6I - Mrs. McFail

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Phone - 314.921.2201  ext. 347




In Religion class this year, our focus will be on the Good News and the beginning of our salvation story told in the Old Testament, looking at how God sent the patriarchs and prophets to help lead His people.  Students in 6th grade will receive a bible this year that will travel with them as they navigate through the 6-8th grade here at St. Ferdinand.  We will present these during a mass at the beginning of the school year.  We will use these in class (along with our Religion book) to help us gain a better understanding of our faith history.


In Literature, we will look deeper at the literary elements found in various genres, including fiction, nonfiction, drama, fantasy, and poetry.  Students will be required to read at home and a reading logs will be handed out for each month.  

Vocabulary Workshop

In our Vocabulary class (which takes the place of Spelling) students will learn about the “whole” word.  Our book focuses on the part of speech, the definition, the pronunciation, the synonyms/antonyms, how to use the word correctly in a sentence.  We will also incorporate this into some writing practice. 


In our English classes, we will focus on writing well-developed sentences, paragraphs and different types of writing assignments.  We will also be taking time to learn grammar and how to use it properly.  The 6th grade will start off the year with a daily edit assignment to help us review the skills they learned in 4th and 5th grade with proofreading and editing the written work.  The 7th and 8th grade will be doing a few assignments in English that will also be a part of their other core subjects in cross-curricular work.