Q1W3 – August 27-31, 2018

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 “What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?”



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.

TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #3
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Character Motivation and Development
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RL.1.3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target


Students will provide a description of how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes towards a resolution. (RL.1.3)


Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Describe characters’ responses using text evidence
  • Analyze plot developments over time
  • Use text to draw inferences
  • Create a character motivation chart
  • Use vocabulary strategies
Classroom Activities
  • Complete “Eleven” assessment
  • Introduce Collections’ Close Reader workbook
  • Frayer Model for vocabulary
  • Vocabulary strategy: Denotation & Connotation
  • Read/discuss short story “What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?” by Avi
  • Character Motivation Chart
  • Inferences
  • Gallery Walk
Assignments Due

“Eleven” assessment – August 27

No later than August 31

  • Frayer Model Vocabulary
  • Character Motivation Chart
  • Close Reader workbook pages 69 – 84


Additional Resources

Teacher will begin Data Chats this week.

Remind Codes:

1st and 5th period:  @h2dfgg

3rd and 7th period:  @4ke2d3

4th and 8th period:  @7e8g3