Quarter 3 Week 5 February 22 – 26, 2021

TeacherDanielle Suhr
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #5
Unit of InstructionAuthor's purpose, vocabulary, reading class novel
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.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band
proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

My students will comprehend what they read. 

My students will read independently.

My students will read orally.

My students will learn vocabulary.

Classroom Activities

Monday – Greet students, go over vocabulary.


  1. Dead Man’s fingers – A part of the crab you don’t eat
  2. crack shells – part of cleaning a crab to eat
  3. small hammers and cracking pliers – tools used to clean a crab to eat
  4. swamp cabbage – the heart of a palm tree
  5. drifted – floated through the air
  6. barrel – an old fashioned wooden storage
  7. hibiscus – a brightly colored tropical flower, sometimes worn in the hair
  8. newcomers – those new to the group
  9. palmettos – a short, scrubby type of tree
  10. key lime pie – a pie made with key limes—mild limes originating in Key West, Florida.
  11. fronds – the leaves of a palmetto tree
  12. blushing – a reddish flush that comes over the face of a person who is slightly embarrassed

Tuesday – Reading and discussion

Wednesday – Bring your chapter book, read from our class novel

Thursday – Review vocabulary for summative test tomorrow

Friday – Summative test, Kahoot, discussion

Assignments Due
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