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6th Grade Reading Lesson Plans






Oct. 21-25, 2019

Monday: voc. list #5:  antagonist, flat character, round character, dynamic character, static character, dialogue, foreshadowing, protagonist, suspense, symbol

spiral evaluation #1

Students will study voc. words, while I prepare the poetry packets for shipping

Tuesday: Begin Esperanza Rising (read pages 1-22) quiz

Wed: read pages 23-38 5Q&A

Thurs.: read pages 39-57: stellar sentences

Fri.: voc. test #5

read pages 58-72 (reading guide)



Oct. 14-18, 2019

Monday:  Final draft day

Tuesday: Final draft day

Wednesday: Final draft day

Thursday & Friday: NO SCHOOL (FALL BREAK)


Oct. 7-11, 2019

Monday:  Final draft day

Tuesday:  Read Billy Collins’ “On Turning Ten”

Write Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow poem

Wednesday: Write prep phrase poems

Thursday: Write If You Really Knew Me poem

Friday:  Final draft day


Sept. 30-Oct 4, 2019

Monday: NO SCHOOL (Parent-teacher conferences 12:00-7:00)

Tuesday: Write odes (poems of praise to a person/place)

Wednesday: Write “There’s a ______________ Inside Me poem

Thursday: Write memory poems “What I Remember About That Day”

Friday: Write Author Acrostics using students’ first and last names


Sept. 23-27, 2019

Monday: voc. #4 ROOTS: ali=other, alt=height, anni, enni, annu = year

poetry, alliteration, assonance, personification, alien, alibi, altitude, anniversary, centennial, annual

write limericks

Tuesday: brainstorm contrasting subjects in nature

Write two haiku

Wednesday: Write color poems using imagery

Thursday: Write place poems (The best/worst place to write a poem)

Friday: voc. test #4, final draft day


Sept. 16-20, 2019

Monday: Complete Aspire classroom tests 1, 2, 3

                Students will not write on test packet, but will use the answer sheet provided to document answers

Tuesday: Any students who did not complete Aspire classroom tests 1,2,3 will complete that first.  In Holt textbook, students will complete collection 1 skills review pgs. 114-118. They will document answer sheets on sheet provided.

Wednesday: Go over test results

voc. #3: simile, metaphor

Begin poetry unit...students will write original definitions of poetry.  After examining samples of descriptive sentences, students will compose three descriptive sentences using figurative language.

Thursday: Read “Poetry Rides the Bus” . Identify examples of personification.  Students will brainstorm positive and negative 

abstract nouns.  They will select one as the subject of a personification poem.  (Minimum 12 lines)

Friday:  voc. test #3

Write a season cinquain using all 5 senses and figurative language




Sept. 9-13, 2019

Monday:  pyramid exercise

                AR test over Freak the Mighty

Tuesday:  Begin movie : In section #2, note 5 similarities between the novel and film

Wednesday:  Continue movie: In section #2, note 5 differences between the novel and film

Thursday: Complete film...take notes over themes found within the novel

                 in composition notebook select the one theme you found most important.  Write about how this theme was revealed in the novel and how you could apply it to your own life.

Friday: ACT Aspire Reading test





Sept. 2-6, 2019

Monday: NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

Tuesday:  read pgs. 100-114 (reading guide)

Wed.:  read pgs. 115-127 (illus. blocks & summary sentences)

Thurs.:  read pgs. 128-140 (reading guide)

Friday: read pages 141-160 (quiz)



Aug. 26-30, 2019  

Monday:  voc. #2: steed, tenement, optimum, injustice, urgency, deprived, divulged, sought, smirk, redeemed

read pgs. 28-40 (take notes over rules for Q&A:  1.  questions must be complete sentences, 2.  answers must be provided, 3.  provide page numbers where answers are found, 4.  capitalize and punctuate,  5.  no vague pronouns, 6.  only one fill-in-the-blank, 7.  no yes/no or true/false questions

Tuesday:  read pgs. 41-62

                 5 Q&A

Wednesday:  read pgs. 63-71 (reading guide)

Thursday:  read pgs. 72-87 (list 5 key events in the novel thus far using chronological order)

Friday:  voc. test #2

             read pages 88-99:  List 3 stellar sentences and provide reasons for your choice



August 19-23, 2019

Monday:  Go over results of scavenger hunt

                 label supplies

                 voc. #1: connotation, denotation, direct and indirect methods of characterization (ASATOD ...appearance, speech, actions, thoughts, other’s opinions, direct characterization)


Freak anticipation guide/ themes/composition notebook entries

Wednesday:  Begin Freak the Mighty chapters 1-3 quiz

Thursday:  pgs. 15-27 reading guide

Friday:  voc. test #1, ten unique traits


August 12-16, 2019

Monday:  Teacher work day

Tuesday: First day of classes



*label supplies

Wednesday:  Goal letters (Using the friendly letter format, students will write letters to themselves outliing their persoal and academic goals for this school year

Thursday: Twenty questions: (textbook scavenger hunt using the Holt textbook)

Friday:  Ten unique traits (rotation exercise...getting to know each other)