Q1 W6: 9/18-9/21







TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #6
Unit of InstructionLiterary Elements and Word Choice
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RL.1.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.


LAFS.6.RL.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target


Students will provide a description of how the theme or central idea is conveyed through particular details. (RL.1.2)


Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases using the context of the text. (RL.2.4)

Students will provide a statement on the impact of a specific word choice on the meaning and tone of the overall text. (RL.2.4)

Learning Criteria


Students will:

  • Determine theme and/or central idea of a Poem
  • Determine the Meaning of Figurative Language: simile & metaphor
  • Analyze the author’s tone using text evidence
  • Explain who the speaker of a poem is
  • Understand proper pronoun usage


Classroom Activities
  • Read the poems “A Voice” by Pat Morou & “Words Like Freedom” by Langston Hughes
  • Determine the speaker and the speaker’s attitude in poetry
  • Analyze Figurative Language in a poem: simile metaphor
  • Ten-Minute Grammar: Pronoun Problems
  • Complete iReady Reading Assessments
  • Begin ThinkCERCA Writing & Reading Diagnostics


  • iReady Diagnostic
  • ThinkCerca Diasgnostic
  • Pronoun Quiz

Enrichment Activity

  • Write a poem in which you express your views about a freedom you enjoy, or about the freedom to have no opinion at all.
  • Share with the class an analysis of how you believe Hughes’ poem might have been different had he written it before the Civil War. How might the theme, tone, and mood have been affected or altered?
Assignments Due

No later than September 21

  • Pronoun Quiz
  • Analyzing the Text Q’s: p. 246
Additional Resources

IXL, ThinkCerca, Collections Textbook, iReady Online Platform


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.