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6th Grade Reading Lesson Plans

 

 

6th

Grade

                     Reading‚Äč

 

Feb. 26-March 2, 2018

Monday:  voc. #10  root:  chrom= color

allusion, myth, mood, monochrome, irony chronological, diction, chromosome, tone

Read “from Black Ships Before Troy: – the story of the Iliad” pg. 615 (Pearson text)

Tuesday:  Read Medusa’s Head pg. 364

Wednesday:  Read Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head pg. 360 (Do reading check and response/analysis pg. 364)

Quiz

Thursday: 

divide class into 4 groups (Midas and the Golden Touch, Persephone and Hades, The Trojan Horse, Perseus and Medusa)

Each group will read their assigned selection/ practice script

Friday:  voc. test #10

Each group will do one final read through/rehearsal...the groups will perform their scripts for the class.

 

Feb. 19-23, 2018

Monday:  NO SCHOOL (Staff development day)

Tuesday:  Read “Baucis & Philemon” pg. 257/ quiz

Wednesday:  Read Medusa’s Head” pg. 350

Thursday:  Read Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head pg. 360 (Compare contrast yesterday’s selection to today’s graphic story selection) Quiz

Friday:  Read the myth of Icarus and Daedlus  / Creative writing:  obituary for Icarus

                                                                                                         Job application for Daedlus

                                                                                                        Newspaper article covering the death of Icarus

         

Feb. 12-16, 2018

Monday:  Share student sequels from Friday. (Discuss conflicts/resolutions of conflicts, etc.)

Tuesday:  Read “A Glory Over Everything” pg. 468 (Quiz)

Wednesday: Read “All Aboard with Thomas Garrett” pg. 483 and from The Harriet Tubman Series pg. 489

(test practice pg. 493)

Thursday:  Read “Mysterious Mr. Lincoln

 pg. 545 and Lincoln’s Humor pg. 553 (test practice pg. 554)

Friday:  Collection 5 skills review pg. 524-533

 

 

Feb. 5-9, 2018

Monday:  voc. #9    Roots: cide = to kill

grimace, gruffly, immobilized, muffle, persnickety, premature, resighned self-consciously, vulnerability, homicide

Read pgs. 184-194 (reading guide)

Tuesday: Read pgs. 194-204 (sequencing page) partners

Wednesday:  Read pgs. 205-217 (quiz)

Thursday: Read pgs. 218-234 (review for voc. test)

Friday:  AR test over novel

              voc. test #9

               sequel

 

Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018

Monday:  voc. #8 roots: bio = life    chron = time

caress, compassion, condescending, crescendo, biography, chronological, despicable, despondently, synchronize, furrowed

Begin ch. 7 read pgs. 119-130 (4 Q & A)

Tuesday:  read pgs. 130-144  (ch. 7 quiz)

Wednesday:  Begin ch. 8 pgs. 145-164 (illus. blocks)

Thursday:  pages 165-174 (reading guide)

Friday:  voc. test #8 

read pgs. 175-183 (symbolism)

 

Jan. 22-26, 2018

Monday:  ACT Aspire Interim III reading test (computer lab)

Tuesday:  voc. #7:  root: auto = self

autonomy, insolently, intermingle, nattily, patronize, reprimand, sulk vanity vex, wizened

read ch. 5 pgs. 87-98 (quiz)

Wednesday:  Begin ch. 6 pgs. 99-110 (reading guide)

Thursday:  Complete ch. 6 pgs. 110-118 (team read...character quotes/insights)

Friday:  voc. test #7

ch. 1-6 art mural

 

 

Jan.15-19, 2018

Monday:  No school: Staff Development Day

Tuesday:  Complete ch. 3 pgs. 51-58 (ch. 3 quiz)

Wednesday:  Begin ch. 4 pgs. 59-67) reading guide

Thursday:  Continue ch. 4 pgs. 67-81 (5 Q & A)

Friday:  Complete ch. 4 pgs. 81-86 (ch. 4 quiz)

              Reading log over ch. 1-4

Jan. 8-12, 2018

Monday:  voc. list #6/ background on author

Begin ch. 1 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pgs. 3-13

Tuesday:  Complete ch. 1 pgs. 13-27 (quiz ch. 1)

Wednesday:  Read ch. 2 pgs. 28-35 (reading guide)

Thursday:  Begin ch. 3 pgs. 36-50

Friday:  voc. test #6

            Complete ch. 3 pg. 50-58 (reading log)

Jan. 2-6, 2018

Monday:  Happy New Year!

