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1 1 RL 6.3, 6.6 L6.4, L, 6.1 plot, resolution, genre, literary elements, contextclues, multiple meaning words, sentence, sentence types, editing I can identify and analyze literary elements in a realistic fiction story. I can use illustrations and captions to increase my understanding of selection. I can determine the meaning of unfamiliar words using context clues. I can correctly write declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative sentences. I can spell words with short vowel sounds. I can edit a piece of writing. "The Summer of the Swans" MacMillan/McGraw Hill- Treasures Short answer quiz/ Weekly 2 RL 6.3, 6.6 L6.1, 6.2, historical fiction, literary elements, subject/predicate, friendly letter I can identify and analyze literary elements in a historic fiction story. I can determine the author's point of view in a fiction selection. I can write grammatically correct sentences. I can correctly punctuate and capitalize in a friendly letter. I can spell words with a long vowel sound. "The Lost City" McMillian/McGraw Hill- Treasures Short answer quiz/ friendly letter/weekly 3 RI 6.2, 6.3, L6.1, 6.2 nonfiction, text evidence, central idea, summary, coordinating conjunctions, complex sentences, fragments, run-on I can write a summary including the central idea and the supporting details. I can write complex sentences. I can identify and correct fragments and run-on sentences. I can spell words with ie and ei. "Gecko Glue", reading/spelling practice books quiz/summary/ Weekly 1

2 4 RL 6.1, 6.5, L6.1, 6.2,, 6.4a, 6.5b folktale, textual evidence, causeeffect, inference, theme, setting, plot development, singular/plural/ possessive nouns I can make inferences based on evidence found in the text. I can identify cause and effect relationships. I can correctly use singular, plural, and possessive nouns. I can spell words with r-controlled vowels. "The Magic Gourd"/ Thinklink, Brainpop Open response, teacher-made quiz, Thinklink probe, Weekly 5 RI 6.2, 6.6, L6.6.2,, L6.4a informational nonfiction, central idea, alliteration, imagery, analogyantonyms, common/proper nouns, elaboration (appositives) I can identify the central idea in an informational nonfiction selection. I can identify and use alliteration and imagery. I can use common and proper nouns. I can use appositives to elaborate in my writing. I can spell compound words. "Interrupted Journey", McMillian/McGraw website practice pages/bell ringer/ Weekly 6 RL 6.1, 6.2,, 6.7, L perception, summary, I can make inferences based on evidence found in the text. I can summarize a fictional selection. I can spell plural nouns. "How Tia Lola Came to Stay" Summary/Short answer quiz/ Weekly 7 RL6.1, 6.5, L6.4, theme development, setting development, plot development, inferences I can analyze the theme, setting, and plot development. I can read and understand a graph. I can use a pronunciation key in a dictionary to determine unfamiliar words. I can spell words that have inflectional endings. "The Night of Pomegranate/McMillian- McGraw website practice book pages/discussion/ Weekly 2

3 8 RI 6.2, 6.3, L6.1, 6.2B, 6.4a generalizations, context clues, central idea, verbs, transitive/ intransitive verbs I can use information to form generalizations. I can use context clues to determine meanings of unknown words. I can determine the central idea of a nonfiction selection and explain how it is conveyed through particular details. I can identify and use strong verbs. I can spell words with ou, oi, au, and oo. "Zoo Story" practice pages/short answer quiz/ Weekly 9 RL6.3, 6.5 L6.1, conflict/resolution, moral, hyperbole, plot, episodes, verb tense, subject-verb agreement I can describe how a story's plot unfolds in a series of episodes. I can describe the changes in a character as the plot moves toward a resolution. I can use the correct verb tense. I can write sentences with subject/verb agreement. I can spell words with VCCV and VCCCV patterns. "Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter" practice pages/open response, Thinklink probe, Weekly 10 RI6.3, RI6.4,RI6. 6, L6.1, analyze, figurative language (metaphor), author's purpose, point of view, regular/irregular verbs I can analyze in detail how a key event is introduced, illustrated, elaborated in a nonfiction text. I can identify and determine the meaning of a metaphor. I can determine the author's point of view and purpose and explain how that is conveyed in the text. I can correctly use irregular verbs. I can correctly use troublesome verbs (sit, set, lie, lay, rise, raise). I can correctly spell words with V/CV and VC/V patterns. "The Great Serum Race" Thinklink Probe, weekly assessment practice pages 3

