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6th Grade Reading Lesson Plans






March 23-27, 2020

Monday: Begin Code Talker pg. 1-18 /quiz

Tuesday: Read pages 19-37 (5 Q&A)

Wednesday: Read pgs. 38-49 (reading guide)

Thursday: Read pages 50-67 (Two sentence summaries for each chapter)

Friday: Read pgs. 68-75 (reading guide)


March 9-13, 2020

Monday: Read “The Emperor’s New Clothes” pg. 246/quiz

complete practice 2 pg. 148 over idioms

Tuesday: Read Ta-Na-E-Ka pg. 135/quiz


Thursday: Students will each receive an idiom to illustrate/explain

Friday: No School (Have a beautiful Spring Break!)


March 2-6, 2020

Monday: voc. #12: myth, fable, folk tale, legend, biography, autobiography 

roots: fide = faith/trust     fin = end

Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head pg. 360

Tuesday: Read the myths: Midas and the Golden Touch, Persephone and Hades, Perseus and Medusa, and the Trojoan Horse

Assign mythology groups and scripts for each of the above selections

Wednesday: practice mythology skits/scripts

Thursday: present for voc. test #12

Friday:  voc. test #12, spiral evaluation #3

Read Aesop’s Fables pg. 371-374


Feb. 24-28, 2020

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

Read “Icarus & Daedlus”

Tuesday: Read ACT Aspire Classroom test #8

Go over answers together in class...discuss test strategies

Wednesday: ACT Aspire Interim IV reading test/ computer lab

Thursday: Read “Arachne” pg. 642  (Pearson text)/ quiz

Friday: Read “Medusa’s Head” pg. 352 (Reading summary check pg.364)


Feb. 17-21, 2020

Monday: No School (Staff development)

Tuesday: Read “Eleven” pg. 573/ prewriting for clothing narrative

Wednesday: In composition notebooks, write first person narratives attached to positive or negative clothing memories

Thursday: Read “What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?” pg. 556

Friday: Complete collection 5 skills review pgs. 524-533




Feb. 10-14, 2020

Monday: vocab. list #11: new roots...Corp = body, Derm = skin

caress, compassion,condescending, crescendo, despicable, grimace, muffle, premature, resigned, vulnerability

Read pages 184-194/reading guide

Tuesday: Read pages 194-204/sequencing

Wednesday: Read pages 205-217/quiz

Thursday: Read pages 218-235

Friday: voc. test #11/AR test over novel

“Separate but Never Equal” pg. 332



Feb. 3-7, 2020

Monday: No School (Professional development)

Tuesday: Read pages 145-159 (reading guide)

Wednesday: Read pages 160-174 (4Q&A)

Thursday: Read pages 174-183 (3 character quotes) . Students  will select three different speakers, record a sentence they speak, and explain what is significant about the quote or what it reveals about the person who speaks it.

Friday: Read pages 184-194 (reading guide)


Jan. 27-31, 2020

Monday: Read pages 67-86

Tuesday: Read pages 87-98/ complete page 16 of novel study guide

voc. test #10

Wednesday: Read pages 99-110 /reading guide

Thursday: Read pages 110-127/ illustration blocks

Friday: Read pages 127-144 (ch. 7 quiz)


Jan. 20-24, 2020

Monday: No school/Staff development day

Tuesday: voc. #10 Roots:  cord/cardi- heart

aloofness, audible, awestruck, candidly, condone, denote, disclose, dumbfounded, falter, feign

Read pages 36-48 (4 Q&A)

Wednesday: Read pages 49-58/ ch. 3 quiz

Thursday: read pages 59-67/ reading guide

Friday: AR reading day

(make-up work day)



Jan. 13-17, 2020

Monday:  voc. #9 = Root: astr/aster = star

amiably, caravan, formidable, indignant, oblivious, offensive, precariously, radical, resiliency, skittish