Tuesday:  Students will bring AR books to class for independent, silent sustained reading 

Wednesday: Read “I Was Not Alone” an interview with Rosa Parks pg. 311 (Holt)

Thursday: Read “The Gold Cadillac” pg. 318-328 (complete prediction questions throughout text)

Friday:  AR test over “The Gold Cadillac”

Read “Separate but Never Equal” pg. 332-334 (with elbow partner, complete test practice and constructed responses pg. 334)

 

 

Dec. 11-15, 2017

Monday:  Review for Benchmark

Tuesday:  Review for Benchmark

Wednesday:  BENCHMARK READING TEST

Thursday: Hours 1, 5, 7 complete Benchmark*

Friday:  Hours 2, 4, 6 complete Benchmark*

THURSDAY & FRIDAY ARE ON BLOCK SCHEDULE

 

Dec. 4-8, 2017

Monday:  Assign class poem...classroom practice for festival

Tuesday:  Students will practice class poem and individual poems

Wednesday:  Festival practice in library

Thursday:  Festival practice in library

Friday:  6TH GRADE POETRY FESTIVAL! 

 

Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017

Monday: SEND HOME PARENT LETTERS EXPLAINING THE POETRY FESTIVAL

voc. #5 roots:  ali, aud, anni-enni-annu, aster/astr., alt

(speaker, stanza, cinquain, imagery, quatrain, haiku, centennial, asterisk, audible, alien, 

AR test over Esperanza Rising

Tuesday:  phone number/address poems

Wednesday: origami exercise with Ms. Segawa (creating decorations for festival)

Thursday: final drafts of phone number/address poems (paper houses)

Friday:  Assign poems for each hour’s recitation

             Read/discuss the poem each class will perform

             Students will select 3 of the poems from their collections for possible recitation, sign up for refreshments, take pictures for festival decorations

Nov. 20-21, 2017

Monday:  Read pgs. 234-247 (reading guide)

Tuesday: Read pgs. 247-262 (complete reading guide & About the Author)

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

 

Nov. 13-17, 2017

Monday:  Read pgs. 139-157 (reading guide)

Tuesday:  Read pgs. 158-178 (quiz)

Wednesday:  Read pgs. 179-198 (key quotes)

Thursday:  Read pgs. 199-213  (reading guide)

Friday:  Read pgs. 214-233 (5 Q&A)

 

Nov. 6-10, 2017

Monday:  Read pgs. 58-80 (quiz)

Tuesday:  Read pgs. 81-99 (illus. blocks)

Wed.:  Read pgs. 100-120 (quiz)

Thurs:  Read pgs. 121-138 (5 Q&A)

Fri:  Morning classes:  veteran’s day assembly

        Afternoon classes:  ESPERANZA ACTIVITY

 

Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

Monday:  Final Draft Day 

Tuesday:  Final Draft Day  (mail-in deadline) 

Wednesday:  Begin Esperanza Rising  

Read pgs. 1-22 (quiz)

Thursday:  read pags. 23-38 (partner read)  In teams, nominate the best two sentences in the chapter.  Be prepared to defend your team’s choice against other nominees.  (vote) 

Friday:  read pgs. 39-57 (reading guide)

 

Oct. 23-27, 2017

After school work sessions are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week.  If your child has been absent or needs extra time to complete pages in their packets, please arrange for them to stay any or all of these days.  Work sessions will be in my classroom (#103) until 4:30.  Our mail-in deadline is next Wednesday, Nov. 1, so if your child’s manuscript is unfinished, it will have to be mailed in incomplete.  (This will affect both their grade as well as the quality of the finished product.)

Monday:  Send parent book letters home

Write personification poems

Tuesday:  Write odes

Wednesday: Write If You Really Knew Me poems

Thursday:  Final draft day  (PARENT LETTERS DUE BACK!)

