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KUONEN           LITERACY          Grade 6                  





KUONEN           LITERACY          Grade 6      

KUONEN           LITERACY          Grade 6                 Date: Dec. 11 - 15     2017-2018

                Monday - Friday


RI.6.1/RL. 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences are drawn from the text.

RI.6.2/ RL. 6.2 Examine a grade-appropriate  informational/ literary text.

● Provide an objective summary.

● Determine a theme of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details.

RL.6.3 Describe how a story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of events as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RI.6.4 / RL6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical

RI. 6.5/RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

RL.6.7 Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video or live version of the text, including contrasting what they see and hear; when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

RL.6.9 Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy

stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

RI.6.10/ RL. 6.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the Grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

W.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using an effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

W.6.10 Write routinely over extended time frames, time for research, reflection, revision,

and shorter time frames (e.g., a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

L.6.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking appropriately for Grade 6.

L.6.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling as appropriate for Grade 6 when writing.

L.6.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions for Grade 6 when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

L.6.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 6 reading and

content, choosing flexibly from a range of effective strategies.

L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings, as appropriate

for the grade level.MA

L.6.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

SL.6.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions one-on-one in groups teacher-led with diverse partners on Grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

SL.6.2 Interpret information that is gained by means other than reading (e.g., texts read aloud; oral presentations of charts, graphs, diagrams; speeches) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

SL.6.3 Describe precisely a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

SL.6.4 Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to

accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

SL.6.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or


Theme: Fireflies, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, When Lightning Comes in a Jar, Silver Packages, The Polar Express




Bell work::  

Monday: Finish writing about a memory

Tuesday : MobyMax

Wednesday: Testing

Thursday: Field Trip

Friday: Read




Word study ladder activities



Look at writing samples for narrative writing

Students demonstrate using strategies when reading  their books- monitoring their own thinking    


AR Points due Wednesday, December 13.

Technology: MacBooks

Moby Max








Goal 1: Cross-curricular: Academic vocabulary,

Domains: 1d, 3c, 4d Goal 2: Use knowledge of students to make instructional decisions Domains: 1b, 1e, 3d, 4e



Mon. -Friday -  quick writes

Monday - DIBELS, DAZE, STAR,  test - prefixes/suffixes Finish writing -memory  Silver Packages, needs and wants

Tuesday -  Spelling Bee/needs and wants

Wednesday - ACT Aspire interim

Thursday - Reward trip to ASU game

Friday - Twas the Night Before Christmas/Snowman  - figures of speech

AR Reward/ Party

ELP Standards:

ELP 1, 6-8.1, 6-8.2, 6-8.3,6-8.7, 6-8.8, 6-8.9, 6-8.10



TSW: participate in discussions about reading strategies and academic vocabulary

TSW: model finding textual evidence and complete a graphic organizer

TSW: analyze text and find clues

TSW: determine meanings of vocabulary words

TSW: correctly use grammar in context

TSW: engage in discussions concerning a story

TSW: demonstrate knowledge of story elements

TSW: build words with prefixes and suffixes


TSW: write to a prompt

TSW: proficiently read and comprehend new text (AR Goals)


Complete these tasks as time permits.

Share writing

AR tests



Test: Vocabulary - prefixes/suffixes




metacognition                        cause and effect                                                                                                             

ness - state or quality of being   graciousness

non - not  nonfiction

poly - many  polygon

sub - under subway, submarine

over - above/beyond or too much overrule

inter - between/among interstate

fore - earlier or near the front    foresee

super - better or greater than            a . superpower

de - away from         a decrease

less - without      fearless




Homework: Read 20 minutes daily, record time and date on reading log with parent signature.  Due Wednesday each week

Goal 3: Parent communication Domains: 3a, 4b, 4c






AR tests

Domains: 3a, 4b, 4c