Q4 W7: 5/6-5/10

TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #5/6-5/10
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Compare Themes Across Different Genres
Standard(s) Taught

Focus Standards


LAFS.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms or their approaches to similar themes.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target:


Students will provide a comparison and contrast of texts in different forms or genres (myths, fantasies, poems and plays) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.


Learning Criteria

Students will:       


  • Show how themes compare and contrast between myths and poems.
  • Compare and contrast themes in different genres of texts (myths and plays)


Classroom Activities

Classroom Activities

  • Introduction to Elizabethan England
  • Introduction to the Life and Times of William Shakespeare
  • “Pun” activity
  • Write a Shakespearean Sonnet!
  • Read Act 1, Scenes 1-3
Assignments Due

Assignments Due:


  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Guided Reading Packet Act 1, Scenes 1-3
  • Rough & Final Copy of Shakespearean Sonnet



Additional Resources

Additional Resources:


Brain Teasers, Greek & Latin Root Words/Vocab Practice



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