6th Grade Language Arts - Poetry will be the focus of our lessons throughout the second nine weeks. We will be analyzing the rhythm and rhyme of poetry, the figurative language used in poetry, the different forms of poetry, and the sound devices used in poetry. We will comparing and contrasting the short story "Eleven" written by Sandra Cisneros to a poem written by her titled "Four Skinny Trees." Students will be writing an essay based on those two pieces of writing. We will continue to use LearnZillion lessons to enhance our understanding of poetry.
8th Grade US History:
During Unit Five we will be learning about the American Revolution. We will study the causes, major battles, and historical figures of that time period. We will also discuss what life was like for soldiers in the Continental Army and the role of the United States Navy and Privateers had during the American Revolution.