Quarter 4 Week 3 April 12 – 16, 2021

TeacherDanielle Suhr
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level6th
Week #3
Unit of InstructionBud, not Buddy, Discussions, Theme, Central Idea, Greek and Latin root words
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.Level 3

LAFS.6.SL.1.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

LAFS.6.SL.1.1b Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

AFS.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 theplot 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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will understand and discuss implied information that isn’t directly stated in our novel.

Students will realize and discuss motives for the main character’s actions.

Students will do a quick writes to practice their writing skills.

Students will read for specific details in the story.

Students will learn and be tested on Greek and Latin Root Words.

Classroom Activities

Monday – Review Greek and Latin root words. We will have a summative test on these words on Friday. Please study these all week. Town Hall Meeting. Read and discuss Bud, Not Buddy. Possible quiz.

Tuesday – Read and discuss Bud, Not Buddy. Review Greek and Latin root words.

Wednesday – Morning: Independent reading. Afternoon: pp. 53-60 Florida Reading Ready

Thursday – Finish any work from the day before that wasn’t finished. Read and discuss Bud, Not Buddy. Review Greek and Latin root words.

Friday – Summative test on Greek and Latin root words. Unfinished work. Learning Games.


Assignments Due
  1. Watch all three videos on your own time. These might come up on the summative test on Friday.
  2. Study Greek and Latin root words for a summative test on Friday.
  3. Have a chapter book to read independently on Wednesday morning.
  4. Read 20 minutes per night before bedtime.
  5. Be on time and pay attention in class.
  6. Contribute to discussions, and answer the teacher’s questions.


Greek and Latin Root Words

  1. Anti – Against 
  2. Port  – carry
  3. Auto – self
  4. Pre – before 
  5. Bi – two
  6. Re – again
  7. Bio – life
  8. Sol – sun
  9. Circum – around
  10. Sub – under                                                                                                                                   
  11. Ex – out
  12. Syn – same
  13. Graph – write
  14. Tele – far away
  15. Inter – between
  16. Terra – land
  17. Multi – many
  18. Tract – pull
  19. Nym – name
  20. Trans – across
  21. Ology – study of
  22. Un – not
  23. Phone – sound
  24. Uni – one
Additional Resources

Books by Christopher Paul Curtis:

Bud, Not Buddy

The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963

Elijah of  Buxton

The Mighty Miss Malone

Bucking the Sarge

The Journey of Little Charlie

The Madman of Piney Woods

Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money

Mr. Chickee’s Messy Mission