Q3 W1: 1/7-1/11

TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #1/7-1/11
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Informative Writing
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RI.1.3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.

LAFS.6.RI.3.9: Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another.

LAFS.6. W.2.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will provide detailed analysis of how a key individual, event or idea is introduced, illustrated and elaborated in a text. (RI.1.3)

Students will provide a comparison and contrast of one author’s presentation of events with that of another. (RI.3.9)

Students will:

  • Use details from the text to explain how an individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, or elaborated in the text. (RI.1.3)
  • Support what is directly stated in the text or to draw inferences. (RI.1.3)
  • Will analyze similarities and differences in how authors present ideas or events. (RI.3.9)
  • Use key details to explain how authors are similar or different in their approach. (RI.3.9)
Classroom Activities


  • New Year writing exercises (creating school/personal goals)
  • Introduction to biography, autobiography & memoir
  • “Colin Powell: Miltary Leader” & “It Worked for Me” in the Collections Text
  • Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement
  • CNN 10 Student News: Opinion Statements
Assignments Due

All due by 1/11

“It Worked For Me” Analyzing the Text pg. 259 Q’s 1-3 

“Colin Powell: Military Leader” Analyzing the Text pg. 266 Q’s 1-3

IXL AA.1, AA.2, CC.1, CC.2 

Additional Resources

Extension Activity

 Research important events and dates in Colin Powell’s life.  Create a timeline with pictures on PowerPoint or google slides and present to the class.



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.