Read “The Gold Cadillac” pg. 316/answer text questions throughout

Tuesday: AR test over “The Gold Cadillac”

complete extending interpretations pg. 329 (half a page for each question)/vocab. sentences

Wednesday: Begin novel study of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Read pages 3-16, fill out character chart

Thursday: Read pages 17-27 (continue adding details to character chart)

Friday: voc. test #9, read pages 28-35 (reading guide)


Jan. 6-10, 2020

Monday: AR Reading Day

plot diagram vocabulary: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution

Tuesday: Read “The Mysterious Mr. Lincoln” pg. 545

                           “Lincoln’s Humor” pg. 553

Wednesday: Read “A Glory Over Everything” pg. 468/quiz

Thursday: Read “All Aboard with Thomas Garrett” pg. 483

Friday: voc. test /plot diagram

Harriet Tubman series, pg. 489



Dec. 16-20

Monday: Benchmark review

Tuesday: Benchmark reading test

Wednesday: Benchmark reading test

Thursday:  Go over benchmark results/address poems/create foldable for final drafts

Friday: final drafts of address poems/decorate house foldables



Dec. 9-13, 2019

Monday:  Practice in library


Wednesday:  Collection 2 & Collection 6 Skills Review: pgs. 212-215, pgs. 612-616


Friday:  Begin benchmark review


Dec. 2-6, 2019


Monday:  Practice in classroom

Tuesday: Practice in classroom

Wednesday: Practice in library

Thursday: Practice in library

Friday: No School (WHS Eagles State Championship Game)


Nov. 18-22

Monday: Send parent letters home explaining poetry festival

work on group novel project

Tuesday: Work on group novel project

Wednesday:  Present projects

Thursday: Complete novel projects (if needed)

Students will take pics for the festival and they will be assigned their class poem/line

Friday:  Students will share which of the three poems in their collection they intend to share/ they will sign up for refreshments, and complete  paper chain for tree decoration in library by signing a strip of green construction paper.  Students will practice reciting their poem of choice with an elbow partner.



Nov. 11-15, 2018

Monday: Veterans’ Day Assembly (AM classes)

Team character quotes: (Partners will search through the pages we have read to find “Telling” quotes that reveal something significant about the character they have selected.  Each index card will contain the quote, the page number where the quote is found, and on the flip side of the card, they will reveal what the attached quote reveals about the personality of the character.

Tuesday: Read page 234-247 (reading guide)

Wednesday: Read pages 247-262 (complete author’s note exercise)

Thursday: AR test over novel/ Esperanza Crossword

Friday: Introduce novel project/assign groups


Nov. 4-8, 2019

Monday: vocab #7: roots: cide= to kill, cise = to cut

makeshift, tinged, propelled, immunized, taut, regal suspetible, encrusted, deportation, devoutly

Read pages 139-157 (reading guide)

Tuesday: Read pages 158-178 (illus. blocks)

Wednesday: Read pages 179-198 quiz

Thursday: Read pages 199-213 (reading guide)

Friday: voc. test #7 

Read pages 214-233 (discuss/identify static/dynamic characters and supply text evidence for support)


Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2019

Monday:  voc. #6: roots: auto=self, chrom=color, chron=time

arbors, tendril, reaping, premonition, serenaded, massive, capricious, forlorn, anguish, methodically

Read pages 58-72 (reading guide)

Tuesday: read pages 73-80/ Write a letter from Esperanza to Marisol...a letter from Mama to Abuelita...or a diary entry from Miguel which explores his feelings about recent events

Wednesday: read pages 81-99/quiz

Thursday: read pages 100-120 (5Q&A)

Friday: voc. test #6, read pages 121-138


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: spiral evaluation

                anticipation guide/quotes

Wed: Begin Esperanza Rising: read pgs. 1-22 quiz

Thurs.: read pages 23-38 (reading guide)

Fri.: voc. test #5

read pages 39-57 



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)