Q1W05 – September 9-13

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

TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #5
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
  • Close read/discuss “The First Day of School” and “The Road Not Taken”
  • Tech Tuesday: iReady, IXL, ThinkCERCA ***ALL students MUST have wired earbuds/headphones***       IXL lessons 1, K.2, & A.1
  • Frayer Model for vocabulary
  • Determine theme and analyze text “The First Day of School” and “The Road Not Taken”
  • Vocabulary strategy: Denotation, connotation, inference, tone, mood
  • Inferences
  • Language conventions: varying sentence patterns
Assignments Due

Lesson 1 spelling & vocabulary test on Sept 11

No later than September 13

  • Frayer Model Vocabulary
  • Analyzing text questions “The First Day of School” and “The Road Not Taken”
Additional Resources

Q1W4 Sept 2-6 included Labor Day and three hurricane days. On Friday, Sept 6, we spent time remediating the short story “Eleven” and read/discussed short stories that incorporated their spelling/vocabulary words.

Extension Activity

  • Compare & contrast texts in different forms in terms of their approaches to similar topics

*Accommodations:          

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