Grade 6: Launch of Literature Circles

Today we launched our Grade 6 Literature Circles. Last week students ranked their top 5 books.  We will be reading the following novels:

  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • The Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson

Students can find their groups by accessing this document: Grade 6 Book Club

Some students are at home this week and do not have their books with them. You are still expected to read (to ensure you don’t fall behind). You can Google a PDF version of your novel to utilize while at home. Additionally, you can use this website: to access a digital copy of the book. You will have to make a free account but you can do so using your OJCS email. Please let me know if you have any problems. 

Grade 6 Literature Circles

Goal: Create a community of learners/enhance our reading skills 

Date Reading Strategy Activity
May 30th Introduce books, groups, expectations, set reading deadlines
Week 1 Visualizing Friday, June 3rd 
Week 2  Making Connections Thursday, June 9th
Week 3 Summarization Friday, June 17th

Book needs to be complete by this date

Wednesday, June 22nd  One-Pager Final Projects Due (Class Showcase)

Reading Strategies

  1. Visualizing
  2. Creating connections
  3. Summarizing

Your book needs to be finished no later than Friday, June 17th. However, as you read you can begin creating your One-Pager Final Project. Each week we will focus on a particular skill. Groups will work on an activity together towards the end of the week (see the schedule above). However, each student will be responsible for individually creating their own One-Pager Final Project. 

Click here to access the One-Pager Final Project. 

One thought on “Grade 6: Launch of Literature Circles

  1. Susin Nielsen is one of my favourite authors ever! I’m so glad she’s in there. And she’s Canadian to boot. She used to write for Degrassi.

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