Q2W7 – December 3-December 7, 2018

Spelling/Vocabulary test moved to Wednesday, Dec. 12

TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #7
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: VLT & Novel Study
Standard(s) Taught

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

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. (RL.1.2)

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

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

 Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Analyze the purpose of specific sentences, paragraphs, chapters, or sections on the overall structure and meaning. (RL.2.5)
  • Focus on how specific structural elements work together and/or help to develop ideas. (RL.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. (RL.2.6)
  • Determine a central idea and how it is conveyed through particular details (RL.1.2)
Classroom Activities
  • Monday & Tuesday: Volusia Literacy Test (VLT) = summative grade for Language Arts
  • Thursday is the 6th grade field trip
  • Friday book reports & presentations are due; spelling/vocabulary test**postponed to Wednesday, 12/12
  • Read & analyze the novel A Storm Too Soon by Michael J. Tougias
  • 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 that support the text
  • Determine author’s POV and explain strategies used to convey POV or purpose
  • Vocabulary strategies for A Storm Too Soon **Students received their copy on November 15. (vocabulary handouts attached)
Assignments Due
  • Students should be working on their chosen book report at home. Student’s choice is recorded as a diagnostic grade for Reading. As soon as it is completed, PLEASE have your child bring it in and present it.  The absolute last day for presentations is December 7.
  • Enrichment vocabulary and spelling flash cards – Students received words on Wednesday, November 28. Test will be Wednesday, Dec. 12
  • Various vocabulary work and reading comprehension questions throughout the novel
Additional Resources

Our novel is an adaptation for young readers of A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and an Incredible Rescue by Michael J. Tougias.  *Non-fiction*

 Extension Activity

  • On November 2, students signed up for the book report style they chose. As soon as the student has completed their book report, they will present it.  The final day to turn in and present is Friday, December 7.
  • Formative grades: 10 reading logs (10 pts each) and the presentation itself
  • Summative grade: written portion of their book report
  • Book report choices and the rubric are attached to Q2W4 (Nov 5-9, 2018) for your convenience.

 *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:  @h2dfgg

3rd and 7th period:  @4ke2d3

4th and 8th period:  @7e8g3