ELA Week of 1/22/18



Jr High Lit




Please email me for the tone, mood, and setting PPT. or your child will be able to get the printed slides if they were absent.  

TeacherAlison Weaver
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level6th
Week #1/22/18-1/26/18
Unit of InstructionQuarter 3, Week 3
Standard(s) Taught
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will identify the theme of a text.

Students will identify word meanings.

Students will identify the setting and plot of a poem.

Students will summarize the text.

Students will identify imagery, tone, and mood of a text.

Classroom Activities


Students will read an autobiography about Wilma Mankiller from the Close Reader pg. 91.  We will compare the author’s purpose and information with the biography from last week.  

Lesson on tone, mood, and setting in narrative poetry.

Students will take a diagnostic quiz about these elements after the lesson.


Students will watch a video about Paul Revere and his famous midnight ride. 

We will read “Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride” and identify the plot of the poem while we analyze the poem for tone and mood.  Students will use context clues in the lines to help define vocabulary. 


1st block – Review tone and mood quiz.

Students will listen to an audio version of the poem and discuss how the mood/tone changes with audio.

Students will analyze illustrations that represent the plot of the poem. 4/8th period will begin the lesson on imagery and symbolism due to the Pep Rally Friday.

2nd block – The students will answer questions while they read the poem a second time which will be taken for a formative grade. 



Students will take a summative reading test on the Paul Revere poem.

DEAR Reading Time!  

Students will read their chosen or assigned book for the second block.  One book must be read by the end of the quarter and students will complete a book report in class about their book.  They were asked to choose a book and bring it in for approval or they will be assigned one.

*4th/8th period will have DEAR time on Friday and will work ahead due to Pep Rally on Friday.


Students will practice reading strategies using Close Reader.  Pg. 69

What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?

Look at how the characters feel (mood) and how they change.



Students will finish and turn in their autobiographies.


Assignments Due

Monday – Tone/Mood/Setting quiz 

Tuesday – “Paul Revere’s Ride” vocabulary and tone/mood/setting organizer

Wednesday – Paul Revere image analysis and have a book for class.

Thursday – Finish “Paul Revere’s Ride” questions and test.

Friday -Autobiography due!

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