Q1 W3: 8/27-8/31

TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #3
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.

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
  • Complete “Eleven” assessment
  • Introduce Collections’ Close Reader workbook
  • Frayer Model for vocabulary
  • Vocabulary strategy: Denotation & Connotation
  • Read/discuss short story “What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?” by Avi
  • Inferences
  • IXL Diagnostic 
  • Homophones Quiz
Assignments Due

No later than August 31

  • “Eleven” Assessment
  • Frayer Model Vocabulary
  • Close Reader workbook pages 69 – 84
  • Homophones Quiz
Additional Resources

Extension Activity

  • Research the “cave” fish described in Avi’s short story?  Where do they exist? What are their features/adaptations? 
  • Complete a plot diagram on the short story “What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?”