Here is what we are working on this week:
|ELAGSE6RI10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.ELAGSE6RI3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
ELAGSE6RL2: Determine a theme and/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.
ELAGSE6RL3: 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 towards a resolution
ELAGSE6RL5: Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to thedevelopment of the theme, setting, or plot.
ELAGSE6RL6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
ELAGSE6SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
- 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.
- Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
ELAGSE6SL4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
ELAGSE6L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
TUESDAY – Today we finished reading “Touching Spirit Bear.” Students completed their study guides and we went over them as a class. Students were also given class time to complete their Spirit Squares and we played a Jeopardy review game.
HOMEWORK ; Study for quiz and complete Spirit Squares
WEDNESDAY – Spirit Squares are due at the beginning of class today!! No late work will be accepted. Students are taking their final TSB quiz over chapters 23 – 28. If time permits, we will begin our next unit over biographies and autobiographies.
THURSDAY – Students will read a biography, “Matthew Henson at the Top of the World” by Jim Haskins on pg. 766 in the text. Afterwards, they will read “Over the Top of the World” pg. 781. They will compare the two text and answer the comprehension questions.
FRIDAY – Students will read an autobiography from “The Story of My Life- Helen Keller” pg. 786 in the text. Afterwards, they will read “Letter to Miss Keller” from Franklin D. Roosevelt pg. 792 in the text. They will compare the two texts and answer the comprehension questions