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6th Grade Reading Unit Details First Six Weeks

Unit 01: Exploring Literary Nonfiction and Poetry ( 6 weeks)


Comprehension: 6.Fig19 A, B, C, D, E, F Fluency: 6.1 A Vocabulary: 6.2 A, B, E Poetry: 6.4 A Nonfiction: 6.7 A

Sensory Language: 6.8 A Media Literacy: 6.13 A, B Reading/Writing Connection: 6.17 C Vocabulary: 6.2 A, B, E Teamwork: 6.28 A

Textbook Resources stories and page numbers refer to McDougall Littell s Bridges to Literature, Level I TEK(S) Addressed Textbook Resources

Word Study

C-Scope and Other Resources

1. 6.2 A 2. 6.2 B

1. Latin & Greek Roots 2. Context Clues/Multiple Meaning Words 3. Using resources to assist vocabulary development (dictionary, glossary, thesaurus)

C-Scope Word Study Overview Greek Word Study Online Game Common Roots, Affixes, Prefixes

3. 6.2 E

Vocabulary/Word Study section in the student Reader s Notebooks

Reading 1. 6.1 A 1. Fluency Read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension 2. Comprehension Skills y establish purpose for reading y use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand the author s message y make inferences and use textual evidence to support understanding y summarize, paraphrase, synthesize 3. Figurative Language/Literary Language and Devices y how it contributes to the meaning of a poem y identify how it is used in memoirs and personal Textbook Resources for C-Scope Exemplar Lesson 1 Exploring Poetry Poetry Overview p. 400 River Moon p. 26 Windy Nights p. 28 Winter Dark p. 30 The Falling Star p. 32 Genius p. 34 Dreams p. 36 Before the Game p. 243 Karate Kid p. 248 The Sidewalk Racer p. 252 Final Score p. 256 Harriet Tubman p. 278 The Hurricane p. 64 (related reading Hunting Hurricanes p. 56) Textbook Resources for C-Scope Exemplar Lesson 2 Connecting with Literary Nonfiction Nonfiction Overview - p. 396 From Childhood p. 106 Poetry/Figurative Language in Poetry internet resources: Poetry 4 Kids site Poetry Projects and Links site

2. 6.Fig19 A - F

Middleschool.net Poetry site

Figurative Language in Poetry site Scholastic s Poetry Engine

3. 6.4 A, 6.7 A, 6.8 A

Literary Nonfiction internet resources: Harriet Tubman Biography/Timeline and links (can use in conjunction with poem) Bill Cosby Biography

6th Grade Reading Unit Details

narratives; compare their characteristics with those of an autobiography I Am Rosa Parks p. 218 Helen Keller p. 348 Satchel Page p. 196 Rosa Parks Bus Henry Ford Museum Rosa Parks Biography with Video Clips Helen Keller Autobiography 4. 6.13 A, B 4. Media Literacy explain messages conveyed in various forms of media (ads, newspapers/magazines, web pages, commercials) and how various techniques influence others 5. Written response to literary or expository texts and provide evidence from text to demonstrate understanding (letters, journals, logs, emails, short answer, open-ended) Satchel Paige Biography Scholastic Nonfiction Memoir example Media Literary internet resources: Scholastic How Pictures and Slogans Persuade an Audience Ad Analysis Worksheet

5. 6.17 C

Unit 1 - Key Academic Vocabulary Memoir an account of one's personal life and experiences Hyperbole an intentionally exaggerated figure of speech for emphasis or effect Personification figurative language in which nonhuman things or abstractions are represented as having human qualities Idiom an expression that has a different meaning from the literal meaning of its individual words; cannot be translated literally Epitaph written in praise or reflecting the life of a deceased Autobiography the life story of a person as told by himself or herself Graphical Elements capital letters, line length ; also called the shape of the poem Unit 1 Vocabulary of Instruction Root Word Base Word Prefix Suffix Affix

Reader s Notebook (which contains Vocabulary/Word Study section) Fluency Simile Refrain Metaphor Graphical Element Personification Line Length Hyperbole Epitaph Alliteration Idiom


Context Clue


Pronunciation Memoir Personal Narrative Expository Text

Literary Nonfiction


6th Grade Reading Unit Details

Unit 1 Assessment Suggestions y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y Periodic review of Reader s Notebook entries (e.g., journal entries, reflections, summarizations) Periodic review of Vocabulary/Word Study section of Reader s Notebook (e.g., using words in complete and meaningful sentences, completing or creating analogies with words) Completion of vocabulary graphic organizers Participation in oral vocabulary review and/or vocabulary games Vocabulary quizzes Questions covering material read in class (utilize Revised Bloom s Taxonomy question stems) oral and/or written responses Comprehension activities (e.g., completion of plot charts, character trait analysis, outlining) using assigned and independently-selected reading materials Summarization and paraphrasing activities Oral reading fluency check Exit Slip activities Context Clues/Multiple Meaning words activities Dictionary skills activities Poetry analysis activities Figurative language activities Literary Nonfiction analysis and response Media Literacy responses