Quarter 2 Week 9 January 18 – 22, 2021

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #9
Unit of InstructionTechnical, Connotative, and Figurative Language, reading a novel, vocabulary
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 detailsprovide 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 informative essay using the book, The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. They will use situation in the book to prove the text. Students should type their final draft in 12 point font using Word 365. They should send me their essays to: mjforney@volusia.k12.fl.us

Topics to choose from:

  1. Teddy went through many hardships on her journey in the wilderness on her own.

2. Mrs. Melman was a wonderful friend and teacher to Teddy throughout the book.

3. Daniel and Teddy started their friendship out on a rocky road, but they made up for it by supporting each other.

4. On her trip alone through the wilderness of Florida, Teddy Bodain learned to stand up for herself. 

Essay Rubric for Informational Writing

  1. Type a rough draft on WORD 365 (V Portal).
  2. Use 12 point font.
  3. Indent each paragraph.
  4. Write an introduction about your prompt.
  5. Write 3-4 paragraphs in the middle of the informative essay with examples from the book The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain. Give SPECIFIC DETAILS.
  6. You can quote from the book. The punctuation looks like this: Teddy missed Ethelbert and was worried that he had been lost for weeks. The night she found him under the wagon, she was overjoyed. “I was so surprised, I almost called out his name. My sweet Ethel was guarding our wagon, waiting for me to come home. He found me for the second time. His whimpers turned from pitiful to joyful.” You don’t have to name the page number every time.
  7. You can paraphrase from the book. You already know that paraphrasing means to put the ideas in your own words. Paraphrasing and its punctuation look like this: Teddy and Ethelbert had a joyful reunion under the wagon.
  8. Write a conclusion. DON’T FORGET THIS. What is the most important thing you can say about the prompt? Say it here in the conclusion.
  9. Turn all quotes and paraphrasing YELLOW (highlight it).
  10. Read your rough draft out loud to 2 other people. Listen for mistakes. Fix them.
  11. Spellcheck for spelling errors.
  12. Send your rough draft to Dr. Forney at: mjforney@volusia.k12.fl.us and only that address.
  13. Your rough draft is due by Monday, January 25.
  14. If you don’t follow directions you will have to start over.
  15. Good luck, everyone. I think you can do a great job because you are amazing students. I believe in you. Please show me–prove to me–that you can produce 7th grade writing. Don’t let me down.

My students will correct all spelling errors BEFORE they turn their essay in to me. 

Students will correct and revise their essays after I have looked at them.

Students will watch all videos on their own time. 

Classroom Activities

Monday – Students will plan their essays and begin their rough drafts.

Tuesday – Students will write their essays.

Wednesday – Students will write their essays.

Thursday – Students will write and turn in their essays.

Friday – Students will write and turn in their essays.

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