Week of December 12

This Week in 6th ELA

Text: “President Cleveland, Where Are You?” (textbook, pg. 234 – 246)

Scholars read to comprehend and analyze a text, paying special attention to how authors use the written word to communicate to readers about character traits and plot development.  Our key areas of focus are: vocabulary acquisition (using context clues to understand the meaning of new words), plot development (how an author uses a series of events to move a story along), and understanding how cultural and historical settings can have an impact on a story.

Please read on to review this week’s common core state standards and each day’s lesson plan for learning and instruction.

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Common Core State Standards:

RL 5 – Analyze how a particular sentence fits into the structure of a text and contributes to the development of the setting

L 4a – Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

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.

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

W 4 – Produce clear and coherent writing appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience



ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Monday, December 12

I can cite evidence to support analysis and inferences.
I can use context clues to help me understand new vocabulary.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Quickwrite – What would you do for your family? (pg 234)
  2. Vocabulary Study
    • Scholars preview the selection vocabulary
    • allot, skirmish, contempt, obsess, incredulous, divulge, stalemate
  3. Set a purpose for reading (modified from pg 85 Resource Manager)
    • Create a Character Analysis Chart
    • Analyze character traits, conflicts, and choices while reading
  4. Reading and Responding
    • Reading “President Cleveland, Where Are You?” (pg 236 – 238)
    • Complete ‘Reading Check’ worksheet, to monitor comprehension
    • Fill in Character Analysis Chart, while reading
  5. Discussion:
    • Cultural and Historical Setting
    • Plot Elements
  6. Tidy Up / Put Away Books and Materials
  7. Launch with Affirmations

Key Vocabulary: analyze, infer, character traits, allot, skirmish


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Tuesday, December 13

I can cite evidence to support analysis and inferences.
I can use context clues to help me understand new vocabulary.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Learning Agenda:                        

  1. Do Now: Vocabulary Notes (in notebooks)
    Define – inference, character traits, conclusion
  2. Reading and Responding
    • Reading “President Cleveland, Where Are You?” (pg 239 – 240)
    • Complete ‘Reading Check’ worksheet, to monitor comprehension
    • Fill in Character Analysis Chart, while reading
  3. Discussion:
    • Cultural and Historical Setting
    • Plot Elements
  4. Tidy Up / Put Away Books and Materials
  5. Launch with Affirmations

Key Vocabulary: analyze, infer, character traits, contempt

Homework: Reading Comprehension / Context Clues


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Wednesday, December 14

I can cite evidence to support analysis and inferences.
I can use context clues to help me understand new vocabulary.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Learning Agenda:                        

  1. Do Now: Vocabulary Notes (in notebooks)
    Define – analyze, sacrifice, suggest
  2. Reading and Responding
    • Reading “President Cleveland, Where Are You?” (pg 241 – 243)
    • Complete ‘Reading Check’ worksheet, to monitor comprehension
    • Fill in Character Analysis Chart, while reading
  3. Discussion:
    • Cultural and Historical Setting
    • Plot Elements
  4. Tidy Up / Put Away Books and Materials
  5. Launch with Affirmations

Key Vocabulary: analyze, infer, character traits, obsess, incredulous


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Thursday, December 15

I can cite evidence to support analysis and inferences.
I can use context clues to help me understand new vocabulary.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Learning Agenda:                        

  1. Do Now: Vocabulary Notes (in notebooks)
    Define – priorities, hardship, relative prosperity
  2. Reading and Responding
    • Reading “President Cleveland, Where Are You?” (pg 244 – 246)
    • Complete ‘Reading Check’ worksheet, to monitor comprehension
    • Fill in Character Analysis Chart, while reading
  3. Discussion:
    • Cultural and Historical Setting
    • Plot Elements
  4. Tidy Up / Put Away Books and Materials
  5. Launch with Affirmations

Key Vocabulary: analyze, infer, character traits, divulge, stalemate

Homework: Reading Comprehension / Context Clues


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Friday, December 16

I can analyze and describe how an author develops characters and plot.
I can write clear and developed responses to propmts.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Gist Summary
  2. “Question Support: Text Analysis”
    • Make Inferences – Jerry’s character traits
    • Connect – making a sacrifice
    • Draw Conclusions – Jerry’s feelings about Armand (text based response)
    • Analyze Cultural and Historical Settings – priorities and decisions, in context of the setting
  3. Tidy Up / Put Away Books and Materials
  4. Launch with Affirmations

Key Vocabulary: inference, conclusions, analyze, character traits, sacrifice, suggest, priorities, hardship, relative prosperity


 

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