Q2W05 – November 12-November 15

NEWSELA skills – generic

TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #5
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Informational Text
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RI.1.2: Determine a 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.RI.2.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

LAFS.6.RI.2.6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

 LAFS.6.L.1.1a:  Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target 

Students will provide a statement of a theme or central idea of a text.  Students will provide a description of how the theme or central idea is conveyed through particular details.  Students will provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. (RI.1.2)

Students will provide an analysis of how a particular sentence, chapter, scene or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text. (RI.2.5)

Students will provide an explanation of how the author’s point of view or purpose is conveyed in the text. (RI.2.6)

Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Analyze the purpose of specific sentences, paragraphs, chapters, or sections on the overall structure and meaning. (RI.2.5)
  • Focus on how specific structural elements work together and/or help to develop ideas. (RI.2.5)
  • Determine the author’s point of view or purpose in a text & to explain the strategies the author uses to convey point of view/purpose. (RI.2.6)
  • Determine a central idea and how it is conveyed through particular details (RI.1.2)
Classroom Activities
  • Tech Tuesday: iReady, IXL:  Z.1, and assigned NEWSELA article focusing on Central Idea (extension activity attached for your convenience – students received a copy in class)
  • ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR EARBUDS/HEADPHONES FOR TECH TUESDAY
  • Read & analyze the short stories “Fears and Phobias,” “In the Spotlight,” and “Wired for Fear.”
  • Analyze the text and the purpose of specific sentences, scenes, or stanzas and the effect on the overall structure & meaning
  • Determine the central idea and determine the details
  • Determine author’s POV and explain strategies used to convey POV or purpose
  • Complete first two pages of our Interactive Notebook
Assignments Due
  • iReady Weekly Grade due by November 14
  • IXL Z.1 and NEWSELA (including blue handout) due by November 17
  • Analyzing the text pg 56 & 62 due by November 15
  • Summary Writing Activity pg 48 due by November 15
Additional Resources

*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