Quarter 2 Week 5 December 7 – 11, 2020

 

6th grade schedule Forney 12-7

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #5
Unit of InstructionEssay Writing, Vocabulary, Reading Class Novel, Independent Reading
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RL.1.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

LAFS.6.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or 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.1.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

LAFS.6.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

LAFS.6.RL.2.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

LAFS.6.RL.2.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

LAFS.6.RL.3.7 Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

LAFS.6.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will write an autobiographical essay. This should be at least 5 paragraphs.
My students will proofread and spellcheck their essays and turn them in on Friday.
My students will type their essays in 16 point font and share it with me from Word 365.
My students will send their essays to:  mjforney@volusia,k12.fl.us.
My students will learn 12 new Vocabulary Words:

axle -a rod passing through the center of two wheels

tripod – a three-legged stand that supports a large cooking pot over a fire

ford – crossing a river or stream at the shallowest place

porcelain – a white, translucent (light can shine through it) china used to make dinner plates and dolls

venison – meat from a deer

linseed oil – oil made from the seeds of the flax plant

buttermilk – the slightly sour liquid that is left after butter has been churned

pusher – a young man who worked on a wagon train, pushed wagons when they got stuck, and answered to the wagon train captain.

messenger – young boys who worked on a wagon train taking messages from wagon to wagon. They also answered to the wagon train captain.  

Vittles – an old expression for cooked food    

Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1942 the Japanese staged a surprise attack on the US Navy based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. There resulted terrible loss of life and many ships.  

Infamy – an evil or wicked act whose memory lingers on and on

My students will work on Edgenuity Reading for 1 hour during the week.
My students will read independently and on Wednesday morning in class.

Classroom Activities

My students will write an autobiographical essay. This should be at least 5 paragraphs.
My students will proofread and spellcheck their essays and turn them in on Friday.
My students will type their essays in 16 point font and share it with me from Word 365.
My students will send their essays to:  mjforney@volusia,k12.fl.us.
My students will learn 12 new Vocabulary Words:

axle -a rod passing through the center of two wheels

tripod – a three-legged stand that supports a large cooking pot over a fire

ford – crossing a river or stream at the shallowest place

porcelain – a white, translucent (light can shine through it) china used to make dinner plates and dolls

venison – meat from a deer

linseed oil – oil made from the seeds of the flax plant

buttermilk – the slightly sour liquid that is left after butter has been churned

pusher – a young man who worked on a wagon train, pushed wagons when they got stuck, and answered to the wagon train captain.

messenger – young boys who worked on a wagon train taking messages from wagon to wagon. They also answered to the wagon train captain.  

Vittles – an old expression for cooked food    

Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1942 the Japanese staged a surprise attack on the US Navy based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. There resulted terrible loss of life and many ships.  

Infamy – an evil or wicked act whose memory lingers on and on

My students will work on Edgenuity Reading for 1 hour during the week.
My students will read independently and on Wednesday morning in class.

Assignments Due

See list at top of page.

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