Q2 W9: 12/17-12/19

TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #12/10-12/14
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Novel-Study and Close-Reading
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RL.1.2: Determine a 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.2.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

LAFS.6.RL.2.6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will provide a statement of a theme or central idea of a text. Students will provide a description of how the theme or central idea is conveyed through particular details.  Students will provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. (RL.1.2)

Students will provide an analysis of how a particular sentence, chapter, scene or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text. (RL.2.5)

Students will provide an explanation of how the author’s point of view or purpose is conveyed in the text. (RL.2.6)

 Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Analyze the purpose of specific sentences, paragraphs, chapters, or sections on the overall structure and meaning. (RL.2.5)
  • 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)
  • Determine a central idea and how it is conveyed through particular details (RL.1.2)
Classroom Activities
  • Read & analyze the novel Iqbal by Francesco D’amo.
  • Analyze the text and the purpose of specific sentences, scenes, or stanzas and the effect on the overall structure & meaning
  • Close-read analyses for symbolism, metaphor, theme 
  • Determine the central idea and determine the details that support the text
  • Determine author’s POV and explain strategies used to convey POV or purpose
  • “Mindful” List for December Break
  • “The Gift of the Magi” Close-reading analysis 
Assignments Due
  • Any formative or summative assignments that students elect to remediate for their Q2 grades.
Additional Resources

  *Accommodations:          

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.