Quarter 3 Week 6 March 1 – 5, 2021

TeacherDanielle Suhr
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #6
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.4.10By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 68 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Monday – Read Holes, review vocabulary words, discuss

Tuesday – pp. 82-84 iReady, short writing lesson, read Holes.

Wednesday – morning – read chapter book    after lunch – Holes.

Thursday – pp.85-90 iReady, short writing lesson, 

Friday – Vocabulary Test, Kahoot

Classroom Activities


  1. life vest – a man-made flotation device
  2. writhing – twisting and squirming
  3. cypress knees – the cone-shaped growths on the base of a bald cypress.
  4. silhouette – the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light
  5. sheltered – protected or shielded from something harmful, especially bad weather
  6. shivering – continued shaking of the body
  7. lantern – a lamp with a transparent case protecting the flame or electric bulb, and typically having a handle by which it can be carried or hung
  8. gratitude – thankfulness and appreciation
  9. exhausted – extremely tired
  10. wailing siren –  If something such as a siren or an alarm wails, it makes a long, loud, high-pitched sound
  11. blaze of light – a brilliant flash of light
  12. cut the circulation off – to impair blood flow
  13. chipmunks – a burrowing ground squirrel with cheek pouches and light and dark stripes running down the body like Chip ‘n Dale, the cartoon characters
  14. smoked mullet – mullet fish that are grilled for a long time over a low, smoky fire
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