Q2 W4: 11/5-11/9



TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #11/5-11/9
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Structure in Informational Text
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RI.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.RI.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.RI.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. (RI.1.2)

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

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

Classroom Activities
  • Read & analyze the short stories “Fears and Phobias,” “In the Spotlight,” and “Wired for Fear.”
  • Analyze the text and the purpose of specific sentences, scenes, or stanzas and the effect on the overall structure & meaning
  • Determine the central idea and determine the details
  • Determine author’s POV and explain strategies used to convey POV or purpose
  • Ready Reading Lesson 5: Citing Evidence to Make Inferences
  • Close Reader: Face Your Fears pg. 9-12
  • PowerPoint project on Fears/Phobias. Students will work in pairs, choose a fear or phobia, research the needed information, create a PowerPoint in class, and present their research.  Instructions and rubric attached.


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.

Assignments Due

Due by Friday, November 9

  • Analyzing the text pg 48, 56, & 62
  • Ready Reading 
  • Summary Writing Activity pg 48
  • Multimedia Partner Presentation on Fears/Phobias
Additional Resources
  • As a class, we will begin reading our class novel, Iqbal, by Francisco D’Amo.  We are planning to begin this novel study on November 13.  


  • Semester 1 Book Project Due December 7:  Students will be given a choice of projects to complete and present to the class based on their most recent book.  This will be a summative grade.  The formative grades are the “SeeSaw” posts on their individual novels.  This will be done AT HOME.