Q1W03 – August 26-30

  • Tech Tuesday ***ALL students MUST have wired earbuds/headphones***

August 28 – Peace Approach Assembly

TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #3
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Literary Elements & Word Choice
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RL.1.2:  Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

LAFS.6.RL.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

LAFS.6.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target

Students will provide a description of how the theme or central idea is conveyed through particular details. (RL.1.2)

Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases using the context of the text. (RL.2.4)

Students will provide a statement on the impact of a specific word choice on the meaning and tone of the overall text. (RL.2.4)

Students will compare and contrast texts in different forms in terms of their approaches to similar topics (RL.3.9)

Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Describe how theme is conveyed in text details
  • Use text to determine words/phrases meaning & impact
  • Use text to draw inferences & understand tone and mood
Classroom Activities
  • Complete “Eleven” assessment
  • Tech Tuesday: iReady, IXL, NEWSELA ***ALL students MUST have wired earbuds/headphones***
  • Frayer Model for vocabulary
  • Read/discuss “The First Day of School”
  • Vocabulary strategy: Denotation, connotation, inference, tone, mood
  • Inferences
Assignments Due

“Eleven” assessment – August 26

No later than August 30

  • Frayer Model Vocabulary
Additional Resources

For your convenience, I have attached a blank plot diagram and Frayer Model Vocabulary to Q1W2.

Extension Activity

  • Create a continuum line of age maturity based on character’s reaction and using text evidence to support your justification.
  • Complete a plot diagram on the short story “The First Day of School”


ESE – Special Considerations based on IEP

504– Special Considerations based on Accommodation Plan  

ESOL – Appropriate printed material, pre teaching activities, various instructional approaches, student engagement and thinking activities, differentiation, check for content comprehension, resources for assistance, reinforce study skills, linguistic modifications, specific vocabulary, alternative assessment.

Remind Codes:

1st and 5th period:  @3kead6

3rd and 7th period:  @h3724k

4th and 8th period:  @48hk4b