Here is what we are working on this week:
|ELAGSE6RL4: 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.
ELAGSE6RI4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
ELAGSE6RI8: 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
ELAGSE6RI9: Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).
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
MONDAY 2/5 Students completed their daily warm up and received their Unit 2 vocabulary terms and Monday’s vocabulary exercise. Afterwards, students took their Q3 summative assessment #2 over Figurative Language. Here is the link to Quizlet to help you study Unit 2 vocabulary.
Monday’s Daily Warm-up Week 2_6-vvsvii
TUESDAY 2/6 Minute to Win It Debate Activity; Students will be given a random topic to debate with one of their peers. Afterwards, students will begin reading the article, “Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid?’ Students will read two opposing arguments, analyzing the reasons and evidence on each side.
-Complete Smart Phones Article analyzation sheet-Worth 25 points
Junior Scholastic Are Smart Phones making us Stupid Analyze Author’s Claim-2e4mzlh
Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid-1rpm0yw
WEDNESDAY 2/7 Debate Activity: Students will placed in groups for a debate that will take place at the end of the week. They will begin by reading the article, “Should College Athletes be Paid?” They will read two opposing arguments, analyzing the reasons and evidence on each side and then use that information to create a debate
-Complete College Athlete worksheet -Worth 25 points
Junior Scholastic Whats your Opinion College Athlete debate sheet-2lij35e
Should College Athletes Be Paid Article-1dqm7uq
Should College Athletes Be Paid Video Clip
THURSDAY 2/8 Students will continue working in groups to prepare for Friday’s debate. Graphic organizers from this week will be collected and graded. There are 3 organizers worth 25 points a piece. Your participation in the debate on Friday is also worth 25 points.
HOMEWORK: Study for unit 2 vocabulary quiz on Friday
Figurative Language Summative Remediation and Re-take Information
-Complete Remediation Sheet and Quizizz (See Below) to take Figurative Language Test Due Monday (2/12)
go to https://join.quizizz.com and enter the game code: 275297
–Figurative Language/ Poetry Terms Quizlet (Corrected Version)
FRIDAY 2/9 Students will take their unit 2 vocabulary quiz (formative). Afterwards, they will present their arguments and be graded based on a rubric.
Daily Warm-Ups for Week 2