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Ms Cash

Email: 
mcash@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-528-6499 ext 27817
Classes Taught: 
Reading/English 6th Grade

 

 

READING / ENGLISH

 

1st/3rd/4th/6th/7th 
 
Communication/Media/
Reading/Grammar/Writing 
 

THEME: ​Strategic Reading and Thinking:

Introduction to Seven Comprehension Strategies STRATEGY FOCUS: ​Background Knowledge/Making Connections, Determine Importance, Question, Visualize, Infer/Predict/Draw Conclusions, Summarize/Synthesize, Self-Monitor/Metacognition

 APPROXIMATE TIME: ​Comprehension Strategies Weeks 1 & 2

 6.1a,c,d: ​Listen actively and speak using appropriate discussion rules, participate in collaborative discussions, and ask questions for clarity.

6.2b:​ Use language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.

6.4f​: Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

 6.5f: ​Draw conclusions and make inferences using the text for support.

 6.5k, 6.6k​: Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension 6.5g ​Identify the characteristics of a variety of genres.

 6.6e​: Draw conclusions and make inferences using the text for support.

6.6​j:​ Analyze ideas within and between selections, providing textual evidence.

 6.7a-d: ​Engage in writing as a recursive process, choose audience, use prewriting strategies, organize to fit topic.

6.8a-c: ​The student will self and peer edit for subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, consistent verb tense.

 6.8g:​ Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

 6.9b:​ Collect and organize information from multiple sources

THEME: ​Overcoming Obstacles:

 SKILLS TARGETED: ​Elements of a Narrative Structure, Cause/Effect, Main Idea/Details (nonfiction), Summarizing, Sequencing, Character (protagonist/antagonist) and Character Traits , Conflict (internal/external)/Resolution, Compare/Contrast STRATEGY FOCUS: ​Background Knowledge/Making Connections, Determine Importance, Visualize, Infer/Predict/Draw Conclusions, Summarize/Synthesize, Self-Monitor/Metacognition

Weeks 3-5

 6.1ab: ​Listen actively and speak using appropriate discussion rules, participate as a facilitator and contributor in a group.

 6.1j: Work respectfully with others and show value for individual contributions.

6.2a-d: The student will create multimodal presentations that effectively communicate ideas.

6.3b: ​Identify the characteristics and effectiveness of a variety of media messages.

 6.4abc:​ Identify word origins and derivations, use roots, affixes, synonyms and antonyms, use context and sentence structure to determine word meanings.

 6.4e: ​Use word-reference materials.

 6.5a: ​Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme.

6.5b: ​Describe cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.

 6.5c:​ Explain how an author uses character development to drive conflict and resolution.

6.5d: Differentiate between first and third person point of view.

 6.5g: ​Identify the characteristics of a variety of genres.

 6.5i: Compare/Contrast details in literary and informational nonfiction texts.

 6.5k, 6.6k:​ Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension.

 6.6bcd:​ Identify main idea, summarize supporting details, and create an objective summary.

 6.6i: ​Identify cause and effect

6.7a-d: ​Engage in writing as a recursive process, choose audience, use prewriting strategies, organize to fit topic.

6.7e-f: ​Write a narrative to include plot elements and establishes a central idea, incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure.

 6.7h-j: ​Write multiparagraph compositions using transitional words phrases with elaboration and unity enhancing the central idea, tone, and voice.

6.8a-d: ​The student will self and peer edit for subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, consistent verb tense as well as eliminate double negatives.

 6.8e: ​Use quotation marks with dialogue.

 6.8f: ​Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

 6.8g: ​Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

 6.9abc:​ Formulate and revise research questions, collect and organize information, evaluate/analyze credibility of sources.

 6.9ef: ​Avoid plagiarism by following ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information, demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

THEME: ​Friendship

SKILLS TARGETED: ​Elements of Narrative Structure (setting, character/character traits, plot, conflict, theme), Figurative Language/Imagery, Sequencing, Cause/Effect STRATEGY FOCUS:​ Infer/Predict/Draw Conclusions, Background Knowledge/Making Connections, Summarize/Synthesize, self-monitor/metacognition

  Weeks 6-8 / Assessments Week 9

6.1a: ​Listen actively and speak using appropriate discussion rules with awareness of verbal and nonverbal cues.

 6.3a: ​Compare and contrast techniques used in a variety of media messages.

 6.3c: Interpret information presented in diverse media formats and explain how it contributes to the topic.

 6.4abc: Identify word origins and derivations, use roots, affixes, synonyms and antonyms, use context and sentence structure to determine word meanings.

 6.4d: ​Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.

 6.4e:​Use word reference materials.

 6.4f:​ Extend general and cross curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, and reading, and writing.

 6.5a: ​Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme.

 6.5b: ​Describe cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.

 6.5c: Explain how an author uses character development to drive conflict and resolution.

 6.5d: Differentiate between first and third person point of view.

 6.5e:​ Describe how word choice and imagery contribute to the meaning of a text (tone and mood).

 6.5h: Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language.

 6.5k, 6.6k: Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension.

 6.6a- d:​ Skim for text features and Identify main idea, summarize supporting details, and create an objective summary.

6.6f: ​Identify the author’s organizational pattern.

 6.6i:​ Identify cause and effect relationships.

 6.6​j: ​Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.

 6.7a-d: ​Engage in writing as a recursive process, choose audience, use prewriting strategies, organize to fit topic.

6.7efh:​ Write multi paragraph narratives with elaboration and structure to include: characters, plot, setting and point of view, with a central idea and an organized structure.

 6.7ij:  Use transition words and phrases and select vocabulary to enhance central idea, tone and voice.

 6.8a-d:  ​The student will self and peer edit for subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, consistent verb tense as well as eliminate double negatives.

 6.9abc: Formulate and revise research questions, collect and organize information, evaluate/analyze credibility of sources.

6.9ef: ​Avoid plagiarism by following ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information, demonstrate ethical use of the Internet

 6.8e: ​Use quotation marks with dialogue.

 6.8f: ​Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

 6.8g: ​Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

 
 

FLASHCARDS:

Prefix Flashcards

Root Flashcards

Suffix Flashcards

 

**Students need to be reading daily to participate in incentive activities!!

 

PLEASE check often with your child to confirm they have the supplies they need. We go through pencils and multiple packs of loose-leaf paper in less than 9 weeks.  Tissues are also a "hot" commodity!! :)

 

 

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Grading

Classwork: 25%

Homework: 10%

Quiz: 30%

Test: 35%

Planning/Remediation

2nd & 5th period

 

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