Q1W9 – October 8-12, 2018

Rev It Up Lesson 1

MIXED DOK Questions Verbs Chart


TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #9
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Argument
Standard(s) Taught

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 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:

  • Trace or evaluate the argument or claims in a section of the text and/or throughout their research
  • Focus on distinguishing arguments or claims that are supported with evidence from those that are not.
  • Analyze, compare, and contrast multiple resources to defend the argument
Classroom Activities
  • Peers will analyze argument speeches
  • Students will assess their peers on speeches/presentation
  • Reading Comprehension Assessment on “Wild Animals Aren’t Pets” and “Let People Own Exotic Animals.”
  • Introduce & work with Depth of Knowledge (DOK) questioning (attached)
  • Spelling/vocabulary words & definitions (attached)
  • Remediation time will be built-in for those that need to increase their Argumentative Speech summative grade
Assignments Due

Reading Log due Monday, October 8

Spelling/Vocabulary test on Friday, October 12

  • Reading Logs due on Mondays. Students are to be reading a grade appropriate or higher, fiction or nonfiction, book/novel of their choice for 20-25 minutes nightly.  Students have received a reading log to summarize what they have read each night.  Parents must sign every week
  • Enrichment vocabulary and spelling flash cards – WORDS ARE ATTACHED
  • Formative grades for speech writing will include (Due 10/5): completed outline – including research, 7 index cards with key ideas/details, and the actual speech itself (3-5 minutes).  Summative grade for speech writing (Due 10/5):  entire speech written out on notebook paper with their key ideas/details highlighted they transferred to their index cards.  Please check gradebook throughout the week for updates.
Additional Resources

Nightly Reading Log due on Mondays.  Parents must sign every week.

Extension Activity

  • Students will receive information in the near future regarding their first book report due the first half of the second quarter. Date TBA


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:  @h2dfgg

3rd and 7th period:  @4ke2d3

4th and 8th period:  @7e8g3