Extension Activity

  • Complete a plot diagram on the short story “The First Day of School”


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.

Remind Codes:

1st and 5th period:  @h2dfgg

3rd and 7th period:  @4ke2d3

4th and 8th period:  @7e8g3

TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #5
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Compare Author’s Choice
Standard(s) Taught

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.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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target


Students will provide a description of how the theme or central idea is conveyed through particular details. (RL.1.2)


Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases using the context of the text. (RL.2.4)

Students will provide a statement on the impact of a specific word choice on the meaning and tone of the overall text. (RL.2.4)


Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Determine theme and/or central idea
  • Summarize text without opinions or judgements
  • Use text to draw inferences
  • Use context clues to determine meaning or words/phrases
  • Determine figurative & connotative meanings
  • Analyze provided word choice on meaning, tone, and mood
Classroom Activities
  • Close read/discuss the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost


  • Vocabulary strategy: Denotation & Connotation
  • Theme & Central Idea
  • Inferences & Context Clues
  • Tone & Mood
  • Compare & Contrast Graphic Organizer
  • Introduce Collections online
  • Introduce ThinkCERCA
  • “The First Day of School” assessment
Assignments Due

No later than September 14

  • Analyzing Mood (collaborative work) *Due Sept 7
  • Compare & Contrast Graphic Organizer
  • “The First Day of School” assessment
  • Reading Logs due on Mondays. Parents must sign every week
Additional Resources

Nightly Reading Log due on Mondays.  Parents must sign every week.

Remind Codes:

1st and 5th period:  @h2dfgg

3rd and 7th period:  @4ke2d3

4th and 8th period:  @7e8g3