Q1W07 – October 12 – October 16

Pets text set

Views on Zoos


TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #7
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Argument
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RI.3.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target

Students will trace an argument and specific claims in a text. (RI.3.8)

Students will evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text. (RI.3.8)

Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Trace or evaluate the argument or claims in a section of the text and/or throughout their research
  • Distinguishing arguments or claims that are supported with evidence from those that are not.
Classroom Activities
  • Close read/discuss & analyze text: “Wild Animals Aren’t Pets” and “Let People Own Exotic Animals” **attached for your convenience**
  • Tech Tuesday: iReady and IXL ***ALL students MUST have wired earbuds/headphones*** IXL lessons C.2 & JJ.1
  • Close read/analyze “Views on Zoos”  **attached for your convenience**
  • Writing Skills: Practice text mapping, flip the prompt, and outlining argumentative tasks
  • Analyzing arguments
Assignments Due

iReady weekly grade due on October 18

IXL due on October 14

Comprehension questions on “Wild Animals Aren’t Pets” and “Let People Own Exotic Animals” due by October 16

Additional Resources

Extension Activity

Compose a list of argument speech topics                                     


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.

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4th and 8th period:  @ck987ec