Q2 W1: 10/16-10/19

TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #10/16-10/19
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Compare Poetic Forms
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RL.2.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.


LAFS.6.RL.3.9: Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.


LAFS.6.L.1.1a: Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will provide an analysis of how a particular sentence, chapter, scene or stanza contributes to the development of the theme, setting or plot. (RL.2.5)

Students will provide a comparison and contrast of texts in different forms in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics. (RL.2.6)

Students will:

  • Analyze the purpose of specific sentences, paragraphs, chapters, or sections on the overall structure and meaning.
  • 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)
  • Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive)


Classroom Activities
  • Read & analyze the poems “After the Hurricane” by Rita Williams-Garcia and “Watcher” by Natasha D. Trethewey
  • Analyze the purpose of specific sentences, scenes, or stanzas and the effect on the overall structure & meaning
  • Determine author’s POV and explain strategies used to convey POV or purpose
  • Compare/contrast texts and authors’ approaches to similar themes/topics
  • Language & editing of conventions: relative pronouns who and whom pg 98
  • Ready Reading Lessons 18 & 19 on argumentative essays
  • Center rotations to include small group, Ready Reading, iReady, ThinkCERCA, NewsELA.
  • SeeSaw book Snapshots 
Assignments Due
  1. 1st SeeSaw book Snapshot posted by Wednesday 10/17
  2. Analyzing the Text “After the Hurricane” pg. 165 due 10/16
Additional Resources

Dear Families,

This year we are using Seesaw to share the books that your children are reading! For homework, the students should be reading for 20 minutes.  They may read non-fiction, fiction, magazines, graphic novels, favorite educational blogs,  autobiographies, etc.  They should finish and change what they are reading every week/couple of weeks. Your child will post to Seesaw to share what they have discovered through their reading!.. Seesaw is private; you’ll only see posts created by your child.

Please Sign Up Now to Engage in the Love of Reading with us!  

  1. Click on this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/729-539-859
  2. Choose your child from the list
  3. Create your account
  4. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child

After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at https://app.seesaw.me.

Thank you for supporting your child’s learning!

Ms. Simmons

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