Q3W09 – March 4 – March 8, 2019

Dear Parents,

My classroom is almost out of tissues.  I would greatly appreciate boxes of tissues, preferably the type that pop up/dispense one at a time (ie Kleenex style).  Thank you so much!  

TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #9
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Literature Reflects Life – Inferences, Theme, and Point of View
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.RL.1.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 

LAFS.7.RL.1.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

LAFS.7.RL.2.6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target

 Students will provide detailed analysis of what the text states and what is implied. (RL.1.1)

Students will understand the theme and how it is developed. (RL.1.2)

Students will determine the author’s purpose in a piece of literature. (RL.2.6)

Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Support what is directly stated in the text or to draw inferences. (RL.1.1)
  • Use details to determine the central idea and analyze its development. (RL.1.2)
  • Use key details to explain the author’s point of view. (RL.2.6)
Classroom Activities
  • VLT remediation & any other assignments that need remediation
  • Various FSA writing prep weekly to Spring Break
  • Tech Tuesday – please make sure students have their earbuds!
  • Inference, theme, and author’s point of view work using “Thank You Ma’am” by Langston Hughes
Assignments Due
  • Tech Tuesday computer work: 1 assignment in ThinkCERCA, if a student scores 60% or lower, they will have ONE time to remediate.  In IXL, students must complete KK.2   Due by 3/11  (both platforms are formatives)
  • “Thank You Ma’am” assignments Due by 3/8
Additional Resources

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*

We will continue reading our novel in the 3rd quarter.

 Extension Activity *as time permits

  • Student created novel test questions & answers for Chapters 1-6
  • Students will work in their literature circle to create a board game on Chapters 1-6                                 


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