Quarter 4 Week 5 April 26 – 30, 2021

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level6th
Week #5
Unit of InstructionThe True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, discussions, vocabulary, spelling, Greek and Latin root words
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.Level 2

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.Level 2

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. Level 2

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.Level 3

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. Level 3

LAFS.6.RL.2.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.Level 2

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.Level 3

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.Level 3

LAFS.6.RL.4.10By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 68 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will read The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi.

My students will have a short quiz on Charlotte Doyle on Tuesday.

My students will discuss motivation, problem confrontation, author’s purpose, descriptive details.

My students will write a Quick Writes on Wednesday afternoon for a formative grade.

My students will learn the spelling and meanings of a list of vocabulary words and have a summative test on these words on Friday.

My students will pay attention and be courteous to other students and to the teacher.

Classroom Activities

Monday – Town Hall Meeting: discuss the weekend. Read and discuss vocabulary/spelling. There will be a summative test on Friday for spelling and one for vocabulary. We will read aloud our class novel, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi.

Tuesday – Review spelling and vocabulary words. Read aloud our class novel. Quiz on Charlotte Doyle.

Wednesday – Morning: independent reading. Afternoon: Quick Writes

Thursday – Review spelling and vocabulary words, reading questions and answers, read our class novel aloud. Please study for your tests tomorrow. 

Friday – Summative tests on spelling and vocabulary. Charlotte Doyle

Assignments Due

Vocabulary Words

  1. incomprehensible – doesn’t make sense, not able to be understood
  2. ceaseless – without stopping
  3. moored – roped to the dock
  4. chastened – scolded
  5. indifferent – doesn’t care
  6. garb – clothes
  7. chiseled – a man’s face that is not chubby and shows the angles of his bone structure
  8. curtly – rudely
  9. scornfully – with anger in his/her voice
  10. doffed – take off
Additional Resources

Greek and Latin root words

  1. Duo – two
  2. Kilo – thousand
  3. Poly – many
  4. Aud – hear
  5. Extra – beyond
  6. Meter – measure
  7. Post – after
  8. Cent – hundred
  9. Geo – earth
  10. Non – not
  11. Scope – see
  12. Contra – against
  13. Gram – write
  14. Para – beside
  15. Scrib – write
  16. Dia – across
  17. Hemi – half
  18. Per – through
  19. Struct – build
  20. Dict – say
  21. Ject – throw
  22. Photos – light 
  23. Tri – three
  24. Forney – beautiful