Q1 W2: 8/19-8/23

TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaQ1W2
Grade Level6
Week #2
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Character Motivation and Development
Standard(s) Taught

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

LAFS.6.L.3.5c: Distinguish among the connotations of words with similar connotations.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will provide a description of how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes towards a resolution. (RL.1.3)

Students will:

  • Describe characters’ responses using text evidence
  • Analyze plot developments over time
  • Use text to draw inferences
  • Create a character motivation chart
  • Use vocabulary strategies


Classroom Activities
  • Frayer Model for vocabulary
  • Vocabulary strategy: Denotation & Connotation
  • Character Motivation Chart
  • Read/discuss short story “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros
  • Read/discuss short story “What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?” by Avi

Enrichment Activity

  • Create a continuum line of age maturity based on character’s reaction and using text evidence to support your justification.
  • Rewrite the short story, “Eleven” from a different characters’ point of view.  (Ms. Price/Sylvia)
Assignments Due

No later than August 24

  • Frayer Model Vocabulary
  • Character Motivation Chart “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros
  • Close-Reading of “What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?” by Avi
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