Q1W06 – October 5-9

Voice Freedom text set

TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #6
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Comparing Authors’ Choices
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)

Students will compare and contrast texts in different forms in terms of their approaches to similar topics (RL.3.9)

Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Describe how theme is conveyed in text details
  • Use text to determine words/phrases meaning & impact
  • Use text to draw inferences & understand tone and mood
Classroom Activities
  • Edgenuity practice & iReady lesson
  • Ready Florida workbook (Unit 2)
  • Work with various reading & writing strategies
  • Reviewing VCS Baseline Writing Prompt
  • Determine the meaning of figurative language and analyze poems “A Voice” and “Words Like Freedom” (attached for your convenience) 
  • Vocabulary strategy: Figurative language, inference, tone, annotation, author’s perspective
Assignments Due

VCS Baseline Writing revamp Due by 10/7

Ready Florida workbook Lesson 5 Due by 10/7

Ready Florida workbook Lesson 6 Due by 10/9

“A Voice” and “Words Like Freedom” comprehension questions (attached for your convenience) Due by 10/9

“A Voice” and “Words Like Freedom” quiz Due by 10/9

Additional Resources

Extension Activity

  • Compare & contrast texts in different forms in terms of their approaches to similar topics                                   

 *Accommodations:          

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