This week in Grade 6 we are reading the story Onward
. This is a biography of a young African-American man named Matthew Henson who traveled with Col. Richard Peary to the North Pole. The two were the first recorded humans to make it to the geographic North Pole of the world. It's an amazing story of braving the frigid arctic climate, dangerous terrain, and food shortages to achieve a nearly impossible goal. I'm sure the kids will love reading this story this week.
As usual, we will be learning and practicing vocabulary on Monday (see below), learning grammar on Thursday (verb tenses), reading on Thursday, and a spelling test and writing practice on Friday. Spelling words, vocabulary words, and grammar practice can be found on the weekly handout sheet below. Please let me know if there are any questions.