Q3 W2: 1/14-1/18

TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #1/14-1/18
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

Learning Target

 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)

Learning Criteria

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
  • Review of biography, autobiography & memoir: “Chief Wilma Mankiller”
  • Close-Reading of a biography & autobiography: “Chief Wilma Mankiller” & “Every Day is a New Day”
  • Graphic Organizer: biography/memoir “Colin Powell”
  • Introduction to Informative Essays: central idea & supporting details, cause & effect, text structure/features, text evidence, and domain specific vocabulary
  • Comprehension Test: Text sets “It Worked For Me” & “Colin Powell: Military Leader & Analyzing the Text Q’s 1-5 pg. 268 1, 3, 5
Assignments Due
  • Close Reader pages 87-96: “Chief Wilma Mankiller” & “Every Day is a New Day” (Due by 1/14)
  • Colin Powell biography/memoir graphic organizer (Due by 1/15)
  • “Colin Powell” Comprehension Test (Due by 1/16)
Additional Resources

Extension Activity

Write your own memoir!



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.