Q3W01 – January 6 – January 10

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Point by Point & sub by sub breakdown

TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #1
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Compare and Contrast & Informative Writing
Standard(s) Taught

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

LAFS.6.RI.3.9: Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another.

LAFS.6. W.2.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target

 Students will provide detailed analysis of how a key individual, event or idea is introduced, illustrated and elaborated in a text. (RI.1.3)

Students will provide a comparison and contrast of one author’s presentation of events with that of another. (RI.3.9)

Students will write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic & convey ideas, concepts, & information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. (W.1.2a-e)

Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Use details from the text to explain how an individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, or elaborated in the text. (RI.1.3)
  • Support what is directly stated in the text or to draw inferences. (RI.1.3)
  • Will analyze similarities and differences in how authors present ideas or events. (RI.3.9)
  • Use key details to explain how authors are similar or different in their approach. (RI.3.9)
Classroom Activities
  • New Year writing exercises (creating school/personal goals)
  • Introduction to Informative Essays: central idea & supporting details, cause & effect, text structure/features, text evidence, and domain specific vocabulary
  • Complete 2 lessons in iReady (or more if desire to earn higher weekly grade)
  • IXL D.1 Compare & Contrast and D.2 Match causes & effects in informational texts
  • Students received Lesson 5 spelling/vocabulary. **attached for your convenience** Quiz on January 22
Assignments Due
  • Resolution writing activity (formative) Due on 1/6
  • Comparing & contrasting hurricanes and tornadoes (PA, page 43-51)  (formative) Due by 1/13
  • Planning, prewriting, draft, and revision (self-check & peer review) of informational essay on hurricanes and tornadoes (PA, page 52-56)  (formative) ***SEE ATTACHED BREAKDOWN OF WHAT TO INCLUDE IN THE ESSAY*** Due by 1/13
  • Lesson 5 spelling/vocabulary quiz (formative) on 1/22
Additional Resources


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