Week of November 21

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ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Tuesday, November 22

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

I Can describe and analyze character development and point of view.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Key Questions: How are characters created? How do we know what we know about a character?

Assessment of Learning: Text Analysis “Anastasia Krupnik”

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Review Notes
    • What is point of view?
      What are the two types of point of view that we have studied?
    • What is characterization? What are character traits?
  2. Quick Discussion (point of view/characterization)
  3. Analysis of Text: “Anastasia Krupnik” pg. 197 –IP
    • Scholars work independently to respond to items (quiz score)
  4. Lesson Closure: Rate understanding
  5. Launch with Affirmations / Prepare for Dismissal

Differentiation: whole-class review, ‘may-do’ choice board

Key Vocabulary: point of view (1st person, 3rd person), character traits, characterization

Homework:   No homework this week.  Happy Thanksgiving!!

Reminders:  Student Led Conferences are on Thursday (Dec 1) and Friday (Dec 2).  See you there!!!

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Tuesday, November 22

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

I Can describe and analyze character development and point of view.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply

Key Questions: Who is telling the story? How do we know what we know about a character?

Assessment of Learning: Observation and Discussion

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Quick-Write Journal Entry (pg 220) -GP, BB/H
    • Describe a story that is meaningful to you. Think of stories told to you by family members.
    • What makes this story meaningful?
  2. New Interactive Readers (introduction) -GP
    • What is this book? –It is a companion to our class textbook
    • How will we use it? – We will use this resource to help us improve skills in reading, writing, and thinking.
    • Interactive Readers will remain in class for the most part, and will sometimes replace the need for class notebooks/folders.
  3. Using a New Resource: -GP
    • Follow instructions to transfer the “Do Now” writing into the Interactive Reader, pg 86, 88 (adapted), or 96 (ELL)
  4. Getting to know your Interactive Reader -GP
    • Interactive Reader Scavenger Hunt / Discussion
  5. Lesson Closure: Q and A – GP
    • What questions do you have about this new resource?
  6. Launch with Affirmations / Prepare for Dismissal

Differentiation: Interactive Readers are designed to meet the needs of a variety of learning styles and abilities.

Key Vocabulary: resource, journal, interactive

Homework:   No homework this week.  Happy Thanksgiving!!

Reminders:  Student Led Conferences are on Thursday (Dec 1) and Friday (Dec 2).  See you there!!!


 

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Week of November 14

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ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Monday, November 14

CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

I Can…
effectively analyze narrative and informational texts.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

Key Questions: What techniques do authors use when writing narrative and informational texts?

Assessment of Learning: 6th Grade Interim 1 Assessment

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Interim Prep (pencils, test booklet, answer sheet) – GP
  2. 6th Grade Interim 1 (Day 4) –GP, IP
    • Respond to multiple-choice questions – IP
    • Complete written responses – IP
  3. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: whole-class guided reading, where needed (scaffolding), ‘may-do’ choice board

Key Vocabulary: informational text terms, fiction terms

 


ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Tuesday, November 15

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

I Can describe and analyze character development and point of view.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor:

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Key Questions: Who is telling the story? What is the point of view?

Assessment of Learning: complete, correct notes / participation in class discussion

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Academic Vocabulary Preview – IP, GP
    • Resource: Academic Vocab Notes
    • Whole-Class Review
  2. Text Analysis Workshop – Point of View (pg 192) –GP
    • Scholars complete note-taking worksheet during whole-class instruction
    • Resource: Text Analysis Workshop Note-Taking Part 1
  3. Lesson Closure: Rate your understanding
  4. Launch with Affirmations / Prepare for Dismissal

Differentiation: turn and talk/pair-share, partners (or whole class instruction) option, ‘may-do’ choice board

Key Vocabulary: point of view, first person point of view, third person point of view, narrator

Homework: Reading Comprehension / Point of View

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Wednesday, November 16

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

I Can describe and analyze character development and point of view.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Key Questions: Who is telling the story? What is the point of view?

Assessment of Learning: complete, correct notes / participation in class discussion

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Additional Academic Vocabulary – IP, GP
    • Resource: Additional Academic Vocab Notes
    • Whole-Class review of vocabulary
  2. Close Read (pg 192-193) First and Third Person –DI,GP
    • Think Aloud and record responses
    • Close Read questions, page 193, with response recorder
    • Resource: Text Analysis Workshop
  3. Lesson Closure: Rate Understanding
  4. Launch with Affirmations / Prepare for Dismissal

Differentiation: whole-class instruction option, ‘may-do’ choice board

Key Vocabulary: point of view, first person point of view, third person point of view, narrator

Homework: Review Unit Vocabulary and Concepts (Notes)

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Thursday, November 17

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

I Can describe and analyze character development and point of view.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Key Questions: How are characters created? How do we know what we know about a character?

