Q1W04 – September 21-25

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TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #4
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.

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

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
  • iReady Diagnostic
  • IXL T.2 – Positive & Negative Connotation
  • Ready Florida workbook (Unit 2)
  • Work with various reading & writing strategies
  • Close read/discuss “The First Day of School”
  • Determine theme and analyze text “The First Day of School”
  • Vocabulary strategy: Denotation, connotation, inference, tone, mood
Assignments Due

Frayer Vocabulary for “The First Day of School” Due 9/18

“The First Day of School” comprehension questions Due by 9/25

“The First Day of School” quiz Due by 9/25

“The First Day of School” assessment Due by 9/25

IXL T.2 Due by 9/27

Additional Resources

Extension Activity

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

Additional Resources


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:  @a9khe7

3rd and 7th period:  @kf88227

4th and 8th period:  @ck987ec