Friday:  NO SCHOOL (Professional development)

 

Oct. 16-20, 2017

Monday:  Return benchmarks

Final Draft Day

Tuesday:  Write Author Acrostics

Wednesday:  Final Draft Day

Thursday & Friday:  Have an amazing Fall Break!

Oct. 9-13, 2017

Monday:  Provide benchmark review

Complaint letter to your least favorite season

Students will draft a poem where they address their subject (2nd person pt. of view)

Tuesday:  5 senses season cinquain (sight, sound, touch taste smell)

Students will focus on sensory images

Wednesday:  Contrasting haiku 

Students will select two opposites in nature (sun/moon, valley/mountain, etc.)

Thursday:  BENCHMARK READING TEST

Friday:  Complete BENCHMARK READING TEST

             Final draft day

Oct. 2-6, 2017

Monday:  voc. #4 (simile/metaphor)

Write descriptive sentences using similes and metaphors.  Shape these into a poem

Tuesday:  Write place poems (focus on vivid imagery)

Wednesday:  Write prep. phrase poems (minimum of 5 prep phrases included)

Thursday:  Write memory poems based on the model, “What I Remember About That Day”

Friday:  voc. test #4

Issue poetry packets and table of contents.    Students will draft final draft pages in ink.

 

Sept. 25-29, 2017

Monday:  ACT Aspire Reading Test

Tuesday:  pyramid activity/AR test over Freak the Mighty (voc. #3...exposition, rising action, clima, falling action, resolution)

Wednesday:  View film version of novel (note 5 similarities in section #3 of spiral)

Thursday:  View film version of novel (note 5 differences in section #3 of spiral)

Friday:  Complete film...discuss… voc. test #3 draw & label the parts of a plot diagram 

 

Sept. 18-22, 2017

Monday:  PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES (No school)

Tuesday:  pgs. 100-107 (team read) notes over plot diagram (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)

Wednesday:  pgs. 108-121 (3 examples of rising action...group/discuss)

Thursday:  pgs. 122-146 (reading guide)

Friday:  pgs. 147-160 quiz

Sept. 11-15, 2017

Monday:  Voc. #2:  connotation, denotation, inference ASATOD (methods of characterization) appearance, speech, actions, thoughts, other’s opinions, direct characerization  Read pgs. 28-40 (quiz)

Tuesday:  Read ch. 8-10 pgs. 41-62, (5 Q&A)

Wednesday:  ch. 11 (reading guide)

Thursday:  read pgs. 72-87 (illus blocks)

Friday:  voc. test #12

read pgs. 88-99 (quiz)

Sept. 4-8, 2017

Monday:  No School (Labor Day)

Tuesday:  Complete poster projects/begin presentations

Wednesday:  Complete presentations

Anticipation guides for Freak the Mighty /  timed writing in comp. notebooks over the statement you feel most strongly about/ pair-share

Thursday:  Read ch. 1-3 (pgs. 1-14) quiz

Friday:  Read pags. 15-27 (reading guide)

 

 

August 28-Sept. 1, 2017

Monday:  Research teams in library

Tuesday:  Research teams in library

Wednesday:  Work on poster projects in classroom

Thursday:  Work on poster projects in classroom

Friday:  Final poster project work day/ practice presentations

 

August 21-25, 2017

Monday:  voc. list #1 (Life principle words)

Introduce research projects (disabilities and people who have overcome these challenges to achieve great things)

Tuesday:  read “Eleven” pg. 574 (Holt text) quiz

Wednesday:  assign research groups/draw for topics

write clothing narratives in composition notebooks

Thursday:  LIBRARY (Intro. to research/ source card practice)

Friday:  voc. test #1

Begin research over assigned topics

August 14-18, 2017

Monday:  Professional Development

Tuesday:  Professional Development

Wednesday:  WELCOME STUDENTS!

Class policy /trait train

Thursday:  Goal letters:  (Go over the 5 parts of a friendly letter)  Students will compose a letter to themselves outlining what they hope to achieve this school year. 

Friday: Getting to know you activity:

List 10 unique things about yourself  –   students will rotate papers and initial traits that are also true for them.