WEEK?

Mon 28 Tues 29 Wed 30 Thurs 1 Fri 2
    HOLIDAY    
        SS Conflict research due
  EAP B Vocab quiz   EAP G Vocab quiz  

 EAP

Students will

  • Practice reading and speaking aloud with poems and energizers
  • Continue reading skills through a study of The Iron Man.
  • Prepare for an oral book report

There will be a vocab quiz on important vocabulary you should know. Students will continue to prepare and practice for their oral book report in EAP next week.

ENGLISH 

Students will start drafting a literary essay on conflict in their novel using the EmPower method as a guide.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will work on their own independent project showing the causes and effects of a conflict that occurred in the 20th century.

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SCIENCE

Students will continue conducting experiments with solids, liquids and gases. Work your way through the handouts with lots of predicting, observing, testing, and evaluating! Make sure you know the words on the vocab cards below.

Matter Vocab Cards

 

 

 

G6 ESL, 21-25 November, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ESL CLASSES THIS WEEK?

Mon 21 Tues 22 Wed 23 Thurs 24 Fri 25
        Novel Study due
         Service Learning Research due (Benford’s classes)
         

 EAP

Students will

  • Practice reading and speaking aloud with poems and energizers
  • Continue with The Iron Man and identify different types of sentences in the story.
  • Prepare for an oral book report

Next week there will be a vocab quiz on all the important vocabulary you should be learning this quarter. Words and their definitions you need to include:

Conflict Matter Decrease Character
Cause Solid Dissolve Setting
Effect Liquid Disperse Plot
Movement Gas Expand Conflict
Research Increase Contract Theme
Fragment Run-on sentence Compound sentence Complex sentence

ENGLISH 

Students will work independently on their Novel Study project. They will also confer (talk) with a teacher about conflict in their novel. All tasks should be completed by Friday 25 Nov.

Homework: Novel Study tasks

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will learn about the effects of WW1. They will then begin their own research project on a conflict that has occurred in the world sometime during the last 100 years. Service Learning groups should also have made contact with their service-learning partner by Fri 25 Nov and be thinking about solutions.

SCIENCE

Students will continue conducting experiments with solids, liquids and gases.  Work your way through the handouts with lots of predicting, observing, testing, and evaluating! Make sure you know the words on the vocab cards below.

Matter Vocab Cards

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G6 ESL, 14-18 Nov, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN ESL THIS WEEK?

 GENERAL

Mon 14 Tues 15 Wed 16 Thurs 17 Fri 18
  EAB B Reading Assessment      
Astronaut Visit        
All Choirs concert     All Bands Concert  

EAP

EAP B will have The Iron Man Reading assessment on Tuesday.

Students will continue the study of the Iron Man, incorporating the reading strategies and analyzing the elements of fiction in the book.

Students will also have some additional time in EAP to continue their Novel Study tasks.

Homework: Novel Study project, reading.

ENGLISH

Students will continue their Novel Study project. There will be mini lessons on character, plot and cause and effect. For homework continue NS tasks.

All NS tasks are due Fri 25 Nov.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will continue to learn about the concepts of cause and effect, and conflict, through the study of WW1.

Vocabulary to learn for this week:

  • militarism
  • ally
  • alliances
  • nationalism
  • empire
  • imperialism
  • assassination

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SCIENCE

Students will be in the lab again this week conducting experiments with solids, liquids and gases. They will work their way through the handouts with lots of predicting, observing, testing, and evaluating! Students should make sure they know the words on the vocab cards below.

Matter Vocab Cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G6 ESL 2-4 November, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN ESL THIS WEEK?

GENERAL

Welcome back to school! I trust you all had a wonderful holiday and are rested, relaxed and ready for the term ahead. We will begin our second quarter unit on Cause & Effect this week.

The overarching questions for this topic are:

  • How can an event cause a ripple effect?
  • What came first; the chicken or the egg?
  • How do you know?

These questions will be studied in all core subjects over the term.

EAP

In EAP we will check that all students have a just right book for Novel Study and practice vocabulary skills. Students will learn about prefixes, base words and suffixes. They will also review types of sentences and verb tenses that they started before the break, and continue to practice summarising and paraphrasing. These skills will be applied to both English and SS lessons.

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Reading skills will continue to be practiced through a shared reading of The Iron Man.

Homework:

  • Continue reading your novel if you have not finished.
  • Try and do 2-3 vocab cards per week for your Novel Study.

ENGLISH 

Students will undertake  A Novel Idea in English classes, which is the title for an in- depth study of a fictional book. Students have already selected a novel to read and have hopefully read it over the break. This week they will be summarizing chunks and reviewing vocabulary in the book. Students will learn about the history (etymology) of certain words and their meaning (morphology).

SOCIAL STUDIES

The new Cause & Effect unit will start by looking at just what cause and effect means. The performance task for SS is a research one where students select a conflict in the world. Students will also choose how they present the info they learn about the cause and effect of this conflict. Teachers will model this task by reviewing the causes and effects of WW1.

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SCIENCE

Students will learn about the properties of solids, liquids and gases. They will then conduct some experiments in the lab.

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7-11 December, 2015

What is happening in G6 ESL this week?

 It is the last week of the semester and everyone is looking forward to the break. Let’s make this Spirit Week a good one and make sure we finish strong!

