This week, the grade 6 class is reading a very interesting story called Airborn
is an excellent book by Kenneth Oppel that takes place in an alternate reality where the airplane hasn't been invented. Characters travel by airships which fly higher and faster than the balloons we know because of something called hydrium. The skies become like the high seas as the main character, a boy who works on a massive airship, battles pirates, sky monsters, and other dangers on his voyage though the sky. We will only be reading a small excerpt from the novel, but I suggest you head to the city library to pick it up if you like it.
Students will be finishing their essays from last week. They earned a free day on Monday and lost a day of work. I look forward to seeing all of their finished essays by the end of the week.
Also this week we will continue working on pronouns as we study possessive pronouns. We will also spend time on vocabulary and story structure. Don't forget WIRSFs due on Tuesday. Please be sure to study the vocabulary and spelling words
. They can be found on the weekly handout posted below.