Q1W07 – September 23-27

TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #7
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Literary Elements, Word Choice, & Argument Texts
Standard(s) Taught

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.RI.3.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target

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 trace an argument and specific claims in a text. (RI.3.8)

Students will evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text. (RI.3.8)

Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Use text to draw inferences & understand tone and mood
  • Trace or evaluate the argument or claims in a section or throughout the entire text
  • Distinguish arguments or claims that are supported with evidence from those that are not
Classroom Activities
  • Close read/discuss & analyze text: “A Voice,” “Words Like Freedom,” “Wild Animals Aren’t Pets,” and “Let People Own Exotic Animals”
  • Tech Tuesday: iReady, IXL, ThinkCERCA ***ALL students MUST have wired earbuds/headphones*** IXL lessons  C.3 & JJ.1
  • Frayer Model for vocabulary
  • Determine meaning of figurative language: simile and metaphor “A Voice” and “Words Like Freedom”
  • Vocabulary strategy: inference, tone, imagery, analogies
  • Elements of an argument
  • Analyzing arguments
Assignments Due

Assignments Due

Lesson 2 spelling & vocabulary test on Sept 25

No later than September 27

  • Frayer Model Vocabulary
  • Analyzing text questions “Wild Animals Aren’t Pets” and “Let People Own Exotic Animals”
Additional Resources

Extension Activity

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


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