4 11 RL 6.3, 6.5, L6.1, 6.1a, 6.1b. plot, resolution, theme, setting, subjective/ objective/ possessive/ intensive pronouns I can summarize the plot of a fiction selection. I can describe how a character changes as the plot moves toward a resolution. I can analyze how a particular scene fits into the structure of the selection and contributes to the development of the plot. I can use the poper case of pronouns in speaking and writing. I can correctly use intensive pronouns in speaking and writing. I can spell words with accented syllables. "Juan Verdades" Short answer quiz/ Weekly, practice pages 12 RL6.1, 6.5, RL6.2, L6.1c, 6.1d, 13 RI6.6, 6.8, W6.8, conclusions, opinions, pronoun number and person, vague pronouns author's point of view, author's purpose, author's argument, claims, credibility, paraphrase, plagiarism, bibliographic information I can write a detailed summary of the selection distinct from personal opinion or judgment. I can recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person. I can recognize and correct vague pronouns. I can correctly spell words with the final schwa-r. I can determine the author's point of view and purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. I can trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text. I can gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources. I can paraphrase information while avoiding plagiarism. I can cite bibliographic information for sources. "Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street" "Building Green", internet, computer lab practice pages/summary/weekly assessment research information, citing of bibliographic information, Thinklink Probe, weekly assessment 4

5 14 RI 6.1, 6.2, 6.6, L6.1a, L textual evidence, analysis, summary, judgments, point of view, prefix, pronouns I can write a detailed summary of the selection distinct from personal opinion or judgment. I can determine an author's point of view and purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. I can correctly use pronouns. "The Emperor's Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of China" Buckle Down books, rainpop video Selection test, summary, practice pages 15 L6.4a, 6.5b, 6.5c, 6.4c, 6.4d, 6.6, 6.4b, 6.4, 6.5 multiple-meaning words, context clues, affixes, roots, figurative language, word relationships, nuances I can determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases using context clues, affixes and Greek or Latin roots, and reference materials. I can demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. Buckle Down Lesson 1 Vocabulary Practice pages 16 RL6.1, 6.2, 6.5, L6.1a, theme, central idea, text structure, theme, setting, plot I can determine the theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details. I can analyze how a particular scene fits into the overall structure of the text and contributes to its theme, setting, and plot. "The Phantom Poet", Buckle Down books, McMillian-McGraw website teacher made comprehension sheet, selection test, discussion, Thinklink probe 5

6 17 RI6.3, 6.5, 6.6, W6.2 biography, anecdotes, author s point of view, author's purpose, informative essay 18 RI 6.1, 6.2 autobiography, summary, opinion/fact, judgments I can analyze in detail how a key event is introduced, illustrated, elaborated (anecdotes) in a nonfiction text. I can analyze how a specific paragraph fits into the overall structure of the text and contributes to the development of the ideas. I can determine an author's point of view and purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. I can write an informative essay, including introduction, body, and conclusion. I can cite textual evidence to support analysis fo what I can provide a summary distinct from personal opinions or judgments. ""Seeing Things His Own Way" "Exploring the Titanic", Brainpop selection test, practice pages, discussion, essay selection assessment, summary, practice pages 19 RI 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 nonfiction article, inference, central idea, character analysis I can determine the central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details. I can analyze in detail a key individual. "Saving Grace" teacher made comprehension sheet, selection test, discussion, Thinklink probe 6

7 20 RI6.1, 6.3, 6.6, W6.3 biographical sketch, textual evidence, character analysis, point of view, purpose, personal narrative I can analyze in detail a key individual. I can determine an author's point of view and purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. I can write a personal narrative, providing descriptive details and well-structured event sequences. "Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist" Brainpop, practice pages, selection assessment, personal narrative 21 RL6.3,6.5, 6.6 episodes, plot, problem/solution, text structure, theme, setting, point of view I can describe how a story's plot unfolds in a series of episodes. I can describe the changes in a character as the plot moves toward a resolution. I can analyze how a particular sentence fits into the overall structure of the text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, and plot. I can explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator in a text. "A Single Shard" teacher made quiz, Thinklink probe, selection test 7

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