Mon 7 Tues 8 Wed 9 Thurs 10 Fri 11
70s Day   Pajama Day  Formal Day Sports Day- wear house shirt G6 AssemblyHero/ Fan Day
  Elements of Fiction Quiz  Library   MS Assembly
EAP Book Talk EAP Book Talk     Pool Party
        School finishes 12pm

EAP

Students will practice and present their book talk on their Novel Study book. The focus is on speaking fluently and clearly in front of an audience.

Book Talk EAP

Also, make sure you have a “just- right” book to read for the holidays.

 ENGLISH

Students will revise and edit their Cornerstone writing assessment on Monday. Independent reading, story and making a book trailer will take up the rest of the week.

Elements of Fiction Quiz were moved to Tues.

Elements of Fiction Vocab Cards 

SCIENCE

Students will review their quizzes, make corrections and write a reflection.

 

1- 4 Dec, 2015

What is happening in G6 ESL this week?

It’s December already and the end of semester is approaching fast! There’s a lot to do, so stay organized, attend tutorials, and ask for help if you need it.

Mon 30 Tues 1 Wed 2 Thurs 3 Fri 4
HOLIDAY Cornerstone Cornerstone Plot & Character due
Current Events
EAP Book Talk EAP Book Talk
Science Quiz Science Quiz

Coming up…

Mon 7 Tues 8 Wed 9 Thurs 10 Fri 11
SPORTS DAY
EAP Book Talk EAP Book Talk Current Events
Half Day. School finishes at 12pm.

EAP

Students will plan, prepare and practice doing a book talk on their Novel Study book. The focus is on speaking fluently and clearly in front of an audience.

Book Talk EAP

ENGLISH

Students will undertake the Cornerstone writing assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Novel Study will then continue for the rest of the week. Individual conferences with a teacher will also continue.

Elements of Fiction Vocab Cards

SCIENCE

Students will review concepts relating to solids, liquids and gases on Tues and Wed. Classes will have a quiz on Thurs or Fri. Make sure you learn the words on the vocab cards to help you study. Next week will be some final experiments using slime!

Matter Vocab Cards

 

 

23-27 November, 2015

What is happening in ESL this week?

Mon 23 Tues 24 Wed 25 Thurs 26 Fri 27
EAP A Vocab Quiz Current Events
WIDA WIDA WIDA Novel Study- all Elements of Fiction tasks due

EAP

It is the final week of WIDA assessments this week. Please be on time to class and have your Novel Study book to read. If you finish your tests, you can work on your Novel Study for English.

ENGLISH

Your Visitor Guide is complete. For the next 3 weeks there is an English focus in classes. Students should have read their novel. This week you will be having an individual conference with a teacher to discuss your book and show your summary and vocab cards. There will be mini lessons on the Elements of Fiction including character, conflict, theme and plot. For homework continue working independently on your Novel Study tasks.

Elements of Fiction Vocab Cards

SCIENCE

Students will continue conducting experiments with solids, liquids and gases. These will be done back in the classroom. Work your way through the handouts with lots of predicting, observing, testing, and evaluating! Make sure you know the words on the vocab cards below.

Matter Vocab Cards

 

 

9-13 November, 2015

WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN ESL THIS WEEK?

GENERAL

Mon 9

Tues 10

Wed 11

Thurs 12

Fri 13

EAP A Photos EAP H PhotosFavorite Book Character Day
EAP A WIDACE assessment EAP A WIDA EAP H WIDA EAP H WIDALocation Quiz
Homework:Read novel Homework:Read novel Homework:Read novel Homework:Read novel Homework:Read novelParagraphs finished

EAP

We will have WIDA assessments for the next 3 weeks. This week we will start with Speaking & Listening. The rest of class time will be working on your summaries and vocabulary for Novel Study (Eng), or writing your paragraphs for the Visitor Guide (SS). Make sure you bring your novel to class!

There will be a Vocab Quiz next week on words we have been using in English, SS & Science. make sure you know the definitions to these words:

  • sentence fragment
  • run- on sentence
  • simple sentence
  • compound sentence
  • complex sentence
  • specific
  • general
  • migration
  • demographics
  • research
  • solid
  • liquid
  • gas
  • expand
  • contract
  • increase
  • decrease
  • dissolve
  • disperse
  • particles

ENGLISH

Students will continue reading their novel for homework and write a summary and vocab card for each chunk.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Your City Visitor Guide will continue. You will use the Big 6 steps to research to work you way through this project. This week you will write paragraphs on migration and demographics- which is all about people. This may bring back memories and/ or connections to the Immigration topic many of you studied back in Grade 4 if you were at ISM then!) Again, we will practice this in class together using Manila as a case study, and then you will be off to research and draft your paragraphs on your own city.

The drafts for these paragraphs are due by the end of class on Fri 13th Feb.

Visitor Guide Rubric SS

Remember, your paragraph writing is  part of your English grade. Look at the rubric to see what you will be assessed on with your expository writing to remind yourselves.

Visitor Guide Rubric English

Students will also spend some time learning about absolute and relative location. There will be a quiz on this on Friday or next Monday.

SCIENCE

You will be in the lab again this week conducting experiments with solids, liquids and gases. Work your way through the handouts with lots of predicting, observing, testing, and evaluating! Make sure you know the words on the vocab cards below.

Matter Vocab Cards