W3,Q1 – 09/14/2020 Innovative Adv ELA

TeacherHaley Taylor
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6th
Week #3
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

Zoom Sessions

All students must login to Zoom at the beginning of class.

Edgenuity Lessons

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Connecting to Text and Character Traits
  • Ordering Events in a Personal Narrative
  • Complete Characterization and Comparison (Instructions are Live)
  • IReady Diagnostic
Assignments Due
  • IReady Diagnostic
  • Edgenuity Quizzes (2)
  • Characterization and Comparison Discussion
Additional Resources
  • Edgenuity
  • Checklist Found on Science Classroom Connect Page
  • Zoom Meeting
  • ELA Zoom Meeting Information: You MUST sign in using your first and last name. Zoom links and codes are sent through email and Remind.

If there are questions or concerns, please contact me through my e-mail, taylorh@ivyhawnschool.org, or my Remind.