Assessment of Learning: complete, correct notes / participation in class discussion

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Character Traits Bubble Map –GP, IP, BB/H
    • Scholars create and then share their own bubble maps
  2. Text Analysis Workshop – Characters (pg 194) –GP
    • Scholars complete note-taking worksheet during whole-class instruction (or partner work)
    • Resource: Text Analysis Workshop Note-Taking Part 2
  3. Lesson Closure: Rate Understanding
  4. Launch with Affirmations / Prepare for Dismissal

Differentiation: turn and talk/pair-share, partners (or whole class instruction) option, ‘may-do’ choice board

Key Vocabulary: character traits, characterization

Homework: Reading Comprehension / Characterization

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Friday, November 18

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

I Can describe and analyze character development and point of view.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Key Questions: How are characters created? How do we know what we know about a character?

Assessment of Learning: Text Analysis “Anastasia Krupnik”

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Point of View and Characterization Review
    • Define Point of View
      • Define 1st Person Point of View
      • Define 3rd Person Point of View
    • Define Character Traits
    • Define Characterization
  2. Review “Do Now” responses – GP
  3. Analysis of Text: “Anastasia Krupnik” pg. 197 –IP
    • Scholars work independently to respond to items (quiz score)
  4. Lesson Closure: Rate understanding
  5. Launch with Affirmations / Prepare for Dismissal

Differentiation: whole-class review, ‘may-do’ choice board

Key Vocabulary: point of view (1st person, 3rd person), character traits, characterization

ALL Reading Comprehension Homework for the week is due today.

 


 

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Week of November 7

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ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Monday, November 7

CCSS:
RI 7 – Integrate information presented in different media or formats to develop a coherent understanding of a topic

RI 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

I Can… identify and analyze persuasive writing techniques.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

Key Question: How do authors use Persuasive writing techniques to build an argument?

Assessment of Learning: effective note-taking, correct information in notes

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Vocabulary Notes – IP
  2. Page 938 – The Power of Persuasion –GP
    • Scholars work in pairs to read pg. 938, and complete the note-taking activity.

Differentiation:

  • opportunity to work whole-class for those who need assistance
  • “may do” choice board if finished early

Key Vocabulary: Claim, argument, supporting details, reasons, evidence

Homework:
Reading Log- Two entries due by Thursday (no school this Friday, Nov. 11)
Vocabulary Review- review vocabulary online (Quizlet)

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Tuesday, November 8

CCSS:
RI 7 – Integrate information presented in different media or formats to develop a coherent understanding of a topic

RI 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

I Can… show what I know about informational texts.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

Key Question: What techniques do authors use when writing informational texts?

Assessment of Learning: 6th Grade Interim 1 Assessment

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Vocabulary Notes – IP
  2. 6th Grade Interim 1 (Day 1)
    Part 1: Reading

    • Read (whole class) “Driven to Distraction” –GP
    • Respond to multiple-choice questions – IP
    • Complete written response – IP
  3. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: reading (whole-class)

Key Vocabulary: informational text terms, fiction terms

Homework:
Reading Log- Two entries due by Thursday (no school this Friday, Nov. 11)
Vocabulary Review- review vocabulary online (Quizlet)

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Wednesday, November 9

CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


I Can…
effectively analyze narrative and informational texts.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

Key Questions: What techniques do authors use when writing narrative and informational texts?

Assessment of Learning: 6th Grade Interim 1 Assessment

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Interim Prep (pencils, test booklet, answer sheet) – GP
  2. 6th Grade Interim 1 (Day 2) –GP, IP
    Part 1: Reading

    • Read (whole class, guided) “The Secret Among the Stones” –GP
    • Respond to multiple-choice questions – IP
    • Complete written response – IP
  3. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: whole-class guided reading (scaffolding)

Key Vocabulary: informational text terms, fiction terms

Homework:
Reading Log – 2 entries due Thursday (tomorrow)

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Thursday, November 10

CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


I Can…
effectively analyze narrative and informational texts.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

Key Questions: What techniques do authors use when writing narrative and informational texts?

Assessment of Learning: 6th Grade Interim 1 Assessment

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Interim Prep (pencils, test booklet, answer sheet) – GP
  2. 6th Grade Interim 1 (Day 3) –GP, IP

Part 2: Writing and Research

  • Respond to multiple-choice questions – IP
  • Complete written response – IP
  1. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: whole-class guided reading, where needed (scaffolding)

Key Vocabulary: informational text terms, fiction terms

 

Note: No school tomorrow.  Have a great weekend!


 

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